What does Lanai have in common with New York, Milan, Budapest, and Mexico City? All have a Nobu restaurant—a measure of how fun a place is, according to pop star Madonna. The best way to experience this epicurean phenomenon is to order the omakase—the chef’s tasting menu—for $120. Every dish is as delicious as it is artful: the smoked Wagyu gyoza with jalapeño miso, the immaculate plates of nigiri sushi, and the ahi avocado salad with greens grown at Alberta’s farm up the road. A new teppanyaki tasting menu—fifteen courses for $250—is available at one of the two teppan tables. The wine and cocktail list is top-notch, including exclusive Hokusetu sake and a sassy caipirinha with Pisco, fresh lime, ginger beer, and sprigs of shiso. Request a sake tasting, and the resident sake master will teach you the subtleties of a dry onigorishi and a dynamic daiginjo.
1 Manele Bay Rd, Lanai City , HI
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily 6–9pm Phone 808/565-2832 Prices Main courses $12–$58; 15-course tasting menu $120 Cuisine Type Japanese Web site Nobu Lanai
Map1 Manele Bay Rd Lanai City HI Lanai
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