Karii! An Awamori Experience

Friday, August 30, 2019 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM


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Customize your own awamori cocktail. Play with flavors to create your perfect cocktail by using island flavors including pineapple, shiso, ume, and much more. Karii! An Awamori Experience will be held on the 4th floor of the Hawaii Convention Center in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival presented by Hawaii United Okinawa Association on Friday, August 30 from 6-9 p.m.

Come experience Okinawa’s unique liquor - awamori! Paired with Hawaii’s top local chefs, this event will showcase some of the traditional and not-so-traditional ways of enjoying Okinawa’s famous alcoholic beverage. Your all-inclusive ticket gives you access to dishes from 13 notable Hawai‘i restaurants along with parings of Awamori.

What is Awamori? An alcoholic beverage native to Okinawa, awamori has been a part of Okinawan culture since the 15th century. The liquor is distilled from rice using a traditional process and typically ranges between 30–60 proof. Like Champagne, which is produced exclusively in the Champagne region of France, Japanese law mandates that all awamori must be made in Okinawa. Today, there are only 47 distilleries crafting the beverage.

Participating Restaurants Include:

  • Halekulani - Orchids
  • Mud Hen Water
  • MW Restaurant
  • Pig and the Lady
  • Alan Wong's
  • Mariposa
  • Tango Contemporary Cafe
  • Viaggio
  • 53 by the Sea
  • Roy's Hawaii Kai
  • Feast (Jon Matsubara)
  • Ritz Carlton
  • Hoku's

Types of Awamori Served:

  • Kuba awamori
  • Shaka awamori
  • Aloha awamori
  • Kura awamori
  • Ryukyu Bijin awamori
  • Alan Wong awamori
  • Shimauta awamori
  • Hanashimauta awamori
  • Mizuho awamori

Click here for more details on the Okinawan Festival.

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Venue Information

1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 943-3500
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Organizer Information

Hawaii United Okinawa Association

94-587 Ukeʻe Street
Waipahu, HI 96797

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