Chef Chai

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David and I celebrated his birthday at Chef Chai, a new restaurant that opened earlier this month.  It is located in the Pacifica Honolulu building on Kapiolani Blvd. in Honolulu.  Only valet parking for $3.00 in the building is permitted.  No self-parking.

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Note the beautiful light fixtures in the ceiling and the baby grand piano with the gigantic floral display on top of it.

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We toasted his birthday with Italian champagne.

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Appetizers:  Flat bread, pickled vegetables, spicy aioli, and chicken.

The following describes Chef Chai’s Special Group Dinner Menu, which we ordered:

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More appetizers:  (top left corner, going clockwise) Sun-dried tomato and Puna goat cheese wonton; Fresh ahi katsu with wasabi curry sauce and fresh tomato mango salsa; Kataifi and macadamia nut encrusted jumbo black tiger prawns; Alaskan King crab cake with roasted garlic aioli; (center) Roasted butternut squash and lobster bisque shooter.

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Organically grown mesclun greens with smoked duck breast and tangerine vinaigrette.

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David ordered the Grilled beef tenderloin with mashed potato, Asian stir-fried vegetables and pearl onion demi.

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I ordered the Miso Chilean sea bass with pickled vegetables and steamed coconut milk ginger brown rice, vegetables terrine with green curry sauce.  The bowl next to it contains the brown rice.

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We both ordered the Crème brulee sampler.  David also got a birthday candle.

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In front of the restaurant, there were gas torches and outdoor seating.

All in all, we had a splendid time at this brand new restaurant.  Beautiful food and elegant ambience, what was there not to like?  We definitely will be back!  Thanks to David’s boss for treating us to this wonderful birthday dinner!

9 Responses to “Chef Chai”

  1. Christine Says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful meal Gigi, and Happy Birthday to David! The food looks fantastic as does the restaurant.

  2. naquillity (@naquillity) Says:

    what a beautiful place. the food looks divine. Happy Belated Birthday David… sounds like you both had a great time.

  3. DJan Says:

    The food not only looks good, but its presentation was exceptional as well. Happy birthday, David, and what a nice thing for his boss to do! 🙂

  4. Jeanie Says:

    What an elegant meal. I’m glad David got to celebrate his birthday in such style.

  5. R.Ramakrishnan Says:

    Awesome birthday celebration ! And great food on the table. Cheers & Many happy returns of the day to David. Didn’t David invite the boss to join in the birthday party 🙂

  6. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Wow, what a lot of food. I would have been filled up at the appetizers. Dianne

  7. DrumMajor Says:

    Looks wonderful; Happy Birthday to David, and many more! DrumMajor

  8. denise Says:

    Happy birthday to David and what a lovely restaurant and meal. What date is David’s birthday? Gregg celebrated his today.

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