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Big City Diner

June 11, 2017

Healthy eats at your favorite local diner

Since opening in 1998, Big City Diner has become a go-to gathering place, attracting customers with what owner Lane Muraoka likes to call “local-American comfort food.” Launched by Muraoka, who got his start in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher, Big City Diner quickly gained popularity and now has six locations throughout the island. Serving…

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Saluting Our Heroes With Delicious Meals

With Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day both honored in May, there’s no time like the present to acknowledge and thank the selfless servicemen and women of our country for all they bravely do to protect our invaluable freedom. I know it might seem like the military and eating out on the town are two…

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April 2, 2017

Going Healthy In A ‘Big’ Way

Big City Diner has been satisfying appetites around Hawaii since it first opened in Kaimuki in 1998. Since then, the restaurant has expanded to five locations — located in Ward Entertainment Center, Waipio Shopping Center, Pearlridge East, Kailua and Windward Mall — and has become Hawaii’s go-to spot for comfort food and local-style favorites. The…

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February 26, 2017

The More Food, The Merrier

`SINCE FIRST OPENING in Kaimuki in 1998, Big City Diner has made a name for itself in a big way — expanding to become Hawaii’s go-to spot for comfort food and local-style favorites served up in a fun, family-friendly environment. The island-style diner is known for its wide selection of menu items, perfect for even…

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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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