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Kenny’s Restaurant

November 23, 2014

Comfort food never goes out of style

Lined with picture windows and filled with melodies of Hawaiian slack-key guitar and vintage aloha prints, Kenny’s Restaurant is a place for reveling in nostalgia. The eatery owes its success and position as a community fixture to the preservation of the comforts of yesteryear — not only through hospitable service, but also through plates laden…

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October 12, 2014

Longtime Kalihi diner shines with specials

For nearly 50 years, Kenny’s Restaurant in Kalihi has been a neighborhood hangout with all the markings of a classic diner — it has an expansive dining room, complete with counter seating and the menu is filled with plenty of comfort food, along with local favorites. “There’s a little bit of everything for everybody,” explains…

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Getting Ahead with Cabbage

A food snob I am not. Although, as editor of this publication, I guess I should expect that some may make that assumption. But just for the record, that is as far-fetched from the truth as possible. Come on, now, I actually enjoy airplane food (especially when it consisted of entire meals that were free)….

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July 13, 2014

Giving back in delicious ways

There’s something so comforting about walking into Kenny’s Restaurant that speaks volumes about the food you are about to experience. After all, at the end of the day, what’s most important is the memories created over good old comfort food. For more than 40 years, this Kalihi eatery has entranced and delighted generations of patrons,…

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June 15, 2014

Beware the ‘Sug-ah Snare’

We have a lot of interesting expressions in the South, and my Great Aunt Sadie was notorious for them. One in particular, my sisters and I secretly dubbed “the Sug-ah snare” — a spine-chilling, seared-inmy-brain memory I’d still to this day much rather forget than recall. Gathering us to her ample bosom, Aunt Sadie would…

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Pile on the Pancakes, Please!

Happy Sunday, Ono addicts! Wow, what a week it’s been! As editor of Dining Out, I give my heart, soul and stomach to this publication. It’s a pleasure each week to bring you some of the best eats the island has to offer, while also sharing my experiences with you — which, this week, means…

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April 27, 2014

Get your weekly fill at Kenny’s

If it seems like a family reunion breaks out every time you walk into Kenny’s Restaurant, there is a good reason for that. Since the Kalihi eatery opened in 1966, three generations of owners and four generations of customers have made it a regular, and even a weekly, stop. Whether it’s employees from the neighboring…

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Stew That’s Just Right for You

In times when life is like a whirlwind, complete with highs and lows — truth be told, I stress eat — big time! I know, I know, it’s definitely not the best way to cope with life’s stresses and challenges. But hey, I say, “when life throws you carrots, make a savory stew.” OK, I…

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February 23, 2014

Sugar-free Again

Comfort food for the soul is what Kenny’s Restaurant does best. On any given day, this Kalihi establishment is flooded with local patrons who all crave the kamaaina classics and American staples that warm the heart and put the mind at ease. Located at Kamehameha Shopping Center, Kenny’s entered Oahu’s dining scene in 1966, thanks…

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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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