Eggs ‘n Things Welcomes New EateryColumns Lite Bites
October 21, 2012
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
Eggs ‘n Things celebrates the opening of its third location at 451 Piikoi St. (near Ala Moana Center) by bringing back some of its original menu items and prices from when the restaurant first opened in 1974.
On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 7:30 a.m., enjoy the Early Riser (consisting of three pancakes and two fresh local eggs cooked to your liking) for only 99 cents. Then, from 2 to 5 p.m., there will be four menu items offered at 1974 prices: Bacon and Two Eggs ($2.35), Link Sausage and Two Eggs ($2.35), Strawberry Sundae Pancakes ($3.50), and Ham and Cheese Omelette ($3.45). These prices will be offered on this day and at these times only.
Thirty-eight years later, and the popular breakfast served all-day eatery continues to follow its founding key goals of using fresh ingredients, keeping prices reasonable and treating everyone like ohana. As for the food, just look at the crowd, and you know it’s gotta be good.
Eggs ‘n Things has two locations in Waikiki, one on Saratoga Road (across from the U.S. Post Office) and Waikiki Beach Eggspress (which is more of a takeout restaurant with a limited dine-in area) on Kalakaua Avenue at the Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel. A longtime favorite for locals and tourists, the new Eggs ‘n Things Ala Moana has the look of a traditional diner with bar seating and booths, and ample free parking. There also is a retail shop inside with buttermilk pancake mix, syrups, Waialua coffee, eco-bags, T-shirts and more.
“We’ve been getting a lot of comments from locals (wanting another location with parking,” says restaurant manager Robby Takahashi. “And we think this is a good area for locals, tourists and even the nearby business offices.”
A must-try popular dish is Hawaiian Loco Moco ($12.25), consisting of a bed of rice, homemade hamburger patty, brown gravy, and sauteed mushrooms, onions and Portuguese sausage with two eggs (to your liking) on top. One of my favorites is Strawberry Whip Cream with Nuts Pancakes ($12.75, similar to Strawberry Sundae Pancakes) with strawberries, a tower of whip cream and macadamia nuts. For syrups, you can choose the traditional maple or there’s coconut, guava and pineapple (seasonal).
In addition to its scrumptious pancakes, omelets and crepes, Eggs ‘n Things also has a lunch/dinner menu (available after noon) with local favorites such as Chicken Fried Steak ($16.55), Kalbi and Eggs ($12.95), and Calamari Steak ($13.95).
Whether you’re craving breakfast foods for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can count on Eggs ‘n Things for good food, large portions and its signature service with aloha.
Eggs ‘n Things
343 Saratoga Road
6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. daily
451 Piikoi St.
unday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to midnight
EGGS’N THINGS WAIKIKI BEACH EGGSPRESS
2464 Kalakaua Ave.
6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m. daily