Archive for May, 2014

Moki’s, Mesa location is just North of Southern on Val Vista.

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Moki’s Hawaiian Grill is family owned with another location in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Business hours

Monday – Thursday 10:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday 10:30 am to 9:30 pm

Closed Sunday’s


Outdoor dining just to the side of the entrance.


I was impressed with the island atmosphere as soon as you walked through the door.


Casual island feel. Local boi Duce Lutui made it to the big time. His NFL Arizona Cardinal Football jersey is displayed in the eatery.

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Watch out for the whirl pool.


With the Grill’s Mission being stated, let’s get to it.

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We’ve had Moki’s do some catering at one of our island parties and we as well as our guests were very satisfied with their food.

We ordered the Ohana (grilled Mahi Mahi, Teriyaki Chicken and Coconut Shrimp) Sticky Chicken below.

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Portions were impressive and flavors will have us returning in the future.


The meals were so delicious that we had to checkout Grandma’s Macadamia Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream. You get a choice of Coconut Pineapple, Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry ice cream.  We ordered a little extra if ya know what I mean. The cake was cooked on location and was very moist. The cake with ice cream and pineapple set it off!

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Moki’s has an all you can eat Luau Night on the 1st Friday of the Month. Adults are $10 and $8 for kids under 12 years. I was told that they get about 150 for the luau so get there early, lol. As mentioned earlier, the catering is impressive. Another island favorite is also available on the menu for anyone craving Poke.

The casual island atmosphere, friendly customer service more than fair prices and fantastic island food will have you returning to Moki’s once you’ve tried it.



Ono’s Hawaiin BBQ

Ono’s is an Hawaiian BBQ company that has franchised locations in the San Francisco, Los Angeles areas and 7 locations throughout the valley. Look for them in Avondale, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale and 2 locations in Phoenix.



In business since 2002.


Ono’s is franchised Hawaiian fast food.


Prices are affordable.


Food was as fast food goes, but having a choice from Hamburgers and burritos is a nice change up.


Check the website for current promotions, catering and more.


Dining area is what I’d call contemporary Hawaiian.







The Aloha Kitchen is a must visit for anyone craving a taste of Hawaii.


Aloha Kitchen is a hidden gem to everyone except locals from the islands.


You get the island feel before entering.


From what my Polynesian friends tell me, this place is packed all day Saturday’s.


Friendly casual dining.


Area residents frequent the Kitchen for home cooked island food.


Enjoy the best Japanese, Hawaiian, Chinese and Korean at very affordable prices.


The Chicken Teriyaki and Coconut Shrimp Special. The flavors were authentic and reminded me of the food that I had had in Hawaii.


Teriyaki Chicken with traditional sides.


Casual dining area.


Articles, Hawaiian art and awards don the walls of the Kitchen. The Aloha Kitchen is dedicated to serving the best in island-style favorites.

After you’ve visited Aloha Kitchen, you’ll want to take your friends and family to taste a bit of Hawaii.




Outside of fine dining restaurant.

Outside of Hawaiian fine dining restaurant


Roy’s has locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Texas and of course Hawaii.

Upscale Hawaiian fine dining.

An upscale Hawaiian fine dining establishment.

Roy’s ultimate goal is to make everyone that enters through the doors happy.


Reservations are encouraged.

Fish tank in lobby area.

Fish tank in lobby area.

Fish tank in lobby.

Fish tank in lobby.

Roy's wine cellar.

Roy’s wine cellar.

Wine cellar selection.

Wine cellar selection.

Bar for great happy hours.

Great happy hours!

Fine dining in the bar area.

Fine dining in the bar area.

There are many ways to enjoy an unforgettable evening at Roy’s.

In addition to a nightly dinner menu Roy’s offers:

Nightly 3- course Prix Fixe

Aloha Hour

Private Dining

Wine Dinners

Cooking Classes.

Dining area.

Dining area.

Outside dining for those cool nights.

Outside patio dining.

Outside wall decorations keep the noise and shop views away.

Outside wall decorations keep the noise and shop views at bay.