Where carnivores can ‘meat’ their matchA La Carte Columns
November 29, 2015
Story By: Serena Valdez | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
All the festivities of Thanksgiving may have concluded, but one unofficial tradition that carries past the holiday is the seemingly endless task of finishing leftovers. Turkey and all the fixings were made to feed an army of 100 for your family of six to 10. However, sometimes we need a break from the turkey sandwiches, turkey soups and turkey breakfast casseroles. A juicy steak certainly can help alleviate that growing apathy toward poultry.
On weekends, Waikiki’s family restaurant Wailana Coffee House offers a meat-lovers menu featuring nothing but steak.
“It’s always nice to have steaks,” says general manager Kenton Tom, adding that the menu is available Fridays through Sundays every weekend at the 24-hour establishment.
The menu includes three different cuts of steak ($14.95 each), all including a side option of mixed vegetables, steamed white or brown rice, baked potato, mashed potatoes or french fries.
“Each steak is very popular, but the most ordered are the New York strip and the Teriyaki Steak,” Tom says.
“The teri is more tender and the New York is more well known.”
The Teriyaki Steak is marinated in deliciously sweet teriyaki sauce, grilled to perfection and topped with green onion. Rice effortlessly complements this option, as the local-style side becomes seasoned with the steak’s sweet glaze.
The 8-ounce New York and 7-ounce Top Sirloin steaks are both grilled and garnished to satiate any carnivore’s appetite.
In addition to the side dish options, patrons also are served their choice of soup of the day, an all-you-can-eat salad bar or a delightful fruit cup.
Wailana Coffee House is known for its family-style feel, which caters to many locals who are thankful for an eatery to call home.
Wailana Coffee House
1860 Ala Moana Blvd., Waikiki
Open 24 hours daily, except when the restaurant is closed from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday