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Wailana Coffee House

April 19, 2015

Mahi mahi is a prized catch at Wailana

When Wailana Coffee House general manager Kenton Tom goes fishing, what he always hopes to land is a mahi mahi at the end of his hook. The fish’s large, moist flakes and delicate, sweet flavor make the effort of nabbing one well worth it. The Hawaiians named them “very strong” for good reason. As soon…

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March 8, 2015

The luck of the Irish at Wailana

Like many holidays that originated with religious significance, St. Patrick’s Day has been appropriated to be a celebration of less pious things. Namely, in this case, beer. But let’s not forget that there also is a lot of great food associated with this holiday — and you can get a sampling of it at Wailana…

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Biting into the Best Benedict

Nothing says breakfast or brunch better than eggs Benedict. Ranked as one of the most beloved dishes in the nation, I’m most definitely a fan. How can any breakfast-loving individual with an appetite resist two perfectly poached eggs sitting atop thick pieces of Canadian bacon (or your favorite breakfast meat), all doused in luxurious hollandaise?…

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January 25, 2015

Can you feel the love at Wailana?

As the ever-inspirational Mahatma Gandhi once shared, “Where there is love, there is life.” Sometimes we need a little reminder to turn on our “love receptors” and actually tune in to the endless manifestations of love that surround us every day. And if ever our sentimental signals are down, we always can count on Valentine’s…

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November 16, 2014

Wailana brings the ‘wow’ factor

Since its opening almost 50 years ago, Wailana Coffee House continues to be a favorite for locals and visitors from around the world. Conveniently located on the corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Ena Road, across from Hilton Hawaiian Village, the landmark, family-friendly eatery offers an extensive menu of local-style food and American classics, including…

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September 28, 2014

Wailana gets fresh, new look

Last Friday marked the highly anticipated re-opening of Wailana Coffee House. This Waikiki eatery’s interior space underwent a major renovation for nearly three weeks. In addition to new carpeting and countertops, the restaurant’s new inventory of kitchen appliances are sure to significantly assist in preparing a wide array of local, comfort food. “Having been in…

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June 8, 2014

Honor Dad the Wailana Way

Hawaii during the 1950s was a time where Hawaiian print shirts, sarong dresses and tropical flowers were deemed “fashion forward.” Poolside “Tiki” parties were the talk of the town, complete with tropical drinks adorned with little pink umbrellas. And it wasn’t long before restaurants and dance halls picked up on the fad and hosted tropical-themed…

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April 27, 2014

Coffee’s (always) on, y’all!

Ever get those crazy cravings — the kind that make you feel like a bionic (wo)man with a bizarrely confused biological clock demanding pancakes at midnight? Eggs in the evening? Or cereal for supper? Well you’re not alone, and at Wailana Coffee House — a Waikiki eatery serving up a full breakfast menu 24/7 —…

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March 16, 2014

You’re in Luck at Wailana

For the past 45 years, locals and tourists alike have adored Wailana Coffee House, where a treasured brand of American diner fare accented with a distinct island twist bears no comparison to other dining establishments around town. In addition to providing hearty helpings of comfort food 24 hours a day, the Waikiki mainstay has made…

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January 26, 2014

Wailana Coffee House

Anytime is the right time when it comes to eating good food at good prices. And at Wailana Coffee House, a local favorite open 24 hours, you can always find just what you are looking for. Want breakfast at night? Wailana has it! Feeling like a burger at the break of dawn? No problem! Try…

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