Prima Kailua opened in September — yes, five months ago — and I finally made my way out to the Windward side to try this latest in a series of indie eateries.
This restaurant, located right next to Foodland on Hekili Street — by the way, there’s no sign, so you have to just trust me — is a collaborative effort by Nobu Waikiki alums (and Melt food truck owners) Alejandro Briceño and Lindsey Ozawa and co-partner Kevin Lee, most recently sous chef at Dovetail in New York City.
The concept is like this: good — meaning, tasty and healthy — food on small plates. Food to share. Simple.
Here’s what a recent meal at Prima looked like, once we found it:
Hard to find
There are no signs on the doors or on the building, so you'll have to just trust me — and the four-color logo. This is Prima Kailua, right between Foodland and Baskin-Robbins. It's not a huge space — it sits about 40 inside and a few more outside — and it seems to be always jumping with hungry patrons.
Prima Kailua, 108 Hekili St., Suite 107 in Kailua. Hours: Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; dinner, 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. Phone: (808) 888-8933.
Hey Cat! Looks like you’re up and running again. A little slow for me right now but at least I got on.and was able to drool at your FUUD find.
Maybe it’s me, but does that pizza crust look a bit too papa’a?
‘Da Ring Stingah” Hah! Well was it as hot as it sounds?
Happy fuud pixs Friday!
Everything looks guud but it seems pricey.
That looks like one of those food as art kind of places. As long as the food is good though things are great. The pizzas look unbelieveable, wish there was one on the table right now 🙂