Master sushi chef Norio Yamamoto left his namesake restaurant (still called Norio’s) at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii to open this bright, less formal dining room in the Shops at Mauna Lani. His “sizzling plates” menu includes New York strip steak in a choice of sauces, boneless fried chicken in spicy garlic-sesame sauce, and pork loin stir-fried with kimchi. Although the bill adds up quickly here, it would be a shame to skip seafood specialties like his volcano roll (a combination of spicy tuna and shrimp tempura with local avocado) or ultra-fresh, silken sashimi such as Hawaiian fatty tuna (chu toro). Downstairs is Yamamato and partner Wes Monty’s Blue Room Brasserie & Bar, a charming French/island-style bistro inspired by a room at Iolani Palace; it’s open for lunch and dinner, notably with Belgian beers on tap, an oyster bar, excellent seafood entrees, and leafy patio seating.