“Simplicity is the key,” said restaurant owner-operator Ted Debsky of his new Hawaiian Fish N Chips eatery in the Queens’ MarketPlace Food Court. A little venue with big variety, Hawaiian Fish N Chips features fresh local fish, grilled, smoked, or seared for salads, fried up for sandwiches or served with select noodle dishes.
“We like to think of it as a ”fresh seafood bistro,” said Debsky. Originally from Poland, Debsky has been an island restaurateur for years, formerly running the popular Kings’ Court Pizza & Grill and Senor Nachos Mexican Restaurant at the Kings’ Shops. With HFC, he hopes to share not only familiar fare like fish and chips, but unique local specialties, such as oxtail udon soup, made with fresh oxtail from Honokaa, and broiled eel with a Japanese eel sauce.
Debsky said that Hawaiian Fish N Chips smokes fresh local fish in-house and every day’s menu may feature different flavors. Homemade sauces, the chef’s specialty, will include chipotle aioli mayonnaise, featured on their calamari salad, a wasabi-garlic mayonnaise for the grilled fish sandwich and tartar sauce with fresh pickles, onion and capers. And, to enhance the ocean bounty, Big Island vegetables and fresh baked breads and buns from Mamane Bakery round out the flavorful menu.”