Kit n Kitchen Makes its MarkColumns Surf and Turf
April 20, 2014
Story By: Steve Murray | Photos by: Rachel Breit
Dining options have expanded for foodies who frequent Pearl City. Kit n Kitchen, the popular Eurasian restaurant that originated on University Avenue, has opened a second location near Walmart offering up the same great food and service.
For first-timers to the restaurant, things can seem a bit overwhelming, as the menu options are as immense as the flavors and cooking styles from Asia, Italy, South America and Hawaii. But who doesn’t want more options?
One great way to begin your culinary adventure at Kit n Kitchen is with Grilled Beef Tongue ($8.95). If you’re a fan of tongue you’ll appreciate the mild beef flavor and soft texture of the dish accompanied by
an olive and shoyu dipping sauce. If you have yet to try this meat, you’ll definitely want to. Tongue is an affordable cut of meat with a texture and flavor similar to more costly cuts of beef.
Another appetizer worth sampling is Sichuan Spicy Clams ($11.95). Currently, this starter is a lunchtime special priced at $10.95.
Diners are presented with a heaping pile of clams swimming in a sauce that the restaurant playfully describes as “classified and capable of making your lips tingle.” Big enough to be an entree, the natural sweetness of the clams pairs well with the spicy broth.
There is no better way to transition from appetizer to entree than with a plate that announces its arrival before it even reaches the table. Sizzling Beef with Roasted Black Pepper Sauce ($14.95) is just that. Thinly sliced beef is topped with fresh ground pepper and served on a sizzling hot platter that smokes and spatters as it makes its way through the restaurant. The beef is tender and juicy, and served with a side of rice.
If protein from the sea is what you crave, then Pan-Fried Dover Sole ($14.95) just might do the trick. The delicate white fish is fried and topped with the eatery’s famed chimichurri sauce. Acting as a base for this large piece of sole is a mound of pasta with basil pesto sauce. To order the fish or pasta alone would make for an outstanding meal — together it’s also an unbeatable value.
With two Kit n Kitchen establishments at your convenience, you’ll never be deprived of great food. And you’ll want to make frequent visits here because there’s plenty to try.
Kit n Kitchen
1010 University Ave.
Daily, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-midnight
1029 Makolu St.
Daily, 11 am.-10 pm.