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    We are going there for dinner tomorrow. Any suggestions what I should order? What's your favorite dish there and why?

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    If you are into burgers there are 4 or 5 different ones for around $9 that includes fries.

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    have some of their cooked food. and some of their beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkpescador
    We are going there for dinner tomorrow. Any suggestions what I should order? What's your favorite dish there and why?

    the calamari appetizer. and if you like kim chee then their fried rice kim chee is good. other than that i thought it was a bit overrated.

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    I do also. And I haven't enjoyed what I ate there. So I figure some people must go there over and over and probably eat the some of the better dishes there. We are going to the Waipio one. I would much rather eat at Nancy's Kitchen in Waipio.

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    My boyfriend likes their Kimchee burger a lot, washed down with a beer. I like their non-meat veggie sandwich or their mushroom sandwich...I tried the fish sandwich once but thought it wasn't that great.

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    Their "Realy Loco, Loco Moco" is one of the best I've tasted. Reminds of the grilled burger and deep-flavored gravy that was served way-back-when at Country Kitchen Kitchen in Kaa`awa when I lived out there.

    How's their consistency throughout their locations though? I only tried the Ward location (adjacent to the theatre complex and Wolfgang Puck Express). Their orginal location is on Waialae Ave (Kaimuki). Also open in Kailua and Waipio.

    I have the impression BCD is a hybrid of Zippy's-meets-Denny's. A sort of "localized" diner. Love that!

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    The meatloaf is pretty good. The Waipio location is somewhat better than either the Kailua or Waialae (never tried Ward) as far as the food goes. It's been a few months since I've been so it may have changed. Avoid the salads. As many have mentioned, the kimchee fried rice, burgers and loco moco are all good.

    I like Nancy's too. Why aren't you going there?

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    Ate there with the in-laws last night. My sister chose BCD. I hate the chicken cutlet with gravy; their gravy is good. Two weeks ago I had the ox-tail soup. That was good.

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    I tend to go to the one at Ward, usually after a movie. Usually I have a burger but it's been a long while since I had anything else there.

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    I'm glad they're expanding cuz the wait to get in was intolerable especially when you could smell the food and see people eating while you waited outside.

    I went there for breakfast (Waialae Avenue location) and one of my friend's ordered this dish that astounded me! It was huge, what was that item?

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    As a follow up, I ate the big burger which was ok. I think I enjoyed my chipotle blue cheese hamburger at Chili's more. It was big. Half the people in there were eating the burgers so I figure I had to try it. Maybe a quarter of the people were eating the ribs which I probably should have tried. I don't care for their kim chee fried rice because it's usually kinda wet and soggy.

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    I had the big burger, which was kind of good. And I had water.

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    We go there now and then, but usually our criteria is "accommodations for families" rather than "top notch food." We used to go to the Waialae one a lot, but now visit the Waipio location, but never noticed any significant swings in quality. I have heard good things about their kim-chee fried rice and meatloaf... but probably the thing I enjoy most is their edamame appetizer, and against all reason, their kalua pig sandwich.

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    Go to the strip mall and eat at Nancy's Kitchen instead. Saimin, burgers, ox-tail soup. sizzling steak, the best brown gravy with chicken cutlet, Hawaiian plate ... it's better and maybe a bit cheaper depending on what you order. It amazes me when those old tiny Japanese ladies can finish off a big plate. It's a diner like Columbia Inn or Flamingo's but I think the food is much better.

    Give it a try!

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