After finding this diner last year, I’ve used this establishment to meet with friends where many meaningful and lengthy discussions took place.
Located across the Moili`ili Field and adjacent to the First Hawaiian Bank on South King Street, this location is very convenient for pedestrians and bus riders alike. Though street parking is available, around the corner on Coolidge Street, there’s a four car parking lot where you can find a parking space if you come early enough. On the next block over in the Diamond Head direction sits the Moili`ili Community Center that sends many a customer to HK’s Restaurant for a meal or two.
I find the comfort food here very filling and the prices very reasonable. The regular order of the chicken katsu curry plate could feed two people, but, for me, taking a quote from Goldilocks, “it was just right.” The other selections I consumed over the past year are the mini-chili plate with a side order of salad, the chicken hekka plate, their world famous Yum Yum chicken with a side order of their juicy French fries.
But, alas, On September 1, 2011 a new journey begins for the eatery located at the corner of Coolidge and South King Street. The owner has decided to retire and has sold the diner to someone who will hopefully carry on the tradition of onolicious comfort food at affordable prices. For now, we can only hope for the best for the Moili`ili community.