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Serving Up Gourmet Plate Lunches

A La Carte

September 17, 2017

Story By: Kelli Shiroma |

Country Fried Pork Chop ($12.95, weekly special). Kelly Shiroma photo

Moiliili-based Kahai Street Kitchen is known for offering gourmet entrees in plate-lunch form. Located on the corner of Coolidge and S. King streets, this local eatery makes it convenient to get local-style comfort food at reasonable prices. Customers even have the option of enjoying their meals in the eatery’s adjacent dine-in area, with street parking available throughout the surrounding neighborhood.

Korean Cobb Salad ($12.50), Crab Crusted Mahimahi ($14.50) and Guava Barbecue Braised Brisket ($10.25) are the eatery’s top sellers and are available daily. Kahai Street Kitchen also features a variety of weekly specials, according to head chef David Yamamoto.

Guava Barbecue Braised Brisket ($10.25). A. Consillio photo

“Every dish is made to order from scratch, so we’re different from typical fast-food spots,” Yamamoto says. “Our high-quality cuisine is always worth the wait, and customers can call in their orders ahead of time.”


This week’s special at Kahai Street Kitchen, Country Fried Pork Chop ($12.95), features a bone-in, thick-cut pork chop that’s coated with house-made, seasoned flour. It’s fried to a delectable golden brown, smothered with a rich, creamy gravy — which is comprised of Portuguese sausage and bacon — and topped with crispy, spun potatoes. The eatery’s chef, David Yamamoto, says this special runs every once in a while, and customers love it because of the sauce’s savory flavor and creamy-yet-crunchy texture.

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