Omakase Challenge: Sushi ii

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A couple of months ago, Lena Morris, Melissa Chang and I were having dinner at Rinka and we ran into Chef Garrett Wong of Sushi ii. He piqued our interests with the impressive list of seasonal and imported Japanese fish now on his menu and invited us to experience the greater selection. Garrett also mentioned his omakase, which ranged from 20 to 40 pieces of sushi, but added, “No one has ever eaten 40 pieces.” We told Ed Morita about Garrett’s statement and his reply was, “challenge accepted!”

This past Saturday, Lena, Melissa, Ed, my friend Joyce and I tried Garrett’s omakase. (Lena’s husband, Sean, just had miso soup.) The omakase price ranges from about $80 to $150 per person, depending on what you eat and how many pieces. Since people in our group gave up at different points, everyone except me and Ed paid different amounts — so if you are in a group, make sure you keep track of what you eat. Here is what we had:

Sushi ii Omakase Challenge

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Located off of Keeaumoku Street in the Samsung Plaza, Sushi ii is a hidden gem in the Honolulu dining scene. Those who have experienced Chef Garrett's sushi before find themselves coming back for more. —Photo by Grant Shindo

Here are highlights from our evening, in video:

21 comments
ale808
ale808

Dooodes, I am up for the challenge! Next time when I am back in town.... 

M
M

Hello Melissa and Grant,

I'm DROOLING!

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

'Cool Hand Ed & Grant'  what was the total elapsed time? did Ed really go to Wallgreens? that my be a violation of the rules...like there were any. 

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

If I go back, I want to try the items that were served past the point that I gave up. I'd also do the hotaru ika again, and the flounder propulsion thingie. That was DERICIOUS! No more live, squirming creatures for me, please.

Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

Delicate Blossom & GS:  Yikes...your pix and vid took care of breakfast for me!  How can a human eat so much?  OK, I hope to see your photo on the wall the next time I go there!

MyongChoi
MyongChoi

Haha, I don't think there's any way I could've gone as far as you guys. But seeing your pics on Instagram that night did inspire me to go to another sushi establishment I frequent and had myself a wonderful meal as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Grant Shindo
Grant Shindo

 @M Have you been to Sushi ii before?  It was pretty darn good at a pretty darn good price!

Grant Shindo
Grant Shindo

We had to snag some antihistamines just in case! We were there for quite some time... haha. at least 4 hours.

Grant Shindo
Grant Shindo

The seared flounder flaps were amazing. The fatty goodness was definitely a memorable taste especially in sushi!

Grant Shindo
Grant Shindo

 @Annoddah_Dave  I don't think they are going to put our photos on the wall. They might post it in their office and train new employees telling them to kick us out for eating all their sushi!

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @Annoddah_Dave I just had avocado on cracker yesterday. That's all I ate. I should just hibernate for a few months.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @MyongChoi which establishment was that, Myong? Did you go to Club Evergreen without me?

MyongChoi
MyongChoi

 @Melissa808 Haha, nah I went to Kona Kai that night. But yes, let's do that EG visit! We've been talking about it for years!

Grant Shindo
Grant Shindo

 @M Definitely worth the money and even if you do ala carte, so good! the selection is amazing!

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @MyongChoi I'm actually free this Friday, or almost any night next week. 

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