Guy Kaoo’s childhood memories on the Big Island were spent in his grandmothers Chinese restaurant in Hawi. It is no wonder that in 1978 Guy chose to open his first restaurant, also in Hawi. It was called Sony’s Place, also known as “The Game Room.” In 1982 Guy left the Island of Hawaii, and moved to LA. Guy was eager to return to the Aloha state, and did so in the early 1990′s, Guy worked for the Hilton Waikoloa, where he started as a banquet/conventions manager, eventually becoming Catering Manager in 1998. He spent the next 7 years designing menus, and creating food served with aloha to the large volume of guests ranging from 20 to 1000+. In 2005, an opportunity arose to become the new owner of the Hawaiian Style Cafe, a well established restaurant since 1993. After persuading his wife, Gina, Guy took over the Hawaiian Style Cafe in 2005, and embarked on a complete overhaul of the establishment. Guy chose to maintain the heavily Local menu, because it was the food of his childhood. Together, Guy and Gina have continued to feed Hawaiian appetites with incredible portions of local style comfort food. In December of 2012 they opened their second location, in Hilo, Hawaii.

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