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Giving back in delicious ways

By Jaimie Kim Photos By Lawrence Tabudlo
July 13, 2014

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There’s something so comforting about walking into Kenny’s Restaurant that speaks volumes about the food you are about to experience. After all, at the end of the day, what’s most important is the memories created over good old comfort food.

For more than 40 years, this Kalihi eatery has entranced and delighted generations of patrons, treating everyone as if they were family.

Currently, the restaurant presents its loyal customers with 10 percent off all breakfast entrees, as well as its full sandwich and burger menu until July 25 for customers dining in. For president and owner John Fujieki, this deal is a way to give back to the community and help those who may be going through hard times.

Popular breakfast entrees include Kenny’s Loco Moco ($9.99), classically prepared with a hamburger patty served atop a bed of rice with mushroom gravy and two eggs, along with a side of mac salad.

If you’re not loco about mocos, Kenny’s also offers a variety of other entrees that are sure to please, such as Oxtail Soup ($15.75). Cooked at a low temperature, each bit of oxtail is tender and succulent.

“The flavor is very good,” says Fujieki, adding that squash, mustard cabbage, peanuts, ginger and Chinese parsely are simmered in a special broth. The hearty soup is accompanied by two scoops of rice.

And mouths water for Kayaku Saimin ($9.45), another highly-requested entree, which features a special sauce from Japan that enhances the flavor of the dish. The saimin is garnished with local favorites of char siu, kamaboko, egg, mustard cabbage, green onion, nori, aburage and wonton.

In party-planning mode? Kenny’s boasts an extensive catering menu full of must-haves.

Kenny’s Restaurant

Kamehameha Shopping Center
1620 N. School St.
841-0931
Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.