Saimin and Drinks for Two or Karaoke Party for Up to 50 at Da Kine Cafe in Sunnyvale (Up to 74% Off)

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In a Nutshell

True Hawaiian fare served up in casual space, with live music, outdoor seating & spirit of aloha

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

$10 for Hawaiian fare for two (up to a $20 total value)

  • Two bowls of saimin—a noodle soup with green onions and sliced veggies or meat such as kalua pork or portuguese sausage (up to a $16 value)
  • Two glasses of Da Kine fruit punch (a $4 value)<p>

$45 for a private hosted karaoke party for up to 50 (a $175 value)<p>

Da Kine Cafe

A musician strums a ukulele onstage as hips sway around him in a hula dance. Laughing heartily with his friends at a nearby table, one man pinches seaweed-wrapped squares of sushi rice—authentic Hawaiian musubi—from shared plates as he talks up his latest adventures. At another table, the diners sing along with the ukulele player, eyes twinkling as the melody calls up memories of home.

This feeling of camaraderie, the spirit of aloha, is what owner Peter Be and his wife, Rena, wanted to capture when they opened Da Kine Cafe in 2010. When Rena, who was born in the Kalihi Valley on the island of Oahu, craved true Hawaiian eats, her choices were limited to lackluster mainland-style interpretations, such as lau lau wrapped in a tortilla instead of taro leaves. She put together a menu of authentic Hawaiian cuisine, with 10 variations of the hot noodle soup called saimin and 10 types of poke, which the head chef of the mainland's most famous Hawaiian restaurant dubbed the best in town. Classics such as the gravy-soaked beef patty of the loco moco fill the menu, waiting to be washed down with fresh-fruit smoothies and on-tap ales from the islands or local microbreweries. Gluten-free options are also available.

The décor reproduces the laid-back Hawaiian feel that Rena and Peter remember, so that even the restaurant’s stage wears a grass skirt. On Ohana Saturdays, visiting musicians take the stage, many of them winners of the Hawaiian islands' most prestigious music accolades, the Na Hoku Hanohano awards. Performers include slack-key-guitar player LT Smooth as well as the singer Mailani, accompanied by esteemed ukulele player Dr. Trey. Starting in the springtime, weekly festivals celebrate Hawaii's music, its dance styles, and its excessive number of festivals.

Customer Reviews

very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great live music
Robert Q. · September 26, 2012
I enjoyed the live music and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Lilee K. · September 16, 2012
saimin was salty. Loved their service!
Mary C. · September 13, 2012

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