After a successful debut on the island of Kauai, acclaimed chef and James Beard award winner Chef Roy Yamaguchi opened his second Eating House 1849 restaurant on August 25 at the iconic International Market Place – steps away from world famous Waikiki Beach.
Yamaguchi presents contemporary plantation cuisine shaped by Hawaii’s diverse culinary history and pays homage to Peter Fernandez, who as the story goes, opened one of the first restaurants in Hawaii called Eating House which sourced what was available from local farmers, ranchers, foragers and fishermen.
Yamaguchi also draws inspiration from his grandfather, who owned a tavern in Wailuku, Maui during the 1940s, which featured an array of ethnic local-style comfort foods. With Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Puerto Rican and Filipino influences, Eating House 1849 showcases home-style plates with a modern twist.
- Courtesy of Eating House 1849