Authentic Temaki Experiences on the Kohala Coast

Seaside splendor meets traditional temaki from Nami Nori one of the "10 Best New Restaurants in America"

Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection welcomes acclaimed, New York-based restaurant Nami Nori to our cherished Kohala Coast for an exclusive and unforgettable culinary adventure. Join us in our little slice of paradise to experience curated culinary events taking place between February 11th and February 24th 2022.

Woman walking across a patio

Three-Course Temaki Dinner Experience | Francis H. I’i Brown Suite

The aromas of Kona Kampachi and ocean air fill the expansive living area of the Francis H. I’i Brown Suite, a gathering space conducive to immersive and fulfilling experiences. Sip on a matcharita – a signature cocktail by Nami Nori – and connect with fellow culinary enthusiasts as the pink and orange hues of the sunset are gradually replaced by a sky full of twinkling stars. Venture onto the expansive lanai to experience a three-course Temaki dinner featuring Japanese dishes crafted with ingredients sourced from the Island of Hawai’i.
  • February 11-24 | Seatings at 5PM, 6:30PM and 8PM

  • $175 per person

  • $75 add-on for sake pairing | $100 add-on for wine pairing

  • Reservations required, space in limited; inquire at 808.885.6622 or book here

  • Kindly note that this is a ticketed event


Takeout container with fresh seafood

Nami Nori On-the-Go | The Surf Shack

The acoustic hum of ukuleles and the soothing sounds of ocean waves provide unmatched ambience for an afternoon snack shared with loved ones. After you’ve wrapped up an outrigger canoe excursion with our Kainalu Pros, venture to the Surf Shack and pick up a Temaki Kit, featuring fresh ingredients such as Kona Kampachi and lilikoi ponzu. Laze the day away on the effervescent Great Lawn, or kick back and relax at the Surf Shack as you savor signature hand rolls packaged for takeaway. Shoes are optional; appetite is recommended.
  • February 11-24 | 12-4PM

  • $65 per person

  • Available for pickup here


Sushi rolls on wooden serving blocks

Temaki Cooking Class | Francis H. I’i Brown Suite

A dish which is often reserved for large parties and celebrations, temaki – meaning “hand rolled” – is traditionally made at home and eaten by hand. Unearth a home away from home in Mauna Lani’s Francis H. I’i Brown Suite, where Nami Nori’s Chef Partner, Taka Sakaeda, will lead an interactive and experiential temaki cooking class. Absorb the traditions of temaki, practice the fundamentals of sushi-making and savor your creations as the golden sun dips below the horizon. No chopsticks necessary!
  • February 16 and February 22 | 5PM

  • February 20 | 1PM

  • $325 per person

  • Reservations required, space is limited; inquire at 808.885.6622 or book here


About Nami Nori

A Japanese restaurant specializing in open temaki, Nami Nori is helmed by partners Taka Sakaeda, Jihan Lee and Lisa Limb. After training under Chef Masa Takayama, the only three-star Michelin sushi chef in the U.S., the trio opened Nami Nori in October of 2019.

Interior of Nami Nori restaurant in New York, New York

New York City, NY

Nami Nori

Nami Nori has garnered praise as one of Esquire’s “Best New Restaurant in America 2020,” Robb Report's “10 Best New Restaurants in America” and Bloomberg's “Best Restaurant Dishes of 2019.”


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