The Eagle Has Landed

A La Carte Columns

December 20, 2015

Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

In business since the 1950s, New Eagle Café has be come an island tradition for its tasty local-style dishes and comfortable, family-friendly setting.

Originally located in Downtown Honolulu, the restaurant moved to its current location in the 1980s, where its large blue sign is a familiar landmark along Nimitz Highway.

Prime Rib Sandwich ($13.55)

Prime Rib Sandwich ($13.55)

The casual, local-style diner offers an extensive menu with more than 100 dishes to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The breakfast menu features American breakfast classics, such as omelets, pancakes and waffles, as well as roast prime rib or New York steak with eggs benedict. For lunch and dinner, enjoy a variety of salads and sandwiches, local-style entrees like Chop Steak, soup and noodles, or lobster and teishoku.

Throughout the years, the restaurant has changed ownership a few times, but still maintains its legacy of serving freshly cooked local favorites and comfort food, along with a friendly staff, which includes many long-time employees.


For lunch or dinner, owner Tae Im recommends the Prime Rib Sandwich ($13.55) and Teriyaki Butterfish with Tofu ($16.35).

The Prime Rib Sandwich is stacked with fresh cuts of prime rib in between two slices of fresh hoagie-style bread. The dish is served with a traditional homemade au jus sauce for dipping and comes with your choice of french fries, tossed salad or mac salad.

The Teriyaki Butterfish with Tofu consists of rice noodles topped with black cod butterfish and tofu in a tasty homemade teriyaki sauce.

New Eagle Café

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

Honolulu, HI 96817

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