Wailana Spreads Aloha
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At the root of Aloha Week and the larger-encompassing Aloha Festivals is celebrating Hawaii’s rich culture, traditions and, of course, the food that helps make the 50th state so unique.
As one of Hawaii’s iconic dining destinations situated at the gateway to Waikiki, Wailana Coffee House has served up local favorites for both kamaaina and visitors alike since 1969. In accordance with Aloha Week, the friendly staff at Wailana Coffee House invites diners to come “enjoy the feast” as special complete dinners will be served Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Diners’ mouths will surely be watering over Hawaiian Luau Dinner ($16.25), a combination of kalua pig, lau lau, chicken long rice, lomi salmon, poi or rice, and haupia coconut pudding for dessert.
Guests may also choose Teriyaki Striploin Steak ($16.95), which features an 8-ounce portion of steak marinated in one of Hawaii’s most popular sauces and garnished with fresh green onions. The Aloha Week dinner special array also includes Hibachi Chicken & Shrimp Kabobs ($14.50), composed of chicken breast infused with fresh ginger, shoyu and smoked hickory flavor served with shrimp kabobs skewered with fresh mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and bell peppers.
All the aforementioned dinners present one’s choice of baked or mashed potatoes, french fries or rice, corn on the cob and haupia pudding. The must-try meals also come with Wailana’s popular “allyou-can-eat” salad bar, homemade soup or tropical fruit cocktail, as well as a choice of tea or a soft drink.
Wailana Coffee House offers a Breakfast Special ($9.50) to coincide with Aloha Week, appropriately dubbed Portuguese Sweet Bread Combo. This delectable dish showcases thick wedges of Hawaii’s popular sweet bread with a pocket of orange marmalade served with two strips of bacon, two large eggs prepared any style, and coffee or tea.
As part of the Aloha Week deals, a popular Mai Tai Special ($4) will be available, as will glasses of house wine, Chablis, Rose and Burgundy for $4.50 per glass.
To enhance the experience, validated parking is available on Ena Road. Wailana Coffee House, which is open around the clock, serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night favorites, so stop in today and enjoy the popular establishment’s aloha-filled cuisine.
Wailana Coffee House
1860 Ala Moana Blvd.
Open 24 hours daily, except from 10 p.m. Tuesdays to 6 a.m. Wednesdays