Rearview Mirror: Corner of Ward and Ala Moana had 5 restaurants since 1930s

By Bob Sigall, Special to the Star-Advertiser

Fashion designer Nake‘u Awai asked me about Christian’s Hut, a restaurant/­lounge at Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard, where Ward Warehouse later was located. He worked there briefly in the 1950s before going to the University of Washington.

His first day at work, someone called him while he was carrying a big tray of glasses. Awai turned, and they fell and crashed all over the floor.

“I thought I’d be fired, but they just told me to clean it up. I became their most popular lunch waiter,” the Kamehameha Schools grad told me.

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