to Jul 31

July 2017 Kaiseki Tasting

This weekend is our Japanese Grandpa inspired traditional Kaiseki tasting. If you haven't had the chance to sign up, we still have availability for both Sunday, July 30th and the Monday, July 31st tastings.

The cost is $75 per person. We require a credit card number to hold your reservation. A 48 hour in advance cancellation policy will be observed and we will charge a 50% fee for no shows or late cancellations.

To make a reservation, please call/text 808-634-0101

We hope to see you!

- Japanese Grandma's Cafe

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11:00 AM11:00

Easter Menu Sets

Japanese Grandma's will be serving Easter Lunch and Dinner sets.

Lunch Sets includes two choice of 4oz beef or chicken/tempura, soba noodle salad, fresh fruit and a trio of desserts 26.00

Dinner Sets includes two choice of 6oz beef or chicken/tempura, soba noodle salad, miso soup, fresh fruit and a trio of desserts 36.00
*Sushi available at additional charge

Reservations are not required but recommended. Please call/text 808-634-0101 to reserve your spot!

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to Mar 13

March Five Course Tasting

Come join us for a wonderful evening of delicious food, where you'll be presented with five dishes prepared and cooked by our very own executive chef, Thomas Falchini. Availability is limited and reservations are required. This is a B.Y.O.B event, please feel free to bring your favorite wine and beer. We recommend visiting Dan at the Koloa Wine Shop for alcohol and food pairing suggestions!

Seating's are at 5:15pm and 7:30pm each night. Cost per seat is $75, tax included. 

Reservations taken by text (808-634-0101), e-mail (info@blu-umi.com) or in person at our restaurant. Please provide your name, phone number, desired date/time, and number of people in your party. No deposit, however we will be taking down credit card information to confirm your seats.

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to Feb 14

Valentine's Day Five Course Tasting

Japanese Grandma's Cafe is now taking reservations for our special Valentines Day Tasting💕

Seating's are at 5:15 and 7:30, Feb 14th. $75 per seat, tax included. BYOB.

Reservations are required! Call/text (808-634-0101) or email (info@blu-Umi.com). Please provide your name, phone number and number of people in your party. No deposit, however we will be taking credit card information to confirm your seats.

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to Jan 9

January 2017 Tasting Menu

Introducing Executive Chef Thomas Falchini's January Tasting Menu. Five delicious courses made with local and fresh ingredients. Seatings at 5:15pm and 7:30pm each night. $75 per seat, tax included. BYOB. Reservations required!

Reservations taken by text (808-634-0101), e-mail (info@blu-umi.com) or in person at our restaurant. Please provide your name, phone number, desired date/time, and number of people in your party. No deposit, however we will be taking down credit card information to confirm your seats.


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10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Bento Box!

Happy Holidays from Japanese Grandma's Cafe!

We are excited to offer a traditional Japanese New Year's Bento Box containing 15 different dishes which each hold a special meaning.

Boxes are $30 each and are portioned for a 1 person meal or 2 person appetizer. Boxes must be pre-ordered by December 29th. Pick up is available on the 30th and 31st by 2pm. Please call or text at 808-634-0101 or e-mail at info@blu-umi.com.

The box includes:

Sweet black soybeans, which are eaten for good health and long life in the New Year.
Golden chestnut mash, which symbolizes economic fortune and wealth.
Simmered Japanese vegetables, which symbolize wishes for the coming year.
Sweet rolled omelet, which symbolize education and culture.
Seasoned sardines, which symbolize a bountiful harvest.
Pickled turnips with salmon roe, which represent fertility.
Shrimp, egg, and raddish rolled to look like traditional Japanese washi paper.
Pickled vegetables in white and orange which are colors that represent a good omen.
Steamed crab cake, which is commonly eaten during celebrations.
Boiled shrimp, which symbolizes longevity.
Burdock root wrapped in chicken and simmered to represent an abundant harvest.
Sweet egg cake in yellow and white.
Teriyaki yellowtail, which is a classic Japanese dish.
Fish cake in the shape of a paddle used in hagoita, a traditional Japanese game.
Herring roe, which symbolizes a wish to be gifted with many children.

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to Dec 12

December 2016 Tasting Menu

Introducing Executive Chef Thomas Falchini's December Tasting Menu. Five fantastic courses made with local ingredients. Available December 11th and 12th with seatings at 5:15 and 7:30 each night. $75 per seat, BYOB.

