Meet Vintage Cave’s Italian Cousin, Vintage Cave Cafe

Dining at the new Vintage Cave Cafe is a unique experience. You’ll find imported brick, custom murals, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, Norman Rockwell paintings and … slippahs. Yes, despite costing a reported $20 million to build and furnish, diners can come in shorts and T-shirts. Where the original Vintage Cave was inaccessible to many, Vintage Cave Cafe, open since late last year, aims to bring the same design aesthetic and experience at a more casual price point.

Much like Vintage Cave, where your 13-course French-Japonais dinner costs $300, this sister restaurant next to Shirokiya’s Japan Village Walk in Ala Moana Center’s Ewa wing transports you away from the islands. The entryway is more akin to a European cathedral than a restaurant in Hawaii. First-time diners are taken aback by the brick walls and dramatic lighting.

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