Ige’s Grinds a Hole-in-One
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Are you ready for some football fun, grinds and draft beer specials? Then head over to Ige’s Restaurant & 19th Puka in Aiea where you can catch NFL and college games on nine large flat-screen TVs from now through the end of the season.
Games are shown Monday through Thursday with Happy Hour and draft beer specials from 3 to 7 p.m. featuring $5 Nachos, $2 large French Fries, and a free side (4-piece Maki Sushi, Potato Macaroni Salad, Lomi Salmon, Vegetable Stix, White or Brown Rice) with each appetizer priced over $7. Also, just $9 will get you a pitcher of domestic beer (Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light) or $2.50 for a 16-ounce glass, and $11 for a pitcher of imported beer (Heineken, Heineken Light) or $3 for a glass. Also, well drinks are $3 and Long Island is $5.
“We hope to continue this all year-round with other sports such as basketball,” says owner Ron Ige, a devoted University of Hawaii Warrior football fan.
The spacious restaurant can seat 340 people and offers a great panoramic view of Aiea. There’s plenty of parking, and the food is tasty. The full menu offers about a dozen different appetizers, a long list of burgers and sandwiches, specialty entrees and daily dinner specials. Among Ige’s favorites are Collopop’s Crab Cakes made with real crab, water chestnuts, onions and celery, drizzled with sweet chili aioli ($12.99) and Joal’s Teriyaki Flap Meat that is lean, tender and soaked in an original teriyaki sauce ($11.99 appetizer, $14.99 entree with choice of starch and bowl of soup or salad).
The restaurant also hosts Flashback Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. with live bands playing music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, dancing and Hawaiian food. On Sundays, it’s closed for private parties and fundraising events.
The 19th puka is often referred to as the place where golfers go to eat, drink and be entertained by each other’s company after a round of golf. At Ige’s, it’s the same concept, but can be enjoyed with or without hitting the green.
“All three boys in our family play golf from time to time and like a ritual we always stop by the 19th Puka of wherever we played that day,” explains Ige. “Win or lose, it’s always a good time. It’s usually air-conditioned with TVs, just a comfortable place where we can hang out and enjoy the camaraderie. I thought it would be great to build our own 19th Puka.”
Ige’s Restaurant & 19th Puka
- 98-761 Oihana Place
- Aiea, HI 96701
- (808) 486-3500
- 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Monday – Thursday
- 3 p.m. – Midnight
- 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Closed Sundays for private parties/fundraising events.