Oahu’s Triple D – Sam’s Kitchen (Waikiki)
It’s so hard to find a Japanese restaurant in the Waikiki area that’s open at 11am for lunch on a Friday. The ones I found had huge padlocks on it or a big handwritten sign in Japanese. We stumbled on a stand called Sam’s Kitchen. What attracted me to go check out the menu was the smell of fried garlic.
At first, we tried to fit 2 strollers up top which fits but we had no place to sit and eat. It turns out that behind Sam’s Kitchen are a few more stands that sells drinks, noodles and takoyaki. Sam told us it’s ok to eat there (for the entire time we were there, no one went to those stands anyway).
Then it started to pour… badly. Like a sheet of water. The table umbrellas were not able to hold on its own and cover us so we were partly drenched. Sam immediately came out to give us some cotton towels to wipe ourselves down and the guy working in the takoyaki stand gave us garbage bags to wear. After 10 minutes of wrapping our stuff and ourselves, the rain stopped and we suddenly looked like silly fools wearing garbage bags. Well, that’s Hawaiian weather. I could not be any happier that Patch insisted on packing the stroller plastic cover.