Quick Bites: Eight50, Rijo, Sansei, Hiroshi
New watering hole: Craft beer lovers have a new spot to enjoy on the Leeward side. Eight50, adjacent to Leeward Bowl — it’s part of the same family of establishments — in the Pearl City Shopping Center, touts “almost 100 craft beers with 12 rotating taps from all across the world, including local beers.”
Hours are 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. to midnight Sundays. Info: www.fb.com/LeewardBowl or 454-1350.
Newbie for townies, too: Rijo Restaurant opened its doors Monday on the third floor of Harbor Court, taking the spot formerly occupied by Palomino. The eatery offers contemporary Japanese dishes such as its Kalbi Ribeye and Misoyaki Kobe Beef Philly Cheesesteak.
Chef Yoichi Saito, who worked for Roy’s at Pebble Beach in California and the shuttered Park Restaurant in the Aqua Lotus Hotel in Waikiki, heads the kitchen.
Manager Daniel Torres says there is a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., with cocktail specials available for $5, as well as deals on beer and other libations. The pupu menu offers items ranging from $4 to $10.
Check it out any day of the week for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.; 208-8181.
Pinot noir dinner: Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar is holding “A Dinner With Mark Tarlov of Chapter 24,” 6 p.m. March 18 in its private dining room.
Tarlov and French winemaking consultant Louis Michel Liger Belair create “elegant, provocative” and “naturally balanced” pinot noirs. Enjoy the pinots with dishes by executive chef Jason Miyasaki.
>> Cost: $88. Limited seating. To reserve, call 931-6286.
Contemporary kaiseki: Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas holds one of three annual kaiseki dinners Tuesday, with offerings that include Pastrami-cured Ahi Nicoise Salad, Yukari-dusted Seared Scallop and Okinawan Soba “Mazeman,” with grilled salmon, ikura, Thai basil, calamansi and sesame clam sauce. Cost: $75; $100 with wine pairings. Find out more: www.hiroshihawaii.com or 533-4476.
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