June 2010: Father's Day Specials in Hawaii

Hawaii restaurants celebrate Father's Day with a host of special menus and beefed up buffets. From surf 'n turf to special gifts, a number of these Hale Aina Award-winning restaurants have a special way for you to take care of dad.

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The Surf n Turf. Photo: courtesy of Wolfgang's Steakhouse

 Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener will offer it's famous 'Surf 'n Turf' for a special price of $65 (regularly $79) for Father's Day.

The 'Surf 'n Turf' special will be offered alongside the restaurants regular weekend brunch and dinner menus, served 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Wolfgang's Surf 'n Turf features a 9 oz. Prime Grade Filet Mignon and a 14-16 oz. Australian Lobster Tail.

Also, every dad who dines at Wolfgang's Steakhouse on Father's Day will receive a complimentary logo'd Nike golf ball.

“We look forward to celebrating all the dads out there on their special day,” said Bill Nickerson, General Manager. “You can be assured that they will enjoy the finest steak, seafood and other specialties on our menu, as well as the excellent service they deserve.”

Make your reservations at 808-922-3600. Free 3 hours validated parking at Royal Hawaiian Center for Wolfgang’s Steakhouse patrons.

3660 on the Rise will host a Father’s Day Dinner Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 20th.

The buffet menu will feature a special ahi katsu station and made-to-order poke among many other of dad's favorites.

Additional menu highlights include:

  • Miso Soup Station with Udon & Vegetables
  • Oysters on the 1/2 shell
  • Array of Salad Selections
  • Sweet Sour Spare Ribs
  • Fresh Catch of the Day with Crab Tomato Salsa
  • Braised Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
  • Carving: Roast Prime Rib of Beef
  • Favorite Dessert Selections

The buffet is offered to adults for $48 and to children (3-10 years old) for $19.  The ala carte menu will not be available that night.

Reservations for all special events will require a credit card guarantee and can be made by calling 808-737-1177

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Plumeria Beach House will celebrate dad with an indulgent Father's Day brunch on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Dad with a special buffet. Photo: courtesy of The Kahala.

The feast will include some of dad's favorites like garlic herb roasted pork loin, sauteed chicken with wild mushroom cream sauce and  soy ginger butterfish.

The buffet will also offer:

  • Salads: Seafood Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad, Roasted Mushroom Pasta Salad, Potato Mac Salad and more.
  • Appetizers: Chilled New Zealand Oysters, Mussels, Shrimp Cocktail, Ahi Katsu, Assorted Sushi, Ahi Sashimi, Ahi Poke, Tako Poke and more.
  • Prime Rib and Pork Loin carving stations
  • Breakfast favorites: Bacon, pancakes, sausages and made to order omelets and eggs.
  • Hot entrees: Braised beef with Red Wine, Summer harvest vegetables steamed with fresh herbs, wok fried seafood in spicy garlic sauce and more.
  • And a Dessert station with 15 choices to satisfy dad's sweet tooth.

See the full Plumeria Beach House Father's Day Menu.

The buffet is offered for $45 Adult; $22.50 Child (ages 4-12).

For reservations, please call 739.8760 or e-mail restaurants@kahalaresort.com

Both Ruth's Chris Steak House and Romano's Macaroni Grill will be offering a special gift and chance to win a grand prize for dad. 

Ruth's Chris Steak House celebrates Father’s Day at all five Hawaii locations—Restaurant Row and Waikiki Beach Walk on Oahu, in the Lahaina Center on Front Street and The Shops at Wailea on Maui, and The Shops at Mauna Lani on the Big Island.

All dads will be eligible to win “A DAY FORE DAD” on their respective island. Oahu dads will be eligible to win a Round of Golf for 4 at Ko Olina Golf Resort and Dinner for 4 at Ruth's Chris Steak House or Romano's Macaroni Grill, Maui dads will be eligible to win a Round of Golf for 4 at Kaanapali Golf Resort and Dinner for 4 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Big Island dads will be eligible to win a Round of Golf for 4 at Waikoloa Golf Resort and Dinner for 4 at Ruth's Chris Steak House or Romano's Macaroni Grill.

All Ruth's Chris Steak House locations will be open from 4 p.m. for family enjoyment. The entire award-winning Ruth’s Chris menu will be offered all evening long, with its array of tantalizing appetizers, fresh salads, unbeatable steaks, fresh seafood, chicken and chops, signature side dishes and mouthwatering desserts. Each location will also be offering chef’s specials, including a Steak and Lobster combination for Father’s Day.

Romano's Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Chef Michael Longworth and Waikoloa Chef Shane Torres will offer their complete menu featuring indulgent favorites like their Penne Rustica, Seafood Linguine and Chicken Parmigiana.

