Rokkaku, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Ala Moana Boulevard, between Piikoi Street and Atkinson Drive
Honolulu , Hawaii
Tel: 808 946 3355
Concierge.com's insider take:
The minimalist black, tan, and white decor makes Rokkaku the perfect backdrop for the Louis Vuitton-, Gucci-, and Chanel-clad customers who frequent the restaurant. (Conveniently, these boutiques are located on the same level of the Ala Moana Shopping Center.) Despite the surroundings and crowd, though, there's nothing trendy about the Japanese food: Rokkaku serves up traditional Kyoto-style cuisine. The upscale menu includes a few items that even some Hawaiian-born Japanese might not recognize, such as the house specialty, kamameshi (rice cooked in a small ceramic pot until it has a chewy golden crust, and served with an assortment of savory pickles). But more familiar dishes like sushi, sashimi, grilled butterfish, and Wagyu sirloin are also available here, along with a terrific list of premium sakes. Reservations are recommended.