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Restaurant Week Hawaii–Showcasing Hawaii's restaurants and supporting the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head EAT OUT!

Restaurant Week Hawaii is a seven day celebration of the cuisine scene in Hawaii. From fine dining to fast-food, participating restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts. Diners can sample Hawaii's newest restaurants, dine at old favorites and taste a variety of exceptional dishes now being prepared by Hawaii's chefs using locally grown produce. Restaurant Week is a reminder that Hawaii is a culinary destination with top chefs, farm to table dining, wonderful wine and a lot more to discover and explore.

The goal of Restaurant Week Hawai`i is to realize a vision of an advanced culinary campus—the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head. Graduates of Hawai`i's first four-year culinary program will go on to serve Hawai`i's restaurant and hospitality industry and ultimately the greater community.

A portion of the proceeds from Restaurant Week Hawaii will support the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head.

Realizing a vision to build a world-class institute that sets a new standard for culinary education,
Creating a strong and viable workforce for Hawaii's future,
Blending state-of-the art technology with cuisines from the east and west,
Combining leading edge business models with lessons from those who came before us,
Opening doors and changing lives of students who dream,
This is the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head.

Diamond Head Market & Grill-Proud Participant!

Honolulu Magazine /09 Four perfect days-Lunch at the Grill

The plate lunch is Hawaii’s lunch, as much a part of our multicultural plantation heritage as pidgin. Think of it as pidgin you can eat. One of the interesting developments in Hawaii culinary history was how the humble plate lunch partly inspired the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement, and then was elevated by it.

Case in point: Diamond Head Market & Grill, where chef-owner Kelvin Ro serves up foodie-grade plate lunches in a tiny building that once housed Burgerland—a favorite greasy-spoon-type plate lunch place if there ever was one.

Chef Ro has two operations going here. The indoor market side boasts a deli and bakery, serving such conventional gourmet offerings as tomato basil salmon salad, or a turkey sandwich with house made chutney. But we headed straight to the outdoor grill for the mixed plate—hamburger steak, teri chicken and char sui, with brown rice, tossed greens and the usual bed-o-shredded-cabbage ($8.50).The hamburger steak was thick, seasoned and grilled on the spot. Ditto the teri chicken. And the char sui—even Chinese restaurants can render this oily, but here, you get long, thin slices that still taste like pork. All this, of course, has a terrific, fresh-grilled flavor. Hawaiian-honey lemonade ($1.50 for a regular) was almost sweet enough to drink as a dessert, but we opted to eat a real dessert. So we grabbed a slice of red velvet cake ($3.75) from the market side of the operation.OUR ADVICE: Hit the grill, get your lunch to go, take it to nearby Kapiolani Park so it’s still hot while you sit in the shade and enjoy. Now that’s a perfect lunch on Oahu.


  

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The deli sells all you need for a fabulous meal easily packaged to go lunch or dinner. Choose from watercress tofu salad, quiche, tomato basil salmon, grilled asparagus, lasagna, roasted pork loin, to name a few..fresh, fast and convenient. 


 2009 'ILIMA AWARD WINNER - PRODUCERS PICKS Diamond Head Market & Grill

This busy spot is all things: a takeout plate lunch restaurant, a pick-up-and-run bento bar, a bakery and a ready-to-eat gourmet takeout shop.

Known for: Delicious breakfasts (especially the roast pork hash and eggs and the banana pancakes), classic and upscale plate lunch ranging from char siu chicken to portobello burgers (a hot seller), blueberry scones and the luscious lemon crunch cake (also the pumpkin crunch).

Good to know: Their turkey dinners at Thanksgiving are exceptional and always sell out.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; desserts

Five minutes from Waikiki, you'll find one-stop shopping at Kelvin Ro's Diamond Head Market & Grill.

It's a great place to pick up a picnic lunch. Choose among gourmet takeout, healthful plate lunches,

deli foods or fresh-from-the-oven blueberry and cream-cheese scones.

Among the terrific sandwiches are grilled portabello and turkey with cranberry chutney.

Ro says, "My real job is as an instructor at a culinary college," but part of his job is making ... Read full review

- Rosemary McClure, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer