FUUD: HASR Bistro in Chinatown


When Grand Cafe & Bakery closed last July, I was devastated.

It was my go-to place for lunch whenever I was in downtown, mostly because it was located right outside the municipal parking lot I always use.

(Grand Cafe has since moved to HiSAM. Thank God.)

In its place, however, was a new bistro concept by Terry Kakazu, whose boutique wine shop, HASR Wine Co., is right next door.

And it’s aptly named HASR Bistro.

It’s country-side French food meets upscale dining but at affordable prices. Or something like that.

But the draw, at least for foodies, is the restaurant’s executive chef. Hawaii-born Rodney Uyehara, whose opened such notable eateries such as The Bistro at Century Center and The Beachhouse at the Moana Surfrider Hotel, is at the helm at HASR.

I was just happy something opened in that space. I mean, it’s right outside the parking garage!

So I went with a friend on a recent weekday to check out the menu I had heard raves about.

Here’s what lunch looked like:

HASR Bistro

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Last fall HASR Bistro took over the space vacated by Grand Cafe & Bakery.

HASR Bistro, 31 N. Pauahi St. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Phone: (808) 533-HASR.

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3 Responses to “FUUD: HASR Bistro in Chinatown”

  1. M February 22, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Hello Cat!

    Happy Fuud pixs Friday!
    That burger looks sooooo ono I can taste it!

  2. David Jackson February 22, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Looks good but a bit pricey. I’m thinking the burger is to die for and at $14 it had better be. The dessert looks righteous as well. But add the burger the dessert and the ice tea and it seems like $25 plus. More like a special occasion place to me. For $5 can get Costco two slices and a drink. Call me tight… Five meals for 1. You definitely have a serious food budget :)

  3. Amy1 February 24, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    Cat, maybe you should tell Melissa and Mari of this place. I will head there also to give it try.

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