New Eagle Cafe

Step Up to the Plate

July 22, 2018

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo


Before New Eagle Cafe became “new,” the beloved eatery held roots in Honolulu as Eagles Cafe. Situated in the old Blais-dell Hotel in the ‘60s, the restaurant would feed many sailors and local fishermen who would debark their boats at the nearby piers.

When the Teruya family took over in the latter part of that decade, they tagged an additional word to the name creating New Eagle Cafe.

Following a couple of moves over the years, the diner nestled into its present-day location Nimitz Center, and also picked up current owner Tae Im along the way.

Since 2012, Im has successfully carried the torch of New Eagle Cafe, a hope he had since stepping in six years ago.

An array of local comfort foods can be found on the menu starting with breakfast for the early risers to dinner for the night owls.

In addition to traditional plates such as Loco Moco, Garlic Chicken, and various steak, seafood and sandwich selections, Maria Dona (pictured), one of New Eagle’s lead servers, shares that the eatery’s menu has a dominant presence of East-Asian dishes that have won the hearts of its diners.

New Eagle Cafe’s abundance of teishoku, donburi, soup and noodles, and katsu selections can be enjoyed by those looking for such fixes.

Guests especially love the daily specials, happy hour (daily, 3-6 p.m.) and early bird specials (daily, 3-5 p.m.) that fill their appetite at just the right times.

And parents will have a reason to love Mondays, as little ones (ages 10 and younger) eat free from the Keiki Menu with the purchase of an adult entree.

With its rich history and reliable, tasty menu, New Eagle Cafe provides guests with the warmth of a true local restaurant all while serving up good times, ono bites and friendly service.

Got sides?

Each teishoku set is served with rice, tsukemono, tossed salad, a beverage and miso soup. Speaking of miso, did you know the soup aids one’s digestion?

Tempura fever

The two pieces of shrimp and vegetable tempura add a nice crunch to the meal.

Sashimi for me

The seafood craze continues as glistening slices of tender ahi sashimi await your consumption.

All it’s cracked up to be

Indulge in a whole Maine lobster and claw into the crustacean’s savory meat. And don’t forget to dip it in the tasty butter sauce!

Honolulu, HI 96817

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