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Savor Sea to Table Cuisine at Pa'akai

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Pa‘akai – or “sea salt” in the Hawaiian language, reflects Hawaii’s numerous seaside salt beds and features sea-to-table cuisine.  Pa‘akai’s menu highlights the best in fresh local fish, Onaga; a long-tailed red snapper, Moi; “The fish of Kings” also known as Pacific Threadfin, sea asparagus, seaweed and Hawaiian sea salt. Proud recipient of the TripAdvisor Excellence Award 2015 and OpenTable's Diner Choice Award 2017!

A Fresh Twist on Locally Sourced Dining

Signature dishes include the pan-seared kampachi with roasted butternut squash, grilled crimini mushrooms and an apple daikon vinaigrette; as well as the Inamona–crusted scallops with avocado puree, Kahuku corn and pipikaula relish with macadamia nut chili oil. The Hawaii restaurant also features a full bar with signature cocktails and an array of appetizers, including selections from a seafood “treasure chest.” Pa‘akai has a contemporary, ocean-inspired ambiance of cool blues and natural fixtures, flexible seating for 110 guests, and an area for nightly live entertainment from renowned local artists.

Dinner is served Tuesday- Saturday from 5:30p to 10p.
Attire is casual resort wear. Reservations are highly recommended.


John Armstrong – Chef de Cuisine
John is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and worked at several notable hotels on the mainland before coming to Hawaii. He began his culinary career in the Islands working for The Halekulani as Sous Chef. He previously came to Turtle Bay Resort as Chef de Cuisine for 21 Degrees North in 2003 and now Pa’akai.

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