Fatboy Eateries Help Kapiolani

Inspired by the good care their infant daughter received at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, the Fatboy restaurant owners are wiping out set prices for all of March to help the hospital.

Between now and March 31, on Tuesdays and Sundays, owners Carroll and Rariyo Ung are “erasing” prices and letting customers name their own price for orders. Then all proceeds over cost will be matched by Fatboy’s and donated directly to Kapiolani Health Found-ation.

The Ungs own five Oahu eateries, including two on the Windward side – the concession at Pali Golf Course and The Hibachi deli at 515 Kailua Road. Known for their “high-end” plate lunch experience, the diners vary in theme and also serve customers on Keeaumoku Street, at Koko Marina Center in Hawaii Kai, and on Ka Uka Boulevard in Waipio. The business monicker is Carroll Ung’s childhood nickname.

Shortly after birth at Kapiolani, the Ungs’ daughter Leah was found to have a critically low platelet count, Ung explained, but the hospital’s care saw her through to become the thriving 2-year-old she is today.

“I can’t express how capable, professional and comforting the doctors and staff were during such a stressful time for our family,” he said. We will always be grateful to Kapiolani and we wanted to give back.”

To contact the Kailua restaurants, call 263-7980 (Hibachi) or 380-6670 (Fatboy’s Fairway Bistro).