Artizen is the creation of Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka, the couple behind MW Restaurant, the popular restaurant on Kapi‘olani Boulevard.
Artizen will be open Monday through Friday and will serve breakfast, lunch and special event meals at the museum. The menu includes many local favorites such as ahi poke, fried chicken, and oxtail and Portuguese bean soups. Another big draw is their made to order bento lunches.
The husband-and-wife team each spent nearly 20 years working with influential local chef Alan Wong—Michelle primarily as pastry chef and Wade as chef de cuisine. Both have also worked at Thomas Keller’s famed The French Laundry in Napa Valley.
Karr said the concept for Artizen will be “grab and go” meals featuring daily specials, salads and sandwiches on fresh baked bread. There will not be table service, but plenty of available seating in the restaurant area. Patrons may also use enjoy their lunch in the HiSAM Sculpture Garden located just outside the restaurant.
Artizen @ HiSAM
250 South Hotel Street, Ground Floor
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813
Hours: Monday – Friday | 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Check the Daily Menu here: www.artizenbymw.com