Filipino Food Week Brings Calamansi-Themed Dishes to 4 Islands

18 restaurants from Pai, Stage and Tiki’s Grill to Elena’s, Tiano’s and Macadangdang are featuring Filipino specials June 20 to 26.



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Rise to the challenge of a new tomorrow: That’s the theme for this year’s Filipino Food Week, which starts today and runs through Sunday, June 26. Restaurants on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island are celebrating with special dishes. While eateries like Elena’s Restaurant and Maui’s Macadangdang are known for their Filipino fare, others including Pai Honolulu, Roy’s and Tiki’s Grill & Bar are not, making for an exciting Filipino Food Week.

This year’s theme is the Philippine Consulate’s nod to the challenges of the ongoing pandemic. It continues a tradition of new starts for the country in June, including independence from Spain (June 12). And it’s fitting that the theme ingredient of Filipino Food Week, which participating restaurants are featuring in their dishes, is the bright, tart calamansi.


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Here are the participating restaurants and their featured dishes:

Chef Chai



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Complete Family Style Dinner of seafood kilawin with fried shrimp chips; chicken papaya soup with malunggay and young ginger; oxtails kare kare with eggplant, long beans and red bell pepper; pork belly lechon roulade with pansit and fresh calamansi; crispy golden tilapia with spicy garlic calamansi soy; steamed rice; halo halo; fried caramelized banana lumpia a la mode. $60 per person

1009 Kapi‘olani Blvd., (808) 585-0011,, @chefchaipacifica



Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi

Multiple locations

Beef Short Rib “Kare Kare” with oven-roasted peanut sauce, charred bok choy. $49, @eatinghouse1849



Elena’s Home of Finest Filipino Foods


Fried Boneless Bangus with two calamansi dipping sauces, @elenasfilipino



Goen Dining & Bar


Beef Short Rib “Kare Kare” with oven-roasted peanut sauce, charred bok choy. $49



Humble Market Kitchin

 Wailea, Maui

Sizzling Makana Venison “Kilawin” with smoked Maui onion, calamansi, ginger ponzu. $20

3700 Wailea Alanui Dr., (808) 879-4655,, @humblemarketkitchin


Joey’s Kitchen

Napili, Maui

Garlic Shrimp with calamansi patis butter

5095 Napilihau St., (808) 214-5590,, @joeyskitchenhi




Ka‘anapali, Maui

Kona Kampachi Kinilaw

2580 Kekaa Dr., (808) 868-0929,, @macadangdangmaui


Pai Honolulu


Two courses of a $95 four-course prix fixe menu highlight Filipino dishes:

  • Sisig Lasagna (pasta course with head cheese ragu, live pâté, chile thread, calamansi)
  • Slow Roasted Adobo Pork Belly (entrée course with bok choy, chicharrón, adobo jus)

55 Merchant St., (808) 744-2531,, @paihonolulu



Multiple locations

Short Rib “Adobo” with garlic fried rice, adobo demi glace, fried okra. $49, @royshawaii


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Stage Restaurant and Amuse Wine Bar



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Sisig Bao Buns: roasted pork belly with chile, onions, patis, calamansi crème, steamed bao buns, mint, pickled red onions

1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd., (808) 237-5429,, @stagerestaurant


Tante’s Island Cuisine

Kahului, Maui

Oxtail Adobo Sisig. $24

100 W. Ka‘ahumanu Ave., (808) 877-0300,


Tiano’s Restaurant


Complete Meal of house salad with calamansi vinaigrette, kinilaw tuna or sugba liempo, crème brûlée calamansi-mango or banana rollets, and

  • Pata Tim Calamansi Hamonado. $45 per person
  • Braised Osso Buco with calamansi, demi glace sauce served adobo, creamy risotto, asparagus. $50 per person

94-673 Kupuohi St., (808) 379-1160,, @mytianos


Tiki’s Grill & Bar


  • Lechon Kawali; adobo braised and crisped pork belly, garlic rice, lomi calamansi tomatoes, Island grown long beans. $29
  • Kilawin na Hipon with calamansi (spicy shrimp ceviche), Kahumana greens, taro chips. $17

2570 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 923-8454,, @tikisgrill


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