While in Honolulu, I decided to try an upscale Japanese Restaurant located in the Ala Moana mall called Rokkaku. Although this restaurant uses authentic ingredients, the dishes are not old school traditional dishes by any stretch of the imagination.
Since I wanted to try everything, I decided to try their Sampler Course for $65. The first course was a cold Shrimp and Sea Urchin soup, which was good but the seasoning was not my taste. Next was the Foie gras sushi, which was made perfectly but again, not my cup of tea.
The next dish was a grilled spare rib which was delicious but got a little messy to eat. I really don’t consider this to be a Japanese dish but it was prepared and seasoned very well.
The following dish was a butter fish in sweet miso soup, which looked a lot tastier than it turned out to be. I’m not a big fan of this fish in the first place, and the sweet miso was not to my liking. I’d rather have a salty version of this dish.
The dessert was milk pudding which was again done correctly but didn’t do anything for me.
The atmosphere and service was excellent here. Some people may not like the location in the mall, but I find it to be very convenient, especially with the unlimited mall parking spaces.
All in all, what seemed like a great place turned out to be somewhat disappointing. However, I would be willing to try this place again for some of their other dishes.
1450 Ala Moana Blvd # 2056
Honolulu, HI 96814-4616