LOCAL. SUSTAINABLE. DELICIOUS.
FRESH INGREDIENTS x FRESH FISH
FRESH INGREDIENTS x FRESH FISH
A 2018 ʻIlima Award Winner, Fish Hook Café opened in July 2017 and is located inside the The Luana Waikīkī Hotel & Suites. Since then, Maui-born Chef Guzman has been serving both quality interpretations of local dishes and daring new tastes of the most basic and beloved dishes. Serving breakfast & brunch daily, we are proud of using the island’s very best ingredients by supporting our local farms and businesses.
Fish Hook Café's interior reflects the feeling of a home-style café while also paying tribute to Hawai’i's storied past. The lobby-level restaurant offers the choice to observe passers-by where Kalākaua and Kūhiō avenues split, or watch the art of cooking as it occurs in the open-kitchen 16 seat dining room.
Luana Waikiki Hotel & Suites Lobby Level
2045 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Monday - Sunday 7am – 2pm
BASE CHOICES: Sushi Rice, Somen Noodles, Brown Rice, White Rice, or Fresh Greens.
POKE CHOICES: Creamy Ahi, Furikake Salmon, Limu Ahi, Hamachi, Creamy Salmon, Garlic Ahi, Sesame Tako, and the last but not least, Sweet Onion Ahi.
OPTIONAL TOPPING CHOICES ($1.50 each): Avocado, Taegu, Seaweed Salad, Kimchee, Crab Salad, Crunchy Wonton Chips, Crunchy Bubu Arare.
Elmer Guzman was born and raised on the island of Maui. He grew up fishing from the reefs surrounding the island and thus began his life long love of fish. His love of cooking started early too. While in high school he worked at the local Sizzler’s as a dishwasher and it was the actions of a bored line cook who let him take over the cooking duties one day that got him hooked.
A graduate of Kapi‘olani Community College Culinary Arts Program, Chef Elmer Guzman trained in the early 1990s under renowned chef Alan Wong, at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort & Bungalow on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Chef Elmer apprenticed at the prestigious Greenbriar Hotel & White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia, where he graduated with honors, then served as a sous chef under television personality and award winning chef, Emeril Lagasse, in Emeril’s Restaurant, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Upon returning to Hawaiʻi, Chef Elmer served as Executive Chef of Sam Choy Diamond Head Restaurant, creating wonderful, innovative seafood dishes that grew from his love and knowledge of island fish.
The author of Hawaiʻi’s first cookbook on local reef fishes, The Shoreline Chef, Chef Elmer, along with his wife, Samantha, opened up Poke Stop Waipahu in 2005 which gave him the opportunity to share the "creative cuisine for Hawaiian reef fish" with the masses. In December 2009, they followed up with a second location in Mililani Mauka.
While Chef has been doing catering since he opened his first Poke Stop, he launched “Chef Elmer Guzman’s Island Cuisine” a full-service catering division in 2012. The catering division gives Chef the opportunity to utilize his diverse culinary background to branch our and create delectable and innovative cuisine.
In September 2014, Poke Stop became one of the companies to be featured at Hawaiʻi’s Favorite Kitchens in Kapahulu.
After nearly 10 years of being in business, Chef Elmer Guzman along with his wife & business partner Samantha Guzman have practically mastered running a family oriented restaurant. Thus, making time for more family time away from the shops. As a family they enjoy going to the pool and having a family BBQ, or simply staying at home for a nice movie night with their two daughters & two small breed dogs, Sabastian and Sasha. Their eldest daughter Tatiana recently entered the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is also very active in the family business while their youngest daughter Tatum is an awesome softball player traveling to the mainland for various tournaments.