My fellow blogger Gem has already posted two reviews on California Pizza Kitchen (5/4/10 and 6/7/10). This will be our third post on the restaurant, and it just goes to show you that two people can go on three different occasions and not eat the same thing because there is so much to choose from and everything on the menu is delicious. I went to the CPK in Kailua, which is the newest of the 4 locations on Oahu.
My DH and I owed our friends a dinner, and since they have a 7 year old and 9 month old, we needed to go to a restaurant that had great food and was kid-friendly. CPK was the answer. I've never had a bad meal at CPK, and the restaurant has a kids' menu and also gives the kids a coloring book and crayon to keep them busy. It was the perfect place for us. Here's what we devoured:
Asparagus and Spinach Spaghettini with shrimp - I usually order pastas with tomato sauce but I decided to try something different, and I loved every bite of it.
DH ordered the Tricolore Salad Pizza - it's basically a salad on top of a crispy crust - one of our favorite CPK dishes
Our friends shared the Cobb salad and the Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza - their favorite dishes
Our friend's son chose the traditional cheese pizza from the CPK Kid's Menu. He liked it but said he wished he had ordered the one with pepperoni.
CPK has been coming out with new menu items on a regular basis, so we decided to try a few of them. By coincidence, the new menu items that we wanted to try were both on the dessert menu. :)
White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake - loved the oreo crust and strawberry flavor
It doesn't matter which CPK you go to, you'll always find friendly and quick service and great-tasting food. There is something for everyone at CPK.
California Pizza Kitchen - Kailua Town Center
609 Kailua Road
Follow them on Twitter: @calpizzakitchen