Tried it during a major shopping expedition on July 4 (what were we thinking?) and enjoyed it, although it gets pricey when you start adding things up. There are about a dozen stations in the section that used to have small appliances, surrounding tables, then more all along the mauka wall, with desserts and sweets at the Diamond Head end. The stations include yakitori chicken, (thighs, gizzards, etc) garlic shrimp, several kinds of rice, several kinds of tempura, and on and on. Quality is good, but prices can add up.
Another whole section of bentos added in the middle of that mauka area, and more prepared foods in the makai section...it goes on and on! Then, where the dining area used to be in the Diamond Head section, they have a buffet line, with more local style stuff which we didn't try...curry, meatballs, that sort of thing. You could spend days trying everything.
Overall, a good place for eating for fun, not for great value, but lots of choices, and good quality.
The name is certainly exciting!
Did they just get rid of the groceries and ktichenware on the second floor and make the whole thing prepared food? I thought it was looking a little transitional when I was there in February.
Sounds good, though. I'll be there next month, and this will be one of my first stops.
I hope they still have andagi.