Restaurant: The Orchid Court
Location: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Waimea, HI 96743. (808) 887-7368
Date: April 4, 2019
Cuisine: Vaguely Japanese
This write up is from our five day early April 2019 visit to the Big Island of Hawaii.
Night 3 brings us to another restaurant at our hotel, Orchid Court. It’s typical for resort hotels to have a bunch of restaurants at different levels and this is the “second tier”.
The menu. This one is vaguely Japanese and is very small. Mostly a bunch of basic basic sushi/sashimi and and rolls. Then a grill section (with sides) like a tiny steakhouse.
Mai Tai. Good.
Kaiso Salad. Seaweed, tomato, maui onion, babu arare, citrus.
As I’ve been low carb, ordered pretty much all the sashimi. Very expensive per piece. This was like $30 of sashimi and is very dull, only the most basic types. No “treatment” like at most LA places. Just a chunk of fish. Quality was solid though.
Kurobuta Pork Chop and Hamakua Mushrooms in scallion butter. This is also expensive, at $35 + $8. The mushrooms were good. The pork chop just fine.
Some chocolate ice cream.
The atmosphere at Orchid Court (which is the breakfast restaurant) is okay, but the menu is way to limited, and just “fine.” They really could use something much more creative.