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Shakanack Review: Regal Kapolei Commons 12

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July 14th, 2016



Contrary to belief, Da Wife and I don't go out much and if/when we do, it's pretty much a been there-done dat kine of thing so wen she said she wanted to go see a movie as our date/anniversary night, I was surprised to say da least considering we've only watched about five movies in an actual theater in da last decade.

I know, I know.... Wassup Wit Dat!

In fact I probably can list da movies: Star Wars-The Force Awakens, Twilight (da first one), Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers... ok, maybe I can't.

We decided to check out da newly built theaters at Kapolei Commons since they boasted a new way to watch movies with reclining seats and food trays amongst oddah things.

Disclaimer:
I no get "invited" to sample these places. I no get reimbursed for meals eaten. I no get asked/told by The Honolulu Star-Advertiser to check these places out so wat you get is a legit, straight up review from a local braddah who loves ono kanack kine grindz as much as he loves his beer. :mrgreen:


Was a classic WWD! moment wen a 'brand new' place had stuff broken already. Dis watah feature does its own little Bellagio watah show synchronized with lights. It's a kid magnet too so watch out for little ones running around.


Reminded me of college lecture halls with swing out desks.


Da controls to recline. I gotta say dat da motor to lift da leg rests and recline were awesome! Pressure sensitive to control speed and really fast and quiet motor.


Da popcorn box is HUGE now wea you can pour out da popcorn from da bag into da box and it doesn't 'leak' either!


Perfect for short Asians! 😆 They left more than enough space dat when you're legs are fully extended, people can still walk by without having to put da leg rest down.


A word of (WWD!) warning, do NOT place your hands/fingahs in between da seat cushions - you're going to regret it! Thank goodness I nevah but I noticed dat da seats aren't wiped down between shows nor are their food trays. You can see all da 'sticky' soda residue around da cup holder.

So hea's da breakdown:

ATMOSPHERE

Five Shakas and a Howzit Howzit!

Considering da theaters are still new, it was a nice setup. Da exterior is a decent size to meet up with people and once da one or two restaurants open up, I can only imagine it'll be a one stop night out to dine and watch. Da food lines had every register open so no one had to wait in line long for their goodies and they even had decent non-traditional movie theater foods like cheeseburgers, chicken tenders and oddah stuff you nevah would expect in a theater. It was also a sign of da times dat we ordered our tickets online and just had to show da barcode on our smartphones aftah we got our snacks. Da seats were supah comfy, da reclined positions were numerous and you felt like a rock star. One suggestion though, bring wipes - antibacterial - to wipe down your seat and tray and keep your hands away from da black hole cause you nevah know wat's in there.

KANACK VALUE

Three Shakas and Bumbye

Da price of movies is pretty expensive especially if it's +1 or with ohana but just da chairs alone is kinda worth it especially if you're watching a long movie. For those ordering online, there is a convenience fee of $3 (per transaction I believe) but you're able to "reserve" your actual seat! Now dat was supah cool although you could also save a great deal should you buy your tickets from credit unions or Costco. And it wouldn't be WWD! if we nevah witness da three times da seats next to us had people in da wrong seats and bussing out their tickets to show each oddah 'proof' dat they in da wrong seat. Too funny, how people no can even find da right seats even though get da big numbahs in plain sight directly on da trays. 😆 Da concession prices though is wat dropped a shaka from da rating as we all know it's ovah priced but we still buy 'em; at least da popcorn and no lie, you carry big purse or wear cargo shorts for a reason. 😉 😉

OVERALL

Four Shakas and Auuu'right!

If you into movies, you gotta check out Regal Theaters at Kapolei Commons - those chairs really make a difference. Nothing more I can say oddah than just bring those wipes and enjoy da show.

Check out Regal Kapolei Commons 12 for show times and ordering options.

Stay Tuned.....

By
July 12th, 2016



Yeah, I'm just stringing you buggahs along but I got a Shakanack review coming up (trouble uploading the pics 🙁 ) but should be up by tomorrow morning. Nothing big but just haven't done one in awhile, well, actually haven't been out in choke long time either - so sad yeah? lol

Stay tuned for da 'coming attractions'. 😉 😉

Shakanack Review: Anna Miller's

By
December 11th, 2015



We all know if and when there is anything to do with da 808, we all kinda fill up with pride. We have a certain "expectation" such as Zippy's with their locally infamous chili, Zip Min or fried chicken.

Then get da kine "haole" version's of local kine stuff. Das wat Anna Miller's is, da haole version of Zippy's.

Anna Miller's get all da kine haole comfort foods along with local favorites and desserts - specifically pies - as well. They also are equally busy but if you've evah been to both, you know right away dat da "clientele" for both are noticeably different. There's absolutely nothing wrong with dat but it is readily recognizable.

A few month's ago, Da Wife and I took Da Ohana out for breakfast on a Saturday morning.

