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December 08, 2004



an aunt of mine makes a really nice baked mahi fish fillet--it's moist, and flavourful, really light, seemingly without any sauce outside of the natural juices. i asked her what her secret was and she said she coats the mahi with salt and pepper mixed in with a little mayo before baking--the mayo gets absorbed into the fish and it tastes a little creamy but it doesn't look it. any chance it just might be baked in mayonnaise?


This place looks good. I love hamburger steak. I have to visit this place but I hate going to downtown because of parking. I hope you don't mind but I linked your article off my site.

jupiter @


No wonder the hot entrees sell out fast. They look so delicious, and yet are great value-for money. Yes, the croutons are indeed a surprising yet creative touch to the fish.

fish fish

Gee... mahi mahi... wat fish is tat? Yah~ u r rite, the crouton even looks so yummy from the pic. I like this review, if I'm in Hawaii, I would go to try this place. ;) Coz fish fish like eating good food in an open space.


Food looks good.. :) Envy yet again..!!

FatMan Seoul

Love the outdoor setting. The food looks great too, both of them.

I believe mahi mahi is dolphin fish, or sometimes referred to as dorado. Not to be confused with dolphin though. "mahi" is Hawaiian for "strong".


Hi Santos,

It could very well be fact, now that you mention it, I think it is. I'll ask the next time I go. This fish was really good. I need to try and recreate this at home!

Hi jupiter,

This was my first time here, but I can see myself coming back often. The food is good and reasonably priced. Since I work in the downtown area, it's quite convenient for me....and no, I don't mind you linking this post! =)

Hi Julia,

Nice to hear from you again! =)

What really makes this place special is the variety. I've been told that almost everything is good here. Friends of mine having nothing bad to say about this place at all. I'm going to try and eat my way through the menu...if it's at all possible! =)

Hi fish fish,

Mahi mahi is also known as dorado or dolphin fish. Here's a link to a picture of one:

The flesh is firm and white. The flavor is quite delicate. You can eat this grilled, pan fried, deep fried or baked. In fact, it's quite versatile. It's one of the more common seafood items on a restaurant menu here in Hawaii.

Hi MrsT,

The food is good. You don't have to be envious. Why don't you come to Hawaii for a visit? =)

Hi FatMan,

It's a nice place to sit and eat, especially when the weather is nice. It's been a bit cool and breezy during the day (about 78°F). The food is definitely good here. So good that I'm going to make this part of my Friday lunch rotation.

You are absolutely correct about the mahi mahi being the same as the dolphin fish/dorado...and correct about the name too.


I wish.. !! I could use a break.. hehe!!


Hey, where exactly is this place on queen? The building doesn't look familiar.


I read that Mahi Mahi is better consumed one meal a week due to the polution or/and mercury problem. Here is the link (PDF file) I found at website. Page 6 has a chart.


Hi MrsT,

I bet you could use one. We had our first "official" cold day of winter. It was 67°F. =) I'm sure it's freezing where you are!


This is located on Queen between Richards and Mililani. It's right behind the Richards Street Post Office.

Hi paprika,

Thanks for the information. I had no idea.


Nah.. we are far from freezing YET..!! hahah!! Wait till it really gets cold later.. haahhaha!! I am kinda canadianised .. hahahha!!!

fish fish

Gee... Reid, thanks for the info. Yah... the fish head does look like a dolphin ar~

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