Swoop into this cafe with friends and enjoy a satisfying meal

A La Carte

June 24, 2018

Story By: Caroline Wright |

Roasted Prime Rib Dinner ($23.50) FILE PHOTO

When out-of-town guests express curiosity about local food, what’s the best restaurant to take them to?

Well, New Eagle Cafe, located at the corner of Nimitz Center, is a terrific option, as this eatery serves a variety of island flavors and favorites.

New Eagle’s enticing menu includes everything from sandwiches to yakitori, and plenty in between. Breakfast offerings range from omelets to saba served with miso soup, salad and tsukemono, a proper Japanese repast.

Loco Moco ($12.75) M. GALACGAC PHOTO

In addition to regular menu items, Daily Specials like Chicken Karaage, Fresh Corned Beef & Cabbage, Tripe Stew, Seafood Curry, and Old Fashioned Beef Stew draw in regulars from all over the island. The eatery’s Daily Specials menu, which features about a half-dozen specials, remains the same from week to week, meaning customers can time their next visit based on the day it’s usually served.

“We also have an Early Bird Special daily between 3 and 5 p.m., with about 10 items on the menu,” says owner Tae Im.

Spicy Pork ($16.50) L. TABUDLO PHOTO

With treats like Chinese Chicken Salad, Hawaiian Chop Steak, Mahi Mahi and Beef Teriyaki, the special menu has enough variety to satisfy everybody at an early bird’s table.

Zeroing in on New Eagle’s regular menu, this week’s superstar is the Roasted Prime Rib Dinner ($23.50). “It’s slow-roasted and served with mixed vegetables and brown rice, french fries, or mashed potatoes,” says Im. “We also have our Loco Moco ($12.75), a hamburger steak over rice with gravy and an egg cooked any way you like, or our Spicy Pork ($16.50), marinated in a spicy Korean-style sauce, served on a sizzling plate.”

Save room for dessert, as New Eagle’s pies and dessert squares are made in-house from scratch every morning. There’s apple, banana, pear, apricot, peach, custard, and a coconut pie that could end up being the best you’ve ever tasted.

Honolulu, HI 96817

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