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‘Cap’ off grads’ celebrations

A La Carte

May 16, 2021

Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

A closer look at Roasted-Garlic Shrimp Skewers

We’re smack dab in the midst of graduation season and there’s no finer way to celebrate that special someone’s achievement than with the Graduation Family Meal Deal Pack ($299.99) from Big City Diner.

After they don their caps and gowns, treat those deserving grads to this generous feast, which serves 12-15 people. A 48-hour advance notice is required when ordering.

A view of the pack’s Homemade Hamburger Steak

The pack starts with Spicy-Garlic Soybeans, which are seasoned with Hawaiian rock-salt spice. It also has Steamed White Rice with a furikake sprinkle.

Next, chow down on some Local-Style Fried Min Noodles, with char siu, fresh veggies and local eggs.

Spicy Guava-BBQ Chicken Wings are another highlight, and meat-lovers can indulge in the Homemade Hamburger Steak with caramelized onions.

The Graduation Family Meal Deal Pack ($299.99)

Succulent seafood is featured in this pack, too, and includes Roasted-Garlic Shrimp Skewers. Rounding out the meal is the Li-Hing Fresh Island Pineapple.

The company has a lengthy tradition of pleasing its patrons. Owner Lane Muraoka, a local boy from Kailua who attended Iolani School, founded Big City Diner and opened its first location in Kaimuki in 1998. Big City Diner has grown through the years, and now has locations throughout Oahu, including in Waipio, Kailua, Pearl-ridge and Windward Mall.

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