This little ‘Bird-ie’ soars with delicious offeringsA La Carte Columns
July 24, 2016
Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
With sweeping views of the dramatic 27-hole course at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach, Bird of Paradise stands in the midst of it all with an open dining area for golfers and the general public to come and enjoy top-notch local cuisine.
The restaurant can accommodate up to 265 guests and has hosted its fair share of events, including weddings, first birthday parties and work functions. Surrounded by lush greenery and the fresh Hawaiian breeze, it’s no wonder why patrons continue to choose Bird of Paradise for their dining and event needs.
If you don’t live in the area, the drive for the restaurant’s Sunday Brunch is well worth the trip, as it features all-you-can-eat buffet selections from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (with two seating times — the first at 10 and the second at 12:30). Adults pay an amazing price of $36, while seniors 50 and older pay $29 and keiki ages 6-10 only pay $18.
Brunch features items such as Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise, Taro Pancakes, Poke and an Omelet Station. One of the absolute favorites, however, is Mochiko Chicken, which is fried and tossed in a light ginger-teriyaki sauce with a side of special orange dip — much like a homemade version of Western’s Original Dressing — and sesame seeds and green onions sprinkled on top.
Another stop to make along the Sunday Brunch buffet line is at the carving table, which has Roasted Prime Rib of Beef with au jus and creamy horse-radish. This hunk of meat is seasoned with rosemary, thyme and Hawaiian salt for the perfect balance of savory and juicy flavors.
And if prime rib sounds decadent for a brunch spread, wait until you see the platter of Snow Crab Legs, which never are out of supply at Bird of Paradise — and always succulent and available in abundance.
Aside from Sunday Brunch, the restaurant also has a la carte menus filled with tasty options for breakfast and lunch, including gourmet sandwiches and burgers, plate lunch items and even Filipino dishes. The establishment is closed at night for events and functions.
Food and beverage manager Ross Butterfield firmly believes that Bird of Paradise has a trusted reputation to uphold (in part, because of its association with Hawaii Prince Hotel), and patrons will always vouch for its overall quality. To put it in golfing terms, Bird of Paradise hits a hole in one when it comes to service, food and atmosphere, and is where the perfect balance of casualness and elegance meet on the greens in Ewa Beach.
Bird Of Paradise
Hawaii Prince Golf Club
91-1200 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach
Breakfast: Daily, 7-10:30 a.m.; Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2-5:30 p.m.; Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.