When I asked Hella where she wanted to go for dinner on Friday night in Honolulu, she suggested we choose a restaurant at my hotel. That seemed fine with me. So I called the Japanese restaurant at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. Did not view the menu or even check out the location. Just knew there was a floor level button for it in the elevator.
We had tickets to see Patton Oswalt at the Blue Note in Waikiki, so we chose an early dinner time of 6 PM. The hotel called to say if we came at 6 PM, the kitchen would be backed up and we would wait forever for our meal. They suggested 5:30. It didn't really make sense. But when we walked by the hallway to a separate dining hall, it was apparent. There we spied long tables filled with what looked like almost 50 Japanese guests, some sort of special celebration for the end of New Year's, I imagine.
Which gave us a front row seat in the dining room to watch the sunset and sailboat Regatta. Oh, we had no idea what was in store for us. You can read more and see a lot more photographs in my personal blog today at this link: Miyako Restaurant at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel.
Certified HAFA Specialist
Sacramento Real Estate Listings
Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
The Short Sale Savior, by Elizabeth Weintraub, available with free shipping.
Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of Lyon Real Estate. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice; it could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to elizabethweintraub.com.