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My Ravish experience

My Ravish experience

If you haven't tried Ravish, it's a new restaurant that took over the old Morimoto space within The Modern Honolulu. I didn't know what to expect but you can be the judge of that.

We first started with the communal plates (a.k.a. appetizers):

Squash Empanadas $18 - Mushrooms, Soy Beans, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto.

Squash Empanadas $18 - Mushrooms, Soy Beans, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto.

The Squash Empanadas were large. Holding one empanada filled my entire hand. I loved this dish because it was different and full of vegetables so I ended up eating two. 

Three Little Pigs 17 - Tamarind Glazed Ribs, Braised Pork Cheek, Pork Belly, Lavender Honey.

Three Little Pigs 17 - Tamarind Glazed Ribs, Braised Pork Cheek, Pork Belly, Lavender Honey.

We had to order the Three Little Pigs because my husband is a pork belly fan. Again, the communal dishes were large in portion. I was already full but everything tasted too good to stop. If I keep eating dishes like these, I would be a pork lover for sure. 

We should have stopped at the first two dishes but we had to try out the entrees. 

'Ele 'Ele $28 - Pacific Waters Seafood (Shrimp, Octopus, Clams, Mussels and the fish of the day), Calamari Ink, Rice, Cucumber Dill Yogurt.

'Ele 'Ele $28 - Pacific Waters Seafood (Shrimp, Octopus, Clams, Mussels and the fish of the day), Calamari Ink, Rice, Cucumber Dill Yogurt.

I was pretty proud of my entree selection. When I looked at the menu, I couldn't decide on what entree to try. It was definitely a battle between the lamb and the 'Ele 'ele. Everything about this dish was wonderful. The seafood was cooked perfectly not to mention calamari inked rice. WOW. When I come back, I am going to order this again. 

Sanpuru $50 - A sample of each Modish sushi and any roll of choice. From left to right, row one:  Prime Shrimp Steak, Sea Urchin // Foie, Ume, Daikon // Torched Salmon and Vodka Sauce // Bruleed Miso Mayo Shrimp. From left to right, row two: Fatty Ahi, Yam, Kizami Wasabi  // Yellowtail, Jalapeno, Ponzu Gel  // Salmon, Onion, Kombu // Scallop, Matcha Salt. Row three: Spiced King Crab Roll.

Sanpuru $50 - A sample of each Modish sushi and any roll of choice.

From left to right, row one:  Prime Shrimp Steak, Sea Urchin // Foie, Ume, Daikon // Torched Salmon and Vodka Sauce // Bruleed Miso Mayo Shrimp.

From left to right, row two: Fatty Ahi, Yam, Kizami Wasabi  // Yellowtail, Jalapeno, Ponzu Gel  // Salmon, Onion, Kombu // Scallop, Matcha Salt.

Row three: Spiced King Crab Roll.

I know what you must be thinking, Jasper's meal is epic. I don't need to explain how the Sanpuru tastes. I still am proud of my 'Ele 'Ele though. 

Now, for dessert:

Chocolate, Vanilla and Coconut Ice Cream with a Malasada on top. 

Chocolate, Vanilla and Coconut Ice Cream with a Malasada on top. 

This was a nice surprise gift from the chef to end our very full and happy tummies. I said I was full but how can I resist. A malasada? Come on. 

Oh wait, but sweet tooth Jasper had to have a finale dessert dish. 

Okinawan Honey Butter Chips  $12 - Okinawan purple potato chip, white Lehua honey, pink peppercorn ice cream, spicy chocolate sauce, fresh fruit.

Okinawan Honey Butter Chips  $12 - Okinawan purple potato chip, white Lehua honey, pink peppercorn ice cream, spicy chocolate sauce, fresh fruit.

Dude. I'm not a huge dessert lover but I have to say that this was beyond amazing. I never thought to put honey on top of purple potato chips and lets not forget the pink peppercorn ice cream. My tastebuds were dancing to the tune of sweets.

Overall, I am obsessed with Ravish. My husband and I had such a wonderful experience and the service was on point.  Honestly, the price wasn't bad for the amount of food we ate. If you have a small appetite, I would suggest not going crazy like us. I was full from the communal dishes but I couldn't stop eating. Refraining yourself is no fun. 

If you have the chance to check it out, you need to go ASAP but if you want to go on a special occasion, I believe they are creating a special menu just for Mother's Day, May 14. Ravish is a Pacific Inspired, Soul Infused Restaurant. They will be featuring a communal style three-course dinner, the menu includes charred beef tenderloin, achiote grilled snapper, ginger glazed chicken yakitori and more. With a set menu, prices start at $30 per child and $80 per adult. Make your reservations soon for a fun experience by clicking here or giving them a call at 808-943-5900.

 

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