 For Ruth's Chris Steak House reservations, call Restaurant Row at 808-599-3860, Waikiki Beach Walk at 808-440-7910, The Shops at Mauna Lani at 808-877-0800, Lahaina Center at 808-661-8815 or The Shops at Wailea at 808-874-8880. 

For information and reservations, please call Romano’s Macaroni Grill at the Ala Moana Center at 808-356-8033 and at the Queens Marketplace at 808-443-5515.

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Sheraton restaurants will offer something for everyone this Father’s Day.

Executive Chef Ryan Loo.
Photo: courtesy of Starwood Hawaii

Celebrate this special holiday with a coursed-menu at Sheraton Waikiki’s Twist at Hanohano, or enjoy buffet dining at the  Sheraton Princess Kaiulani’s Pikake Terrace or Sheraton Waikiki’s Kai Market. Each dining venue will offer an array of Father’s Day menu items to satisfy any craving, offering a unique dining experience at unbelievable an value.

High atop the of Sheraton Waikiki, Twist at Hanohano’s Executive Chef Ryan Loo has put together an exquisite four-course menu harmonizing fresh local ingredients and farm-to-table produce.

The Father’s Day four-course menu will feature the following signature items:


Big island Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini Blossom Salad
Vadouvan Curried North Shore Shrimp, Pipikaula and Maui Onion Vinaigrette

Regular Wine Pairing: Riff Pinot Grigio, Italy
Executive Wine Pairing: Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River


Vanilla Poached Warm Kona Cold Lobster
Tarragon Braised Baby Fennel, Kahuku Corn Puree

Regular Wine Pairing: Parducci Chardonnay, Mendocino County
Executive Wine Pairing: Sequoia Grove Chardonnay, Napa Valley


Nalo Farms Herb Slow Roasted Pime Rib Roulade
Hamakua Mushrooms, Crispy King Crab Katsu, Whole Grain Mustard Demi

Regular Wine Pairing: Paul Dolan Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County
Executive Wine Pairing: Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


Summer Berry Saffron Pavlova
Ka’u Orange and Nalo Farms Lemon Verbena Broth

Regular Wine Pairing: Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley
Executive Wine Pairing: Vin de Glaciere Late Harvest Riesling, Selenium Valley

The special Father's Day menu is offered for $85 per person, $110 with wine pairings or $135 with executive wine pairings.

Two of Twist at Hanohano's sister restaurants will offer special all-you-can-eat buffets:

At Sheraton Waikiki, Kai Market’s Executive Chef Darren Demaya has created  a farm-to-table menu inspired by generations of Hawaii’s multi-ethnic culture and fresh local ingredients. 

Highlight items include  miso Hawaiian sea bass with white ginger, Alae salt crusted slow roasted prime rib, steamed snow crab legs with garlic, glazed short ribs with Jack Daniels Bourbon sauce, whole Five-Spiced oven roasted chicken with slow braised baby leeks, steamed baby bok choy, “Local Style” kim chee fried rice, Hawaiian-style ahi poke and much more.

Complete your meal with sweet offerings that include crème brûlée, coconut tapioca pearls and Okinawan sweet potato, portuguese sweet bread pudding with Hawaiian vanilla anglaise, chocolate haupia truffle, chocolate crunch bars, mochi and chi chi dango, fresh berry tartlets and chocolate moon pie.

Kai Market’s Father’s Day menu is offered for $59 per adult and $15 per child from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani’s Pikake Terrace offers an all-you-can-eat menu of savory dishes, perfect for families with diverse cravings.

The Pikake Terrace dinner buffet will offer a fresh island poke, assorted sashimi and sushi, Hibachi style beef steak with teriyaki sauce, steamed crab legs with cocktail sauce and drawn butter, sautéed island Mahi Mahi on Ka’u orange nage in a broiled pineapple papaya salsa, a create-your-own ice cream sundae station with hot fudge and condiments or enjoy a selection of desserts including bread pudding with bananas and macadamia nuts with vanilla sauce, Haupia, an assortment of rich decorative cakes, fresh fruits, chocolate mousse, and Li Hing Mui pineapple.

Pikake Terrace’s Father’s Day Buffet will be available from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at $32.50 per adult and $12 per child (5-12).

Sheraton Waikiki offers free valet or self-parking and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani provides four hours of validated parking for $2. For reservations or more information, please call Starwood Waikīkī’s central dining desk at 808-921-4600 or send an email to tdrc.waikiki@starwoodhotels.com.

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The Pineapple Room will feature their "We Plate, You Plate" Brunch Buffet.

