New Venue, Same Great FoodDigest Foodie Fare
December 10, 2011
Story By: Dining Out Team |
For breakfast lovers on the go, Eggs ‘n Things now has a second location designed just for you. Eggs ‘n Things Waikiki Beach Eggspress, which opened its doors last week, serves up the same quality food in a fast-paced setting. Located on Kalakaua Avenue, the Eggspress is right across from Waikiki Beach and has a spectacular view of the ocean. With both an unparalleled view and unbeatable food, Eggs ‘n Things is the perfect way to start your day.
“The idea is that it is an express-style,” explains general manager Michael Skedeleski of the new venue. “This location is a hybrid ― customers can eat here, or they can take it to go.”
The restaurant does have a number of booths and tables, so diners can enjoy a sit-down meal if they want. Or, simply place your order, and within about 20 minutes, you can be on your way. Plus, Skedeleski says, if the line does get long, servers will take orders while you wait.
Loyal Eggs ‘n Things customers can find their breakfast favorites at the new location. Skedeleski describes Eggs ‘n Things cuisine as traditional American breakfast with a local spin. Not only does the eatery have classics such as Spinach, Bacon & Cheese Omelet ($10.95) and Blueberry Whip Cream with Nuts Waffles ($11.95), but the restaurant also offers local favorites including Fresh Ahi Steak & Eggs (Market Price), Hawaiian Loco Moco ($11.95) and Island Style Fried Rice and Eggs ($10.95). Among the most popular menu items are the light and fluffy pancakes, including the Strawberry Whip Cream with Nuts ($11.95) and Pineapple Whip Cream with Nuts ($11.95).
Plus, the creative chefs at Eggs ‘n Things have recently unveiled a number of new items, such as Smoked Pork Chop & Eggs ($10.95) and Crab Cake Benedict ($12.95).
Eggs ‘n Things is primarily known for breakfast, but the original location on Saratoga Road also has great dinner options such as Calamari Steak ($12.25), which is served with potatoes, pancakes or rice and tossed salad or potato salad. And during dinner hours, Eggs ‘n Things offers tasty desserts, including Ice Cream Waffle ($11.95) and the Mini-Rainbow Pancakes ($12.25), which features strawberry, pineapple, kiwi, blueberry, chocolate chip and rainbow sprinkles silver-dollar pancakes.
But if it’s breakfast food you’re after, Eggs ‘n Things serves its full breakfast menu during dinner hours as well.
Eggs ‘n Things offers discounts for Kamaaina and military with ID ― 10 percent off for breakfast and 15 percent off for dinner.
On the Side
Eggs ‘n Things has been a must-go destination for decades, reeling in droves of tourists and locals alike with a varied menu that features traditional American breakfast foods with local favorites.
The restaurant was opened in 1974 by Jerry and Jan Fukunaga, a husband-and-wife team who had a passion for making tasty food with fresh ingredients. Jerry was a fisherman, and he started out by serving the fish that he would catch. Both Jerry and Jan were very health-conscious, which influenced the way they created their dishes.
“They always put a healthy spin on many of the dishes,” says general manager Michael Skedeleski. “Their goal was to serve quality food with the spirit of Aloha.”
Those founding ideals have carried over through the years, as the restaurant continues to use fresh ingredients.
“Pretty much whatever we get delivered that day goes out that day, including our eggs and produce,” Skedeleski says.
While keeping in touch with its roots, the restaurant also strives for innovation, as well. Currently, Eggs ‘n Things chefs are in the process of creating new dishes, including seasonal fish dishes and a chicken dish for dinner. Plus, Eggs ‘n Things has a set of rotating specials, including the Fresh Papaya Sour Cream Crepe ($12.95).
Today, in honor of the Honolulu Marathon, Eggs ‘n Things offers protein shakes available in a variety of flavors, including Banana Peanut Butter, Pineapple Banana and Strawberry Banana ($5 each). Today’s special is a Tofu Vegetable Omelet ($11.95).
Eggs ‘n Things
- 343 Saratoga Road
- Honolulu, HI 96815
- (808) 923-3447
- Open daily
- 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.