10 Mother’s Day Meals Available for Takeout and Delivery in Honolulu

Brunch is just the beginning. Local restaurants offer everything from a 16-dish buffet experience to all-day eating to-go for mom’s big day.

Mothers Day won’t include reservations out to eat this year. But takeout is a way to bring the buffet home without you having to cook dozens of dishes because frankly, mom does it better. Here are 10 family meals that will take you from brunch to prime rib dinner. See even more options on our sister website Frolic Hawaiʻi


If brunch is your family’s favorite, Café Kailas Mothers Day family meal comes with cinnamon French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, Portuguese sausage, Café Kaila’s fried rice and blueberry cream cheese scones. The meal for four also comes with flowers from Rainforest Flowers arranged in a Café Kaila mug.

$100. Pre-orders accepted until Saturday, May 9, or until the 30 available meals are claimed. Pickup from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 10. Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapiʻolani Blvd., Suite 2, (808) 732-3330, café-kaila-hawaii.com 



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Chef Chai is providing an entire buffet menu. The 16 dishes, in tasting-style portions, include Alaskan king crab cakes with fresh tomato mango salsa, gravlax salmon sashimi with caper berries and lemon dill cream, braised boneless short ribs, Mongolian-style lamb chops with merlot demi and mashed potato, New Zealand king salmon with pineapple and Granny Smith apple relish, vegetables terrine, steamed turmeric and roasted garlic jasmine rice and espresso tiramisu, Thai tapioca pudding with haupia cream and more for dessert. Add on steamed Alaskan King crab legs for an extra treat.

$65 per person, $95 with the crab legs. Limited availability. 1009 Kapi‘olani Blvd., (808) 585-0011, chefchai.com 

  Cocktails on a tabl

you can make your own diy soju cocktails from db grill with its mother’s day kits.
photos: steve czerniak


Nothing says I love you like duck-fat fried rice. DB Grill’s Mother’s Day special also includes a 30-ounce prime garlic-crusted rib-eye steak, garlic shrimp, tofu salad, sauteed vegetables, dessert and a kit for two DIY soju cocktails in flavors ranging from li hing gummy bear to chile mango.

$100. Orders must be placed by May 7 at 1 p.m. for pickup on May 10. 4450 Kapolei Parkway, (808) 376-0885, dbgrillhi.com 

  Tenderloin on a plate

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Hy’s Steak House’s Mother’s Day menu serves five with 2 ½ pounds of kiawe-grilled, Kona coffee-crusted tenderloin with truffle demi-glace. It comes with cheesy biscuits, mixed greens salad with honey balsamic vinaigrette, seasonal vegetable medley with sun-dried tomato pesto, country smashed potatoes, a strawberry panna cotta for dessert and a special gift of four chocolate truffles and a card for kids to color. Make a toast with Hy’s Mom-umental Bundle of Joy, six surprise bottles of wine for $119, or Hys $35 Bellini Bag which contains sweet peach nectar and sparkling wine.

$200. Pre-order for May 10 pickup. 2440 Kūhiō Ave., (808) 922-5555, glionathome.com 


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M by Chef Mavro has a special savory midday meal for mom’s special day. The set for four includes a build-your-own tartine with basil pistou and mushroom fricassee, a Peterson Farm egg frittata with 2 Lady Farmers bacon and Big Island goat cheese, croque monsieur, beef Bourguignon, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and brioche with black sesame and cacao nibs served with salted caramel, chocolate mousse and crème fraîche. Upgrade the brunch by adding on Petrossian Caviar ($70) or champagne ($60).

$120. Pickup is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 10. Only 15 brunches available for pickup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1969 S. King St., (808) 944-4714, mbymavro.com



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Recently reopened Mitch’s Fish Market & Sushi Bar is offering a special platter with three pieces each of live New Zealand spiny lobster, blue fin chu toro, blue fin otoro, New Zealand Ora King salmon and shiromi sashimi; and seven types of sushi including maguro, hosomaki roll, uni and New Zealand king salmon skin roll.

Only 25 available. 524 Ohohia St., (808) 837-7774 or mention the Mother’s Day special when pre-ordering online at mitchssushi.com


Nico’s Pier 38’s Mother’s Day meal kits center around herb dijon roasted salmon served with Spanish octopus salad accompanied by crispy caper and soy Brussels sprouts, charred asparagus and cauliflower, saffron pilaf and finished with chocolate bread pudding and gelato. Each serves four to six people.

$75. Pre-order by Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m. or until kits run out. Email kaleo.chong@gmail.com. Pickup at 1129 N. Nimitz Highway, nicospier38.com


Don a toque blanche, grab a knife and get ready to man a carving station with a special from Pagoda Hawaiʻi. Pagoda is offering whole Mountain View suckling pigs roasted Chinese-style and served with bao buns, prime rib and snow crab legs, or a whole or half a prime rib.

$160 for snow crab legs to $375 for a whole roast prime rib. Pre-order by Wednesday, May 6 with pickup May 10 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 1525 Rycroft St., (808) 948-8354, pagodahawaii.com 

  xo restaurant


With nine courses for six people, Restaurant XO’s Mother’s Day special is a big one. Beet and pumpkin roulade, banh mi cucumber salad with chicken pâté, loaded Okinawan potato au gratin, jasmine rice, and a fluffle of bunny-shaped brown butter mochi are the sides. Five main dishes range from the restaurant’s signature adobo fried chicken to XO misoyaki scallops with agedashi tofu, and sous vide duck breast and confit leg l’orange. They’ll even split the order so you can share it with another family.

$200. Pre-orders accepted until Thursday, May 8 or until sets run out. Pickup Sunday, May 10 from 4-8 p.m. 3434 Waiʻalae Ave. Call (808) 732-3838, text (808) 384-3281 or direct message @restaurant_xo on Instagram

  Bagels and smoked salmon

the bagel bar and quiche from stripsteak Waikīkī.
photo: courtesy of stripsteak Waikīkī


Stripsteak Waikīkī and The Street Food Hall have a prix fixe menu to cover your entire day. Begin with a brunch of a build-your-own bagel bar with smoked salmon and other accompaniments, spinach and white cheddar quiche featuring local eggs, and sushi. The midday snack has hummus, house pickles, goat cheese-stuffed peppers, lavosh, crudites with ranch blue cheese dressing and mixed olives. Then, if you have room for dinner, Ora king salmon with a charred citrus and herb cintronette, Jidori chicken with mac and cheese and grilled asparagus, harissa-spiced carrots, salt-roasted beets with goat cheese and oranges and macadamia nut bread pudding and Granny Smith apple crisp for dessert. You can also add a few gifts for mom including a mimosa or bloody mary kit, aromatherapy products from Ola Tropical Apothecary or bouquets from Su-V Expressions.

$75 per person with a two-person minimum. Pre-orders accepted until 5 p.m., Thursday, May 7. Pickup Sunday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. International Market Place, 2330 Kalākaua Ave., Suite 156, (808) 896-2545 or email orders@thestreetfoodhall.com. michaelmina.net