Yummy fresh food made to order and they even have spam musubi!! As far as I know it's the only place in town to get it and it's DELICIOUS! Don't knock till you try it.
This is the ONLY locally owned restaurant in the Medford area my wife and I actually enjoy frequenting. The food is consistently good (wouldn't say great cause we've had tastier Hawaiian fusion food outside the Southern Oregon area obviously), the staff is attentive (but not pushy or annoying) and when Carol is there, she makes you feel comfortable and right at home! It's rare to visit a place where not only the food is good but the ambience is as well.Do try their upside down pineapple bundt cake! Absolutely delicious, including their kimchi! More...
Here once a week. Great food and wonderful staff.
I went to Auntie Carol's Hawaiian Cafe today for take-out. I discovered it at a catered lunch this Summer. I immediatly knew i wanted to go to the restaurant and today I did just that. The restaurant is very inviting, and the staff was friendly. I ordered the pulled pork with white rice and macaroni salad. It was the tastiest lunch! My new favorite place! More...
Very cool vibe. Feels authentic. And the terriaki was just delicious
Nice little spot with big portions!
Killer Grinds... Authentic island home-cooked food... They make you feel like a ohana!
Stopped in for dinner bc they have outdoor seating out front. Street parking available on a busy street. Got their smoked pulled pork plate. Good portion but the steamed broccoli side was still raw. Pork was on the saltier side. Two flies kept hanging out while we ate our meal on this 90 degree day. It was filling overall. More...
Wow. I was incredibly impressed with the food here. Absolutely delicious and fresh. I recommend this place to everyone!
The food is awesome! The owners are as nice and friendly as you are ever going to meet. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!
Nice people, good food, reasonable prices.
Outstanding authentic Hawaiian cuisine! Auntie Carol and her daughter Michelle served us the most delicious meal. The marinated chicken and beef were perfect and the veggie bowls with brown rice and mahi mahi were the best! Make sure you get a piece of pina colada cake. More...
Great place. Best mac.salad Hawaiian style i have found in a long time
I like everything about this place!
At the top
Awesome service and food!
The food was delicious and the staff was outstanding very friendly love the decor in the restaurant inside and outside seating a little hidden gem in Medford Oregon
There best Curry in town, imho!
Okay, hear me out. Spam fries. I know it might sound weird but I promise they're good. The chicken katsu is also pretty good. The staff are super friendly and the service is always good. More...
Place is awsome
Absolutely delicious food and wonderful staff and owner really enjoyed the whole experience. Food was authentic and fresh and at a reasonable price. 100% recommend visiting
Great family restaurant with authentic Hawaiian food. Auntie Carol is so nice and welcoming. Felt like going home. Highly recommend!!!
Great selection. Good sized menu for a smaller place. Good food and decent portions. Sandwiches, fish tacos, stir fry, burgers and traditional Hawaiian plates. Aunt Carol is very friendly. Glad we tried this place. More...
Amazing and very tasty. Great service. Loved the catering.
I think shes new but.....I love Sam!!!? hard worker. Clean. Friendly. And great to look at!
Decided to stop in and was very pleasantly surprised by how good the food is. Great service!
Super friendly staff and delicious authentic food
Great food! Auntie Carol is the best
Great Hawaiian plate lunches!! I recommend the teriyaki beef plate. Very friendly and relaxing place for a late lunch.
Just moved to the area and found this wonderful restaurant for lunch. Everything I've tried I enjoyed but my favorites are the Huli chicken and Tri-tip beef. Trust me if you like Hawaiian fare you'll love this place! More...
Maui born and raised! I stumbled upon this restaurant. I was pleased to find that the plate lunches were authentic!! I found a spam musubi made with hinode rice, drizzled w a sweet tasting sauce made with, of course, aloha shoyu. I ordered the " local Moco". I need to point out that when my plate arrived, the first thing I checked was the "mac salad", it was made with best food mayonnaise, and with that everything else was perfect!! A true taste of home away from home! Perfect spot. And to top it off, food was served with ALOHA!!! Great job!! And for the Hawaiians, Das Rite!!!! Go get em! More...
