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‘Tis the seasoning

Cover Story

November 28, 2021

Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Zippy’s Christmas Luau features pieces eight pieces of lau lau ($112.95 online through Dec. 15; $127.95, phone and in-person)

In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Zippy’s is helping local diners and their ohana prepare for the bustling season with a host of meals, sweet treats and gift options.

The iconic restaurant continues to serve up local-style comfort food, and those same flavors and familiar tastes ring true through an array of popular meal packages.

Holiday Decorated Dobash Cake ($18.95), Gingerbread Man Cookie ($3.25 each), Strawberry Cream Cheese Square ($3.75 each), Holiday Decorated Donuts ($1.95 each) and Blueberry Coffee Cake Square ($2.50 each)

Ohana can look forward to Zippy’s Christmas Luau, which is available to pre-order now for just $112.95 via zippys.com; the online price offers a savings of $15 compared to the original $127.95, which is charged for phone and in-person orders. The incredible Hawaiian-themed feast is refrigerated, ready to reheat, serves six to eight guests and includes: 2 pounds of kalua pig, eight pieces of lau lau, 3-and-a-half pounds of chicken long rice, 2 pounds of lomi salmon and eight pieces of haupia. Guests may also add a pound of Poi ($8.25); Maki Sushi Roll ($5.95 online/$6.25 by phone/in person, uncut, limit 10 rolls); and Holiday Sushi Platter ($45.95) with 40 pieces of maki, 16 pieces of cucumber teppo, 16 pieces of takuan teppo and 10 pieces of inari sushi varieties — three days’ notice is required for this platter.

Sushi Platter ($45.95), 1-pound Poi ($8.25) and Maki Sushi Roll, uncut ($5.95 online; $6.25 phone and in-person)

Zippy’s is also offering its popular Whole Turkey Package for $141.95 if ordered at the restaurant or by phone, and just $121.95 online. The Whole Turkey Package serves eight to 10 and includes a 10-to-12-pound (cooked weight) refrigerated whole roast turkey that is fully cooked and easy to reheat; 4 pounds of poultry gravy; 4 pounds of real mashed potatoes; 3 pounds of stuffing; 1 pound of cranberry/pineapple relish; and a dozen King’s Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls. The Half Turkey Package ($82.95 at the restaurant or by phone; $67.95 online) and Whole Turkey Only ($79.95 at the restaurant; or $71.95 online) are also available.

Zippy’s gift cards are the perfect present.

These Christmas packages can be pre-ordered online at zippys.com through Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.; by phone by Dec. 16, while supplies last, from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m-5 p.m. at 808-973-0880; or in person at the Kaneohe, Nimitz or Waiau locations from Dec. 16, while supplies last. The Christmas Luau and Turkey packages can be picked up Dec. 24 and 25 at Zippy’s Kaneohe, Nimitz and Waiau. Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted, no refunds, and the packages may not be combined with any other promotional offers or discount cards.

Zippy’s Pupu Platters and Fried Chicken make any gathering extra special. Options include the Local Favorites Platter ($38.75) – a perfect combination of teriyaki beef, hoki, chicken katsu, hot dog and Portuguese sausage — as well as the Chicken Katsu Platter ($35.95), Korean Fried Chicken Platter ($41.50) and Fried Noodles Platter ($32.50). Zippy’s Fried Chicken is available in buckets of 21 pieces ($50.35), 15 pieces ($39.10) and nine pieces ($25.30). The platters and chicken selections can be ordered at all Zippy’s locations with at least one hour’s notice prior to pickup.

Zippy’s Christmas Luau ($112.95 online through Dec. 15; $127.95, phone and in-person)

Throughout December, Napoleon’s Bakery is offering an array of holiday-inspired treats at its bakery locations within Zippy’s.

Gingerbread Man Cookie ($3.25 each) is a fun seasonal treat, as is the Gingerbread Man Cookie Kit ($10.95 including cookies to decorate with toppings and icing). Guests can also look forward to Blueberry Coffee Cake Square ($2.50 each) and Strawberry Cream Cheese Square ($3.75 each).

New for the holidays, available Dec. 24-25 while supplies last, are the delicious Holiday Decorated Donuts ($1.95 each) and Holiday Decorated Dobash Cake ($18.95).

Just in time for holiday gift giving, Zippy’s is offering gift cards for use at all its convenient locations. The cards, which are reloadable and come in denominations starting at $5, are available at select Zippy’s locations via special kiosks: Makiki and Mililani (Dec. 4-12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-9 p.m. and Dec. 13-24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 4-9 p.m.), and Kaneohe, Waiau, Vineyard, Waipio and Kahala (Dec. 11-12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-9 p.m. and Dec. 13-24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 4-9 p.m.).

From now through Dec. 31, purchase $50 in Zippy’s gift cards and receive a complimentary $5 Zippy’s coupon!

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