The new menu from Top of Waikiki is laced with Hawaii Regional Cuisine elements and Asian flavors yet dishes that would be appealing to both kamaaina (Hawaii residents) and malihini (visitors) alike. Structurally there are many straight forward, “unadventurous” items like steak and mushrooms, roasted chicken with mashed potato, french onion soup, and strawberry shortcake. But there are also dishes that have unique components like Nori Vinaigrette with Yuzu-kosho, a calamansi and coconut creamsicle.
Top of Waikik invited Hawaii Beverage Guide to a menu tasting with Chef Lance Kosaka and based upon our experience we would recommend the following dishes for a dinner for two. You can read our commentary as to why we made the following choices:
Apps: Sizzling Steak and Ho Farms Tomato and Burrata Salad Mains: Kona Kampachi with Tomato Dashi and Roasted Chicken Dessert: Calamansi Creamsicle