Special guest this Wednesday at OTW

Off the Wall chef Grant “Sandaa” Murata sensei (of the Afuso Ryu Gensei Kai Hawaii) emailed to let us know that they have a special guest this Wednesday (10/15) at the restaurant. The special guest is a friend of his who lived in Hawaii about 30 years ago and often performed at the old Club …

Experience the flavors of Japan & Okinawa event

Off the Wall Restaurant & Bar (Aiea, Hawaii) will be holding the second part of their 3-part series on experiencing the flavors of Japan and Okinawa this Friday, October 17th. The following is via their email newsletter (email us at karakui.com@gmail.com and we’ll forward your email if you want to be added to their list): …

Off the Wall’s “Experience the flavors of Japan and Okinawa tasting”

Off the Wall Restaurant & Bar (Aiea, Hawaii) is becoming a happening place with live Okinawan music on Wednesday nights and now they have a new event coming up this Friday, September 26, 2008. From their newsletter: Experience the Flavors Japan and Okinawa Tasting Join us on Friday, September 26, for the first event of …

Off the Wall to feature live Okinawan music!!!

Off the Wall Originally uploaded by Champuru Watch, enjoy and listen to live Okinawan music every 1st and 3rd Wednesday night of the month at Off the Wall (Aiea, Hawaii). (From their email newsletter—nifee deebitan to Sandaa-sensei for the tip!): Join us this coming Wednesday, September 17, at OFF THE WALL BAR for LIVE OKINAWAN …

Utage Restaurant & Lounge

One of the great things about running a blog is that you meet people (via comments, email and IRL too) from all-over the world. And, at times, old friends from right in my backyard. My friend Tadashi (who rocked a pretty mean guitar back in the day) has a restaurant called Utage Restaurant & Lounge …

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” …