For this unique locale on the corner of a busy thoroughfare in Moili`ili, 946 Coolidge Street has evolved into a new eating establishment named Opulicious. In this same location a few weeks earlier, stood HKâ€™s Restaurant that was the neighborhoodâ€™s eatery for several decades.
But, back to the present. The current owner â€“ Kelli Chun, throwing the shaka â€“ has quite a fun disposition about her. My conversation with her was very enlightening to learn that she also provides entertainment for childrenâ€™s parties. Youâ€™ll notice in the photo gallery, the balloon decoration on the far wall was constructed by her.
During several visits at lunch time, I was quite satisfied with the quantity and quality for the prices of their meals. The beef stew/chicken katsu combo, mini teri beef plate, hamburger steak plate, and cheeseburger deluxe were good in my opinion.
And, I need to emphasize that the patties in the hamburger steak plate were homemade which means I will be back real soon. After ordering the food, we utilized the dining room area and the food came in a timely manner.
Earlier, food reviews that I have read have not been favorable to the food quality, quantity and service. Case in point, after speaking to Kelli to inform her the broth for the saimin I ate was lukewarm, she was very gracious to listen to me and vowed make improvements in that area. As I always say, there are two sides to a situation and the first few weeks of opening are the most difficult in finding competent employees to help you grow.
New eateries need to be given a second chance to show that they are able to sustain the quality, quantity and servicing of their menus especially in this current economic climate. I sincerely hope everyone gives them an opportunity to show what they can really do, and the Moili`ili neighborhood needs an establishment like this one.
946 Coolidge Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.