Hauntingly Local Treats

Digest Lite Bites

October 22, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Next Sunday (Oct. 30), Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab adds a Halloween theme to its family-friendly Keiki Night with a keiki costume contest and free goody bags.

  • Loco Moco ($10.95)
  • Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken Breast ($20.95)
  • Deep Fried Snapper for two ($45)
  • Sam's famous Original Fried Poke ($11.95)
  • Macadamia Nut Pie with Ice Cream ($6.95)
  • Lemon Custard Pie ($6.95)
  • Server Brandon Shimabukuro and General manager Jeffrey Gaspar
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The restaurant will look extra spooktacular with festive decorations on display, ,and staff members will be dressed up as well.

On top of the treats will be tricks by strolling magician Alan Arita, who is a regular at Keiki Night every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. There also will be caricature drawings by John Isara of Royal Hawaiian Caricatures and balloon twisting by Suzette Arita. The costume contest is open to children ages 12 and under, and there will be prizes for different age groups.

For dinner, keiki meals (for children ages 12 and under) are free with every adult meal purchased. “Most of the dishes on our menu are Sam Choy’s original recipes,” noted Jeffrey Gaspar, general manager. Signature dishes include the Loco Moco made with half-pound homemade hamburger patty on a bed of rice and Sam’s special brown gravy, and grilled sweet onions ($10.95). There’s also Sam’s famous Original Fried Poke featuring wok-seared marinated Island fish ($11.95), and Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken Breast with shiitake mushroom cream sauce and papaya pineapple marmalade sauce ($20.95).

There also are nightly specials, such as a 2 pound deep-fried Snapper for two ($45); and a variety of desserts including Macadamia Nut Pie with Ice Cream ($6.95) and a refreshingly sweet Lemon Custard Pie ($6.95). And, of course, the crab (Dungeness, Alaskan King and Snow Crab Clusters) is always popular and available for lunch and dinner.

The spacious restaurant can seat 230, however, reservations are recommended. There’s also an on-site brewery with Aloha Beer offered in five different styles —

Blonde Ale, Ehu Ale, Aloha Lager, Aloha Dark Lager and James Cook IPA, and opening soon is the Aloha Beer Garden located just next door. Until then, bring the kids out for a night of tricks, treats and Halloween fun!

Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab

  • Where
    • 580 North Nimitz Highway
    • Honolulu, HI 96817
  • Call
    • (808) 545-7979
  • Hours
    • Breakfast & Lunch
    • Monday – Friday
    • 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Saturdays and Sundays
    • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Dinner
    • Sunday – Thursday
    • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Fridays and Saturdays
    • 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Website

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