Dining out can be a great change of atmosphere, especially if you're used to eating your meals hastily in an unguarded meat locker. Have a seat with this Groupon.
- $15 for three Groupons, each good for $10 worth of Hawaiian local cuisine (a $30 total value)
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When Russell W. J. Siu was a child, his grandfather always asked him to help craft Chinese dishes for the family dinner. Russell's father inherited the cooking gene from his father, while Russell's mother taught her son the ins and outs of baking. With all of this culinary talent in the family, it's no surprise Russell started working in the food industry at 15, beginning the journey that led to Kaka'ako Kitchen. Nor is it surprising that Russell pays homage to those family dinners with his monthly Picnic on the Lanai, a family-style feast whose past options have included fried oysters with Cajun-spiced tartar sauce.
Made with locally sourced produce and meats, Russell's daily menu spotlights equally flavorful dishes. He assembles avocado, bacon, and crabmeat salad into his trademark A.B.C. sandwiches, tops grass-fed burgers with caramelized onion gravy, and smothers kalua pork sandwiches with pineapple salsa. Desserts made in-house can complement each main, as can your own wine, champagne, or beer, for which Kaka'ako Kitchen has no corkage fee or give-the-waiter-a-sip policy.