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Wailana Coffee House

July 22, 2017

Wailana Coffee House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: OXTAIL SOUP ($15.75) As the lunch crowd shuffled in and out of Wailana Coffee House when Dining Out stopped in one day, the faithful and prompt servers hustled from table to table collecting orders, refilling coffee cups and greeting diners with never-ending smiles. All the while, the…

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June 18, 2017

Let Dad Have His Steak, Eat It Too

Since 1969, Wailana Coffee House has been a classic favorite, filling up soulful cups of hot java and gifting diners with the nostalgic feel of a good old-fashioned coffee house. With Father’s Day here, treat the man of the house to a simple, no-fuss breakfast or dinner. Enjoy the restaurant’s breakfast special of Eggs Benedict…

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May 21, 2017

Beef up your weekend meals

When locals think of Wailana Coffee House, oftentimes they reminisce about growing up indulging in all of the Island comforts offered at the welcoming diner. For tourists, the restaurant offers peace of mind thanks to its convenient location, tasty food and reasonable prices. All around, Wailana aims to please, and it has done so since…

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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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