Weekly Eater features Off the Wall, a new restaurant in Pearl Kai


Being the izakaya kind of dude that I am, I’m happy to read news of a new restaurant called ‘Off the Wall’ that opened in the Pearl Kai Shopping Center. The restaurant’s executive chef happens to also be one of the most well-known musicians of Okinawan music in Hawaii (and around the globe), Grant “Sandaa” Murata. Here’s an excerpt from Nadine Kam’s Weekly Eater article:

There’s confusion by association because Murata’s known in Okinawan circles as a musician, in addition to his past affiliation with the Okinawan restaurant Hanagasa Inn. There are many old-timers who depend on him for traditional local Okinawan fare, while a younger generation expects a lighter hand, free of oil and extracting the bitterness from bittermelon.

He says he’s feeling the pressure from both factions while also trying to please that other faction of newbies who don’t know a single thing about the restaurant and can’t even guess based on its name.

Off the Wall
98-199 Kamehameha Hwy.
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
808-486-9255

Published by Haisai Richie

Still finding my way.

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4 Comments

  1. Haisai Riccin,
    so did you try it yet, i want to soon but dont know when,

    Ray

  2. i don’t know how i missed that article… sounds cool! have you tried it yet??? should go after sanshin practice one of these days…

  3. just tried “Off The Wall” for lunch today…. the place has it’s charm and is very informal… the service is good and the Okinawan shoyu pork dish I ordered was “outstanding”!
    Good value for the money. Will definately return to try the other items on the menu!…for lunch as well for dinner.

  4. The food is delicious, outta this world. I love that its prepared to order, and a lot of hard work, perfection, and quality come in each bite! its definitely a place to go to tickle your sense of taste!! i miss the okinawan soba:( cant wait to come back to hawaii and eat there again! AMAZING JOB GUYS!

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