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Wailana Coffee House

January 5, 2016

Any Meal, Anytime Of Day

Wailana Coffee House has some regulars who love the food so much that they frequent the island diner on a daily basis. “We serve local-style comfort food with consistency, value and service that keeps our customers coming back,” explains general manager Kenton Tom. It only makes sense that a restaurant so cozy is a family…

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November 29, 2015

Where carnivores can ‘meat’ their match

All the festivities of Thanksgiving may have concluded, but one unofficial tradition that carries past the holiday is the seemingly endless task of finishing leftovers. Turkey and all the fixings were made to feed an army of 100 for your family of six to 10. However, sometimes we need a break from the turkey sandwiches,…

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Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner

To all my fellow carnivores out there, it’s been far too long since we’ve seriously salivated over steaks. Those insanely sizzled, caramelized char marks from the grill are calling my steak knife, which is dying to cut into some prime and juicy, medium-rare meat just dripping with savory flavors. Sure, on special occasions, many of…

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September 20, 2015

Wailana Spreads Aloha

At the root of Aloha Week and the larger-encompassing Aloha Festivals is celebrating Hawaii’s rich culture, traditions and, of course, the food that helps make the 50th state so unique. As one of Hawaii’s iconic dining destinations situated at the gateway to Waikiki, Wailana Coffee House has served up local favorites for both kamaaina and…

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August 2, 2015

Wailana Coffee House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Eggs Benedict ($11.90) Whether you’re a diner person or not, you will not be able to resist a well-known morning favorite from Wailana Coffee House. Take a stroll down to this legendary Waikiki eatery, where it offers its own take on a breakfast classic. The Eggs Benedict…

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June 21, 2015

Wow Dad at Wailana

On this nationally recognized and widely adored day, families across the Islands will be celebrating dads, father figures and the important men in their lives. When honoring a holiday that at its root brings together cherished loved ones, few experiences pose a better way to spend it than sharing a meal at one of Hawaii’s…

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One with the waffles

The first signs of summer are emerging all around us, as school years begin to wrap up, the sun starts to shine brighter and we get ready to fire up the grills for festive Memorial Day barbecues. These all are indicators to me that it’s time to fully embrace summer mode in all its free-spirited…

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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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