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The “Stars” of the Buffet Line

By Rachel Breit
March 31, 2013

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Waikiki is an international destination for those seeking the famous beach and warming sun, but put that aside for a second. Sweet, tender, juicy lobster is what tourists, and locals alike, really crave. So after “lobsterfying” yourself in that famous Hawaiian sunshine, scuttle over to Five Star International Buffet and get in line.

The seafood delicacy is first boiled, then baked with lemon butter for a flavor you can smell. The lobster is cooked in its shell to retain its juiciness, and accompanied by buttery deliciousness and a hint of lemon. The lobster is part of the buffet due to customers’ request and it’s the main feature for seafood lovers.

If you’re a land-lover and seafood is not your thing, turn your sights on the prime rib. It’s marinated and baked fresh everyday, wrapped up with carrots, onion and basil. The long cook time and slow heat creates the perfect color and texture. It’s served with the typical condiments such as au jus and horseradish and can be paired with items on the buffet line including mashed potatoes. Those travelling to Hawaii from Japan are treated to this American classic, since prime rib is not an item typically found there.

But really, you can’t go wrong with any offering at Five Star International Buffet. All have been carefully selected to satisfy the tastes of its international and local clientele. The buffet is truly a culinary fusion; there is something for everyone. And everyone can appreciate the fresh, never frozen, ingredients.

Five Star International Buffet

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Building C
2301 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
380-9300
Open daily, (Lunch) 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
(Happy Hour) 2-5 p.m. from the a la carte menu
(Dinner) 5-10 p.m.
(Late-night Happy Hour) 8:30-10 p.m. from the a la carte menu