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  • Honoruru
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    Originally posted by pocho808 View Post
    does anyone know when the Kuhio Grill that was at 2646 So. King Street in Honolulu wnet out of business or if they moved and are still in business. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    I think it went out of business in the mid or late 1970s, or early 1980s. There is a Kuhio Grill in Hilo today, but it is no relation to this iconic Mo‘ili‘ili tavern.

    I remember going there in the late 1960s when I was at UH. And I remember it was still there in the early 70s. Since Kuhio Grill was near the UH (very close to Puck's Alley), there were a lot of students who went there. It was almost like going to a Korean bar, except the waitress were more like your Mom. You didn't buy them drinks; you just left them a good tip to pay for the "free" pupus they served you, so that next time you come, they would served you something good (again). We always went there to "study" (yeah, we brought our books), but by the second beer, it was a losing battle.

    Here's a link to artist Doug Young website (with text by Glenn Grant) to get more info (and a painting) on this most unique bar/restaurant. Click on the "details" at the bottom right hand corner to see where it used to be.

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  • pocho808
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    does anyone know when the Kuhio Grill that was at 2646 So. King Street in Honolulu wnet out of business or if they moved and are still in business. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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  • AbsolutChaos
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    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    Bombay in Discovery Bay is pau. In it's place is Monsoon India. My guess is same owner and a name change. Half off coupon HERE.
    Wonder if it's the same owner who has the Monsoon India in Kihei on Maui?

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  • tutusue
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    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    Bombay in Discovery Bay is pau. In it's place is Monsoon India. My guess is same owner and a name change. Half off coupon HERE.
    Learned recently that it's a new owner. Haven't checked the menu yet...not that I remember the old menu!!!

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Originally posted by Kimo View Post
    John Dominis to be demolished, but another eatery/wedding chapel to be built in its place:
    http://www.khon2.com/news/local/stor....cspx?rss=1803

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  • tutusue
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    Bombay in Discovery Bay is pau. In it's place is Monsoon India. My guess is same owner and a name change. Half off coupon HERE.

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  • Kimo
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    KITV reporting this week that Peppa's on King Street has closed for good after a brush with e.coli.

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  • D'Alani
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    You know we are probably referring to the same place because I do remember the place being long and skinny, or deep and narrow but I also am certain that it was an all you can eat place called Waikiki Sands...and maybe it started in the early 60's. I have friends that I used to go there with and they also agree that it was called Waikiki Sands, so I don't know. anyway right or wrong it was a winnah place to eat at back in the day.

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  • Expat Kamaaina
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    Originally posted by Kimo View Post
    You're totally right - I wasn't even thinking about downtown, but I DO remember going there.
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    Wow! I neva know that the Waikiki Sands was ever on King Street. The only one I remember was the buffet on Kalaukaua in Waikiki. As a "small kid" my family used to go there since we could eat all you can. I used to like the fried chicken and spaghetti --- go figure. The only other place I remember next to King theatre was the long and skinny lunch place owned by the Yamagata family. One of the son's is still doing restaurant business, with two places in Vegas.

    BTW, the Waikiki location of the Waikiki Sands restaurant was there during the mid to late 50's. I don't think there were there into the 60s.
    Last edited by Expat Kamaaina; September 1, 2010, 08:05 AM. Reason: Added comment

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  • Kimo
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    You're totally right - I wasn't even thinking about downtown, but I DO remember going there.

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  • D'Alani
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    The Waikiki Sands I am referring to was to my knowledge Oahu's first all you can eat place and was located on the Ewa side of King Theatre. There was King Theatre, an alley with a shoe shine guy, and then Waikiki Sands. If I recall correctly it was something like $1.25 and the menu was very similar to Perry's Smorgasbord which came later. This was in the late 50's and early 60's.

    It may have moved to Waikiki later but I do remember the original being in town.

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  • Kimo
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    If I recall (it's been MANY years), Waikiki Sands was right on the beach, n'est ce pas? Maybe not, but I kind of remember going there for more than sufficient grindz as a "growing boy."

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  • Ron Whitfield
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    The thrill is gone...

    That 2 block stretch of Kap. Bl. from the old Advertiser bldg. to where The Chuckwagon was is SO desolate now, and moreso at night when there are actually events happening in the NBC/Palace districts. Just another complete dead zone in what used to be a mildly exciting town.

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  • D'Alani
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    I'm pretty certain both places had mountains of canned corn. A little off topic but does anyone remember Waikiki Sands and where it was located?

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Originally posted by Kimo View Post
    the thing I remember from that place long ago is mountains of canned corn in the veggie section.
    Was it this place and not Flamingo Chuckwagon?

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