Food Finds: Downtown
Living up to its name, Restaurant Epic is a modern restaurant in the epicenter of Chinatown dishing up a New American-inspired menu with an unforgettable pau hana (happy hour) and pre-fixe menu as quintessentially "Hawai‘i" and equally unforgettable as Epic's Crunchy Balls (we die for their Kim Chee Fried Rice Balls).
After an afternoon exploring, Restaurant Epic offers an unexpected escape to rest your feet, and take advantage of the enticing and affordable menu. With a weekday pau hana from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. you'll be digging their $4 drinks and selection of inspired pupus (appetizers) such as the lemongrass steamed clams, Caesar tostadas, pocho mac and cheese balls and furikake fries with wasabi aioli.
For those who have worked up an appetite we'd recommend the pre-fixe tasting menu. At only $35 for five courses -- you need to get the wine pairings for just $8 more! -- you'll have to ask your companions to roll you over to the valet or to Mark's Garage just across the street where they offer $8 flat rate parking after 3 p.m.