The Cheesecake Factory – Waikiki, HI

I haven’t been to The Cheesecake Factory in forever. First, I don’t enjoy waiting nearly 1.5 hours to get a table. Second, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center parking lot feels SO far from the restaurant. I mean the restaurant is literally at the other end and I for the life of me can’t stop getting lost within the shopping center getting back to the car. The parking validation doesn’t do much anymore – you still have to pay money. Still, it’s not a bad rate for parking as long as you don’t have to wait 2 hours to get a table. We did a take-out order and boy…it isn’t much better. You can only put in the order right when they open, no faxing and no online system. No curbside pick-up so I had to circle Waikiki until my co-worker ran back out with the food. Then, I still had to block up traffic to get her in the car! Oh and did I mention Cheesecake Factory is pricey? Yeah, it’s pricey. But you can’t beat the selection – there’s something for everyone! The cheesecake is expensive but tasty. Well, let’s take a look at the dishes we ordered!

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Incredible Eggplant Sandwich with fries (not pictured) – $12.95

140825-03Lunch Portion Shepherd’s Pie – $12.95

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140825-05Lunch Portion BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad – $11.95

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140825-07Bistro Shrimp Pasta – $18.95
Ho the pricey! But delicious and huge portion!

140825-08Cuban Sandwich with Salad (not pictured) – $13.50

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Chicken Bellagio – $15.95
I can’t comment too much on the other dishes because this is the one I got! Doesn’t it look so good? This is the first time I tried it and I am so glad I did! It includes crispy chicken breast over basil pasta and parmesan cream sauce topped with proscuitto and arugula salad. It all works very well together!

6 comments

  1. Arlene says:

    This Cheesecake Factory is so big they could literally double their space and still be busy! My strategy for doing take out is to order between 2:30 to 4:30 when there is a (slight) lull in business. I know that isn’t an option for most people, though.

    No cheesecake for you guys? That yummy pasta you ordered is the next on my to try list! I always wondered if it was good.

    • Jenny says:

      You’re right Arlene! 2:30 to 4:30 sounds like perfect timing but it wouldn’t work for us. 🙁 I’m glad you will try the Chicken Bellagio! It was pretty good! Now I want a fresh strawberry cheesecake.

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