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Liliha Bakery opens on Nimitz Highway

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:56 p.m. HST, Jul 09, 2014

The Liliha Bakery opened its second location Wednesday at the former Sam Choy's Breakfast Lunch & Crab restaurant location on Nimitz Highway.

Owner Peter Kim said he hired about 70 people to staff the location.

The new restaurant will be opened daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. The original Liliha Bakery at 515 N. Kuakini St. is open 24 hours a day, except on Mondays.

The new restaurant has 165 seats. The original bakery has 64 employees and only 23 seats.

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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Well it's going to be a stretch to have people believe that Liliha Bakery is on Nimitz Highway and not Liliha Street. Everything will remain the same though, especially the whatchamacallits. The tasty pastry with the creamy center fillings. What do they call those? No not Malasadas, oh yes Cream Puffs. Now people wanting to take them home to the mainland need only go to Nimitz Highway, with ample parking instead of kind of going out of their way to Liliha, which is popular also for the bar like sittings for whatever they have in there, I guess eggs over easy.
on July 9,2014 | 12:25PM
PTF wrote:
Coco Puffs
on July 9,2014 | 12:34PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Thanks dude
on July 9,2014 | 03:22PM
busterb wrote:
Why is that a stretch? Punchbowl Fender is in Kaimuki. Kaimuki Typewriter was in McCully. Kahala Clothing is in Kalihi. Diamond Head Plumbing is in Kaimuki. Hawaii football players are all over the West Coast... :o(
on July 9,2014 | 12:59PM
busterb wrote:
Come to think of it, the Honolulu Advertiser isn't in Honolulu nor is it housed in the Advertiser building either!
on July 9,2014 | 01:04PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
It's the KSA, The Kapolei Star-Advertiser, however when I learned that their headquarters for their writing staff and all the bumbuchas are in Waterfront Plaza, I began to think it could be The Kakaako Star-Advertiser. I do not know how and why "they" decided upon the name HSA, or The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, however it is the best of both worlds. We were all shocked upon discovering that The Honolulu Advertiser, a Gannett Company was being bought by The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, a much smaller daily, who were on their death bed, just clinging to life. However when visionaries at HSB had HA in their sights, all bets were off on the premature death of the HSB. Money talks. The reporting by the HSB I must say had meat to it. HA it seemed was more into "making money", as they were originally founded as The Commercial Advertiser in the mid 1800s. Now this next part of it, I'm not too certain about the details, except here goes: I think there were two newspapers called something like The Evening Star and The Honolulu Bulletin, and those two merged to become The Honolulu Star-Bulletin. I guess news coverage will never be the same again in Honolulu, Hawaii or need I say HonoluluHawaii. Auf Weidersein.
on July 9,2014 | 03:32PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
The original Hawaii Five-O had shots of real and fictional local newspapers showing their storyline. An episode where a man who lost both hands who had a grudge on McGarrett, went about serial killing HPD until the last Hit on His List was McGarrett. The fictional newspaper that was shown in that episode was The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. I do not know if that's where the name of HSA was thought of from, however it is interesting that HSA had really been used before. I can't remember for certain, the title of that episode, except it was I think the season four opener. Oh yes now I remember, it was "The Hookman".
on July 9,2014 | 04:21PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
So solly
on July 9,2014 | 03:22PM
Oahuan wrote:
Liliha Street? You mean Kuakini Street. I knew you knew. :)
on July 9,2014 | 01:47PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Corner of Liliha and Kuakini. Again my bad. You know when a place of significance such as The Kamehameha Schools is right at your doorstep when you grew up, you don't think much about it.
on July 9,2014 | 04:30PM
chibikodog2011 wrote:
Still wrong. It's not on the corner of Liliha & North Kuakini. Longs is there. It's on North Kuakini and Aipaako.
on July 9,2014 | 11:41PM
Slow wrote:
Great success is in store, I hope, for a fine local institution.
on July 9,2014 | 01:04PM
KonaWarrior wrote:
I wonder how much Zippy's, which is practically right next door, is going to be affected?
on July 9,2014 | 01:08PM
kiragirl wrote:
I think it is the other war around.
on July 9,2014 | 01:17PM
popolo wrote:
maybe a price war?
on July 9,2014 | 01:43PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
I'm guessing not that much. At least now the people who can't stand Zippy's *raises hand* have another option for lunch counter food in that area.
on July 9,2014 | 01:47PM
4watitsworth wrote:
I was wondering the same thing. I think Napolean Bakery at Zippy's will up for major competition since Liliha Bakery has more to offer. For the restaurant, it's a matter of taste. I personally like Zippy's, even though the slow service can be annoying.
on July 9,2014 | 03:14PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Not really because Zippy's has 20 something locations, whereas this new location is only the second for Liliha Bakery, and ONLY about 60 years AFTER the original Liliha Bakery opened. I wonder if Sam Choy's closed because they weren't making money at this Nimitz location?
on July 9,2014 | 04:27PM
RichardCory wrote:
Did this story really warrant an alert on the mobile app? Can't you reserve that for truly important stories only? I really want to uninstall it the app already, but I know one day there will actually be a real alert about an urgent issue that I was glad to know about.
on July 9,2014 | 01:23PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Interns on the job training. I suppose if Obama gets assassinated, we will know about it five hours after it happened.
on July 9,2014 | 04:23PM
Kealii wrote:
Aww have to give the interns more credit than that! I'd say they'd release the "breaking news" within an hour ... but it would be a story all of ... one sentence. Maybe two. LOL
on July 9,2014 | 06:17PM
lokela wrote:
Drooling already. Welcome to town.
on July 9,2014 | 04:58PM
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