Pacific Aviation Museum cafe
Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island. We had lunch at their restaurant. It is a lovely spot with great ambiance. Lots of period posters, hula girl lamps, bamboo covered walls etc. The menu is quite varied and reasonable. We had a burger and the kalua pork sandwich. Both were large and cooked to perfection. The kalua pork was smoky and not too salty as it can be some places. On top was a nice amount of chopped tomato and onion there was also a side of BBQ sauce that was rich and smoky. The fries were really really good too. We had bottled beers from Kona Brewing Co. It is the type of place where you give your order to the cashier and then they call your number. The place was very very clean and you could see the clean kitchen area as you walked by to place your order. Very lovely lunch.
I walk here for lunch from work! They've had a change of staff recently. It's not necessarily better or worse, just different. The breakfast has gone by the wayside, unfortunate because it was my favorite. Their omelets were great back in the day, now they're not so hot. I guess no one typically orders them because they open later now. They're a little pricey being geared towards the tourists but the food is pretty decent considering the only other option for me is Subway. Gag me with a stick, I'll fork out a couple extra dollars to avoid that nastiness. I like the mahimahi and the teri steak. Nothing terribly original on the menu but you have to think about their target audience. Their portions are pretty big. The wait can be a little long but it is worth the wait. The ambiance is cool and the workers are pretty outgoing. The people watching is pretty good here. Tourists never cease to amaze me.
It is obvious their target but they did a good job. I wouldn't drive from Kaneohe just to eat there but it was good and convenient during our return to the museum. I thought the food way better than some museum cafeterias which serve yucky nachos and bad pizza. I'm thinking of the Science Museum in MPLS/ST. Paul as an example. Living here allows for all types of food experiences and I'm happy to say I enjoyed that one. Their fried rice looked good but I don't particularly enjoy that sort of thing.