The Cheesecake Factory – Waikiki, HI

I don’t have to tell you about The Cheesecake Factory do I? Of course I don’t.  I don’t have to tell you that this place is busy all the time with a line stretching across Waikiki. I don’t have to tell you that an hour and a half wait time is normal. So why is this place so popular? Must be the cheesecake. Well, it is mighty good cheesecake. The food is not bad either but it can be a bit pricey. I came for lunch on a weekday and hallelujah, we didn’t have to wait at all. First time ever. Let’s look at the pictures!

140201-01This. is. it. Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake.  Delicious!

140201-02The bread. They usually serve two breads, a sourdough bread and this sweet honey wheat bread. I don’t eat the sourdough so I just asked for all wheat.  Was gooood.

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140201-04Fried Calamari – it comes with a garlic aioli and cocktail sauce.  Delicious!

140201-07Ahi Poke – market price! Umm..market price always scares me. Hahaha but had to get em cause it was a special meal. It was very good and the guest of honor enjoyed it so it was well worth it.

140201-05140201-06Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta – Lunch Portion.  I took a chance on this dish, haven’t tried it before and wow was it good!  I could do without the deep fried stick thingies…but the actual pasta was so good.  The vegetables, chicken, sauce and pasta just worked so well together. We were both sooo stuffed at the end of this meal. Great lunch though.

Park in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center garage and you can get validation when you dine here. Make sure you pay at the parking machines by the elevators before you go to your car. They don’t have live attendants collecting money at the end anymore.

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