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Chef shuffle: 53 By The Sea

Chef Thomas Ho steps up to the plates at 53 By The Sea


Posted April 29, 2013 by Melissa Chang

Does it seem like a lot of chefs are shuffling in and out of Oahu’s food scene lately? There’s Wade Ueoka of Alan Wong’s, who left for Tsunami; pastry chef Elizabeth Dippong joining Chef Mavro; Cafe Julia losing its whole chef team, and bringing in Almar Arcano; the shake up at Whole Ox, with Justin Yu replacing Bob McGee (tune in later this week for more on that); and now Thomas Ho stepping up to become executive chef of 53 By The Sea. Chef Hiroshi Hayakawa, who opened the waterfront venue, had to go back to Japan to open more restaurants, but remains an advisor as Ho rolls out his new menu — which should begin shortly after Mother’s Day on May 12.

We got to meet Ho briefly last week to see what he’s all about and taste some of his offerings at a media preview. Here’s a quick look at some of the bites we had.

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53 By The Sea

This media preview was held in one of the second-floor banquet rooms. For most of us, it was our first time up there, and we were taken in by the view.

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  1. jlieu
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    WOWZA! Looks delicious! Loving the truffled arancini and mushroom risotto! :D

  2. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Delicate Blossom:  Nice…view, so, how much is this place?  XL bag of popcorn? or do I need to apply for a HELOC?

  3. Melissa808
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 12:02 am

    @jlieu yes, I’m all over the mushrooms!

  4. Melissa808
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 12:05 am

    @Annoddah_Dave I have no idea what a HELOC is….I’d say the average entree is about $30 or so. The appetizers are about 20, the salads, average 12. AVERAGE.

  5. Melissa808
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 12:05 am

    @Annoddah_Dave I have no idea what a HELOC is….I’d say the average entree is about $30 or so. The appetizers are about 20, the salads, average 12. AVERAGE.

  6. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:59 am

    @Melissa808 HELOC = Home Equity Line of Credit, also known as Home Equity Loan.

  7. Melissa808
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:12 am

    @Annoddah_Dave ah.

  8. harrycovair
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Heh, some of my friends don’t know about or where 53 By The Sea is. When I say John Dominis I get that “oh yeah” response. So funny.

  9. Melissa808
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 1:21 am

    @harrycovair I think most people don’t know about 53 By The Sea and still think John Dominis is around!

  10. Melissa808
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 1:21 am

    @harrycovair I think most people don’t know about 53 By The Sea and still think John Dominis is around!

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Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. 

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