Sponsored Edition: A Sweetheart Meal

Lei Chic He’s always been there for you: Proclaiming you were hot through a disastrous self-tanner experiment, hunting down B-52s with a slipper, and sitting patiently through 14 clothing changes before every big event.

He doesn’t know you’re hiding a secret – an obsession with a stacked piece of eye candy you met one late night on Kapiolani Boulevard. You vow over and over to break it off, then the sight of his honeyed countenance (not to mention he has a lot of bread) makes you melt.

So will you spend Valentine’s Day with your long-time sweetheart or toasting your newest crush? Get out of the sticky situation at Shokudo’s Japanese Restaurant and Bar.

The favorite spot for drinks and delicious bites is rolling out the red carpet, literally, for the most romantic night of the year. Stop for a snapshot with your main squeeze then settle in for dinner under a ceiling of balloons. And because you’ll be eating by candlelight only, chances are he’ll miss the lust in your eyes when the object of your new addiction arrives – fluffy slabs of lightly baked honey toast drizzled with honey, chocolate, or caramel and topped with a scoop of rich ice cream.

Lei Chic Before he starts to suspect this is a repeat affair buy your boy a “Love Balloon” with a surprise gift hidden inside.

So you have two reasons to spoon this February 14.

Dine by candlelight under balloons any night starting February 6.
Shokudo's Valentine’s Day event is February 14, 5 – 10 p.m. at 1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 905. Seating is limited so make your reservations now by calling 808.941.3701 and take a look at the full menu on Shokudo’s website.