For Girls Who Love Sushi: Celebrate Girls Day in Makena

March 2, 2011, 4:33 PM HST · Updated March 3, 8:02 AM

By Erica Garza

Celebrate Girls Day at Raku Japanese Restaurant in Makena, offering a special menu and honorary drink. Photo courtesy of Raku Japanese Restaurant.

This Thursday, Raku Japanese Restaurant at Makena Beach & Golf Resort is celebrating Girls Day in Maui with a special menu and honorary drink.

Girls Day or Hina Matsuri (literally, Doll Festival) is an annual tradition celebrated in Japan, honoring all the young women in the country. During this special day, families wish happiness and health to their treasured daughters, dressing hina dolls in silk kimonos so that their daughters are successfully married off into good families.

To commemorate the event, Raku will be offering a $38 menu with an appetizer trio, main entrée and dessert. Creative dishes include the Vegetable Kinchaku, scallop and vegetable wrapped in a thin egg sheet pouch, and the Chirashi Zushi comprised of unagi, tamago, snow peas, kampyo, shiitake mushroom, and snow crab mixed with sushi rice.

The $5 Girls Day Drink is the Makena Fling: Kikusui Sake, Kai Lychee vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and Ginger Ale.

Raku Japanese Restaurant in Makena revamps the Japanese dining experience by highlighting authentic Japanese food infused with Makena flair. The restaurant utilizes the freshest ingredients from island farms and from coastal waters to create surprising dishes of raw, cooked, hot, cold, sweet and savory items, and of course fresh sushi.

To reserve your place in this Maui foodie event in Makena, please call 808-875-5888.


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