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Serving the Finest Filipino Food in Hawai'i for over 40 Years

As the originator of many popular Filipino dishes such as the Popular Pork Adobo Fried Rice Omelette™ and Sari-Sari, Elena's continues to create new dishes today inspired by their original family recipes and local homestyle cooking. Over the past 40 years, Elena's has established itself as the home of the finest Filipino foods in Hawaii.

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The Original in Fine Filipino Foods

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Local Style Creations
Favorite traditional recipes with a local twist.

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Original Family Recipes
Often imitated. Never duplicated.

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Special Classic Favorites
Traditional favorites have never tasted so good.

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One of a Kind Dishes
Original creations from our family kitchen.

Elena's Favorites

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Pork Adobo Fried Rice Omelette™

Our #1 most popular dish! In 1974, Elena had an actual dream of creating this dish. Her dream detailed step by step how to make this award winning family original. It starts with our flavorful, tender pork adobo, carefully stir-fried with hot steaming rice. Seasoned with Elena's secret ingredients. We then wrap it in a thin egg crepe envelope. The egg envelope keeps the fried rice steaming and moist!

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Sari-Sari

Another original dish created by our father, Theo, in 1974. A savory soup with a mixture of local vegetables of long eggplant, long squash, onchoi, tomatoes and onions. Simmered with baby shrimp and crispy pork belly to produce a flavorful broth.

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Lechon Special

An Elena's favorite! Crispy pork belly chopped to bite sized pieces, seasoned with fish sauce, Hawaiian salt tossed with tomatoes, onions and green onions.

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Lechon Special Fried Rice Omelette™

Our newest creation! A similar concept to our Pork Adobo Fried Rice Omelette™, however, we use the lechon crispy pork belly. Simply delicious.

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Shrimp Sarciado

A classic traditional favorite! "Head On-Shell On" tiger shrimp sautéed with garlic, tomatoes and onions. Folded in with scrambled egg and topped off with green onions. Leaving the head and shell on the shrimp give this amazing dish a full flavor that can't be missed.

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Pork Gisantes

Another local favorite also known as "pork and peas". Slices of tender pork stewed with tomato sauce and green peas. Served over hot steaming rice. Yum!

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Fried Pork

One of our featured dishes on the Food Network "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives". Pork chops marinated overnight with shoyu, vinegar, garlic, black pepper and bay leaves. Pan-fried slooooowly so it's tender, but still crispy. Served with vinegar garlic sauce and our homemade pickled onchoi. This sells out every day before dinner, so come early!

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Pork Adobo

A staple of Filipino food. Pork adobo are chunks of pork marinated with shoyu, vinegar, garlic, black pepper and bay leaves. Braised for several hours to produce fork tender tasty pork adobo with a gravy like sauce. Enjoy this with some hot steaming rice. Ahhhh.

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Squid Guisado

A tasty, full flavored squid dish that has become a local favorite. A whole squid sliced in half, "Guisa" (sautéed) with onions, tomatoes, special seasonings finished off with petchay. A bold and tasty dish!

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Serving Hawai'i for over 40 years

Remember 1974?? That was the year of the oil embargo and the gasoline lines, when George Ariyoshi became the first Japanese-American Governor and Richard Nixon resigned his Presidency. During this time, history was also being made in a small kitchen with a counter and six stools in the old Nabarette Café in Waipahu where Elena and Theo Butuyan founded Elena's Restaurant.

The Butuyan Family immigrated from Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines in 1969 to the island of Oahu. The sugar plantation town of Waipahu, Hawaii is where Elena's Restaurant opened its doors for business. Elena and Theo expanded Elena's Restaurant to 3 lunch trucks, where it received additional accolades at food truck rallies and many local events.

As the originator of many popular Filipino dishes such as the Popular Pork Adobo Fried Rice Omelette™ and Sari-Sari, Elena's continues to create new dishes today inspired by their original family recipes and local homestyle cooking. Over the past 40 years, Elena's has established itself as the home of the finest Filipino foods in Hawaii.

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Restaurant

Elena's Restaurant
Tropicana Square
94-866 Moloalo Street #D4A
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
(808) 676-8005

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Open Daily
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Last Dine-in Seating at 8:45 p.m.

Take-out only 15 minutes prior to Closing

All You Can Eat Buffet
7 Days a Week!
8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

We accept Cash, MC/Visa, Discover

Lunch Trucks

Campbell Industrial Park
(Look for Orange Truck)
Monday to Saturday:
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(Kalaeola Blvd next to Lenox Metals)

Mapunapuna/Airport
(Look for Orange Truck)

Tuesday at Mililani Tech Park:
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

LINKS

IG & Twitter: @elenasfilipino

FB: www.facebook.com/elenasrestaurant

www.ElenasRestaurant.com


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