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June 27, 2023

FEAST by Jon Matsubara

The Park on Ke’eaumoku’s expansive food hall will feature a variety of local favorites, including FEAST by Jon Matsubara, winner of TV culinary competition “Alex vs America”. Jon shared insight on what his new restaurant location at The Park will entail.

Why is The Park on Ke’eaumoku’s food hall a great new location for your restaurant FEAST?
It brings us up front and center. The opportunity to showcase our cuisine. 
The decision to locate FEAST in The Park’s food hall in Honolulu is an exciting and strategic move that makes it an ideal new location for our restaurant.
Honolulu is renowned for its diverse and vibrant culinary scene. The city attracts both locals and visitors who are eager to explore and indulge in a wide range of culinary experiences. By being situated in The Park’s food hall, FEAST becomes part of this dynamic food culture, where discerning diners actively seek out unique and high-quality dining options.

Situated in the heart of the city, The Park attracts a steady flow of foot traffic, making it easily accessible to residents, workers, and tourists alike. This prime location ensures that FEAST is in a prime position to reach a wide and diverse audience, increasing our visibility and attracting food enthusiasts from various backgrounds.

The Park’s food hall will be known for its curated selection of diverse food offerings. By being a part of this culinary hub, FEAST benefits from the synergy created by the presence of other high-quality food vendors. This variety of food options appeals to a wide range of tastes and preferences, attracting a larger customer base and providing diners with a comprehensive dining experience.

Favorite/unique menu item you will serve?
Selecting a favorite or unique menu item from FEAST is a difficult task, as each dish holds a special place in my heart and has been carefully crafted to delight our guests. However, if I were to highlight one particular menu item that showcases the essence of our culinary philosophy, it would be our “Ono Salt Beef Watercress Soup”. 100% local and delicious! From the beef broth, generous portions of tender beef and the Sumida’s Farm watercress. A dish loved by everyone. The ultimate refined grinds.

Another special dish is our Signature Hawaiian Style Lobster Roll, which is Ranked the #1 Lobster Roll in Hawaii!

What makes FEAST special?
FEAST celebrates the essence of Hawaii’s vibrant and diverse culinary heritage. We showcase the incredible flavors, ingredients, and techniques that make Hawaiian cuisine unique. Our menu is inspired by the rich traditions of the islands, incorporating locally sourced produce, seafood, and other ingredients that highlight the abundance of Hawaii’s natural resources. FEAST is a true reflection of the beauty and bounty that our island home has to offer.

Finally, FEAST is a place of community and celebration. We believe that food has the power to bring people together, to foster connections, and to create lasting memories. Whether it’s a special occasion, a casual gathering, or a romantic dinner for two, FEAST provides a welcoming space for friends, families, and loved ones to come together and share in the joy of great food and exceptional company.

What did you learn from competing on and winning “Alex versus America” and how will you transfer these skills to your new restaurant at The Park?
Participating in “Alex versus America” was an incredible learning experience that truly tested my culinary skills and creativity. Competing against some of the best chefs pushed me to new heights and expanded my culinary repertoire.

One of the most important lessons I learned from the competition was the significance of time management and organization. The intense nature of the show taught me how to work efficiently under pressure and deliver exceptional dishes within tight time constraints. This skill has been invaluable in my career as it allows me to run a smooth and efficient kitchen, ensuring that each guest at my restaurant receives an unforgettable dining experience.

Another valuable takeaway was the importance of innovation and thinking outside the box. Competing on a national stage alongside renowned chefs challenged me to push the boundaries of my culinary creations and experiment with unique flavors, techniques, and presentation. I learned to embrace innovation and take risks in order to create dishes that are both delicious and visually stunning. This mindset continues to influence my approach at The Park, where I strive to create a menu that surprises and delights diners with unexpected flavor combinations and exciting culinary experiences.

For more information about The Park on Ke’eaumoku, contact our Sales Consultants at 808-762-0178 or visit our Showroom at 1440 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1020 daily between 10 am – 5:30 pm. Check out The Park on Ke’eaumoku online at

Lobster Roll at FEAST – ranked the best lobster roll on the island