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“Good seafood at beach side”
Review of Mina's Fish House

Mina's Fish House
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Ranked #23 of 149 Restaurants in Kapolei
Price range: US$3 - US$150
Description: Inspired by the traditional Hawaiian fish houses, MINA’s Fish House combines the flavors and ingredients of the islands with the culinary expertise of Michelin-starred Chef Michael Mina in a beautiful open air, ocean front setting.
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Description: Inspired by the traditional Hawaiian fish houses, MINA’s Fish House combines the flavors and ingredients of the islands with the culinary expertise of Michelin-starred Chef Michael Mina in a beautiful open air, ocean front setting.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Good seafood, price is a bit high. Food was good, so we went back two days later. Nice location at the beach front of Four Seasons Hotel. Enjoy the sunset at Ko Olin’s lagoon. Oh, service was slow second time. Maybe we weren’t drinking enough to forget the passage of time :) if you are tired of Poke in Hawaii, this is a place to try grilled seafood.

Thank terry h
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We were at this hotel many years ago when it was the Marriott and I remembered the restaurant by the beach. It is now Mina’s fish House and we made a reservation, walked there though it was rainy, and dined inside. It is pleasant, rustic with somewhat uncomfortable hard wooden chairs but great food. They have a fish “somalier” who explains the fresh catch supplied in whole or steaks. We had the Pomfret which is a soft, white meat in a flavorful sauce and the Opah, a bit more firm prepared excellently. To start we had the Buratta salad, which is smoked and served with a lid on which upon lifting allows the smoke out, perfuming the table. My spouse had the chowder of lobster and crab and said it was good.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

One of the new ventures of Michael Mina on the property of the Four Seasons' Hotel at Ko Olina on the west coast of the island. It is always great to have restaurants on this side of the island as it prevents you from having to endure the traffic going into the city (an hour minimum to get to the city ). So while the prices will be a bit higher - you are saving two hours of your life and enjoying a great meal.
The menu is Mina's interpretation of some classic Hawaiian dishes (well modern Hawaii) which has some great fusion with classics from the states. For the most part, they do well - some hits.

The Sat and Pepper Bigfin Reef Squid is their version of calamari. The Shishito peppers add spice to what would be just another calamari and the aioli perks it up just enough that you might believe it is something more than a common dish in the states ($19). The Abalone Spaghetti was a great choice ($28) with the osetra caviar and chives setting it off well.

For an entree I would suggest the Phyllo-crusted butterfish,in Alaska we call this black cod ($44) . The haricot vert on the side is almost a limp garnish but the butterfish is moist, retains the gentle flavor of the fish, and the phyllo was thankfully not overcooked, but buttery and added to the dish. My wife gave a thumbs up to the Grilled Yellowfin Tuna and Seared Foie Gras ($57) - she is the tuna mistress of the high seas having eaten every tuna out there including Charlie (sorry Charlie). It was prepared perfectly.
For sides the crispy brussels sprouts ($10)were so delicious my wife asked for a take home box (and we were staying at the hotel). They came out perfectly crisp and delicious. I went for the fat man's Garlic and Duck Fat French Fries ($9) which were cut too large and were a bit bland in spite of the "volcano onion ketchup) they add to try to save it from being another fry. Honestly, McDonald's has nothing to worry about here.
The wine list is going to be about four times what you would expect to pay in the states - so it is just silly money to spend that much on wine so off to cocktails.
They make a good Manhattan and Martini (gin with a twist, of course, otherwise it isn't a martini). But their local cocktails, in spite of trying them - didn't do it. My wife tried the Hyde Park Swizzle ($14) which had several things going for it -- Hyde Park (the Chicago not UK) is a perfect name, and it has Beefeater Gin, Lime, Mint, and bitters. The combination just didn't work.It was a bit too bitter, and my mouth hadn't puckered that much since my mother-in-law made lemonade with our ornamental oranges.
They deal with these problems well, replacing the cocktail with out what you want - and this is how a classy restaurant does it.
Great place- go, eat - eat outside, it is Hawaii.

1  Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Disaster from the moment we sat down. Slow service, poor food and over priced. Military manager making all the new staff nervous........

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1  Thank ABCARA
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

When a restaurant is this pricey, I usually check their Happy Hour to see if it's worth it. The beers are a good price then, and triple-fried duck fat fries are always good, but the shrimp and calamari in the fritto misto were tiny, over-breaded & overcooked. You'd do better at Red Lobster, and that's a pretty low bar. Maybe the restaurant is better, and at those prices it should be, but after this experience I wouldn't risk it.

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