Hawaiian restaurant Hikina reopens its doors at Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts
Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts has announced that Hikina Restaurant will be welcoming guests once again to showcase delicious Pan-Asian fare, including traditional dishes from the Far East.
Inspired by the Hawaiian word “hikina,” meaning “east,” the restaurant celebrates an explosive rollercoaster of Far Eastern tastes that draw on an exotic spectrum of textures and aromas, bringing guests a sumptuous, authentic and wholesome dining experience. An ode to the history of the Lapita tribe, which departed Asia on a journey to explore and settle throughout Polynesia, Hikina introduces diners to a diverse range of Far Eastern cuisines by elevating the well-known street food experience with gourmet dishes and exclusive cocktails in a serene environment.
Guests can expect a flavorsome journey that champions Southeast Asian culinary heritage, cooking styles and techniques. Signature dishes include pad Thai, Indonesian chicken, glazed salmon, tom yam and Singaporean noodles, all of which remain loyal to their origins to maintain the essence of true street food flavors. A rich cocktail menu, crafted with a story in mind and inspired by the Pan-Asian as well as Polynesian culture, includes Mekong, Crouching Panda and Mäori Mango.
Guests can experience an Ahi-Ahi ritual celebrating Polynesian heritage by the blowing of the conch, followed by the lighting of the torches.
Naleem Ariff, Lapita’s GM, said: “We are delighted to re-open the doors of Hikina, bringing an exciting and unique dining experience that draws inspiration from Southeast Asia’s bustling street markets to recreate a lively, vibrant and relaxed environment within our Polynesian-themed hotel.”