What a great experience We had take-out for a family birthday dinner. My husband loves Hawaiian food and my son recommended Auntie Carols. The interaction with the owners was friendly from ordering to pick up. All of our food on the Isalnd Style Buffet was delicious. We added the tri-tip which was moist and flavorable. Everything was packed up and ready for our gathering. Plenty of food and mouthwatering 'TIL the end. Mahalo Auntie Carols. More...
I had the spicy Korean pork at a heat level of 8 and it was delicious. Pretty darn spicy but very good. Staff was kind and service was quick, I'm looking forward to trying more of the menu.
The pulled pork will knock your socks off. The cheeseburger is delicious and proportions are generous. Great atmosphere and the staff is very cool.
The loco moco I ordered was amazing; I can confidently say it was one of the best I have ever had. The staff are so friendly and I just love the atmosphere. I look forward to coming back!
We stopped by here on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. The food was hot and fresh! I had the stir fry bowl with the smoked pulled pork. It was so good! My husband tried the Kalua pork and Huli huli chicken. He loved both of them! Their Mac salad was not as good as others as we've had but still good. We will definitely come back! More...
Yummy authentic Hawaiian fare. Huli huli chicken and Mac salad were spot on. Auntie Carol served us with such warmth and hospitality I felt I was visiting a relative. We liked being able to eat outside with the dogs too! More...
My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant by accident. We both like Hawaiian food so we were excited by our find! The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I had pulled pork, macaroni and rice and it was delicious. My husband had Korean spicy pork and beef and broccoli and he enjoyed his meal as well. We shared a pineapple upside down cake for desert. Wonderful. We will be back again as it is on our list of fav. Places! More...
Good, fast service. Great food. Had the island tacos. Very good. Pleasant atmosphere and they have beer.
Everything was tasty, reasonably priced & all fresh ingredients. Nothing from a can except the spam!
I can't say enough about the quality of food and the service provided by Auntie Carols. The food was the hit of our graduation party and the timeliness of delivery and set-up was outstanding. HIGHLY recommend Aunties Carols! You will NOT be disappointed. More...
I had a very satisfying vegetarian bowl - great service, mellow vibe. Everything I like in a friendly setting.
Food was great! Atmosphere is very nice and relaxing. Auntie is super nice and very friendly. Food tasted just as good as it would be back home in the islands. Highly reccomended
I've eaten here since they opened 8 years ago. Ono (delicious) food with a generous serving of Aloha, that's Sunrise Cafe. I should know, I grew up on Kauai. I love their Hawaiian style Chicken Curry Bowl and nobody in the county makes better Kalua Pig (known here as Ed's Famous Pulled Pork). BTW, Ed just sold the restaurant to his sister/business partner Carol and her husband Dean. Their kids Kevin and Michelle are also staying with the business, so the Aloha and food quality will continue. One thing that will change is that the hours will get longer after May 1st. I'll keep the info updated. More...
friendly nice food
Fantastic holw-in-the-wall cafe if you want some great fish and chips. Nice diner atmsophere with a great Hawaiian connection and theme throughout. Love it.
I love this spot. I get the 3 item and save some for later. The chicken Katsu and Mac salad are super good grindz brah! There's sauces are good too. The server lady is super friendly. If you like katsu and or Hawaiian style check it out! More...
Amazing fish and chip. The poco loco is not to be missed. Always great service and fresh food.
I eat here often. Having grown up in Hawaii, I know good Hawaiian food and siblings Ed and Carol do it right. Don't be put off by the menu's listing of "pulled pork". This is really good Kalua Pig! Hulihuli Chicken, authentic Loco Moco, Teriyaki Beef, Kim Chee, Hawaiian Sun drinks, and real Island Style Curry, all served with Aloha, make a homesick kama'aina feel back in the islands. Also, they make Hawaiian style sticky rice and good macaroni salad, which make all the difference. More...
This is my favorite place to grab lunch in Medford. The owners are very friendly people and the rest of the staff are just as nice. Prices are affordable and you get so much food with their plate lunches. Best hawaiian food in town, in my opinion.Unfortunately they are only open for lunch on weekdays (11am-2:30pm) and are closed on the weekends. More...
