Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi @ IMP

Today was the last day of Restaurant Week and I had to chose where to go. After perusing the different menus on the website, I finally settled on Eating House 1849. Reviews were mixed so I needed to try it for myself.

My SO and I drove to the International Market Place and parked on P4 and took the elevator to P3 where the restaurants are located. We arrived a little before 5 pm and were seated within 5 minutes without any reservations.

We were served complimentary spicy soybeans. My SO and I ordered from the Restaurant Week Menu ($38). The first course was a Szechuan baby back rib, 2 slices of seared ahi, and a cocktail shrimp. I chose the Portuguese sweet bread king salmon as my entree and my SO chose the Makaweli beef loco moco.

The baby back rib was perfectly seasoned and tender. The shrimp was huge and served with a nice, tangy tomato sauce. The ahi was fresh and melt in your mouth good. The salmon was delish and cooked perfectly. It came with green beans and tomatoes and fingerling potatoes. I was going to take half of the salmon home but it was so good that I ate all the salmon. Yummy.

My SO said that the loco moco was hard and dense. I’m not sure if the Makaweli beef came from grass fed cows but if they did that would be a reason why the beef was tasty but the fat content low.

We ended our meal with 3 mini malasadas served with a warm Koloa rum sauce. The malasadas were served warm and was a perfect ending to our meal.

The food and service were very good. The regular menu is not as reasonable as the Restaurant Week menu. However, there is a happy hour menu available only at the bar between 3 – 5 p.m. My SO said he would return just for the malasadas and he doesn’t usually like malasadas.

Reservations are made through open table. Parking is free for the first hour and $2/hour for the second and third hour. Thereafter, the cost is $2/10 minutes.

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