Eighth Annual Taste of Marukai


Apr 11, 2013
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm


What: Celebrate the Japanese culture in Hawaii with delicious foods, wonderful camaraderie and live entertainment at the Eighth Annual Taste of Marukai!

  • Sample exquisite gourmet dishes brought to you by Chef Russell Siu of 3660 On The Rise.

  • Enjoy a wide array of Japanese and Okinawan foods including Alaskan King crab, Berkshire pork shabu shabu, abalone, tempura, sushi, sashimi, ramen, yakitori and several others.

  • Taste dozens of types of sake from various makers including the acclaimed Tsukasabotan Brewing Co. from Japan who will perform Kagami-Biraki, a sake barrel ceremony that represents an opening to good fortune.

  • Enter to win roundtrips on Hawaiian Airlines between Hawaii and Japan; a Las Vegas package for two; hotel stays at resorts like The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Grand Wailea; an iPad Mini; restaurant and spa gift certificates; and many other exciting prizes.

  • Experience cultural entertainment including taiko drumming, a soba making demonstration, amezaiku (Japanese candy art) and more.


This fundraising event benefits the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Hawaii United Okinawa Association.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Marukai Wholesale Mart—Dillingham location

2310 Kamehameha Highway (next to the Tesoro station, across from GasPro)

Parking at Puuhale Elementary School, with shuttle service throughout the night. Additional parking will be available at First Hawaiian Bank.

Admission: Presale ticket price (before March 27): $85 Regular ticket price (after March 27): $95

Available online at www.marukaihawaii.com or at the door.

Background: An annual tradition, the Taste of Marukai has grown into one of Marukai’s largest events with 1,000 attendees last year. Through this event, Marukai has donated $190,000 over the last seven years to support community organizations that preserve and extend the Japanese heritage in Hawaii. Marukai features premium value and high quality on fresh meat, seafood and produce; the widest selection of sake in the islands; an array of home items; and direct savings on more than 30,000 specialty foods and dry good items with additional savings for members,


Cost $85 for presale (before March 27) and $95 for regular tickets (after March 27)

Marukai Wholesale Mart, Dillingham Location
2310 Kamehameha Highway
Honolulu, HI
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Additional Information

For more information:


Marukai Corporation

Telephone: 808-469-3240
Contact name: Liane Hu
Contact email: liane@olomanaloomisisc.com
Website: http://www.marukaihawaii.com

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.