Restaurants just opened / opening soon
Restaurants just opened or opening soon (expect a closer look on Biting Commentary in upcoming weeks):
Kimukatsu, a Japanese restaurant chain specializing in katsu with 25 layers of thinly sliced pork.
Inside the Aston Waikiki Joy Hotel, 320 Lewers St., 922-1129, kimukatsu.com
Adega, a Portuguese and Brazilian restaurant, opened about a month ago, but a full food menu started only recently. It includes a lunch buffet for $12.99 and Portuguese dishes like bacalhua, or codfish.
1138 Smith St., 312-2212, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adega-restaurant/190182191070169?sk=wall
Real A Gastropub, billed as a high-end craft beer bar and restaurant will take the place of Tropics Cafe Bar and Lounge space in Ward Warehouse. Troy Terorotua, formerly beer specialist of Whole Foods Kahala, will take over the kitchen. The menu hasn't been finalized yet, but expect beer-friendly food (such as a duck confit corn dog) and beer as a featured ingredient in food (think oatmeal stout brined Cornish hen). The target opening is May.
1020 Auahi St., https://www.facebook.com/pages/REAL-a-gastropub/344867905534467?sk=wall
Cactus Bistro, a Latin American bistro by John Memering, formerly chef of Kalapawai Cafe, originally slated to open late 2011, is on track to open at the end of March/April. Cuisines represented include Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Central and South American.
767 Kailua Rd., https://www.facebook.com/CactusBistro