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Shiro’s Saimin Haven

May 19, 2015

‘Caps off’ to Shiro’s catering

Graduation commencement ceremonies are on the horizon, which means parties and well-wishes will abound as students begin new chapters of their lives. Thankfully, Shiro’s Saimin makes catering for celebratory gatherings easy, and offers delicious food options for extremely reasonable prices. According to general manager Bryce Fujimoto, many people already have placed catering orders and the…

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April 12, 2015

Nothing says saimin quite like Shiro’s

For nearly 50 years, Shiro’s has continually set and surpassed the standard for all things saimin. Since serving up its first piping-hot bowl of saimin in 1969, Shiro’s Saimin Haven has become a mainstay for multiple generations of Hawaii families. Shiro’s features convenient locations in Aiea at Waimalu Shopping Center. While many who live around…

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March 1, 2015

Shiro’s Saimin Haven

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Bento A ($9.95) The road to Shiro’s Saimin Haven may be a little bumpy, but customers still are flocking to the veteran establishment in Waimalu, despite the nearby road work. Nothing will get in the way of patrons’ love for Shiro’s. Local families have been coming to…

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January 11, 2015

All Roads Lead to Shiro’s

While the new year just barely has begun, it may be difficult to find reprieve from the inconvenience of roadwork, the cold weather and the threat of illness. In the midst of construction along Kamehameha Highway is longtime local favorite Shiro’s Saimin Haven. Since 1969, this local favorite has been doing its part to feed…

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November 30, 2014

Home Cooking for the Holidays

So just what makes Shiro’s Saimin Haven a household name? Perhaps it’s the restaurant’s philosophy “to serve not too skimpy, plenty tasty homestyle cooking that is priced right for guests near and far.” According to restaurant manager Bryce Fujimoto, the restaurant strives to take care of the community, but treat out of town guests with…

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October 19, 2014

Shiro’s recipes stand the test of time

After nearly five decades in operation, Shiro’s Saimin Haven boasts a menu that reads unlike any other. With nearly 70 different types of saimin alone, the eatery offers truly endless options of local favorites. Founded by the late Franz Shiro Matsuo, known by locals simply as “Mistah Saimin,” Shiro’s invites all to try the classics…

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August 24, 2014

Aiea’s ‘Haven’ of local-style comfort

When Franz Shiro Matsuo, known affectionately as “Mistah Saimin,” first opened Shiro’s Saimin Haven in 1969 at Aiea Bowl, to share his wildly delicious comfort foods, Hawaii’s diners instantly took to his creative renditions of saimin and other island favorites. More than 40 years later, the late founder’s legacy lives on, as his family continues…

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July 20, 2014

Shiro’s legacy lives on

For a restaurant, there is perhaps nothing more rewarding than the sight of customers leaning back in satisfaction after ravaging their plates down to the very last morsel. Such is often the case at Shiro’s Saimin Haven, where saimin and local favorites of the highest quality dominate the menu. Founded by “Mistah Saimin,” Franz Shiro…

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June 15, 2014

A slurp of saimin history

Shiro’s Saimin Haven in Waimalu Shopping Center has served tasty bowls of local history since 1969. With locations in Waipahu and Ewa, Shiro’s expansive menu builds upon “Mistah Saimin” Franz Shiro Matsuo’s dream. “Matsuo spent years working in restaurants, but wanted his own,” says Bryce Fujimoto, Matsuo’s grandson and restaurant manager. “He started with the…

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A Whole Lotta Wonton

Happy Mother’s Day, Ono fanatics! Let’s get right to it, because this week I am beyond excited to share my love for a dish that remains so close to my heart. My passion for food abounds now more than ever, and it’s time to share my obsession with wonton soup. So, you all know just…

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