New eats: Makittii

New eats: Makittii

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By Mari Taketa

5:30 last night, corner of Kuhio Ave. and Kanekapolei. The site of the former Perry’s Smorgy is packed. Crowds throng the entrance on day one of the Makittii seafood and sweets buffet, spilling onto a crowded sidewalk. Locals, tourists, families, couples — and Nonstop’s Diane Seo, who’s on time for our meetup.

Stuck in cross-town and Waikiki Friday night traffic, I’m late. Parking’s non-existent. I make seven passes through Waikiki and have given up when a spot opens only two blocks away. Hello, Kitty!

Forty minutes after our 5:30 reservation, Diane has just gotten seated.

Photo by Diane Seo

2380 Kuhio Ave.