Photo: courtesy of
The Pineapple Room

Offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this year's Father's Day brunch features over 30 tasty dishes designed to satisfy every palate and appetite.

Action Stations
  • Hand Carved Prime Rib, Horseradish Sour Cream, Au Jus
  • Chinese Roast Pork, Bao Buns, Hoisin and Plum Sauces
  • Omelets Made to Order
They Plate
  • Rock Shrimp Tempura, Red Onion Butter and Saimin Noodles
  • Kuahiwi Natural Beef "Steak Tacos"
  • Achiote Garlic Shrimp Pasta
You Plate
  • French Toast
  • Assorted Sausages and Onions
  • Bacon, Portuguese Sausage
  • Roasted Home Style Potatoes
  • Red Chili Stew
  • Nozawa Farms Corn Pudding
  • Ahi Meatballs with Romesco Sauce
  • Pan Steamed Mahimahi "Chinese Style"
  • Garlic Chicken
  • White Rice
Bounty of Salads
  • Nalo Greens with Assorted Condiments and Dressings
  • Wasabi Potato Salad
  • Waialua "Twin Bridge" Farms Asparagus
  • Wailea Agriculture Heart of Palm Salad
  • Platter of Richard Ha’s Hamakua Springs Tomatoes – Ume Gastrique
  • Honda Family Cold Tofu, Grilled Salmon and Sumida Watercress
  • Ahi Poke
  • Peel and Eat Shrimp and Chilled Crab Claws, Wasabi Cocktail Sauce
Pastry Selections
  • Assorted Cereal and Yogurts
  • Mini Scones with Homemade Preserves
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Orange and Guava Juices
  • Homemade POG
  • Whole and Skim Milk
  • Coconut Flan
  • Hawaiian Vanilla Panna Cotta with Makaha Mango
  • Chocolate Dobash Cake
  • Haupia Cake
  • "Pine-Apple Pie"
  • Bread Pudding with Vanilla Anglaise
  • Pineapple Chiffon Pie
  • Chocolate Crunch Bars
  • Coconut Tapioca with Fresh Fruits and Lilikoi Sauce
  • "Ice Cream Sandwiches"

Menu subject to change based on product availability. The cost of the brunch is $45 per adult, $22.50 per child (6-12) plus tax and gratuity.

Call (808) 945-6573 to make reservations.

Over at Alan Wong's Honolulu, treat dad to a delicious dinner, featuring a special 4-course menu created just for dad!


Alan Wong's staff (above) and dining room. Photos: courtesy of Alan Wong's Restaurants.

Offered from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the menu will feature 's new creations from Chef Alan Wong, Chef de Cuisine Wade Ueoka, and Pastry Chef Michelle Karr.

First Course – "A Trio of Raw"
  • Butterfish Sashimi with Yuzu Miso Sauce
  • Ahi and Shiso Skewer
  • Beef Carpaccio Roll with Pho Flavors
Second course – Choice of:
  • Pan Roasted Kona Lobster with a Curry Mango Sauce, Hearts of Palm
  • Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Tomato Ume Chutney, Red Wine Ume Sauce
Third course – Choice of:
  • Ginger Crusted Onaga
    Organically Grown Hamakua Mushrooms and Corn, Miso Sesame Vinaigrette
  • Kuahiwi Ranch Rib Steak with Bacon Mushroom and Green Bean Salad, Port Wine Reduction
  • "Surf-N-Turf"
    Grilled Maui Cattle Company Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Stuffed Molokai Amaebi, Garlic Black Pepper Gravy
Fourth course – Dessert

Pine-apple Pie Ala Mode

Wong Way Chocolate Toffee Mac Nuts. Photo: courtesy of Alan Wong's Restaurants.

The a la carte menu will also be served this evening. This menu is $75.00 per person or $105 per person with wine pairings.

The restaurant is also offering a special gift idea for dad. Give dad something sweet this Father's Day with the Wong Way Chocolate Toffee Macadamia Nuts, wrapped in 8 oz. packages for $15.

Call (808) 949-2526 for reservations or more information.

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The Willows has a special menu for Father’s Day. The menu will include a variety of cold items, warm selections, desserts and a carving station. Both brunch and dinner buffets are offered for $39.95 each.

Chef Jay Matsukawa will feature a number of specialty items for Father's Day. Photo: courtesy of The Willows.

Seating will start at 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. for the brunch and start again at 4 p.m. through 9 p.m. for dinner. The buffet will close at 9 p.m. The menu for brunch and dinner are different, with more breakfast items for brunch and more seafood selections for dinner.

