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Kahai Street Kitchen

April 13, 2014

The Street for Kahai and Mighty Eats

Don’t let Kahai Street Kitchen’s humble interior fool you. One look at the menu and it’s obvious there’s a gem here. The six-year-old eatery (also known as KSK) specializes in catering and also gives lunch-goers a new spin on their familiar favorites. “We change the menu every so often to keep customers interested,” says chef…

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It’s Ahi-mazing!

What represents the beautiful islands we live in more than sunshine, rainbows and aloha? Ahi, of course! From a fish fanatic standpoint, “lucky we live Hawaii,” specifically for this reason. Ahi, also known as yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna, is considered a staple among locals, and tourists are amazed by the smooth texture and taste…

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February 9, 2014

Satisfy Your Plate Lunch Cravings, Gourmet Style

It’s likely that you have sampled Kahai Street Kitchen’s cuisine at an office party, graduation party, wedding reception or another gathering, as the Kalihi-based eatery, since 2006, has established itself as a popular catering service. But even for those who have enjoyed Kahai Street Kitchen’s catering items in the past, you’re in for a whole…

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Kabocha is My Main Squeeze

My love for pumpkin is obvious, as I’m sure avid Ono readers will remember the fact that I demolished three pumpkin pies two days after Thanksgiving as if it was nothing. Toasted pumpkin seeds? Oh yeah … such a perfect snack (you can thank your jack-o-lantern for that). So, now where does this leave me?…

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December 8, 2013

Plate Lunch Never Tasted So Good

When it comes to lunch options, there are the usual choices such as sandwiches or leftovers, and then there is Kahai Street Kitchen. Think take-out with gourmet flair. “It’s all local ingredients and flavors, with a little twist to it,” says chef David Yamamoto. Full-bodied flavors reminiscent of the Islands are kicked up a notch…

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October 27, 2013

Culinary Creations Abound at Kahai Street Kitchen

Rarely does the convenience and ease of procuring a plate lunch go hand in hand with partaking in gourmet quality cuisine and innovative culinary craftsmanship. However, at Kahai Street Kitchen, preparing elegant, high-quality menu offerings served with the speed and portability of a plate lunch is right up the restaurant’s alley. Owner Nao Iwata can…

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September 8, 2013

Catch a Whiff of Mouthwatering Local Favorites

If you find yourself driving down Kalihi Street — windows down, feeling the breeze — you’ll notice an amazing aroma start to swirl around your car as you approach Kahai Street. The irresistible whiff of fresh loco moco gravy and guava barbecue sauce will be so enticing that next thing you know, you’re making a…

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August 4, 2013

Kahai Street Kitchen

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from Kahai Street Kitchen’s chef David…

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July 7, 2013

Kahai Street Kitchen

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MARINATED GRILLED CHICKEN MOZZARELLA BAKE ($8.95) Lunchtime is a buzz at Kahai Street Kitchen, where avid fans refuel for the rest of the day with local comfort food with a gourmet twist. The eatery recently unveiled an updated menu in celebration of its seventh anniversary last month,…

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June 9, 2013

Gourmet Comfort Food Island Style

At local culinary gem, Kahai Street Kitchen, where island-friendly comfort food meets gourmet sophistication, customers can always count on a meal that satisfies both the palate and wallet. In celebration of the eatery’s seventh anniversary this month, Kahai Street Kitchen welcomes diners to try several new dishes on its updated menu. Using creativity and a…

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