To Market, To Market

May 1, 2013 | By Waikiki Magazine Team

Feast on global flavors at this Sheraton Waikiki eatery.



Hawai‘i is often referred to as a melting pot, and no other aspect of life here in the islands exemplifies this more than at the dinner table. At any potluck party, you’ll find a veritable United Nations of dishes presented.

Kai Market at Sheraton Waikiki brings that spirit of culinary sharing to the resort dining experience. Casual and modern, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner with farm-to-table freshness in a food fair setting.

The stars of executive chef Darren Demaya’s Plantation Nights dinner selections include Grandma’s Soy Sake Braised Beef Short Ribs, and Auntie’s Kim Chee Tako Poke. All dishes are created using time-honored family recipes using Hawai‘i’s freshest, locally grown products. Other themed nights include Paniolo Nights (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday) and Seafood Nights (Friday and Saturday).

Diners will find traditional Hawaiian fare such as imu-roasted pig, chicken, poi, sweet potato, seaweed coconut and fresh seafood. All of which is interspersed with flavors brought to the islands by the Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Okinawan, Korean, Puerto Rican and Portuguese peoples who settled into Hawai‘i plantations.

“Locals and visitors who come to Kai Market will have a chance to experience an authentic taste of the islands,” says Demaya. “By offering fresh, local products, we support our local farmers, help promote agricultural sustainability and nourish Hawai‘i’s economy.”

New to Kai Market is a champagne breakfast that will have guests starting the day off in elegant style. Or, end the day on a hearty note with an early bird ala carte prime rib dinner.

To further highlight Kai Market’s commitment to the local food scene, the restaurant will be launching a statewide recipe contest. The winning entry will not only be featured in the restaurant line, but will have the family’s story and name next to dish, so restaurant patrons can gain firsthand knowledge of Hawai‘i’s food traditions and how they are a part of the state’s deep-rooted culture.

Kai Market
Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave. [D:7 Waikiki Map]
(808) 921-4600