Tonight, we went to Kaka'ako Kitchen at Ward in down-town Honolulu.
Kaka'ako kitchen is an award winning restaurant, several times over. (I noticed a wall full of awards, as I sat and waited for my food). There are sandwhiches, salads, and main entrees to include seafood. The dessert at Kaka'ako kitchen is also noteworthy. If I had room to eat dessert, I would have...
Kaka'ako kitchen is a very casual place to eat at too. You order food from the menu above and receive your food in a dipsoable container that is tossed out once finished. It's like getting take-out, even if you plan to eat in. There's a small area for indoor dining, although majority of the seating is outside.
I ordered the spinach and calamari salad. (Of course, my husband had to get sushi from Genki Sushi first because he had a major craving, but I still got him a salad since he loves calamari).
If you enjoy calamari, you'll love this salad. The calamari was too delicious, as well as the dressing drizzled over the salad. I would highly recommend it and I'd definitely order it again.
There were a number of other salads too, such as their kobb, mediterranean, and ahi salad.
For dinner, I ordered the lacquered salmon with brown rice and greens. The salmon had a buttery taste, since I believe the sauce consisted of shoyu, brown-sugar, and butter. It was nice to try something new, but next time I'll definitely try something else. I'm still addicted to garlic salmon over anything else. It was a good choice though and I'm sure most people would enjoy the lacquered salmon.
I enjoyed Kaka'ako kitchen. The calamari salad and lacquered salmon cost $23, which is quite reasonable, especially for seafood entrees. I love the casual setting of Kaka'ako kitchen too. I'd definitely return because the food is good and it's a no-hassle type restaurant, where you can eat and go without having to wait for your bill since you pay up front.
Kaka'ako Kitchen is definitely a place for tourists to enjoy because it's reasonably priced and offers a unique dining experience with local food options.