Chef Chai has long been a staple brand in the Hawaii food scene. Chai is a Thai national who built an incredible reputation backed by flavor filled pacific island style dishes with hints of his Thai roots. In fact, Chef Chai was the former executive Chef for Hawaiian AIrlines and has won countless culinary awards for his innovation.

Chef Chai’s is a contemporary sit down restaurant with a very polished bar perfect for an after work drink or intimate date. Located in the ground floor of Pacifica Honolulu nextdoor to Blue Tree Cafe & Doraku Sushi. They offer a wide open dining room experience with plush ambiance and optional outdoor seating on the patio.

Calling on his Thai roots, Chai uses hints of curry paste, peanut sauce, and other Thai accents laced throughout his impressive menu. Be sure to make a reservation before walking in to Chai’s if you plan on dining or you can sit at the bar for quick friendly service.

CondoKakaako Insider Tip: Chai’s is a bit on the pricey side so make sure your ready to drop some bills. Ask for the set tasting menu as the portions are massive and the food is top notch.