From my experience, anytime I’ve mentioned the restaurant Zippy’s to any Hawaii resident, their eyes light up. At Zippy’s, you’ll find the authentic local fare as opposed to the normal tourist menu items at the resort restaurants. So, what will you find on their menus? You definitely find a huge variety — from their famous chili to ox tail soup to classic plate lunches. Check out their menu items online for more details.
It’s actually a challenge to describe Zippy’s because even though it’s a chain, not all services are offered at each location. Some Zippy’s provide dine-in service as well as take-out, while others offer only take-out with some open seating. The Zippy’s locations with Okazuya service offer bento boxes and sushi as well as their standard take-out fare. All Zippy’s include Napoleon’s Bakery with pastries and cakes. Use their restaurant location drop down menu from this Web page to determine what services are offered at each location.
On a recent stop in for lunch at Zippy’s, Andy and I took a photo (left) of our meals. That’s a Mahi Mahi sandwich and a Korean fried chicken plate lunch with the standard two scoops of rice and a scoop of macaroni salad. We had this lunch at one of the take-out locations.
If you are visiting Hawaii on a budget, Zippy’s offers generous portions for a good price. For example, the Korean fried chicken plate lunch was $5.90 for the small portion and the Mahi Mahi sandwich was $3.50.
You’ll find Zippy’s all over Oahu. As for the neighboring islands, there’s just one Zippy’s outside of Oahu, it’s in Kahului on Maui. Zippy’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Have you dined at Zippy’s? What did you think? What’s your favorite Zippy’s plate?