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Waimanalo café debuts delicious dinner menu

A La Carte

November 28, 2021

Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Lechon Kawali ($14)

Feel the warm, welcoming vibe at Kalapawai Café & Deli’s newest location in Waimanalo, where its delectable dinner menu has just debuted.

“We wanted to provide the neighborhood with a place for full-service dining in Waimanalo,” says operations manager Kat Moon. Serving what Hawaii craves since 1932, Kalapawai Market has several other locations in Kailua Beach, Kailua Town and Kapolei, each offering a distinct experience. In addition, all proudly feature locally sourced ingredients whenever possible on the menus, which are designed to fuel every local lifestyle.

Poke Nachos ($18)

The café’s Waimanalo new dinner menu is “focused on shareable local favorites and entrées, as well as a balanced menu for vegetarians, pescatarians and meat lovers alike,” states Moon.

Kalapawai’s mouthwatering Poke Nachos ($16) is an appetizer for the whole table to share, topped with spicy ahi, avocado, kimchi, wasabi aioli, kabayaki, togarashi and pickled ginger.

Eggplant Parmesan ($16)

For fans of protein, try the café’s crispy Lechon Kawali ($14), a fried pork belly tossed with sweet and sour lomi tomato. The Eggplant Parmesan ($16) is a perfect choice for a vegetarian meal, and is served with San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella and spaghetti. Customers can also find a nightly Chef’s Dinner Special on the new menu. Accompany your meal with any of the café’s local beers, local ciders, wines and house sangrias.

Dinner service runs from 3:30 to 8 p.m. every night of the week at Waimanalo, and indoor and outdoor seating is available. Walk-in only, as reservations are currently not being taken.

For more information, visit kalapawaimarket.com.

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