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We had a very special guest passing through this weekend. A first time visitor to our beautiful Hawaiian islands, from LA to going to Manilla. A family member who happens to really love steak.

And so, without hesitation, we made the easy choice to come to “DK Steakhouse”. IMHO one of  the best steakhouse’s (if not the best) in Hawaii. Why” because they are known not just for fabulous 22 oz Bone-in Dry-Aged Rib Eye Steak (30 day is the bomb) but also for their wonderfully excellent service as well. Managing Partner, Ivy Nagayama, and her great staff never fails and always succeeds to give us the royal treatment. Two very good reasons for returning. Plus, not only do they do steak well, we love their appetizers and other delights.  Oh and not to forget sister restaurant “Sansei” which has excellent quality sushi and serves outstanding Japanese cuisine right next door.

However, aside from their mouth watering onolicious food and outstanding service, we look forward to going back simply because they always make us feel so special and treat us like family!

Often said, a picture is worth more than what mere words only can begin to describe. So without anymore words, here are the pictures….

Panko Crusted Ahi

Panko Crusted Ahi

 

Hamachi - Ponzu Sauce

Hamachi – Ponzu Sauce

 

Bacon & Shiitake Mushrooms

Bacon & Shiitake Mushrooms

Escargots Smothered in Garlic Butter n Cheese

Escargots Smothered in Garlic Butter n Cheese

Bone-In Ribeye 30 Day Aged with Ranch Butter

Bone-In Ribeye 30 Day Aged with Ranch Butter

Bone-In Ribeye 30 Day Aged Salt Rubbed

Bone-In Ribeye 30 Day Aged Salt Rubbed

 

Bone-In Ribeye 30 Day Aged Paniolo Style (YUMS!!!)

Bone-In Ribeye 30 Day Aged Paniolo Style (YUMS!!!)

 

 

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Lisa’s daughter, who came home from college to spend Christmas here (and returns to UC Irvine soon), has craved for sushi from day one. Actually, a bit longer. Since she hasn’t been home in about two years. So what better way to fulfill her wishes by partaking in extraordinary, innovative, new wave sushi at one of our very favorite restaurants, Sansei in Waikiki, winner of a Hale ‘Aina Gold Award and named one of America’s eight best sushi restaurants by Travel + Leisure.

Choosing was again a no brainer. Sansei consistently serves the very best sushi, comes up with the most unique creations and provides outstanding customer service. From their exquisite Panko Crusted Ahi Sashimi Roll and pleasurable Salmon Skin Roll to their many divine nigiri delights it could not get any better.

Moreover, our server Susanna, delightfully catered to our every need, made sure water glasses remained full and tummies more than satisfied. All-the-while Managing Partner, Ivy Nagayama worked alongside the Sansei team. Even taking time to surprise us with a very delicious Blue Crab Dip from sister and next door restaurant, d.k. Steak House.

Here are just a few pictures of our fabulous meal for you to enjoy:

Panko Crusted Seared Ahi

Shrimp Cake

Maguro

Hamachi

Blue Crab Dip

Softshell Crab Roll

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Wow it’s hard to believe one year has flown by so quickly and it’s now the time of year where we get to celebrate three October birthdays again. Yup, son Matt, daughter-in-law Hiromi and yours truly. Actually, I celebrated my birthday twice (hehehe). Both times at fabulous and one of our all-time favorites, DK Steakhouse. And as with last year, we were yet again “blessed” by an exceptional dinner celebration made wonderfully memorable by GM-Ivy Nagayama, along with her warm, friendly, customer service oriented and remarkable staff. Two of  their treats to us were the Fire Cracker Shrimp Dynamite and Panko-Crusted Seared Freshi Ahi Sashimi from sister restaurant, Sansei. Both awesome and winners in our book! To honest, beside their mouth watering onolicious food and outstanding service, we also look forward to going back because they always make us feel so special and treat us like family!

Some our favorites include their 22 oz Paniolo Rib Eye, 22 oz Bone-in Dry-Aged Rib Eye, Paniolo Filet Mignon, Sansei Filet Mignon and now their Wednesday nite special, a four-course live Main Lobster night delight.

Here are few pictures (click on picture to enlarge) along with a slide show to share:

 

Sansei Filet Mignon

 

 

Shrimp Dynamite

 

 

22 oz Paniolo Rib Eye

 

 

Live Main Lobster

 

 

Paniolo Filet Mignon

 

 

Panko-Crusted Fresh Ahi Sashimi

 

 

Delmonico Mudd Pie

 

 

Classic Escargot n Sweet Maui Onion Soup

 

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On April 3, 2010, my brother celebrated his 60th birthday with the Suzawa clan. My sister in-law Dani and niece Erin treated us to a most wonderful and memorable dinner at Hakone Restaurant in the Hawaii Prince Hotel. As always, food there was fabulous, company great and fellowship wonderful!  Here are pictures of brother Harvey’s celebration.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN HARVEY!

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I am so thankful and give praise to Him for allowing us to finally celebrate dad’s and son Travis’ birthday. Dad’s 82 and is in good health. Travis 28 is fine young man now, readying to be married this November to fiancé Hiromi. Dad and Travis are both August babies. Because of our busyness we were not able to get together until last night. Eight of us in all enjoyed the fabulous “Hakone” Weekend Buffet, known for the choicest toro, salmon and hamachi sashimi. Hakone’s buffet is also well known for its exotic varieties of ichiban quality sushi such as: uni, ebi, abalone, hokigai, ika, salmon eggs, etc and a wide array of exquisitely prepared japanese dishes. To top off dinner, we literally overfilled our tummies with scrumptious (and delicately prepared) assortments of  dessert. We ate, shared stories and fellowshipped to our hearts content! All the while, though, I did feel a little bit of bittersweetness deep within my heart. Sweet in the sense that we were blessed to spend quality time together as a family. Bitter (maybe sad is a more accurate feeling) since mom, on a feeding tube, could not be there with us! I did tell mom today while visiting her that if there is another miracle in the works for her (which would be the ability to swallow), God willing, that I promised to take her to Hakone for miso soup and ice cream!  Yup, the Lord did indeed bless us with a wonderful evening…full of only the fondest of memories!

Group PIC, left to right: Son Matt & GF Lillii, Christian, Dad, Me & Fiancé Lisa, Travis & Fiancé Hiromi

Dad & Travis Bday - Hakone

Ebi, Abalone and Ikura Sushi

Ebi, Abalone, Ikura Sushi

Dad & Travis Blowing their Candles

Dad & Travis

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