Meals Await

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December 10, 2023

Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Denise Oguma, Zippy’s working supervisor

Holiday meals with family can be made that much more special this year with meals and desserts from Zippy’s. In addition to its Christmas Luau and Christmas Turkey packages, the restaurant chain also offers festive treats like Ube Napples, Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Gingerbread Man cookies and more from Napoleon’s Bakery.

To order a Christmas package, visit zippys.com/christmas. Beginning Dec. 14, customers can call 808-973-0880 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, or order in-person at Zippy’s Nimitz and Waiau locations to place an order.

Give the gift of Zippy’s this holiday season.

For those wanting to dine in, all Zippy’s locations will be open Christmas Eve and Day.

Here, FCH Enterprises Inc. (Zippy’s parent company) creative specialist Jay Crisologo and marketing manager Jeanine Mamiya-Kalahiki share more about Zippy’s holiday offerings.

Roast Turkey and Baked Ham Combo ($16.75 takeout; $19.25 dine-in)

DO: What is the Zippy’s Christmas Luau package?

JC: The Christmas Luau package is a refrigerated, ready-toreheat package that serves six to eight people. It’s a convenient way to celebrate the Christmas holiday with a Hawaiian-style meal. The regular price is $179.95, but if you preorder online by 10 p.m. Dec. 13, you can save $20 on the package and pay only $159.95 after the online savings.

Zippy’s Christmas Luau ($159.95 preorder online; $179.95 phone/in-person)

The Christmas Luau package includes 2 pounds of kalua pig, eight pieces of laulau, 3.5 pounds of chicken long rice, 2 pounds of lomi lomi salmon and eight pieces of haupia.

DO: What other items would you recommend that complement the Christmas Luau package?

Roast Turkey Plate ($16.95 takeout; $19.50 dine-in)

JC: Zippy’s is also offering Christmas Turkey packages, available in whole ($194.95 online; $224.95 regular) or half turkey package ($109.95 online; $129.95 regular) as well as a whole turkey only package ($92.95 online; $104.95 regular).

Order a turkey package along with your Christmas Luau package for a feast.

You can also add on rolls of uncut maki sushi ($7.25 each) to your Christmas Luau package.

Mixed Plate ($15.50 takeout; $17.85 dine-in)

DO: Does Zippy’s have any returning or new seasonal items?

JC: Zippy’s monthly featured item is one of our classic plates available through Dec. 30. It is our Mixed Plate ($15.50 takeout; $17.85 dine in), which includes chicken katsu, teriyaki beef, and a takeout choice of chili, rice and macaroni salad or restaurant choice of corn.

There are also a couple of Christmas specials being offered from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24-25 while supplies last. The Roast Turkey Plate ($16.95 takeout; $19.50 dine in) includes roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, poultry gravy, rice and corn.

Additionally, the Roast Turkey and Baked Ham Combo ($16.75 takeout; $19.25 dine in) features roast turkey, baked ham with rum raisin sauce, stuffing, cranberry sauce, poultry gravy, rice and corn.

DO: How can people best enjoy the holidays with Zippy’s?

JC: Most people can order their favorites to add on to their holiday meal, like Zippy’s party platters or barrels of chicken and chili.

This also includes featured desserts from the bakery. On Christmas Eve and Day, the 8-inch Dream Cake ($24.95), the 8-inch Christmas-decorated Dobash Cake ($25.50) and assorted Christmas donuts ($2.65 each) will be available while supplies last.

DO: Do you have any holiday memories tied with eating Zippy’s food?

JM: I would say adding a Korean Chicken Platter ($49.25) to the traditional Christmas/ holiday spread catches my family off-guard, however it’s always the one to run out first. I may have to start bringing two Korean Chicken Platters.

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