K5thehometeam.com, I had to give Koa Pancake House in the Hawaii Kai Towne Center a try. The restaurant opened in December, and is doing a great business. This is their 7th location on Oahu, offering an affordable with plenty to eat.
The K5HomeTeam wrote, "The griddle is loaded with pancakes for this new edition of the Koa Pancake House in the Hawaii Kai Towne Center. That's the one with Costco and Ross. Their kitchen never stops moving. They serve eggs, omelets, crepes, waffles – just about anything you want from 6:30 in the morning until two in the afternoon...Prices start at $3.50 for a short stack of pancakes or some waffles. But they also serve up burgers, sandwiches and plate lunches. They also have eggs benedict and strawberry pancakes."
So today I went for lunch with a friend from East Oahu Realty at noon. It was already almost full. 10 minutes later it was completely full, and there were people standing waiting for tables. The menu is huge and we both ordered special of the day #1, which was omelette with portugese sausage, mushroom, spinach and cheese. There was a choice of pancakes, rice, toast or home fried potatoes and we both had the potatoes. It was very good, too much for me but I did make it almost through, just a few potatoes left. We left at 1:20 and by then there were a few empty tables.
Koa Pancake House
333 Keahole St
Judging by my Google search, the new location has been reviewed by about every local restaurant site and then some. Give it a try - average ticket is well below $10 and you'll be Eating Local.
Barbara Abe, Realtor