Sometimes side dishes steal the show and at this venerable Kailua eatery, the meze plate may be better than the main dish to come. And on that blue-and-white ceramic plate, the best thing of all is the simplest—the fragrant cumin-spiced carrots, each slice naturally sweet. But you have to get the whole prix-fixe dinner to enjoy them. It’s worth it.
19 Hoolai St., 262-8196. $37.50 four-course dinner