Revisiting Pioneer Saloon

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I couldn’t believe that several years had passed since I first reviewed Pioneer Saloon for Metromix Honolulu … and had not gone back since. It wasn’t because the food was bad; in fact, the eclectic plate lunches were good. But since 2009, so many restaurants have opened and closed in Honolulu. So many chefs have moved around. Even Metromix, the original site for the bloggers you now see on your screen, is on its third name.

And through all of that, Pioneer Saloon has withstood the test of time, economic conditions, and more. Pioneer is owned by Nori Sakamoto, who had been with Rokkaku at Ala Moana Center, Tokkuri-Tei, and a little Japanese snack shop called Iyasume, so he knows what he’s doing. The menu — and the clientele — has since expanded, and I was happy to go with a bunch of friends for lunch last weekend on our way to a new shave ice spot. Here’s what we ate:

Pioneer Saloon

It's been a while, so I'm glad I went back. And, with the new menu items like the shio koji chicken, you can bet I won't let as much time lag again before my next visit.

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Pioneer Saloon
3046 Monsarrat Ave.
808-732-4001

4 comments
jlieu
jlieu

ZOMG... this garlic ahi steak looks AMAZING!!!! @Matthew Nickel Shall we go for date night next week?! :D 


HawaiiYogini
HawaiiYogini

I like the description calamari "legs."  I've also heard octopus "tails."  Both sound more edible than "tentacles."

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