Meet The Chef

Chef Philip "Ippy" Aiona was born and raised on "The Big Island" of Hawaii to an Italian-American mother and a Native Hawaiian father.  Growing up, his father had a Hawaiian Plate Lunch shop and his mother had an Italian Restaurant setting a fire to his passion for everything food related at a very young age.  Ippy went on to graduate at top of his class from the Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco.  At 23 Chef Ippy was the youngest finalist on Food Network's hit show "Food Network Star", later that year, Forbes Magazine put Chef Ippy on their Food & Wine "30 under 30" list and he was one of ten chefs to compete in Philadelphia for Forbes magazine's "Best Chef in America".  In 2014 Chef Ippy brought home "the win" representing the US in Canada's International Iron Chef and at 24 he opened his first two restaurants The Koa Table & Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ both in the Waikoloa resort.  With a deep respect for and connection to the Island Chef Ippy's cuisine reflects his cultures and notoriously playful imagination!  Let Chef Ippy turn your next dinner into something unforgettable.


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Sample Menu​

A sample of Chef Ippy's award winning cuisine.

Lets Begin

Take the worry and stress out of any meal or dinner party and let Chef Ippy create your perfect dining experience.


Have a little look at some of Chef Ippy's past culinary creations. 

A Taste of Aloha

A Sneak Peak of the
New Summer Menu

-Herb Charred Kamuela Tomatoes with Whipped Fresh Butter & Local Breakfast Radish on Crostini

-Jidori Chicken Confit over Wilted Frisee with Peach & Almond Vinaigrette 

-Roasted Big Island Corn with Candied Meyer Lemon, Garlic Butter & Shaved Romano 

-House Blended Aromatic Red Curry & Fresh Big Island Coconut Cream, with Ulu (Breadfruit), Green Tomato & Molokai Purple Sweet Potatoes 

- Waimea Tomato & Lemongrass Cioppino with Kauai Prawns & Island Sustainably Caught Fish

-Caramelized Pear & Pineapple Brown Betty, Candied Macnut Crumble & Vanilla Bean Ice-cream 


It was common to find a young Aiona doing homework at an empty table in one of his parent’s restaurants, or even helping out himself.

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