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Obamas dine at popular new Kakaako restaurant

  • COURTESY YA-YAʻS CHOPHOUSE
                                Ho Suk Lee, left, Hokulani Lee, former President Barack Obama, chef Bo Pathammavong and general manager Bill Nickerson at Ya-Ya’s Chophouse & Seafood in Kakaako on Thursday night.

    COURTESY YA-YAʻS CHOPHOUSE

    Ho Suk Lee, left, Hokulani Lee, former President Barack Obama, chef Bo Pathammavong and general manager Bill Nickerson at Ya-Ya’s Chophouse & Seafood in Kakaako on Thursday night.

Former President Barack Obama and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, dined with family and friends Thursday night at Ya-Ya’s Chophouse & Seafood in Kakaako.

Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng; her husband, Konrad Ng; and their daughters as well as close friends joined the Obamas at dinner.

Former first daughters Malia and Sasha celebrated Christmas with their parents and have already left Oahu.

Restaurant partners chef Bo Pathammavong, Ho Suk Lee and Lee’s wife, Hokulani Lee, opened Ya-Ya’s in Keahou Lane, 508 Keawe St., in November.

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