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Big City Diner

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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November 29, 2015

Eatery has all of your party-food essentials

There aren’t many restaurants that are as dedicated to its employees and customers as Big City Diner. With six locations around Oahu, the family diner never disappoints — from heaping servings of delicious meals to outstanding service every visit. It is a place you will want to visit again and again. With the holiday season…

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Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner

To all my fellow carnivores out there, it’s been far too long since we’ve seriously salivated over steaks. Those insanely sizzled, caramelized char marks from the grill are calling my steak knife, which is dying to cut into some prime and juicy, medium-rare meat just dripping with savory flavors. Sure, on special occasions, many of…

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May 18, 2015

Dishing Out Specials in a Big Way

As Oahu’s “Hawaiian-style diner” for nearly two decades, Big City Diner continues to carry the banner as the go-to destination for fresh, hearty meals served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The iconic establishment has satisfied multiple generations of diners since 1998, and has five convenient locations: Kailua, Kaimuki, Pearlridge, Waipio and Ward Entertainment Center; a…

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The Pinnacle of Poke Bowls

I’m on a poke binge. Just the mere thought of Hawaiian-seasoned raw tuna makes my mouth water. And since I’ve grown up with this stuff, it’s safe to say that poke is my go-to food memory that always brings me back to memories of my ohana. Whether eaten solo or with rice, poke is delicious;…

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February 22, 2015

Big City Diner

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL: Hawaiian Island Fresh Fish, BCD Style ($14.99 lunch, $19.99 dinner) Speaking of fresh, the fish featured will be bought at the auction, ensuring that it is locally caught, and will vary according to what is available. Pictured is ahi, encrusted with furikake and seared to perfection….

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Loco for Loco Moco

It’s nearing the end of January, and while I applaud those who still are sticking with their New Year’s resolutions of following an exercise regiment and making healthier food choices, let’s face it: Sometimes it’s fun to be rebellious, break the rules and forget about counting calories, especially when it’s all for the love of…

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