FUUD: Pho 27 on Waialae

Five years ago I wrote a story for the now defunct Honolulu Advertiser about Columbia Inn closing in Kaimuki.

Its closure was a shock to regular customers and employees, many of whom found out by reading a note taped to the door.

The space sat vacant for a long time, and I always wondered why a new restaurant didn’t move into that huge space in the Kaimuki Shopping Center.

Then I got conflicting reports about restaurants that had moved into the space. One was a drive-in serving unique plate lunches; the other was a traditional Vietnamese restaurant dishing out bowls of pho.

So which was it?

Only one way to find out!

Here’s what my recent dinner looked like:

Where am I?

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A group of ex-Advertiser reporters wanted to meet up for dinner. One of them suggested Fairwood Drive-Inn on Waialae, a new restaurant the opened in the space vacated by Columbia Inn.

Pho 27 Vietnamese Cuisine, 3221 Waialae Ave. in Kaimuki. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Phone: (808) 738-0027.

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8 Responses to “FUUD: Pho 27 on Waialae”

  1. M March 23, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    Hello Cat!
    Happy Fuud Pixs Friday!
    Everytime I go to Kaimuki Longs I see this restaurant, now I have to try it after your review.
    Happy Aloha Friday!

    • Catherine Toth March 23, 2012 at 10:09 am #

      If you like Vietnamese food, you’ll dig this place. I was bummed since I really wanted a plate lunch! LOL

  2. M March 23, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    Cat, do you know that Hibiscus Korean BBQ is downstairs…..

    • Catherine Toth March 23, 2012 at 10:09 am #

      I KNOW! I’m heading there soon. VERY SOON. Maybe tomorrow… Or today…

  3. David Jackson March 23, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Another place to add to the list of places to go on my upcoming vacation.

  4. Annoddah Dave March 23, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    CAT: Aaaiiiyyyaaahhh! Fuud Pix! Tenks! got to try this place now that you have cleared up the confusion. Was leery because of the duality aspect. Too bad you didn;t try the pho!

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