Big City Diner Serves That Local Comfort Food You Love

(Sponsored) We stopped by the Kaimukī location for refreshing drinks and ‘ono food.


Big City Diner Kalbi Steak

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino



Big City Diner is the kind of spot that offers multigenerational appeal. Kids, parents, parents’ parents—all can find something to eat on the menu, which is expansive, regularly updated and caters to all types of tastes and diets. With five locations around the island, it’s an easy choice for a family night out.


Big City Diner Grandmas Kimchee Fried Rice

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino



Though Big City Diner’s selection is impressive, almost everyone has their go-to order here. Mine has changed a few times over the years—the restaurant more than two decades old, after all—but there are a couple of tried-and-true dishes I’m always in the mood for. The boneless kalbi steak ($19.99) is a Sterling Silver premium cut of beef marinated in the restaurant’s secret Korean-style sauce, then grilled until tender. Grandma’s Incredible Kimchee Fried Rice ($12.99) takes local fried rice and adds some acidity and crunch with kimchi. Served with two local sunny-side-up eggs, this dish works as breakfast, lunch, dinner, second lunch or even your next-morning hangover cure.


Big City Diner Citrus Salmon Sandwich

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino



Keeping up with the holidays (and diet trends, for you folks on keto), BCD is highlighting a few menu items diners can order up during lent, like the citrus-grilled salmon sandwich ($15.99), super fresh and served with fries. The restaurant will also be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with specials on corned beef and cabbage, pistachio pound cake à la mode and green beer!Big City Diner Serves That Local Comfort Food You Love


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