Food Finds: East Oahu
Taking a fresh twist on the traditional deli, Kaimuki Superette brings local chef, Ed Kenney's take on fresh and local ingredients to O'ahu's east side. Also the owner of the celebrated Town restaurant (located just across the street), Kenney infuses products from local farmers and ranchers into an inspired lunch and dinner menu full of sandwiches and salads.
Putting the delicious in deli are options like the South Shore He'e roll, a buttery mix of creamy white sauce, octopus, and celery served in a soft roll, perfectly toasted for a light crunch or their open-face porchetta sandwich. For just $4 you can supersize your meal and add two sides to your sandwich, picking from fresh and creative options like roasted root, cumin and smoked yogurt salad, or kim chee stuffed cucumber.
Here, you may not get your laundry washed, dried and folded, but you'll enjoy a full-service restaurant, set amidst retro, hip décor. Or if you're looking for a super snack on the go, Kaimuki Superette's offers a selection of prepared options like their watermelon rind kim chee or olive oil cake with local fruit compote.