Makena Resort is deconstructing their old Hakone space and repurposing it to Raku Japanese Restaurant. You can check it all out at their grand opening this Friday December 10 at 5:00 PM. They will feature a chance to try their sushi at half price and offer some great prizes to the resort.
Check out the details and menu in the press release below.
Raku Japanese Restaurant Brings Back Authentic Japanese Food at Makena
Grand Opening will feature Half Off all Entrees and the Sushi Menu plus a chance to win two fabulous prizes.
The Makena Beach & Golf Resort, the former Maui Prince Hotel, announces the launch of a new restaurant named Raku Japanese Restaurant; with the grand opening on December 10, 2010. Set to replace the former Hakone Restaurant, Raku will feature a “Reinvented Japanese Experience” featuring an authentic Japanese Menu and an ambiance with Makena flair.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Marc McDowell, he says, “We wish to bring back the food that the restaurant was known for, which is good authentic Japanese cuisine but presented in a new way; it is a reinvented Japanese dining experience that we hope will bring people back for more.” Raku will feature talents from longtime Sushi Chef Ivan Bersamin preparing classic sushi favorites, and also announces the return of Chef Tom Kamijo, who collaborated with Chef McDowell on Raku’s menu. Many Maui residents will remember Chef Tom as the Chef De Cuisine of the Hakone Restaurant back when the Makena property was the Maui Prince Hotel.
The grand opening on Friday December 10, 2010 will feature 50% off all appetizers, entrees, and sushi on the restaurant’s new menu. The event will also have $4 drink specials and free menu samples throughout the night. Also enter our raffle for a chance to win one of two great prizes: Free Rounds of Golf and a Weekend at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort with dinner for two at the Raku. Festivities begin at 5:00 PM and will end at 10:00 PM. Reservations are highly recommended.
The restaurants menu will feature traditional Japanese favorites such as:
Crispy tofu with garnish and tendashi
Grilled butterfish marinated in sweet miso
Freshly sliced assorted sashimi
Crispy breaded pork loin cutlet w/ tonkatsu sauce
Maui grown, grass fed rib eye steak with teriyaki Sauce
Raku Bento Box Dinners
Sample dinner to include sushi, shashimi, tempura, crab sunomono salad, butterfish and nimono vegetable
Finely sliced prime beef, assorted fresh vegetables, mushroom harusame noodles and tofu, cooked in konbu broth with two dipping sauces
Assorted Sushi Rolls
An assortment of sashimi and pickled vegetable over a bowl of sushi rice
California roll, tuna, yellowtail, salmon, snapper, shrimp, eel and salmon roe
Spicy Tuna, cucumber, shiso, pickled radish surrounded by avocado
I no like fish roll
Vegetarian roll made with avocado, cucumber, lettuce, burdock root, and kanpyou squash
Hurricane Ivan Roll
Shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber surround by hamachi tempura Thai chili sauce sprinkled tempura flake and flying fish roe
Raku Japanese Restaurant is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and includes a happy hour from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, featuring 50% off its Pau Hana Sushi Menu
For more information or for reservations, call 800-321-MAUI (6284) or 808-874-1111 or visit us online at www.makenaresortmaui.com for the complete menu.
Raku Japanese Restaurant reinvents the Japanese dining experience by highlighting authentic Japanese food combined with Makena flair. The freshest ingredients from our island farms and from the waters off our coast are expertly prepared to showcase the familiar flavor profiles of Japanese cuisine and artfully presented in a way that is uniquely Japanese. Raku is more than a culinary delight but a sensory dining experience blending the best of the past with the thrill of what’s to come. In Japanese, Raku means to enjoy, so we hope you Raku when you come to Makena.