Turning To An Old Favorite

A La Carte Columns

June 18, 2017

Story By: Caitlin Basilio |

Prime Rib Sandwich ($14.55). File photo

With countless new restaurants popping up around Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu, sometimes it’s nice to return to your favorite classics. New Eagle Cafe, for example, has been proudly serving kamaaina and tourists since it first opened in the 1950s.

This local-style diner is located in Nimitz Center, conveniently situated along North Nimitz Highway. Its menu offers more than 100 dishes to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

From the minute you walk in, you’ll feel right at home because of New Eagle Cafe’s big-booth seating, dim lighting and good old-fashioned local foods. The restaurant proudly offers a mix of American, Japanese and Korean cuisine, along with lots of seafood options. One of the most beloved dishes that you have to try is Oxtail Soup for $15.


For lunch or dinner, New Eagle Cafe owner Tae Im recommends Prime Rib Sandwich, which comes with the soup of the day for $14.55. Sink your teeth into this tasty treat stacked with fresh cuts of prime rib in between two slices of hoagie-style bread. The sandwich also is served with a traditional homemade au jus sauce for dipping.

New Eagle Cafe

1130 N. Nimitz Hwy., Ste. A-100, Honolulu
545-2233 or 545-1136
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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