Enjoy a foray into delicious Hawaiian cuisineA La Carte
February 27, 2022
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: KALO: Hawaiian Food by Chai’s
World-renowned chef and restaurateur Chai Chaowasaree saw a need for quality Hawaiian and locally inspired cuisine in Waikiki, and brought his vision to reality last May with KALO: Hawaiian Food by Chai’s.
The local-centric fine dining experience is the latest in a successful line of his restaurant ventures, as the dining destination is situated in the Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach at the location previously occupied by Spada.
“I love good Hawaiian food, and I want guests to feel the true Hawaiian experience, not something you eat at a typical luau,” Chaowasaree says. “We are trying to elevate Hawaiian food, and use only top-quality ingredients served in a beautiful setting along with a complete wine list and craft cocktails.”
Fantastic entrée selections are available during dinner service (nightly from 4:30 to 10 p.m.) include the epic Hawaiian Signature Sampler ($45), which features pipikaula, kalua pork, ahi poke, chicken long rice, lomi salmon, poi and steamed rice.
The eatery also serves breakfast (daily from 7 to 10:30 a.m.) with local favorites including Loco Moco ($18) with hamburger steak, signature gravy and sunny side-up eggs served atop a bed of steamed rice; and classics such as Thick Cut Hawaiian Sweet Bread French Toast ($20) served with poached pear and berries confit are available every morning.
As a special inside scoop, local diners craving a taste of KALO can stop in for a 20% kamaaina discount when mentioning Dining Out over the next few weeks.