Food Finds: Downtown
Stretching out inside Downtown Honolulu's YWCA, Café Julia is working out Hawai‘i's dining scene with international cuisine that caters to every palate. The simple-yet-chic outdoor dining experience will have you flexing your stomach muscles as you enjoy local and popular menu options from loco moco to osso buco.
New, award-winning chef Almar Arcano - formerly of Hy's Steakhouse - just joined the Café Julia team in April 2013 and is looking to add muscle to the menu with options such as lobster bisque, chowder and escargot, in addition to current favorites such as chicken marsala and "The Emerson" an unconventional salad topped with corn, balsamic vinegar and potato chips.
While Café Julia's pau hana (happy hour) is temporarily suspended as Arcano gets his footing, diners can still exercise their appetite with brunch on Sunday's from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.