Chef Chai

RESTAURANT WEEK HAWAII MENU
November 9–18, 2018

Starter
Chicken Tenderloin Sate’ with Thai Peanut Sauce,
Asian Flat Bread and Cucumber Salad

Appetizer Sampler
Kataifi and Macadamia Nut-Crusted Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns
with Pineapple Vinaigrette

Fresh Ahi Tartar with Avocado Mousse
in a Miniature Waffle Cone

Gravlax Salmon Roulade
with Cream Cheese & Crab Meat

Smoked Duck Taco
with Spicy Mango Salsa

Choice of Entrée
Deconstructed Beef Tenderloin Wellington with
Mashed Potato, Haricot Vert, Baby Carrot and Merlot Demi 

Mongolian Style Lamb Chops with Brandy Demi
Mashed Potato & Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas

Grilled Kobayaki New Zealand King Salmon with Spicy Pineapple
Sautéed Vegetables and Steamed White Rice

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Napoleon with Fresh Tomato Basil
Pumpkin, Spinach, Bell Pepper and Zucchini

Choice of Dessert
White Chocolate Amore Truffle with Raspberry Guava Puree
Frankie’s Nursery Honey Cream Pineapple
Coconut Cheese Cake with Tahitian Vanilla Crème Anglaise

$52 per person


Chai Chaowasaree owner and Chef of Chef Chai at Pacifica Honolulu is recognized as one of Hawaii’s top Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs. Known for fusing fresh Hawaii ingredients with the exotic flavors of Asia, Chef Chai has created a culinary style that reflects the cultural diversity of Oahu and the Hawaiian Islands.

To further strengthen the partnership with Hawaii’s local farmers and fishermen, Chef Chai co-founded Hawaii Island Chefs (HIC), the second generation of Hawaii Regional Cuisine Chefs. This group of HIC chefs is on a mission to provide the world with the best of Hawaii’s diverse culinary resources from the culture of the people and the bounty of the land and sea.

Chef Chai is constantly seeking out new spices and ingredients at Oahu’s farmers markets and in Honolulu’s Chinatown, which brings back childhood memories of shopping the local markets in Bangkok to find the freshest ingredients for his family’s popular restaurant. His mastery at blending flavors are shown in many of his signature dishes including Fresh Ahi Katsu with Tomato Mango Salsa Wasabi Curry Sauce, Kataifi and Macadamia Nut Encrusted Black Tiger Prawn Rainbow Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette, Thai Style Oxtail Soup, and Fresh Mahi Mahi with Thai Red Curry Sauce.

Chai's restaurants also have been critiqued and recommended by many international magazines, from Bon Appetite, Brides, Sunset, Cooking Light, Travel & Leisure to Gourmet Magazine and many more.

2015 Zagat Award, Honolulu's Hottest Restaurant
2016 Best Wedding Catering, the Knot
2017 Hale Aina Award, Best Catering Restaurant
2017 Hawaii Restaurant Association Hall of Fame Award
Award of Excellence, TripAdvisor
10 Best New Restaurant, the Culture Trip
Ilima Award, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Readers
Hale Aina Award, Honolulu Magazine Readers
People Choice Award, Hawaii Magazine


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HOURS

  • Tuesday–Sunday: 4pm–10pm