The 6 Best West Side Valentine’s Day Menus
West side chefs bring their A-game for V-day. Here are the six top Valentine’s Day menus in town.
Plantation Tavern | Kapolei Marketplace | $46 per person
Plantation Tavern developed this special menu for Valentine’s Day, starring tender pan-seared scallops. Call 808-888-4299 for reservations.
Kale salad with apples, crispy quinoa, goat cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette, pomegranate gastrique, yellow teardrop tomato.
Pan-seared scallops with guava butter, pancetta-wrapped asparagus with lemon zest, orange masago & saffron risotto
Molten lava cake with chocolate dipped strawberry, vanilla bean anglaise, and strawberry coulis.
You can add a special Valentine’s Day cocktail, and recommended wine pairings.
Mina’s Fish House | Four Seasons Ko Olina | $95 per person
Mina’s offers the most extensive Valentine’s Day special, with a complete menu just for the special day. And they’re keeping the menu on through the weekend as well … so if you don’t want to fight the crowds on the big night, enjoy these options through Sunday, Feb. 17.
You can pick from multiple appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Make a reservation here.
Here’s an example of a dinner you could choose. Note: Each menu choice comes with an optional wine pairing, you can add those on for $55 per person.
Crispy salt & pepper reef squid with shishito peppers, ssamjang sauce, furikake
Pan-roasted mahi mahi with heirloom beets, Marcona almonds, local citrus, Calabrian chili, Okinawan potato gnocchi, fennel, saffron & orange shellfish nage
Original Hawaiian Chocolate Pudding with caramelized banana, black sesame (here’s what that looks like…)
Eating House | Kapolei Commons | Price depends on selections
Eating House puts the focus on the main course. The locally-raised Pono Pork would be our pick. Reserve a table here.
Steamed island fresh fish, in a shitake and sake broth, served with nishime ($33)
Roasted quail escabeche, served with mint basmati, frisee salad ($32)
Surf & Turf: Seared island fish, Pono Pork loin ($42)
16oz bone-in ribeye, served with Yama potatoes and a Szechuan red wine demi ($62)
Red velvet souffle with Lappert’s white chocolate macadamia nut ice cream ($12)
Longhi’s Ko Olina | $67-$110 per person
Longhi’s presents a prix fixe menu with five delicious-sounding entrees. The per-person price depends on which entree you choose. Call 808-671-8887 for reservations.
White prawn cocktail, served with Longhi’s house cocktail sauce
Waimanalo greens with fresh strawberries, Bulgarian feta and candied macadamia nuts
Third Course (Choice of Entree)
Options include: Surf & turf (Kona lobster with Filet Mignon), prime ribeye, fish veronique, shrimp & scallop longhi, chicken amore (served with vodka sauce).
All accompanied by asparagus with browned butter
Locally-made Italian vanilla gelato with fresh berries and island fruits, topped with brandied chocolate ganache.
DB Grill | Kapolei Commons | $65 per person
DB Grill offers a full evening — five courses, all inspired by local ingredients and traditions. Call (808) 376-0885 for reservations.
Shigoku oysters with white soy pearls
Hamachi tartare on toast with anchovy mayo
Burrata cheese with local tomatoes, corn vinaigrette and spiced black berry agrodolce w/crostini
ʻEwa sweet corn bisque with butter-poached shrimp
Main Course (choose one)
Seared striploin of Kunoa beef, truffle beef jus, duck fat fried potatoes
Seared ahi with pea and bacon with yuzu brown butter
Duck breast with spiced cherry sauce and mixed vegetables
Big Island Dairy buttermilk panna cotta with mango and macerated berries
Noe | Four Seasons Ko Olina | $148 per person for full menu
At Noe, featuring Italian food by Chef Ryo Takatsuka, you build your own dinner.
Foie gras with mango, raspberry sauce, mint ($35)
Spaghetti al pomodoro with basil pesto sauce, squid ($29)
Lobster & scallop with seasonal vegetables, saffron lemon dressing ($68)
Tartufo made with vanilla cherry ice cream, marcona almond chocolate glaze, cherry, calamansi ($16)
Call 808-679-0079, and ask to sit out on their peaceful patio.