Beyond the snowflake-patterned wood screen, Makena Beach Resort’s renovated and reimagined Japanese restaurant promises perfectly on-point sashimi, sushi, and the requisite hand rolls. Among the menu’s most memorable items? An unexpected dessert. The green-tea cheesecake mingles savory flavors with sweet. It’s light yet satisfyingly rich, imparting an elegant aftertaste. Drag your forkful through the mysterious dark sauce surrounding the cake and discover black sesame—an earthy, exotic indulgence.