Ta­mura’s opens its first res­tau­rant in Kaimuki

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - BUSINESS - By Erika En­gle erika@starad­ver­tiser.com ON THE NET: >> theedge­by­ta­muras.com >> tamuras­finewine.com

The Edge by Ta­mura’s is up and run­ning in Kaimuki and is al­ready so busy that no grand-open­ing fes­tiv­i­ties are planned.

The res­tau­rant has been op­er­at­ing since its soft open­ing in early De­cem­ber by Ta­mura En­ter­prises Inc., par­ent com­pany of Ta­mura’s Fine Wines & Liquors, which has mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions on Oahu and Maui.

Spe­cial­ties in­clude kurobuta le­chon kawali, braised short ribs, Korean-style spare ribs and an Aloha Tower of sushi, as well as share­able plates.

Pres­i­dent Glenn Ta­mura mon­i­tored the res­tau­rant in­dus­try for at least 10 years for the right time and lo­ca­tion to open a res­tau­rant.

“It’s in the neigh­bor­hood where my store and ware­house are, so it made sense to stay in Kaimuki and have our orig­i­nal res­tau­rant here,” he said

Ta­mura En­ter­prises bought the lo­ca­tion from restau­ra­teur Kevin Han­ney in Oc­to­ber.

At 3605 Wa­ialae Ave. the spot pre­vi­ously housed Salt Kitchen & Tast­ing Bar, Hale Ohuna and Av­enues Bar + Eatery. The Edge is open from 5 p.m. to mid­night Tues­day through Thurs­day and on Sun­days, and from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fri­days and Satur­days. Reser­va­tions are ac­cepted.

The com­pany be­gan build­ing the culi­nary team years ago, Ta­mura said.

“Chef Scott Sagon and cor­po­rate chef Aaron Siguenza are both chefs with ex­ten­sive back­grounds in lo­cal food, and Al­bert Tsuru is known to ev­ery­one from his Side Street Inn days,” he said.

The beers, wines and spir­its avail­able at The Edge are from the same sup­pli­ers that ser­vice the stores, so cus­tomers who might be hes­i­tant “about buy­ing a whole bot­tle of a spe­cialty sin­gle malt of bour­bon … can come to The Edge and try hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent liquors and wines, many of them ex­clu­sive to our stores,” Ta­mura said.

CINDY ELLEN RUS­SELL / CRUSSELL@STARAD­VER­TISER.COM

The Edge is a new bar and res­tau­rant es­tab­lished by the owner of Ta­mura’s Fine Wine & Liquors. Pic­tured are the Taro Wrapped Kauai Prawns, $14.

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