FUUD: Cafe Miro in Kaimuki

It’s that restaurant I’ve always wanted to try — but never got around to it.

Until tonight.

We were going to check out J2, JJ’s Bistro’s new restaurant in Kaimuki, but the wait was too long and, frankly, we weren’t into the incense clouding the dining room.

So we stepped onto Waialae Avenue and looked around. Champa Thai — been there. Town — been there and loved it. And then I saw it, the red and gold sign that read “Cafe Miro.”

I pointed to it. “There,” I told my boyfriend. “That’s where we going.”

We looked at the menu posted outside. I won’t lie, the fact that it only offers prix-fixe options — a three-course ($38) and a four-course ($49) dinner — was a bit intimidating. But hey, we were here!

So here’s what we ate:

Outside Cafe Miro

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Cafe Miro has been around for 13 years, once in half the size. About six years ago, the restaurant expanded into the space next door vacated by 9th Avenue Bakery. This is the only restaurant Chef Shigeru Kobayashi — originally from Kumamoto, Japan and lived in Avignon, France — owns.

All photos shot with my iPhone 4

Cafe Miro, 3446 Waialae Ave. Hours: 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Phone: (808) 734-2737