A taste of the Hawaiian islands awaits near Iwakuni at Mahalo Cafe

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A taste of the Hawaiian islands awaits near Iwakuni at Mahalo Cafe

by: James Bolinger | Stars and Stripes | April 13, 2018
Mahalo CafeCuisine: American
Price: n/a
Review: n/a
Hours: Monday - Sunday: 11:00-14:00, 18:00-21:00
Address:
3 Chome-14-9 Marifumachi
Iwakuni, 35 740-0018
Japan
Phone: 0827-22-3933
Email:
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Folks stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, can get a taste of the Hawaiian islands at nearby Mahalo Cafe.

Owner and chef Akira Hamasaki is a Japanese gentleman who speaks English and has a love for surfing, live music and food.

Hamasaki based Mahalo — which is just a short walk from Iwakuni’s west gate on a street Americans call the “Yellow Brick Road” — after the bar Tom Cruise frequented in “Top Gun.” He serves quality food that doesn’t break the bank, and once a month the restaurant hosts a live band to entertain diners. Genres range from jazz to pop.

Mahalo’s dishes include garlic shrimp, avocado salad, Hawaiian-style spare ribs and loco moco, which I ordered based on Hamasaki’s recommendation.

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