Direct from Tokyo...it's Fujimamas
Yesterday, in my e-mail's inbox, I received the following press release from Lauren Shannon with Fujimamas in Tokyo. The announcement is for the grand opening of Fujimamas in Kailua-Kona.
Fujimamas Restaurant & Bar
With ~Sushi on The Side~
Direct from Tokyo, internationally acclaimed Chef Mark Vann and Restaurateur ElliottSmith, welcome you to the newest dining spot in Kona, Hawaii. Making its home in the location previously known as Izakaya Kai, Fujimamas’ doors are open to all guests at the same 75-5719 Alii Dr. location, directly behind Crazy Shirts.
Like its flagship restaurant in Tokyo, Fujimamas Kona offers a variety of dining areas each with a unique atmosphere and all tastefully designed with South East Asian details. A 40 seat patio for al fresco dining, a private seating tatami style room, a main chic space with Vietnamese silk lamps, a sushi counter and a full service bar/lounge lit at night with candles and marbled glass pendants, offer all our guests- both local and visitors alike, an intimate experience paralleled with world class service.
Fujimamas winning concept is based on Chef Mark Vann’s original culinary creations featuring Asian influences and Far East inspirations. The dishes are offered “Ohana style” (family style) with emphasis placed on freshness, superior ingredient quality and fabulous presentation, served for reasonable prices by a team of friendly, professional, hospitality ambassadors.
The bar at Fujimamas is equally sensational. The creation of co–owner Elliott Smith, the bar brings a style and pizzazz new to Kailua Kona. Including a full service dining lounge, the bar boasts a memorable menu of fresh fruit martinis, saketinis and asian inspired original cocktails. In addition, our team has carefully selected New World wines and Japanese sakes for a small, high quality list. Both local and Asian beers are available on tap and by the bottle.
For further information contact:
Or Lisa Vann at [email protected]
- Concept: Asian Inspired Original Menu Featuring Big Island Sushi
- Current Hours Of Operation: Tuesday thru Sunday 5:00 pm –11:00 pm
- Average Check: 35 dollars
- Dress Code: Casual
- Extras: Childrens Assorted Bento Meals, Special Menu Packages for Parties with 10 guests ++
- Languages Spoken: Japanese, English, French, and Spanish
- All credit cards accepted
75-5719 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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If any of you have dined at Fujimamas in either Tokyo or Kailua-Kona, I would be interested in hearing what you have to say about your experiences there.
Personally, after looking over the Tokyo location's lunch and dinner menus on the company's website, I'm looking forward to my next visit to Kona so that I can sample the food for myself. The selection of dishes looks interesting and the photos make me wish that the restaurant had opened in Honolulu instead.