I ordered the two meat lunch option with Chicken Katsu and Spicy Korean Pork. Both were pretty good! I also got all Mac salad but I wasn't really impressed with it. It was bland in flavor. Poured some Chun sauce in it to give it more flavor. I'll be back but I'll probably just stick with rice. Staff is friendly. More...
Clean food. Had vegan option. Friendly service. Would have liked bigger portion.
A friend took me there for lunch; not open for dinner. The place was clean and neat but not impressive - low key Hawaiian decor. The owner Susan? was friendly, personable and the only one working out front. Went at 11:30am and it filled up quickly with mostly haoles who must love local Hawaiian food.I ordered the teriyaki pork plate ($10) and was very happy with the taste and tenderness of the pork - thin cut slices over the cabbage salad, and for me, enuff for two meals with rice and mac salad using Best Foods mayo. If you're from Hawaii...you ONLY use Best Foods!! I thought $2.50 was a bit high for tea but....I will go there again and try some of their Kalbi. Susan is Korean so you know it's authentic.P.S. if you're in Honolulu, must go to Wayside Inn for Hawaiian plate - the place is PACKED & the portions are over the top! - real local style. (I don't have any connection with this place :-))Aloha,PPS. I moved from Hon last year and now living and loving Medford and Oregon...beautiful mountains...lots of rivers...good roads/streets...traffic is light and freeway near to go exploring and I love the changes in weather... More...
If you're looking for a solid lunch place w consistently flavorful, fresh food you gotta put Sunrise on your list. Add to that, a great family run atmosphere where costumer service and hospitality make you feel at home then pepper in their community involvement and you have a recipe for success. Which is why sunrise has been doing Medford proud for years. Ed and Carol have yet to disappoint... I've never personally met someone who disliked or had a bad experience at SC. They've got the typical Hawaiian plate lunch on lockdown... available w 1,2 or 3 meats. Then there's the requisite loco moco, yakisoba, and Portuguese sausage dishes that really drives home the Hawaiian style. I'm not a hater of no-hos, it's decent and open for dinner... But when I've got the choice, it's Sunrise till the sun sets. More...
The place to visit if you are craving some loco-moco from your Hawaii trip. The food is quick to come, the server lady is really nice and smiley. I ordered rice and patty in gravy, the Hawaiian style lunch. My husband ordered the Asian salad. The food overall was pretty okay. More...
Found this gem simply by chance. Was passing thru Medford looking for lunch. We were actually looking for a different place which was closed. Seen The Sunrise and stopped. We seen the good yelp reviews after we ordered. Wife had vegetable rice bowl with tofu. I had the mahi-mahi fish and chips. Simply fantastic. Great service and great food the wife and I were very very impressed. This place closes at two. The folks here run a fine establishment and take a lot of pride in what they do. Highly recommend this place if you are in the Medford area. More...
I guess I'm a sucker for Hawaiian food, because I have a hard time finding things wrong with all of the Hawaiian restaurants I have had the pleasure of enjoying in Southern Oregon... The Sunshine Cafe is no different! Giant delicious portions! Me and my girl both got the two meat combo lunches, so we shared four different meats... The chicken Katsu was on par with others I've had... The Huli Huli chicken had an awesome Smokey taste... The pulled pork was a touch dry, but had a great taste to it... And our favorite was the Korean bbq pieces, spicy and full of flavor! The Mac salad was creamy and better than any of the other Hawaiian joints I've visited (not that they aren't good at other places)... Choice of white or brown rice finished off the plates, and I usually do one scoop white and one scoop of brown rice for a good balance of flavor...The place is super casual with cliche' Hawaiian decorations donning the walls... The ladies that were working treat the restaurant like their home, and in most case that would be a huge turn off... But in this case, it added to the super casual homely feel that I rather enjoyed! Bottom line is, hit this spot... Its well worth it! ***Eat Local*** More...
