Although Kakaako is undergoing major transformation with high end restaurants and big box retail stores start to open up, there will always be a local undercurrent in the form of local food. Kakaako Kitchen has prided itself on keeping that local food tradition alive and well with their rich offering of everything from loco mocos to fried catfish. Located directly across the street from Waiea and Anaha, this local favorite is easy to spot on the corner of Ward Warehouse.

Known mostly for their lunch options, Kakaako Kitchen has a sprawling patio perfect for large parties or intimate lunch meetings to enjoy the sunshine. The menu is complete with daily specials that rotate based on the particular day. If you have a sweet tooth check out the small but potent desert options next to the register.

If you’re in the mood for some local favorites, Kakaako Kitchen is best known for their Mix Plate where you can try various local favorites on a plate lunch complete with a side of toss green salad and their signature dressing. Looking for healthier option? Not to worry, check out the vast salad options or Ahi wraps.

CondoKakaako Insider Tip: Feel like take out? Call in your order ahead of time for a quick take out option and skip the line.