Eating House 1849 (Hawaii 2018): Crab Cakes and Paella

One of the many new restaurants that opened up in the new International Marketplace in Waikiki is Eating House 1849. Hawaiian inspired and styled after the original Eating House in the mid-1800’s, this Roy Yamaguchi restaurant looks to compliment the simple flavours of a plantation town with modern twists.

We originally thought to come here for happy hour but they only serve that in the bar area. Instead, we sat in their open-air patio that’s open to the rest of the 3rd floor of the International Marketplace (and next to the large parking structure). We started off our meal with a Plantation Ice Tea ($4) and a Strawberry Lemonade ($4.25).

20180515_181910 20180515_173226

First up was some complimentary spicy edamame beans while we waited for our meals.

20180515_172533

Interestingly, they use cropsticks here (bamboo chopsticks but with a detachable platform, raised on either side, designed to keep chopsticks from resting flat on the table and from rolling away) designed by Hawaiian, Mylen Fe Yamamoto.

20180515_173618 20180515_173837

Okay, back to the food… The Crispy Shrimp Gyoza ($14) are deep-fried and served with a garlic soy dipping sauce. Once you crack into that shell, you get a hot pocket filled with a mix of shrimp.

20180515_174116

While these look more like burger patties, these are actually Roy’s Crab Cakes ($17). I was a bit concerned when I first saw them because they looked a bit like hockey pucks. But the shell actually encased tender crab meat on the inside and this wound up being super good.

20180515_174323

Last up for the night was the E.H. Paella ($34) with pork chorizo, clams, tomato, and garlic butter served in a cast iron skillet. This was okay but I feel like they needed larger pieces of chorizo because you could barely see them. This was a filling dish but not as flavourful as some of the other paella I’ve had before.

20180515_175650

Since we were in an open-air patio, there wasn’t air conditioning… which can be a concern if it’s really hot outside. We also thought that the service was on the slow side here (suppose you could just chalk that up to “island time”).

2330 Kalakaua Ave #322 (3rd Floor of the International Marketplace)
Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

www.eatinghouse1849.com

Eating House 1849 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Posted on June 13, 2018, in Hawaiian, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: