Ask my brother (and most men), and he’ll say this writeup needs only word: waitresses. True, Da Kitchen is staffed with bronzed Barbie dolls who are as much pleasant people as their countenance is cute. But there’s more to it than that. Their Kolaa Street location has bookended many a trip to the OGG, and their BYOB policy makes green bottle imbibing much easier than ordering. Hawaiian plate? Chicken katsu? Burger? Chinese chicken salad? Deep fried spam musubi? Dessert? Luckily, the choices are hard because everything is good. So no mattah what, your pick is a good one. Harder still is finishing your meal; portions are notoriously massive, and if you don’t share, you’re sure to have leftovers for lataz.
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