Food Finds: Waikiki
For sushi connoisseurs looking for some of the freshest sushi and a fin-tastic selection of fish, swim over to Sushi ii. Tucked away in the old Samsung Plaza less than a block from Ala Moana Center, Sushi ii (pronounced ee, ii translates "good" in Japanese) serves up sushi that more than lives up to its name.
Owned and managed by local boy Garrett Wong who has some serious sushi street cred, here you'll find a selection of fish that will have you in a raw-food rapture. Enjoy everything from traditional favorites like maguro (tuna) and sake (salmon) to unique fish finds like live baby abalone - still wriggling in the dish - fresh moi, grilled anago (freshwater eel) and more.
If you're looking for a true fish feast order the omakase, which is considered by many the only real way to splash out. The chef's choice, omakase translates in Japanese to "I'll leave it to you," and starts at $60 for 10 pieces. Trust us, after a meal here you'll be happier than a clam.
Oh, and don't forget to tell Garrett we sent you.