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Wailana Coffee House

Chop Steak’s A Hole In One

Oftentimes, the best recipes are not the ones you have to look up in a cook book and slave over for hours, but rather those that are known by heart because they’re simple, home-style favorites that have been passed down from generation to generation. Such is the case with chopped steak, commonly referred to as…

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March 12, 2017

It’s Your Lucky Day With This Meal

For diners who want to sit back, relax and enjoy some local comfort food, look no further than Wailana Coffee House. Located on Ala Moana Boulevard across the street from Hilton Hawaiian Village, the restaurant has been “Waikiki’s family restaurant” since it first opened in 1970. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, Wailana…

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January 1, 2017

Holiday menu is sure to please

Wailana Coffee House has a special New Year’s Day menu offered today that’s sure to start off your 2017 right. According to general manager Kenton Tom, these holiday specials have proven to be very popular over the years. As he explains, one of the most popular specials is New York Steak ($16.95). “It’s an 8-ounce…

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November 27, 2016

You can have your ‘steak’ and eat it, too

With all the poultry from Thanksgiving fresh in your memory, maybe it’s time for a nice break. And what better way to change up the turkey routine than with a nice, juicy steak? Wailana Coffee House — the iconic family restaurant situated in Waikiki, across from Hilton Hawaiian Village — offers not just one delectable…

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October 16, 2016

Your Local Diner

While the concept of a neighborhood diner is simple and ubiquitous, Wailana Coffee House has mastered it, becoming a go-to spot for locals and visitors alike. The secret is simple, according to owner and general manager Kenton Tom: “We have delicious homemade food at a reasonable price.” Wailana’s extensive menu offers local favorites and American…

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September 9, 2016

Celebrate your kupuna with diner classics

As an iconic staple of Waikiki, Wailana Coffee House is a favorite among locals and tourists alike, offering taste bud-friendly fare like no other. The local-style diner’s menu features something for everyone to enjoy, such as fried saimin, loco moco, roasted chicken and steak dishes. According to owner and manager Kenton Tom, giving menu items…

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Bringing Back An Old Favorite

I’ve always been a fan of oldies: When it comes to music, I live for rock from the ’60s and ’70s; if we’re talking about style, I love shopping for vintage clothing and furniture; and as for exploring food, I always aim to seek out the classics, giving a nod to dishes that have been…

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June 5, 2016

Hearty Meals Just For Dad

Kenton Tom, vice president and general manager at Wailana Coffee House, knows a thing or two about giving a nod to dads on their special day. After all, it doesn’t have to be Father’s Day for him to tell you about his pops, Francis, and his inspiring journey to open the family restaurant 47 years…

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April 24, 2016

Holiday Specials

Since 1969, Wailana Coffee House has become a landmark restaurant in Waikiki known for its tasty local-style comfort food. Wailana celebrates Mother’s Day May 8 with a special menu (11 a.m.-midnight) featuring Scallops and Shrimps ($14.95), Chicken Marsala ($14.50) and more. Each dish is served with corn on the cob; choice of starch; all-you-can-eat salad…

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March 22, 2016

Spring into Wailana for Easter specials

Located along Ala Moana Boulevard across the street from Hilton Hawaiian Village, Wailana Coffee House stands out with its familiar facade. Better known as “Waikiki’s family restaurant,” the eatery has remained on the very same corner since 1970. “In 1954, (prior to opening Wailana) my father and his company bought this piece of land and,…

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