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Serving Up Gourmet Plate Lunches

A La Carte

September 17, 2017

Story By: Kelli Shiroma |

Country Fried Pork Chop ($12.95, weekly special). Kelly Shiroma photo

Moiliili-based Kahai Street Kitchen is known for offering gourmet entrees in plate-lunch form. Located on the corner of Coolidge and S. King streets, this local eatery makes it convenient to get local-style comfort food at reasonable prices. Customers even have the option of enjoying their meals in the eatery’s adjacent dine-in area, with street parking available throughout the surrounding neighborhood.

Korean Cobb Salad ($12.50), Crab Crusted Mahimahi ($14.50) and Guava Barbecue Braised Brisket ($10.25) are the eatery’s top sellers and are available daily. Kahai Street Kitchen also features a variety of weekly specials, according to head chef David Yamamoto.

Guava Barbecue Braised Brisket ($10.25). A. Consillio photo

“Every dish is made to order from scratch, so we’re different from typical fast-food spots,” Yamamoto says. “Our high-quality cuisine is always worth the wait, and customers can call in their orders ahead of time.”

HOOKED ON PORK CHOPS

This week’s special at Kahai Street Kitchen, Country Fried Pork Chop ($12.95), features a bone-in, thick-cut pork chop that’s coated with house-made, seasoned flour. It’s fried to a delectable golden brown, smothered with a rich, creamy gravy — which is comprised of Portuguese sausage and bacon — and topped with crispy, spun potatoes. The eatery’s chef, David Yamamoto, says this special runs every once in a while, and customers love it because of the sauce’s savory flavor and creamy-yet-crunchy texture.

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