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Fairwood Drive-Inn & Pho 27

Tasty Cuisine That’s Sure to Satisfy Every Appetite

At Fairwood Drive Inn and Pho 27 Vietnamese Cuisine, diners get a great two-in-one deal. While Fairwood Drive Inn offers Chinese and local cuisine, Pho 27 serves up Vietnamese eats. “When a family comes in, they each can eat whatever they want,” says owner Tiffany Ko. “That way, they don’t need to go to all…

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Chomp Away on Pork Chop

For the avid meat eater, there’s nothing better than ribs, sausage, shoulder or chops grilling up a storm. If you haven’t guessed it, the common denominator here is pork. Oftentimes, pork is overshadowed by beef and chicken, but not this time. In fact, let’s put those on the back burner for now, because I’m in…

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February 16, 2014

Fairwood Drive Inn & Pho 27

THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SINGAPORE NOODLE ($8.75) Fairwood Drive Inn & Pho 27 Vietnamese Cuisine in Kaimuki Shopping Center presents food-natics with Chineseand local-style favorites at the front of the house (known as Fairwood Drive Inn), which features a fast-food, takeout concept. Then, as you make your way toward the back of the establishment, you’ll…

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January 19, 2014

Fairwood’s Asian-style Favorites are Pho-tastic

It’s always so exciting to eat at a new place, and while Fairwood Drive Inn and Pho 27 Vietnamese Cuisine has been open in Kaimuki for the past three years, I finally went there for the first time last week. Yes, the restaurant has two names — Fairwood Drive Inn is for the front of…

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December 1, 2013

Best of Both Worlds

We’ve all heard the saying, “Having the best of both worlds.” But where … where is this elusive utopia, I’ve often wondered? For those who are right there with me, eureka we have found it: Fairwood Drive Inn & Pho 27. This side-by-side dynamic duo is half take-out counter, half dine-in eatery — and a…

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November 4, 2013

Twice as Nice

Located conveniently on Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki Shopping Center, diners have the option of picking up a quick meal to go at Fairwood Drive Inn’s quick-service counter, or sitting down with family and friends in the inviting Pho 27 dining room. The restaurants are situated just minutes away from the University of Hawaii, Chaminade University,…

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A “Satay”-ste of the Town

As an avid food enthusiast, I’m not just interested in nomming out on a tasty meal. I mean, of course I absolutely love to devour a wide range of flavors and am open to trying any dish once, but it’s not just about the eating experience for me. Coupled with any delicious bite is a…

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September 1, 2013

More Than Amazing Pho

One doesn’t often think of pho as a dish that exudes carnivorous contentment, but that may be because you haven’t stopped by Pho 27, the in-house sister restaurant to Fairwood Drive Inn. The outstanding and stylish Kaimuki eatery offers unique twists on the traditional and tasty Vietnamese classic by adding Chinese and local elements to…

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Beat the Heat With Cool Treats

Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Flossie spun through the Islands and put on a bit of a thunder-and-lightning show. Accompanying the storm’s sights and sounds were the customary rain and heavy winds, which knocked out power in some parts of the state. While I won’t complain about the rain showers and gray skies, I will…

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More is Better at Fairwood

During this unpredictable economy, some restaurants are being forced to sacrifice on portion size and quality of ingredients to stay afloat. Naturally then, it is no surprise why the abundant and flavor-packed cuisine at Fairwood Drive Inn and Diner has had hungry patrons returning for more than 18 years. Famous for its Chinese-style, comfort foods,…

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