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The Kahala VIP Skybox Grindz at the 2018 Sony Open

The last post featured the entire experience at the 2018 Sony Open Halekulani VIP Skybox, where on behalf of the Tasty Island, Yours Truly was honorably invited as one of their guests. Well, since The Kahala Hotel & Resort was literally our next door neighbor up there in “Golf Fan Eliteville”, I also had the honor to check out and try some of the tasty dishes they were offering. Here they are. Enjoy. ;-)

Mixed Greens

The Kahala Potato Salad

Local style Cold Rice Noodles

Kamaboko (fish cake) Poke

Clam Poke

Tako (Octopus) Poke

Ahi Poke

Ahi Sashimi  

Ahi Sashimi (Wasabi, shoyu and Gari on the side, not shown)

Panko-crusted Seared Ahi with Wasabi Aioli and Soba Salad

Maki and California Sushi

Crispy Roast Pork

Crispy Roast Pork

Bao (Chinese style steamed buns) for the Crispy Roast Pork

Grilled Shrimp (“Shrimp on the barbi, mate!”)

Hot dog and hamburger buns


Beef hot dogs

Black Angus Kahala Burgers

Burger toppings station: over medium eggs

Burger toppings station: Swiss and cheddar cheese 

Burger toppings station: sliced tomato, lettuce and onion

Pulehu Chicken Quesadillas

Guacamole for the Quesadillas

Salsa for the Quesadillas


Chicken Katsu (Tonkatsu sauce on the side, not shown)

Pork Gyoza

Grilled Chicken Potstickers

Crispy Gau Gee

Crispy Gau Gee, Gyoza and Pot Stickers Condiment Station: Shoyu, Chinese style hot mustard-shoyu, Hoisin, Sweet & Sour Sauce, Chinese Parsley and Green Onion

Fresh-baked cookies by the Pastry Chef of The Kahala

Ice cold beer and wine

Roger Bright, Director of Sales for The Kahala Hotel & Resort with Pomai

Pomai with Dara Lum, Director of Public Relations for The Kahala Hotel & Resort 

View of the 2018 Sony Open 18th hole from The Kahala Skybox

Huge mahalo to Dara Lum for inviting me over to photograph and try the onolicious grindz at The Kahala Hotel & Resort VIP Skybox. I tried a little of all da’ poke and a small slice of the crispy roast pork… was all winnahz! 


One thought on “The Kahala VIP Skybox Grindz at the 2018 Sony Open

  • February 3, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Lord – I’d KEEL anybody necessary to get at that poke and sashimi !!! Not really – but you get the picture :D. I had to postpone my trip back home for a couple of months since my son is leaving early for his assignment to S. Korea and he can’t make it. Another 90 days… Tic Toc


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