Best Bites: Miro Kaimukī is Home to Honolulu’s Best Tasting Menu

(Sponsored) The five-course prix fixe menu has risen the ranks to become the city’s best tasting menu and it changes every month.
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Beyond the humble blue façade of Miro Kaimukī, diners are treated to the best prix fixe dinner in the city.

 

The 2022 Hale ‘Aina Best Tasting Menu Gold recipient isn’t a stranger to this type of cuisine. For more than 20 years, chef Shigeru Kobayashi owned and operated Café Miro, as it was known then, with a relaxed approach to French prix fixe dining. Partners Chris Kajioka and Mourad Lahlou acquired the restaurant from Kobayashi in 2019, keeping the French-Japanese tasting menu while pushing it in a new direction. The result is a monthly five-course prix fixe ($88) with optional wine pairings ($48 to $70) and a seasonal list of cocktails and mocktails. The attention to detail, well-portioned courses and creative use of seasonal flavors make this tasting menu a top choice.

 

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December’s menu featured warming aromatics in the form of a swarnadwipa curry with a perfectly seared scallop, rich crispy skin duck confit with tart cranberry and a tart shaved ice dessert accented by hints of spruce and honey. For January’s menu, visit mirokaimuki.com.

 

Open Wednesday to Monday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday to Saturday, 10 p.m. to midnight, 3446 Wai‘alae Ave., @mirokaimuki, mirokaimuki.com.