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About Us:


Greetings and welcome to the catering site for

    the"Original" Da Kine's Plate Lunches


Da Kine's has been in business in San Diego since 1997... and still seems like forever to me...


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

About this site

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


1) Just as a reminder to everyone, "Da Kine's 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. So, like, Aunty Belen is going to be pissed off at me for this, but, The "Uncle Nelson" stimulus package is free delivery in San Diego County.


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."


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


And then there was none.....

As of November 30,2012, the independently owned franchise in Pt.Loma at Liberty Station has closed. The operator chose not to renew his lease as the terms were not condusive to his being able to succeed. So I guess it's back to square one with just me carrying on....


Ahhh....2012 huh?..what?...Mayan calender?...testing, testing.....is this thing still on?.....


Rest in Peace Senator Daniel K Inouye....to all of us old timers, you know what he meant to Hawai'i, and that Hawai'i is better because of him.......I am very sad.....



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  2013. Last year we turned away alot of people because we limit the amoun of orders we do...so don't be one of those 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 oh Hawai'i football had a kinda rough year....actually it was a very rough year, but, with changes come growing pains. Wait till next year....


Kahuku High School and Iolani School won their respective division high school Football Championships.


Also, the Sears in Ala Moana Shopping Center is going to close next year. Kinda shocking since it was the first anchor store at the mall.....( yeah, I'm old enough to remember that). Now that's really sad...

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