Vintage Cave to open budget-friendly sister restaurant

Vintage Cave to open budget-friendly sister restaurant
(Image Vintage Cave)
(Image Vintage Cave)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By Chantelle Aguilar

Vintage Cave Honolulu, the exclusive eatery whose dinners start at $300 per person, will open a less expensive sister restaurant this fall.

Vintage Cave Café will open in October at Ala Moana Center, a news release said. The Italian-inspired cafe will be located on the street level of the Ewa wing, next to the new Shirokiya Japan Village Walk.

The $20 million cafe will mimic an Italian cathedral with a painted dome ceiling, and will offer Italian cuisine such as Milan-style pasta and Napoli-style pizza, as well as afternoon tea service.

The cafe is being touted as an affordable version of the exclusive Vintage Cave Honolulu, where meals cost upwards of $300 per person.

A news release said lunch at Vintage Cave Café will run about $20-30 per person; afternoon tea will cost from $15-25 per person; and dinner will run about $50-100 per person.

The 9,000 square-foot cafe will seat 150 and include four private rooms.

As part of the new Shirokiya Japan Village Walk, Vintage Cave Honolulu will also be introducing the Wagyu Plaza, featuring six boutique restaurants, Seafood Plaza featuring eight bistros, and Vintage Cave bakery.

Open in 2012, Vintage Cave Honolulu is located in the center's Diamond Head wing.

Among the cave's dinner options: The Kazuma Special, which features private sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine, which costs $500 per person and is only offered to six people daily.

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