Hello late night izakaya. Restaurant Wada is nestled in a really popular area filled with tons of restaurants. We came on a late Wednesday evening and were in time to partake in the late night portion of happy hour (4:00-6:00pm and 9:00-11:00pm).
The parking lot area is small but we snagged a spot right upfront. Look at all the fancy sakes on display atop the bar.
This is the happy hour menu. I didn’t take a picture of the main menu but it’s one of those menus with pictures of all the dishes. Tons of variety here but the kicker here is that they have stoned grilled meats. Expensive (8 slices for $50.00 or 16 slices for $68.00) but it’s only money right?
Service was excellent. Very courteous and our waitress took the time to double check everything for my sister and her gluten intolerance. We were able to grab seats at the bar with no wait. So many options on the menu but we eventually made our decision to share a couple dishes.
Grill eggplant ($7.50)
Oven grilled eggplant topped with a tomato based meat sauce. Super cheesy, heavy and glutinous. I wouldn’t eat one of these if it was just me. Wish there was less cheese and more eggplant.
Good spot especially if you make it out for happy hour! Love how there are so many izakaya’s in Honolulu.
611 Kapahulu Avenue