FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2017
WORLD’S LARGEST OPEN-AIR SHOPPING CENTER OFFICIALLY OPENS NEW DINING HALL – LANAI @ ALA MOANA CENTER
HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – Ala Moana Center has officially opened its newest dining concept, the Lanai @ Ala Moana Center. Featuring local favorites and eateries new to Hawai‘i, the food hall is now home to Ahi & Vegetable, BRUG, Mahaloha Burger and Sobaya. The remaining eateries, including Agave & Vine, Da Spot, HiTEA Café, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Musubi Cafe Iyasume, Teppanyaki Farmer and Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha are set to open later this year.
“Our customers have been coming to this very spot to eat for many years when it was the former Shirokiya location,” said Francis Cofran, senior general manager of Ala Moana Center. “We are pleased to be able to offer our customers a new foodie destination on this side of the Center, complete with ten specialty food vendors and an agave bar.”
Located on Mall Level 2 in the Diamond Head Wing, the Lanai @ Ala Moana Center is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The contemporary food hall offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and grab-and-go options, and features indoor and outdoor seating for up to 450 customers.
Ahi & Vegetable
High-quality tuna chosen daily from Honolulu’s fish auction, Ahi & Vegetable’s seafood selection is as fresh as it gets. As their third venue on O‘ahu, Ahi & Vegetable’s Ala Moana Center location will continue to offer the most fresh and healthy seafood options in an assortment of sushi, sashimi, rolls, poke and bentos with a side of salad or rice. In addition to raw food specialties, Ahi & Vegetable will also serve cooked foods, including teriyaki chicken and beef, grilled fish (ahi and salmon), and more. Ahi & Vegetable has two other locations on Oahu, on Fort Street Mall and in the Kapalama Shopping Center.
BRUG is a popular Japanese-style bakery and cafe from Hokkaido, featuring delicious, artisan baked goods made fresh daily right in the store and sold with aloha. BRUG also serves soups, sandwiches, cold-brewed coffee, jelly drinks and other beverages. BRUG will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Mahaloha Burger’s locally-inspired menu features 100 percent free-range beef from the Big Island of Hawai‘i that is fresh and never frozen, with no fillers, no antibiotics or growth hormones. Each burger features an island flare such as the Loco Moco Burger with homemade gravy, egg and crispy fried onions or the ever popular Avocado or Banzai BBQ Burger. Mahaloha Burger also features a variety of sides including sweet potato, onion rings, french fries, tater tots and a variety of shakes. Mahaloha has two additional locations on Oahu, in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and in Kailua.
Sobaya is an authentic Japanese noodle house specializing in soba (buckwheat), udon and ramen noodles in soup. Served hot or cold, Sobaya’s refreshing noodle dishes come with a variety of toppings, including popular tempura options.
Agave & Vine
A cool, relaxing spot to wind down, Agave & Vine customers will enjoy an impressive selection of excellent tequilas, wines and craft beers. Featuring hand crafted cocktails and local favorites, shoppers are invited to sit back and enjoy a game on one of Agave & Vine’s flat screen HD TVs or just unwind after a fun day of shopping.
Da Spot has been providing sustainable local healthy meal options for the masses since 2004. With a wide assortment of exotic foods from around the world, Da Spot is the passport to a memorable, affordable and tasty experience. Beyond the unique dishes, Da Spot also serves up a savory selection of 35 different smoothies, with an option to create your own. Da Spot’s motto is to “feed the masses not the classes” with healthy options that “broke da mouth not the wallet” for a memorable, positively happy, tasty, experience. Da Spot also has a location on S. King Street in Honolulu.
HiTEA Cafe was established in 2015 and currently has two locations on Maui. Primary offerings will include freshly prepared stir-fry dishes with a mix of shrimp, various meats and fresh vegetable items. HiTEA Cafe will also serve fresh fruit juices, fresh fruit BOBA smoothies and various BOBA teas.
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
New to Hawai‘i, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches first began selling their famous sandwiches in San Francisco in 2007. Ike’s made-to-order sandwich options range from the standard turkey to creative fillings such as mozzarella sticks or jalapeño poppers topped with the brand’s famous “dirty sauce.”
Musubi Cafe Iyasume
Musubi Cafe Iyasume serves freshly made varieties of musubi, Japanese style bento, soup, and an array of bowl options, including katsu curry, kimchi beef, avocado shrimp tempura, salmon, and more. The musubi are made using the finest ingredients and premium rice, making Musubi Cafe Iyasume a popular stop for both visitors and locals, with five locations around Honolulu.
Featuring an open kitchen concept where customers can watch as their meal is prepared, Teppanyaki Farmer will use locally available farm fresh products and feature its signature dish, Da Original Steakroll.
Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha
From a half-century old childhood dream to opening the first House of Pure Aloha in Aina Haina in 2011, Uncle Clay’s vision will expand to exciting new heights at Ala Moana Center. Whether a kama’aina or guest to the islands, guests are invited to come and celebrate the true spirit of Hawai’i as one ‘ohana (family) at the House. Take part in the experience and savor Uncle Clay’s all-natural Hawaiian shave ice, locally made ice cream, plus a new island staple bringing two local favorites “two”gether at last — every dessert handcrafted from the heart and shared with Pure Aloha.
For information about Ala Moana Center, please visit www.AlaMoanaCenter.com or download the GGP Malls app. Follow Ala Moana Center on Twitter @AlaMoanaCenter, Facebook, and Instagram @AlaMoanaCenter, and use #lanaialamoana.
ABOUT ALA MOANA CENTER
Ala Moana Center is the world’s largest open-air shopping center with 2.4-million-square-feet of retail space. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and macy’s, the property is home to more than 340 stores and restaurants, including an extensive selection of international and luxury brands, one-of-a-kind specialty stores and more than 100 dining options. The Center is also one of Hawaiʻi’s most frequented destinations, attracting 48 million shopping visitations each year. Ala Moana Center is located at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96814.
ABOUT GGP INC.
Ala Moana Center is owned and managed by GGP Inc., an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.
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