Good to the Max

A La Carte Columns

April 10, 2016

Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Anthony Consillio

Pancit Bihon ($9.50)

Pancit Bihon ($9.50)

With Filipino favorites such as Pancit Bihon ($9.50) and Beef Sinigang ($10.95), it’s no wonder why Max’s of Manila is one of Hawaii’s most beloved Filipino restaurants. What started 70 years ago in Maximo Gimenez’s Philippines home as a place for yummy fried chicken and good company has evolved into a worldwide eatery offering delicious Filipino cuisine.

With such a prominent Filipino culture in Hawaii, Max’s of Manila is proud to have locations in Honolulu and Waipahu. Both take pride in their food and spaces available for upcoming special occasions, such as Mother’s Day and graduation season. The Honolulu restaurant has seating for 150 people, while the Waipahu branch seats up to 200. Call now to make reservations for your next get-together.

Additionally, Max’s now offers free Wi-Fi.

Sizzling Seafood with Honey Bagoong Sauce ($14.95)

Sizzling Seafood with Honey Bagoong Sauce ($14.95)

Here to Stay

Sizzling Seafood with Honey Bagoong Sauce (14.95) was introduced in February as a special, but has now made its way to the regular menu. The dish serves up a mix of breaded and deep-fried fish fillet cubes, squid rings and shrimp, all lathered in a sweet-and-salty light brown sauce. The sauce, a traditional bagoong recipe, is complemented with honey to add a sweet twist to the overall dish.

Max’s of Manila

Daily, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96817

Hawaii's Best
Hawaii's Best