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New, Tasty Treats at Kenny’s

By Yu Shing Ting Photos By Leah Friel
July 15, 2012

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Since opening its doors in 1966, Kenny’s Restaurant has become an iconic landmark in Kalihi.

Conveniently located in Kamehameha Shopping Center with a highly visible sign from the busy intersection of Likelike Highway and North School Street, this legendary restaurant continues to offer local-style comfort foods in a casual diner-like setting with a friendly waitstaff.

From American classics to Island favorites, the restaurant has an extensive menu of breakfast foods (which are available all day), sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, pizza, steak, chicken, desserts and more. For generations, Kenny’s Chinese Chicken Salad, Korean Chicken, Fried Rice and Loco Moco have been and continue to be the most popular menu items. And in an effort to keep things fun and exciting, sous chef James Drewery has added some new dishes, which will be available starting today.

Kenny’s popular taco salad is usually made with ground beef, but can now be ordered with grilled chicken. Kenny’s Taco Salad with Grilled Chicken ($14.95) is served in an oversized taco bowl with a generous amount of iceberg lettuce, grilled chicken, refried beans, black beans, diced tomato, green onion, Cheddar cheese, corn, and drizzled with ranch dressing and topped with salsa, sour cream and jalapenos. Also new is Tempura Swai with sweet potato fries ($14.99, add $2.09 for a side of cornbread). The fish has a salt and pepper taste, wrapped inside just the perfect amount of tempura batter, and is served with tartar sauce.

Then, for dessert, Drewery has two new creations that are just perfect for summer and available for a limited time. The Deconstructed Fruit Pie ($10.99) features seasonal fruit in between layers of a pillowy, puff pastry and chocolate syrup at the bottom. There also is the irresistable Fried Ice Cream ($9.99) with a scoop of vanilla ice cream inside a crispy Corn Flake crust.

Often described as a place like home, old-timers don’t need to worry: The long-time customer favorites will continue to be offered at this timeless eatery. These are just some new options for those who may want to try something different and refreshing.

Kenny’s Restaurant

Kamehameha Shopping Center
1620 N. School St.
841.0931
Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.