Maka’s Korner Opens for Business
A New Family Restaurant Keeps Busy
By Marie Nowell
Owner Maka Lee and employees have been really busy with the opening their new saimin shop, Maka’s Korner. So busy that they had run out of food within the first two days of operation.
After opening the doors for the first time last Wednesday, Lee said she is still trying to “get the feel of the restaurant business.” It has been a two year process to open the family business which is employed by friends and family members according to Lee.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6 am – 2 pm. The basic menu includes steak, burgers, and fresh saimin noodles imported from Shiro's Saimin Haven in Honolulu.
If your appetite craves something more, Lee says the restaurant will soon feature daily specials. There are also plans to be open on Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., serving only saimin to those who are out late-night.
Maka’s Korner would like to acknowledge Lee’s mom and dad, Kui and Curt Lester, who are the owners of the building. If it wasn’t for them, the business would not have been able to open.