Friday, May 13, 2011

Pine Tree Cafe--Kailua, HI

After a morning at the beach on the Big Island last month, we stopped by the Pine Tree Cafe for lunch enticed by the prospect of plate lunch. Located on the west side of the island in Kailua, the restaurant is easy to access from Highway 19. I ordered a two-meat combination lunch with huli huli chicken and Korean chicken. The former was tender and had a strong smoky flavor--I'd get it again. The Korean chicken came in the form of wings only, but had a pleasantly sweet flavor and a crunchy skin.

The perpetually hungry twin went with the shoyu chicken while Mr. Slender had the teriyaki beef. They were both sweet and came with sauces that went well with brown rice. My fair wife had the ahi tuna, which was cooked through yet juicy not overdone. Jenny thought it didn’t have a lot of flavor and more or less dominated by the lemon she squeezed over it.

By the way, our side salads, which we chose over the macaroni salad, were fresh and crisp.

Pine Tree Cafe
73-4040 Hulikoa Dr
Kailua, HI 96740
(808) 327-1234