IMR: Places: Restaurants: Eagle Cafe

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Eagle Cafe
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
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  [ VERDICT: 3.5 Stars ] [ Food: 4 Stars ] [ Service: 3 Stars ] [ Ambiance: 3 Stars ] [ Value: 3 Stars ]

I ate at Eagle Cafe for the first time in March 2003. While I'll need to go back a few more times to get to know the menu, my first impression was a positive one.

The ambiance is reminiscent of some of Honolulu's other coffee shops (sadly, many of them long gone), clean, open, and casual — an oasis, of sorts, along busy Nimitz Highway and tucked among the area's dusty warehouses and industrial facilities. The Nimitz Business Center, in which the restaurant is located, recently got a major makeover, and while it didn't help the iffy parking situation, the cheesy, space-age exterior somehow adds to the appeal.

I already recommend the fried oyster sandwich (a.k.a. Po' Boy). The soups and salads that come with combination items are also good.

Sadly, Eagle Cafe hasn't earned much press beyond being repeatedly cited as the nearest neighbor to the now abandoned Xerox office building, where the islands saw its worst serial killings with the workplace shooting of seven employees in November 1999.

© Ryan Kawailani Ozawa · E-Mail: · Created: 16 March 2003 · Last Modified: 16 March 2003