A familiar face is behind a new eatery at Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Pier Nine by Sam Choy is Hawaii Pacific University’s student dining facility, but it’s also open to the public.
The 142-seat restaurant is modeled after an open marketplace, and features a buffet with menu items that change daily.
“It’s a real interesting concept. It’s a cafeteria-like atmosphere, but yet we have some real good quality food, and the price is great,” said Choy.
The facility opened for students earlier this year, and now, the public is welcome to dine as well.
Guests are able to create their own salad or panini for a lighter meal, or enjoy a featured special meal from Choy with custom menu items featured throughout the restaurant.