Hawaii Mom Blog: Holo Holo Bistro Express




November 21, 2023

Holo Holo Bistro Express

Hawaii Mom Blog was fortunate to receive an invitation to media day for Holo Holo Bistro Express, which occurred a couple of days before their grand opening day.  Holo Holo is no stranger to the food scene in Hawaii. Owner Jill Owens has been in the catering business for years, and prior to opening this location in Kalihi, she's been operating at Paradise Palms on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, with a grab-n-go concept that has been a popular eatery on campus.

So why did she open this location miles away across town in Kalihi? She needed to find a kitchen for her catering business, so she found this restaurant, which used to be known as Meg's Drive In. Now, her onolicious offerings can be purchased here in Kalihi, 6 days a week!

This is a convenient location for this type of operation. It's located on a busy road, but not too far off the freeway, making it easy for people to stop by to get what they need and go. And since it's a grab-n-go type of operation, there should be parking spaces available (they have 7) since customers are constantly going in and out. 

Here's what was out on display during the media visit:

bentos and bowls

assorted musubis

PB&Js and chips

wraps, salads, fruit cups, overnight oats

cookies, banana bread, brownies

Li Hing Gummy Bears

assorted beverages


The carnitas bowl and the pesto pasta salad are some of my favorite offerings from Holo Holo. 

The portions are generous and I love that everything here is grab-n-go, because I often do not have the time or patience to wait for my food. 

They are constantly replenishing the items on the floor throughout operating hours. 

During the breakfast hours they sell breakfast-type bentos with Portuguese sausage, eggs, fried rice, mocos, etc.  The garlic chicken is their best seller and it comes as a musubi or in a bento. They also have daily specials that often sell out quickly. 

Current Hours are: Monday through Friday: 6-4. Saturdays: 8-2. 


sales@holoholobarandgrill.com (sales and catering)

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