Going Healthy In A ‘Big’ Way

A La Carte Columns

April 2, 2017

Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: File photos

Go the healthy route with The Ultimate Tofu-Veggie Omelet ($13.99)

Go the healthy route with The Ultimate Tofu-Veggie Omelet ($13.99)

Big City Diner has been satisfying appetites around Hawaii since it first opened in Kaimuki in 1998. Since then, the restaurant has expanded to five locations — located in Ward Entertainment Center, Waipio Shopping Center, Pearlridge East, Kailua and Windward Mall — and has become Hawaii’s go-to spot for comfort food and local-style favorites.

The diner is known and loved for its wide selection of breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night and brunch menus, not to mention catering services. What plenty of visitors don’t know, however, is that the restaurant also serves a wide selection of healthy options.

Big City Diner's Fire-Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad ($12.49)

Big City Diner’s Fire-Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad ($12.49)

Take Fire-Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad, for example. For $12.49, guests receive sliced portobello mushrooms on a bed of organic greens, chopped romaine, diced Roma tomatoes and sweet red onions. This scrumptious salad is topped with huge croutons, imported Parmesan, red onion rings and fresh lemon — all drizzled with ancho-chile dressing.

Big City Diner

Ward Entertainment Center
1060 Auahi St., No. 4, Honolulu
Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-midnight

Honolulu, HI 96814

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