Eatery offers healthier options

A La Carte

January 23, 2022

Story By: Jocelyn Lansangan | Photos by: Big City Diner

Pupu New York Steak ($14.99)

The new year often prompts us to create a new version of ourselves — a better version of ourselves — and Big City Diner is doing just that with its innovative keto menu. The eatery has partnered with Dr. Jodi Nishida, metabolic health care practitioner and founder of The Keto Prescription, to offer healthier items to its patrons.

“Keto is low carb, moderate protein and healthy fats,” says Nishida. “We eat whole foods, fresh vegetables and clean proteins, and teach you what healthy fats are, like avocado and extra virgin olive oil.”

The Big City Cobb Salad ($16.99)

Starting with the Fire-Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad ($14.99), the dish is served on a bed of organic greens with local tomato, red onion, homemade croutons, Parmesan cheese and the diner’s ancho chile dressing.

“Our guests appreciate these healthier options on our keto menu when dining out; consequently, it has been well received and quite popular,” says owner and president Lane Muraoka.

Citrus-Grilled Salmon Salad ($15.99)

Another option is the Citrus-Grilled Salmon Salad ($15.99) on a bed of organic greens, chopped romaine lettuce, local tomatoes, red onions and homemade ponzu sauce. For a meatier option, customers can try the Pulehu New York Steak With Grilled Onions and Mushrooms ($23.49). It is a hand-cut USDA choice New York strip steak grilled medium-rare and served with a double helping of fresh sautéed vegetables.

The diner also offers a selection of keto pupus including a Garlic-Shrimp Skewer ($3.99), or Wings Over Big City ($14.99), which includes its famous Buffalo-style chicken wings served with celery sticks and choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Customers are also now able to preorder Big City Diner’s Valentine’s Weekend Specials. Visit bigcitydinerhawaii.com for more information.

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