Reservations with a $40 deposit required. We prefer taking reservations by text (808-634-0101) or e-mail (info@blu-umi.com). Please provide your name, phone number, party number, and desired date/time. We will call you to confirm your reservation and take your deposit.

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5:00 PM17:00

French-Japanese Inspired Tasting Menu

We are now taking reservations for Executive Chef Thomas Falchini's Japanese-French Inspired Tasting Menu! This is a delicious five-course meal featuring fresh and local ingredients. Available on November 14th with seatings at 5:15 and 7:30pm. $75 for dinner with BYOB! Reservation with a $40 deposit required. Seating is limited so call or visit us today! 808-855-5016 or 808-634-0101

Executive Chef Thomas Falchini started his career with food at the young age of 15. Throughout the years he has gained a breadth of experience including work at three Michelin Star Restaurant Joel Robuchon and Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Beverly Hills.

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to Oct 23

Kauai Chocolate and Coffee Festival: Wine & Chocolate Pairing and Executive Chef Thomas Falchini's Five Course Tasting Menu


During the Kauai Chocolate and Coffee Festival on October 22nd we will have a Chocolate and Wine Pairing Event in our tranquil backyard. We will have two starting times at 1PM and 3PM and the cost is $25 per person. Reservations are required for this event and seating is limited! Call or visit our restaurant during business hours to make a reservation.


Chef Thomas Falchini has returned to Japanese Grandma's and has crafted a delectable five course tasting menu using fresh ingredients from local farms. He uses his expertise from working at Wolfgang Puck and Three-Michelin Star Restaurant Joel Robuchon to put together this memorable dinner. The event will be held the nights of October 22nd and 23rd. There will be two sittings for each night at 5:15PM and 7:30PM. Dinner is $75 and wine is an additional $20.  Menu details are below. Reservations required. Please call or visit us for reservations at 808-855-5016.

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5:00 PM17:00

Hawaiian Plate Dinner Fridays

Starting October 21st we will begin selling ready-to-eat Kalua Pork Plate Dinners that can be eaten in our backyard or taken with you. Plates will start selling at 5PM. These Hawaiian Plate Dinners will be sold every Friday during the Hanapepe Art Night. Come and enjoy this local Hawaiian classic! See menu details below.


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to Jul 25

The First in Our Series of Guest Chefs: Tom Falchini

     Japanese Grandma's Cafe would like to introduce the first in our series of monthly guest chefs. Please join us in welcoming Chef Thomas Falchini on July 24th and 25th! Chef Tom Falchini of Riviera Country Club brings his culinary prowess to an exclusive 2-night dinner event at Japanese Grandma’s Café in Hanapepe, Hawaii. This young chef comes from Los Angeles, CA, and brings experience ranging from a small bakery in central California to Michelin Three-Star restaurant Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, NV.


On Sunday the 24th and Monday the 25th, will have two seatings per night. The first seating will start at 5:30 pm, and the second at 7:30 pm. We will charge a $15 corkage fee for BYOB wine bottles.

      Starting in the industry at the age of 15, Chef Tom has taken every opportunity that has presented itself along the way, which has led to an excitingly varied and meteoric career. With a degree from the International Culinary School at Art Institute of California, he quickly found a spot at some of Los Angeles’s most popular eateries –including Craft Los Angeles under Chef Tom Colicchio and as well as Michelin Two-Star Spago Beverly Hills under Chef Wolfgang Puck. Combining this fine dining cooking with the more humble knowledge he gained from teenage summers at a hometown Italian deli, Falchini earned a spot in the kitchen at the celebrated Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, NV. Once again seeing an opportunity to grow and following his constant desire for new challenges, he then accepted his current position of Chef de Cuisine at the prestigious Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA. As the primary host of the PGA Tour’s annual Northern Trust Open, Riviera Country Club offers fine dining to a host of members and guests with Falchini in the kitchen. This year, Chef Tom traveled on a culinary educational trip to Tokyo, Japan, to study under Riviera’s Japanese chefs, learning firsthand what makes a Japanese culinary experience unlike any other.
     Italian Deli. Smalltown Bakery. College Wine Bar. New American L.A. Hot Spot. French Fine Dining. Two- and Three-Michelin Star Restaurants. Japanese Inspired Cuisine. Chef Tom Falchini has seen and done a lot in his young career, and has an undying appetite for more.

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