After Owner and Chef, Chris Jorgensen, got tired of seeing all the tourist traps overcharging vacationers for the same old meals, he opened CJ’s Deli & Diner. Right away he produced a rock star menu and was picked best ‘Big Meals, Small Wallet’ by LA Times.
This place has something for everyone. From fresh fruit to Loco Moco for breakfast to the ubiquitous Hawaiian plate lunches featuring BBQ Ribs, Mahi Mahi or Chicken. Hot wings and cheesy garlic fries are perfect to bring along while watching any sport, all though I have heard CJ’s perfect portobello mushroom panini is permissible in certain circles.
Before heading to the other side of the island, stop in and grab the special Hana Box Lunch packed in a cooler with ice and ready to take on the curvy roads. CJ’s also has all the sandwiches and burgers you can handle, and a special gluten free and vegetarian menu, and of course one for the little ones who can be themselves in the restaurant’s chillaxed atmosphere.
With an expansive menu like this, it’s no wonder Chef Chris has won so many awards for his hard work, great recipes and vision. Chef Chris even reveals some of his best recipes for you to try at home. Visit his blog for recipes for his Mochiko Chicken and BBQ Mango Trifle.
Cj’s Deli & Diner is located in the Fairway Shops above Ka’anapali Beach off of Highway 30. Open from 7 am to 8 pm daily. Breakfast from 7 – 11 am.Ph. (808) 667-0968