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2017 Faces of Hawai‘i

(Special Promotional Section) Learn more about prominent Hawai‘i leaders and businesses in this special-section black-and-white photo essay.


(page 34 of 36)

The Face of 

Big Island Restaurants 


Koa Table

Left to right: Chef Ippy Aiona, Genna Aiona, Robin Aiona, and  Max Aiona

Local, award-winning chef “Ippy” Aiona’s passion for food made him a finalist on Food Network Star and a Forbes’ 30 under 30 contender. Now, his newest restaurant pays homage to his two greatest culinary influences. The Koa Table by Chef Ippy offers an Italian menu, a nod to mother Robin’s Italian influence and previously owned restaurant Solimenes; memories of his father, Max’s, old Kamuela Deli shines through in the restaurant’s Hawaiian offerings. Inspired by the family koa dining table passed down through generations, chef Aiona, wife Genna and his parents invite guests over for a family-style meal at The Koa Table by Chef Ippy.


The Koa Table, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, (808) 339-7145, Ippy’s Hawaiian BBQ, Queens’ Market Place, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, (808) 886-8600


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