Liko Lehua Cafe at Pauahi has been open for some time now but I haven’t had the chance to eat there. Since one of my girlfriends just recently celebrated a birthday, we decided to go there for dinner. Good thing we had reservations because the restaurant was pretty full when we got there at 6 p.m. The restaurant has inside and outside seating and thankfully, we were seated inside so we could enjoy the air conditioning.
The servers were friendly and accommodating. I researched the restaurant on Yelp before getting there so I would have an idea about what to order. I love kale salad and noticed that their kale salad is served with a salmon. (One of my girlfriends ordered the kale salad with salmon. The serving of salmon was very generous. My friend is not as big an eater as I am and she took home half of her salad and half of the salmon.) I also saw that they have crab cakes and really wanted that too. I asked the server if I could substitute the crab cake for the salmon and she checked with the kitchen and she came back and said it was no problem at all! Yay!
Since we were celebrating a birthday, we ordered a dessert to share. We shared the apple crisp a la mode and it hit the spot.