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Hawaiian cuisine is a flavorful fusion of diverse cultures, blending native Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, and Filipino influences to create an aromatic and delectable mosaic. When you’re craving a taste of these tropical flavors, Skybox Taphouse, situated on the 3rd floor of the Grand Lanāi of the International Marketplace, is your ultimate destination. This elevated sports bar and restaurant not only offers delicious food but also panoramic views of iconic Waikiki Beach in a vibrant yet relaxed setting. Featuring indoor and outdoor seating, Skybox Taphouse promises an unforgettable dining experience surrounded by 20 state-of-the-art televisions, immersive spectator zones, and two full-size bars. Below, we dive into three Hawaiian-inspired dishes that are must-try on your next visit: Aloha Pizza, Glazed Tropical Chicken Wings, and Island BBQ Babyback Ribs.

Aloha Pizza: An Exotic Take on a Classic Dish

When you think of pizza, ingredients like pepperoni, mozzarella, and perhaps some peppers might come to mind. Skybox Taphouse, however, is rewriting the pizza playbook by offering a Hawaiian twist that is sure to delight your taste buds: the Aloha Pizza. This pizza is a sensational blend of sweet, savory, and mildly spicy flavors, uniting elements you may have never considered putting on a pizza before.

Ingredients Breakdown

Pomodoro Sauce: Our base is traditional Italian Pomodoro sauce, made from fresh tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and basil. Its simplicity underscores the rest of the toppings, offering subtle sweetness and acidity that dance on your tongue.

Spam: This may be an unexpected topping for some, but Spam in Hawaii is a beloved component of the local cuisine. It’s salty and savory and has an exceptional umami quality that adds depth to the pizza.

Bacon: For that extra crispy, smoky layer of flavor, bacon intermingles beautifully with the Spam, reinforcing the pizza’s rich, meaty quality.

Pineapple: Fresh, sweet pineapple chunks lend a tropical flair and a burst of juicy sweetness, cutting through the savory components seamlessly.

Calabrian Chilies: These mildly spicy peppers from Italy add an exciting kick, mingling with the sweet elements to provide a balanced flavor profile.

Green Onions: For an earthy, fresh crunch, green onions are sprinkled generously, contributing a vibrant color and texture.

Furikake: This traditional Japanese seasoning composed of dried fish, sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, sugar, and salt is the perfect final touch. Sprinkled over the top, furikake amplifies the umami flavors, making each bite an unforgettable experience.

The Aloha Pizza from Skybox Taphouse is not just a meal but a culinary adventure. It merges diverse ingredients to offer something profoundly unique yet comfortingly familiar. This harmonious blend makes it a spotlight dish and a must-try for anyone looking to experience the essence of Hawaiian cuisine in an unconventional format.

Glazed Tropical Chicken Wings: A Flavorful Voyage

Chicken wings are a global favorite, beloved for their versatility and the sheer indulgence they offer. At Skybox Taphouse, we’ve added a Hawaiian twist to these classic morsels, offering our guests Glazed Tropical Chicken Wings that perfectly encapsulate the sweet and spicy symphony characteristic of island flavors.

Sauce Selection

Chili Pepper Lilikoi Glaze: Lilikoi, or passion fruit, is an emblem of Hawaiian cuisine with its bright, tropical sweetness. When combined with chili pepper, it offers a glaze that is both tangy and spicy, making each bite a flavor explosion that keeps you reaching for more.

Guava BBQ: The guava fruit is another tropical gem, and when it’s made into BBQ sauce, it provides a sweeter, fruitier alternative to traditional BBQ sauces. Its unique flavor elevation transforms the wings into a delightful treat with the right hints of smoky depth.

Honey Sriracha: For those who like their wings with a bit more heat, our Honey Sriracha glaze delivers the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. The honey tempers the Sriracha’s heat, creating a complex flavor profile that is both addicting and satisfying.

The Experience

Our Glazed Tropical Chicken Wings are not just a side dish but an event unto themselves. Each wing is marinated perfectly, ensuring the flavors permeate deep within the meat. They are then grilled or fried to achieve that irresistibly crispy exterior, locking in the moisture and flavors. Whether enjoyed during a game on one of our many TVs or as a shared appetizer in the outdoor tailgating area, these wings promise to transport you straight to the tropical paradise of Hawaii.

Island BBQ Babyback Ribs: A Feast for the Senses

Ribs are a cornerstone of comfort food, offering succulent meat that falls off the bone, complementing a rich, flavorful sauce. Skybox Taphouse presents Island BBQ Babyback Ribs, a dish that brings Hawaiian BBQ’s smoky, sweet, and tangy essence straight to your table.

Key Components

Half Rack Baby Back Ribs: Our ribs are carefully selected and slow-cooked to ensure maximum tenderness. Each bite promises a melt-in-the-mouth experience, making them the perfect centerpiece for a satisfying meal.

Mango Slaw: As a refreshing contrast to the rich ribs, our mango slaw offers a crisp, tangy counterpoint. Shredded cabbage, carrots, and fresh mango slices are blended with a light vinaigrette, creating a crunchy, refreshing side that pairs perfectly with the richness of the ribs.

Guava BBQ Sauce: The star of this dish is undoubtedly our Guava BBQ Sauce. It’s a unique blend of traditional BBQ elements with the tropical sweetness of guava, resulting in a sauce that is both familiar and exotically delightful. Brushed onto the ribs, it caramelizes beautifully, creating a glossy, visually appealing, and mouthwateringly delicious finish.

The Skybox Taphouse Experience

We offer an environment that is as exceptional as our menu. Overlooking the iconic Waikiki Beach, our open-air venue provides the perfect setting for any occasion, whether you’re here for a casual meal, watching a game, or celebrating a special event.

– Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking beach views while indulging in our Hawaiian-inspired dishes. Both indoor and outdoor seating options provide an unmatched dining experience.

– Immersive Sports Viewing: With 20 state-of-the-art televisions and impeccable sound systems, Skybox Taphouse offers an immersive place to enjoy professional, collegiate, international, or emerging sports.

– Two Full-Size Bars: Our expansive bars serve a myriad of beverages, from local craft beers to hand-crafted cocktails, ensuring that there’s something for everyone.

– Varied Atmosphere Zones: Whether you prefer the vibrant energy of the main dining room, the exclusive ambiance of the VIP locker room area, or the casual vibe of the outdoor tailgating area with its beer tap waterfall and beer truck, Skybox Taphouse caters to your every need.

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Skybox Taphouse is a beacon for anyone looking to immerse themselves in authentic Hawaiian cuisine with an unparalleled viewing and dining experience. The unique Aloha Pizza, mouthwatering Glazed Tropical Chicken Wings, and decadent Island BBQ Babyback Ribs are just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. Don’t miss out on exploring these extraordinary flavors while soaking in the sweeping views of Waikiki Beach.

Join us at Skybox Taphouse and embark on a culinary journey that marries the spirit of the islands with the excitement of a premier sports bar experience.