By Tovin Lapan /
James Beard-award winning chef and restaurateur Michael Mina is set to open a new dining hall concept in Honolulu.
The Street, A Michael Mina Social House, is scheduled to open May 19 at the redeveloped International Marketplace in Waikiki.
The Street is a collection of dining concepts operated by different chefs offering a variety of food. The 6,900-square-foot space includes 13 restaurants offering everything from barbecue and pizza to poke bowls and sushi. Diners can sample dishes from a selection of the restaurants, and gather with their group in the 280-seat open, communal dining area.
“In my childhood home, meals were an event. Everything overflowed the food, the guests and the conversation. Our table was the heart of the family,” Mina said in a release. “I established The Street to capture that sense of excitement and celebration. It’s one giant overflowing table where our family of masterful chefs create innovative cuisine with serious crave appeal.”
Reinforcing the concept of sampling from different vendors, they are offering The Street Party Pass, which allows the purchaser to get any seven items at any of the food stalls over a period of 30 days for a total of $37.
The food stalls include: Little Lafa, a Mediterranean kitchen from Michael Mina; Adam’s Nana Lu, an Italian eatery from chef Adam Sobel; International Smoke, a barbecue place from Ayesha Curry; Lamill Coffee, an artisanal coffee bar from Craig Min; Maui Onion Burger, created by chef David Varley; Kai Poke, a creative take on poke conceived by chef Gerald Chin; The Ramen Bar led by chef Ken Tominaga; and Aloha Ice, a dessert bar from Oahu’s own Michelle Karr-Ueoka. Other stalls include a juice and smoothie bar, a beer and wine garden, a tiki bar, and a boutique chocolate shop.
The Street is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and some vendors will stay open late.
“The Street will feature an approachable way to experience incredibly diverse, fine-dining caliber cuisine from a variety of talented chefs. It is very much inspired by the local community and the idea of bringing people together through the universal language of great food, great people and fun times,” Mina said. “The atmosphere will be upbeat and energetic and reflective of the Hawaiian lifestyle.”
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