Eat, Drink Up at New Eagle

Columns Surf and Turf

February 16, 2014

Story By: Steve Murray |

It’s a fact. New Eagle Cafe is new. Well, at least its beer and wine selections are new.

After months of anticipation, the familiar and comfortable Nimitz Highway restaurant has its liquor license and is pouring drinks to accent its menu of local comfort food.

It’s a good thing, too. After all, what is poke without beer? Or Ahi Tofu Patties, Deep Fried Mushrooms and Calamari — all of which are new menu items as well.

Here’s what you should do: Grab a friend, head on over to New Eagle Cafe and grab a seat at the bar. Then, order a cold domestic or import drink (happy hour runs daily from 3 to 5 p.m.) and a few pupus — such as the three I already mentioned — to get you started.

Ahi Tofu Patty ($6.25) features three patties of fresh ahi and tofu that are breaded and deep fried to a crispy completion. Coat each piece with the restaurant’s spicy mayo dipping sauce and enjoy.

While you’re delighting in patty heaven, take a stab at Deep Fried Mushrooms ($5.25). The button mushrooms are battered and lightly fried, then served with a special spicy sauce that is neither too hot nor too mild.

Before the main course arrives, enjoy Fried Calamari ($6.95). Strips of squid are coated and fried until they’re crispy and golden. Dip them into the cocktail sauce and enjoy the flavor as the 10-ounce Prime Rib ($18.95) is brought from the kitchen.

And don’t worry — you can handle the seasoned and slow-roasted slice of tender beef that, along with your choice of starch and steamed vegetables, makes for a tasty and complete meal. Plus, you won’t go broke enjoying the massively portioned and affordable repast.

If you can’t make it for lunch or dinner, or you’re more of a morning person, breakfast begins at 8 a.m. weekdays and 6 a.m. on weekends.

Need to know more? Go to neweaglecafehawaii.com or just stop by.

New Eagle Cafe

1130 N. Nimitz Hwy.
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96817

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