New sushi restaurant opens in Eastsound

Chef Eli Baird with owners Kawika and Meagan McGuire.

Chef Eli Baird with owners Kawika and Meagan McGuire.

Flyin’ Hawaiian Sushi officially opened its doors at 432 North Beach Road on May 16.

“When I met and married Kawika I fell in love with the Hawaiian culture and we really wanted our kids to identify with that part of their heritage,” said Meagan McGuire, who owns the business with her husband Kawika. “What better way to do that then through food?”

At the restaurant’s new location, there is a dedicated parking lot, large lanai, fenced yard complete with lawn games, a gazebo and a shave ice bar that is coming soon.

“Growing up in Texas I was constantly exposed to the stereotypical southern culture and while that is a huge part of who I am, I never really ventured outside of that realm,” Meagan  said. “Hawaiian culture has borrowed heavily from Japanese cuisine so sushi is a large part of the regular diet. Suddenly, our monthly sushi nights at the house grew in frequency and the guest list kept getting bigger.”

Their menu is a mix of traditional Japanese and Hawaiian fusion with a northwest flair.

They offer vegetarian and gluten free options as well as a selection of ‘cooked’ options for the faint of heart.

“And yes, we have spam,” laughs Meagan.

Flyin’ Hawaiian is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For to-go orders and in-town deliveries, call 376-RICE (7423).