Disclaimer:
I no get "invited" to sample these places. I no get reimbursed for meals eaten. I no get asked/told by The Honolulu Star-Advertiser to check these places out so wat you get is a legit, straight up review from a local braddah who loves ono kanack kine grindz as much as he loves his beer. :mrgreen:






Da Baby had just regulah buttermilk pancakes. You can see him hovering ovah it cause I told him wait.... so I could do dis review for da WWD! Hui. 😆





Da Keiki had her standing order chocolate chip pancakes. As da waitress said, "no worry, there's plenty more chocolate below" and she nevah lie, had choke. Da chocolate chips weren't cooked in but rather sprinkled on each pancake instead.





Da Wife had an omelette with fried rice and came with hash browns cooked with lots of butter on both...... soooooo bad but oooooohhhhh so good. 😀





I had da loco moco with brown rice.... pretty surah da gravy was from a powder but not 100% positive but it did have a good flavah.





It wouldn't be WWD! if nevah have one "aftah" pic........ you would think dat a cracked bowl wouldn't pass quality control no? Wassup Wit Dat!




So hea's da breakdown:



ATMOSPHERE

Four Shakas and Auuu'right!

It's a unique building in dat it is round and depending wea you sit, has panoramic views of Lex Brodie's, Al's Tinting, Chevron, Starbucks or da deteriorating Kamehameha Hwy. 😆 Da waiting area inside and out is comfortable but da dining area has a certain charm in dat it is "diner-like". Da kitchen is exposed, it's loud and you know it's not a place for an intimate meal so no compare dat. Booth seating was comfortable in dat da seat backs are high and cushiony enough and da waitresses were "seasoned". Basically eat, talk story and noise - good stuff.



KANACK VALUE


Three Shakas and Bumbye


Compared to their "local" counterpart, both their prices are around the same range but I certainly have to side with Anna Miller's because their portions seem biggah. Not just da portions but da size of da actual food. I know da pancakes were thicker, da omelette wasn't "flat" and da hamburgah was "tall". For da price, it fit da average bill to portion ratio for a sit down meal.



OVERALL

Four Shakas and Auuu'right!

More like a Three and a half Shakas but no mo' half. 😆 Simply put, if you going for a Zip run but want more haole food, dis da place for you. Da food is tasty and portion's are just right especially aftah an adult beverage event. They even offer a 24hr breakfast menu for those who love breakfast foods. Da only drawback is da waitlist... and da occasional dishware dat should be retired. If you plan on eating at da "normal" times for breakfast, lunch or dinnah, be prepared to be wait listed. It really isn't too bad but just seeing your name below a dozen above you won't make your grumbling tummy happy. It's definitely a place to think about going to if you evah have gone around asking everyone wea they like eat and somebody says, "let's go someplace different". Actually, it was Da Wife and I's first date there many, many moons ago..... some place "different". 😯

Check out their menu at:










Never Forget

By
December 7th, 2015



In all dis holiday madness and rush, today will seem like any oddah day for da current - and future - generations.

But for those who are still around and makule enough, have dis day stamped in our coconut shells. It's something we all can share with future generations but as history shows, it diminishes with every passing year and becomes nothing more than a chapter you have to read about in high school World History class.

Personally, I'll never forget da experience I had with a fellow Kwonic, NEO, who blessed us with a personal tour of the USS Missouri. It was surreal like and many a chicken skin moment was had as we took in all da mo'olelo's he had to share and da vast massiveness of da ship. NEO was recently lucky enough to share his mana'o with da NFL which he was giddy about. 😀

Can't believe it was more than five years ago but click hea to revisit our amazing journey (History You Take For Granted..... Right Under Our Noses).

Also, if you get a chance, check out da Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade which will start at Fort DeRussey and go along da famed Kalakaua Avenue all da way to da Waikiki Shell. One of our faithful Kwonic, King Katonk, has one of his keiki participating all da way from California! Check out da acclaimed Arcadia High School Marching Band (tentatively #57 out of 59 groups).

For those who are unable to make it but still wanted to check it out, it is streaming live at 6pm on www.pearlharborparade.org. Check it out.

Dis date will live in infamy..... as long as we keep it dat way.








Foodie Kokua

By
April 21st, 2015



Howzit Howzit!

So hea it is, a friend of mine who has defected to da "main rock" is back in town to help take kea of his mom. He's been ono for some local kine grindz but not plate lunch kine cause we get a bunch of us getting together for dinner but we have no idea wea.

Sorry but Zippy's and and da like are out and I'm asking Da WWD! Hui for any suggestions - anywea between Mililani and Town is game. C'mon, you guys have got to know at least ONE 'nice' place no? Or you just like me and only go to da 'safe' places? 😆

I'm hoping dis time da foodie's will come out of Lurkahville and post cause da last couple times I asked for Da WWD! Hui's help in dis area, it was like no one evah ate out.

Wassup Wit Dat! 😆

And I know you guys da ones to buss out da phone and take pics of even just da french fries so no ack eh. 😀

We're thinking Side Street Inn as our fall back but would be great to try some place different even if you nevah try 'em before...... and get a Shakanack review too. 😉 😉

Mahalos in advance to those who eat out a lot. 😛








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