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Greetings and welcome to the catering site for


    the"Original" Da Kine's Plate Lunches

Da Kine's was started in 1997 by Belen and Nelson Ishii... and still seems like a lifetime ago...


Our catering services deliver over 400 functions a year throughout San Diego, Orange, and Riverside counties. Check out our website.



Let's get down to business.....


1)Just as a reminder for everyone, "Da Kines Hawaiian Caterings" is operated by Nelson & Belen Ishii. We do all the cooking like we used to when we started in PB back in 1997. So you know the food is how it was "back in the day".


2) As the founder and owner of Da Kine's Plate Lunches and Da Kine's Hawaiian Caterings, I do respond to emails and phone messages.....I'm not "stuck up" you know....


3) We are still doing caterings... a lot of them too. So, if you are looking for the original taste of Da Kines, call me, or tour the website. The food is still good and the prices are the best around town. No joke!

4) So let's recap. "Da Kine's". Yup, still here, the one, the original, no matter what you're told or heard. Now if you're looking to have a party with some of the best food around, call us at:
(619) 581-5613

or..... if you're all "tech savvy" you can order online through the website. Just remember, if your order is over $100.00, the delivery is free, but it is first come, first served. sooooo.


"Hurry up and order"



Uncle Nelson and Aunty Belen
Da Kine's Plate Lunches


PS...Just remember, there are "imitators", and then are the "originators"....


PSS... If you want something that you don't see on my catering menu, ask!  You never know if you never go" to ask" that is. If you order early enough and before everybody else, well, I'll tell you that I'll probably make it for you. "really." But don't get to crazy though......


"What are you waiting for?... Hurry up and order!" Uncle Nelson




And then there was none....


Remember, there are no Da Kine's Plate Lunches open anymore. Sorry, I decided to spend more time taking care of my wife instead.......I just provide food for "functions" and "parties" on a not to crazy scale.





Alrighty, back to reality. Okay, so graduations, weddings, and birthdays. Here we come.....


Check the calendar or call us to inquire for date availability.  And don't forget to plan ahead for Graduations in 2014. Last year we turned away alot  of people because we limit the amount of orders we don't be one of the ones that get left out.....

Hawaiian style

A fact about O'ahu for the curious. The Iolani Palace in Honolulu is the only royal palace in the United States.


The last monarch of Hawaii to reside there was Queen Lili'uokalani, who resided there until 1893 when the monarchy was overthrown.



Note to the "Oahu Transplants":


University of Hawai'i football had a kinda rough year...actually it was very rough, but, with changes come growing pains. Wait till next year....."can you feel it?"


And the Los Angeles Lakers had a very "un-laker" like year, say the least.....very ugly.....


Of course, you guys know about the "trolley rail system" that's being built in think locals are going to give up their cars........



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