Cold items and dessert menu are similar for brunch and dinner. Cold items include Thai style Shrimp & Long Rice Salad, Chilled Snow Crab Legs, Fresh Sashimi, Ahi Poke with Maui Onions, Nu Potato & Fresh Dill Salad, Antipasto Pasta Salad and more. Desserts include Macadamia Nut Brownies, Coconut Haupia Cake, Cinnamon & Caramel Flan, Strawberry & Cream Panna Cotta, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bread pudding and more delicious selections.

Brunch Items are highlighted with an Omelet station and breakfast items such as French Toast, Bacon, Portuguese Sausage and Eggs Benedict. Other brunch items include Blue Crab & Shrimp Seafood Chowder, Oven Baked Chicken with Kabayaki Glaze, and Garlic Country Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese.

Dinner Items are highlighted with Lup Cheung and Shiitake Mushroom Fried Noodles, Crispy Garlic Chicken Karaage, Roast Peppered Porkloin, Furikake, Misoyaki Butterfish, Braised Asian Style Short Ribs, Chinese Style Opakapaka and Sauteed Shrimp, Scallops & Potato Gnocchi.

For brunch and dinner there will be a carving station with Over Roasted Lamb Chops and Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib.

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 808-952-9200.

Formaggio Grill is doing Father's Day specials a little differently, offering a take home menu for 4-6 people so dad can enjoy a gourmet, award-winning meal in the comfort of home.

Photo: courtesy of
Formaggio Grill

Offered for pick-up between 12 to 8 p.m., the menu includes:


Caesar Salad


Kiawe Smoked Prime Rib with Au Jus & Horseradish


Grilled Asparagus & Brocco-Flower Mashed Potatoes


House Made Tiramisu

The take-home dinner is offered for $79 plus tax, but it must be pre-ordered by Friday, June 18, 2010.

Call 808-263-2633 to order or for more information.

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Big City Diner will have two dad-sized specials offered on Father's Day.

The BBQ Platter. Photo: courtesy of Big City Diner.

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., dad can devour the 'Ultimate Open Faced Omelet.' A bigger portion than the restaurant's Ultimate Omelet and loaded with bacon, ham, link sausage, Portuguese sausage, tomato, onion, fresh mushrooms, green & red bell pepper and real Wisconsin Jack & Cheddar cheese. Made from three scrambled Island Fresh Kalei Eggs with your choice of steamed white rice, brown rice, golden hashbrowns or Paniolo potatoes.

The Ultimate Open Faced Omelet is $10.99.

Or serve up the Big Daddy BBQ Platter with Prime U.S.D.A. Steak for dad. Served from 11 a.m. til it's out, the platter comes with a broiled Prime U.S.D.A. steak, boneless Sterling Silver chicken marinated in a Korean style sauce and Big City Diner's famous Guava BBQ baby back ribs served with fresh corn on the cob and golden skin-on fries.

The BBQ Platter is available for $19.99.

For more information, visit www.bigcitydinerhawaii.com or call one of their five O‘ahu locations:

  • KAIMUKI – (808) 738-8855
  • KAILUA- (808) 263-8880
  • WARD ENTERTAINMENT CENTER – (808) 591-8891
  • WAIPIO – (808) 678-8868
  • PEARLRIDGE – (808) 487-8188

Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar  will host a Father's Day Lunch Buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kikusui Sake. Photo: courtesy of Shokudo

Signature Honey Toast. Photo: courtesy of Shokudo.

The brunch will feature a complimentary sake tasting featuring a premier line of Kikusui brand Sake.

Here's a look at what's on the menu:

Carving Station

Hand Carved Prime Rib with homemade wasabi mashed potato

Salad Stations
  • Ahi Poke
  • Mixed Greens with Assorted Toppings
  • Ume Cucumber
  • Signature Homemade Tofu
Sushi Stations
  • Nigiri Sushi, ahi tuna, ahi toro, salmon, ebi
  • Sushi pizza
  • Unagi Avocado Roll
  • California Roll
  • Spicy Scallop Roll
  • Shrimp Tempura Roll
  • Lobster Dynamite Roll
  • Fried Gyoza
  • Mochi cheese
  • Shrimp Tempura
  • Karaage Chicken
  • Braised Shoyu Pork
  • Chicken Katsu
  • Lobster Dynamite
  • Salmon Steak
  • Garlic Shrimp Rice
  • Fried Noodle
  • Udon
  • Rice & Miso Soup

Honey Toast with Assorted Toppings

Menu may be subject to change without notice, based on product availability. The brunch is offered for $29.95 adults, $14.95 children (5-10 years old).

For reservations, call 808-941-3701.


Wherever you choose to celebrate, have a very Happy Father's Day!