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New International Market Place restaurants announced

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    The construction site, as seen on Oct. 6, 2015, of the International Market Place in Waikiki.

Herringbone, described as a social dining concept, and Baku, a Japanese-inspired restaurant, will occupy the third-level Grand Lanai at the International Market Place in Waikiki, joining the previously announced Stripsteak by Michael Mina, Eating House 1849, by Roy Yamaguchi, and Yauatcha, a Michelin-starred Chinese dim sum restaurant and tea house.

Herringbone, with locations in La Jolla and Santa Monica, California, as well as Las Vegas, emphasizes line-caught seafood and high-quality meats, as welll as market-driven ingredients.

The Baku restaurant concept is east meets west, serving traditional Japanese cuisine including sushi, sashimi, ramen, steamed buns, robata-grilled items and modern desserts.

The two restaurants round out the 10 dining options the center’s developers have planned.

“Both of these brands are perfect complements to the already robust restaurant offerings that we have announced to-date,” said William S. Taubman, Taubman group chief operating officer, in a statement. “With these point-of-difference brands, International Market Place will be the one-stop-shop for unique dining, world-class shopping and entertainment in the market.”

In addition to the above restaurants and The Street, a food hall offering 12 to 18 casual dining options, the other concepts announced for International Market Place thus far include Flour & Barley by Las Vegas-based Block 16 Hospitality; Goma Tei, a locally popular ramen shop; Kona Coffee Purveyors, that also will serve pastries baked in-house by San Francisco-based b.patisserie, and Kona Grill, the first Hawaii outpost of an Arizona-based restaurant chain.

International Market Place is set to open August 25 and will offer 700 parking stalls for customers of its dining and upscale retail options.

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