The spot for this month’s dinner with the girls was the Pearl Kai Shopping Center at a small restaurant called Off the Wall. The cuisine can be best described as a fresh take on local style Japanese and Okinawan comfort food. The vibe of the place is youthful, warm and friendly.
We started off with Crab & Artichoke Wontons ($6.00) with a creamy filling
and BBQ Spiced “Hapa” Fries ($7.00) – sweet potato and regular fries served with a mustard dipping sauce.
Ahi Poke Salad with a light kimchee dressing that my friend loved and wanted to purchase.
Tofu Salad ($6.00)
Tempura Shrimp Club Temaki ($3.50)
Kimchee Ahi Temaki ($3.50)
Okinawan Yakisoba ($9.00) made with thick and firm Okinawan soba noodles and lots of veggies.
Shoyu Pork Miso Okinawan Soba ($7.50)
Fresh andagi anyone?
In addition to the traditional Andagi ($0.85 – for those that don’t know, it’s like a very dense fried cake doughnut), they have several variations including the Anda-dog ($4.50) which is a corn dog but with andagi batter. I tried the Shoyu Pork Andagi ($3.00) which is an andagi topped with shredded shoyu pork and some of that sweet shoyu sauce. The perfect combination of sweet and salty.
And of course the decadent Chocolate Filled Andagi ($2.00) to end our meal.
With our stomachs full, we rolled out of Off the Wall and headed to Starbucks to continue our gab-fest. I love trying new restaurants, and I’m so glad we tried Off the Wall. And we get to do it all over again next month. Until then, ladies!
MENU: View the menu on their website.
Off the Wall Restaurant Bar & Catering
Pearl Kai Shopping Center
98-199 Kamehameha Highway, B-10
Aiea, HI 96701