The Joy of Sake Logotype


Friday, June 24, 2022


6:30 pm–9:00 pm


Hawaiʻi Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815


$110 per person

The admission fee includes appetizers from participating restaurants and unlimited samplings of sake.



  • World Sake Imports
  • Tanaka 1789 x chartier

The Joy of Sake celebrates Hawaiʻi’s 150-year love affair with sake, starting with the early days of Japanese immigration and continuing to the present day. This year marks the 20th anniversary of what’s become the biggest annual sake celebration in the US, featuring 576 different sakes in peak condition together with traditional and contemporary sake appetizers from top Hawaiʻi chefs.


The Joy of Sake celebrates good sake, good food and good friends. Participating restaurants distinguish themselves not only by their outstanding cuisine, but also by their appreciation of the luster that fine sake adds to a meal.

Beachhouse at the Moana

2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 921-4600

Featured Dish: Oysters on the Half Shell with a Japanese mignonette, uni and ikura

Cake Works

2820 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: (808) 946-4333

Featured Dish: Calamansi Chiffon with Li Hing Mui compressed strawberries and lemon crunch

Chef Chai

1009 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 585-0011

Featured Dish: Shrimp Taco with fresh mango salsa and avocado mousse

Colin Hazama/C4 Table

Featured Dish: Smoked Candied Ono, Ho Farms nishime + crispy umami rice + roasted corn dashi + shiso oil


1009 Kapiʻolani Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96814
Phone: (808) 591-0101

Featured Dish: Thinly Sliced Albacore on a bed of shredded daikon w/jalapeno, ponzu, sesame oil and spicy mayo

Feast by Jon Matsubara

2970 East Manoa Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Featured Dish: Smoked Butterfish Chazuke with chilled lemon dashi


2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 923-2311

Featured Dish: Kako‘o Oiwi Warabi Salad with Braised Big Island Abalone and Pulehu Tako, yuzu vinaigrette and puff grains

Hanale by Islander Sake Brewery

25 N King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Featured Dish: Washu Beef Tataki cured in shiokoji and sake lees

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5000 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 369-9480

Featured Dish: Crispy Mountain View Pork Belly

Koko Head Cafe

1120 12th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 732-8920

Featured Dish: Smoked Heart of Palm Kushiage, guava tare, herb salad

Nami Kaze

1135 N. Nimiz Highway
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 888-6264

Featured Dish: Local Beef Cheek Kamameshi Rice

Pai Honolulu

55 Merchant Street, Ste. 110
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 744-2531

Featured Dish: Citrus-cured Salmon Mousse Tart, yuzu ikura & Mari’s Garden spicy microgreens

Pili Group

Featured Dish: Mahiki Ranch WunTun, chili oil, raw fish


2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 330
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 896-2545

Featured Dish: American Wagyu Beef Tartare black truffle/green apple/macadamia

Superb Sushi

1322 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 737-0051

Featured Dish: Firecracker Poke Bowl

TBD…by Vikram Garg

2885 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Featured Dish: Shrimp & Hamakua Mushroom Risotto, parmesan cream


413 Seaside Avenue, Suite 1F
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 212-9252

Featured Dish: Local Catch Mix Poke

Patio Partners

Asato Family Shop

1306 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96813

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