Monday, May 28, 2012

Kailua Restaurant: Prima

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Having missed out on Prima the last time I was on Oahu, it was on my "must do list" on this trip. Prima is a modern Italian restaurant, on the other side of the Pali in Kailua, they use local meats and produce.

With my crazy Hawaii schedule, I need to find another assistant, lunch was the only time that I had to visit Prima. One of my friends is a huge fan of Prima's pizzas, so I knew that ordering one was a "must have."

Met up with Nathan Kam, always enjoy meeting up with him for good food. Although Chef Ed Kenney was supposed to join us too, that's what happens when you own a restaurant or two. No food went to waste tho, I ate Ed's portions...

A Past Food Adventure
with Nathan and Ed


Our local Italian lunch at Prima is served...

See What Jay Eats...


Prosciutto Rucola Pizza

tomato, mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, parmesan

I love wood-fired pizza
and this one is
Keawe wood!

Excellent!



Fried Chicken

Nicely seasoned and crispy
without being greasy



Mashed Potatoes

Creamy



Greens

Nice side with the fried chicken



Caprese Sandwich

Mozzarella, tomato, basil
on a wood-fired oven baked roll

I could eat this everyday...



Is this a great lunch or wot?



Dessert
Homemade Ice Cream

My Favorites...
Peanut Butter and Jelly (bottom left)
Chili Pepper Water (bottom right)

Lots of different flavors
and great tasting too...


Nathan introduced me to one of Prima's owners, Lindsey Ozawa. He said that I need to come back for dinner. If lunch is any indication of what the dinner menu will be like, I'll be back again and again...


Photo by Prima Hawaii
108 Hekili Street, Suite 107
(Next to Foodland)
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 888-8933

Dinner: 5-10 pm
Nightly


Mahalo!

Sorry we missed you...




NOTE: Prima is no longer open for lunch




Photos by Jay Terauchi
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©Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats

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