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January 29, 2017 ,

Keeping Up With Kimchee

We all have Korea to thank for creating arguably the most flavorful preserved vegetables in existence: kimchee, in all its glorious forms. Though we’re most familiar with the standard wonbok, or Napa cabbage, variety of the banchan (side dish), there are actually an estimated 200-plus styles of kimchee and a far greater number of personalized…

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December 18, 2016

Enjoy quality holiday fare at a great price

Big City Diner is ending 2016 with a bang by serving holiday specials on Christmas Eve and Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and Day. The local dining chain’s breakfast and brunch menu boasts a New York Steak and Crabcake Combo ($19.99), featuring 7 ounces of USDA Choice-rated, hand-cut steak and a crabcake topped…

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November 13, 2016

Comfort Food For The Holidays

Just like the comforting thoughts that are often associated with Thanksgiving — think warm family gatherings and a spread of sleep-inducing dishes — so is the gratifying effect of envisioning a meal at Big City Diner. This holiday, the beloved local restaurant not only has exclusive Thanksgiving specials (only available on Thanksgiving Day), but it…

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October 2, 2016

Hawaii’s Very Own Paradise City

The next time you want to take the whole family out for a satisfying meal, think big — as in, head to Big City Diner where you’ll find larger-than-life flavors and something for everyone. The locally owned and operated dining chain first debuted in Kaimuki in 1998 and has since grown to include five additional…

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August 28, 2016

Something For Everyone

When he was opening the first Big City Diner in Kaimuki in the 1990s, Lane Muraoka conceptualized the restaurant by thinking of three generations of family members sitting down to eat together. He wanted to ensure that the menu would have something that all of them would want. That’s why you can find a wide…

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May 22, 2016

Going Big with Family Dining, Stellar Service

Big City Diner continues to serve as the go-to destination for fresh, hearty meals served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, which has become the standard at the “Hawaiian-style” restaurant. The iconic eatery has made a lasting impression on multiple generations of diners since 1998, and features six convenient locations: Kailua, Kaimuki, Pearlridge, Waipio, Ward Entertainment…

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April 24, 2016

Big City Diner

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: The Big City Cobb Salad ($13.99) Family dining is easy at Big City Diner (BCD), where delicious American comfort food with a local twist caters to everyone from keiki to kupuna. “There’s all different types of foods that people can enjoy, together as a group (and) as…

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March 21, 2016 ,

Calamari Makes A Splash

We know it best as one of our favorite deep-fried appetizers that makes an appearance on practically every restaurant’s menu, and it’s been heralded by Mediterranean and Asian cultures for ages — yes, I’m talking about squid, one of the most glorious edible treasures of the sea. Ono, You Know is ready to dive right…

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February 8, 2016

On The Score Board

You can come out a winner at today’s Super Bowl, even if your team doesn’t. How? By celebrating the big game day at any Big City Diner (BCD) restaurant. The family-oriented and long-established eatery is giving back to its customers with tons of prize giveaways, including a trip for two to Las Vegas (one trip…

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January 5, 2016

Where healthy choices are still delicious

As of Nov. 2, Big City Diner now has six locations. That means six opportunities to enjoy tasty, classic American fare with a local twist. With the new year upon us, owner Lane Muraoka also emphasizes the restaurant’s clean and healthy options, perfect for those with resolutions for better lifestyles. “People see ‘diner’ in our…

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