Home cooking for every cravingA La Carte
August 23, 2020
Story By: Ginger Keller | Photos by: HENRY LOUI’S RESTAURANT
Henry Loui’s Restaurant has been around since the ’70s and not much has changed, which is exactly the way the owners want it.
“It’s more of a nostalgic setup. It’s meant to be more of that homey feeling,” says the establishment’s Anson Kaneshiro.
Consistency isn’t limited solely to the eatery’s environment either. It’s also at the heart of everything the restaurant makes, including its French Dip ($16.95 lunch; $17.95 dinner).
“It’s our bestseller and lunchtime favorite. Can’t go wrong with it — it’s awesome,” boasts Kaneshiro.
In this classic concoction, the Honolulu-based restaurant opted for prime rib instead of roast beef — prepared daily at 6 a.m. — that pairs perfectly with a local Ba-Le Sandwich Shop roll. It’s then served alongside au jus for dipping, a carrot and pickle, and a choice of side (top picks include fries, onion rings, mac salad or coleslaw).
Another option are Braised Short Ribs ($26.95), a Thursday-only special. Paired with a red wine demi-glaze, the slow-cooked meal comes with an array of rainbow mixed veggies and choice of a starch, like rice, pasta, or baked or red potatoes.
Finally, for a lighter option, try the Broiled Seafood Salad ($22.50 lunch; $23.50 dinner) — a combination of shrimp, ahi, calamari strips and scallops broiled to perfection and placed atop a spring mix with dill dressing.