If you haven't been to Hawaii lately, Waikiki is getting a MAJOR face lift. Older hotels have been torn down, new ones are coming up. There is even a condo produced by Donald Trump which I've heard sold out within the first few hours of coming onto the market! It is kind of chaotic with all the construction going on.
Today, I was in Waikiki lunching with my friend, Carroll. She took me to Atlantis Seafood & Steak. This restaurant and other retail shops and eateries sits on the grounds of the old Waikiki 3 movie theater.
The restaurant has a lanai area with tables and ceiling fans. Perfect for hot Hawaiian days.
For starters, I had a salad. I still can't get over the portions here in the U.S.! but, I loved the thinly sliced beets on top.
My main dish was fish moco--a variation of loco moco. They grilled mahimahi (dolphin fish) and topped it off with an over-easy egg and their original gravy. I think it could have be served without the benishoga (red ginger) on top, though.
And for dessert, coconut haupia pie. Haupia is a local dessert that is the consistency of hardened gelatin but tastes like coconut. This was served with raspberry and caramel drizzles.
Everything was delicious and of course, the company and conversation was great!
And in the early evening, while riding on the freeway, we were able to catch a bit of paradise...a rainbow.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Atlantis Seafood & Steak
2284 Kalakaua Avenue Suite 201