Absolutely nothing wrong with any part of Sunrise Cafe! Delicious Hawaiian and Korean food, large portions, quick service, fast service, and family-owned. Still my favorite restaurant in Medford five years since they opened. More...
Love this place a lot for a quick lunch downtown. Prices are amazing and the food is Ono-licious. Sunrise has great pulled pork and BBQ sauce. Their sauces are so so good. Prices are very reasonable and service is very quick. They are obviously used to serving the downtown lunch crowd. They have a nice selection of menu items and I look forward to trying them all out. My favorite so far is the chicken curry bowl - my favorite hard to find Japanese/Hawaiian brown curry. And you get a LOT for five bucks! More...
Best Hawaiian food in the city! The smokey pulled pork and chicken teriyaki are my favorites. I really enjoyed their Mac. The burgers were thick and handmade. More...
I feel like I'm in Hawaii! Had loco moco for breakfast and felt like an islander. Keep up the good work!
On a road trip up the west coast and found this treasure based on other yelp reviews. My family and I have been in Hawaii withdrawal and wanted some authentic eats... the reviews did not steer us wrong! We knew ahead of time that we'd be arriving in Medford past regular open hours, so we called in our order from the road. (Call by 3 pm to p/u before 6) Terry took our order and they were actually planning on closing a little early, but she was super gracious, and they waited for us to arrive from 2.5 hrs away! When we finally got here, Terry greeted me with a big smile & welcomed me in. Carol, the owner/chef was in the kitchen cooking up our order of Huli Huli Chicken & Chicken Katsu. They were so kind to have it freshly cooked and warm for us after a long drive with two little ones. Enjoyed my friendly chat with Terry while waiting for our food. We brought the meal back to our hotel and it did not disappoint! The chicken, brown rice, mac salad & lots of sauce definitely brought us back to the islands. Authentic and delicious! Thumbs up from all 4 of us (including the 5 yo & 1.5 yo!) There was more than enough food to fill our hungry appetites & it really the spot. We will definitely come back when we get the chance! More...
My new favorites are the yakisoba noodles with the fresh veggies (heat level 5) and the asian salad with steak. Local wines and beers!
I attended a college with a large population of students from Hawaii, and in those four years I learned a thing or two from them about what good Hawaiian food should taste like. If you are looking for some ono grindz, you are in luck, because this is the spot. Their $5 bowls are perfect for grabbing a quick lunch, and it is always more than I can eat in one sitting. The Huli Huli chicken is always perfect, not too dry, and I am a sucker for katsu chicken, which they do quite well. For me, though, the real test is always the mac salad, and Sunrise Cafe's is always spot on! I could eat an entire bowl of it and not regret a single bite! Sometimes I order a second side of mac salad just so I can eat it later on in the day. The whole staff is super friendly and many of the customers tend to be regulars. Combine these two elements and people get chatty, which can slow the process down at times, but the relaxed environment of the place makes up for it. Carol and Ed have a good thing going on, and I'm glad it's going on in Medford. More...
Fell in love with this place. The food is fantastic and well priced. Also, the owner is such a great guy. Very pleasant and passionate about his food. Quality is nothing less that delicious. I've eaten here twice this month! More...
Ordered the Asian salad with huli huli chicken. It was excellent!! Very generous portions and great customer service. Food delivered by the owner/chef is also a plus!
First thing you notice is the friendly staff and ambiance. $10+ for a breakfast loco moco, had low expectations... but the portions were generous. I'm worried about taste, because they didn't skimp on the meat. Was a rather tasty surprise. Worth a visit. More...
Very friendly owners, great food, chill music with the island vibe and very reasonable prices! I got the $5 bowl with Huli Huli chicken and a scoop of Mac salad. I'm stuffed! Compliments on such a great place to sit for awhile and enjoy the taste of the islands! More...
Amazing place for lunch! I truly enjoy their lunch plates, especially the Hulu Huli chicken. The macaroni salad is very delicious as well!
Stopped in for lunch on a whim walking by. I need something to go to take back to work and get me through the day.Place was clean and comfortable. Service was extremely friendly and food is good.I ordered the Muhi Muhi Chicken. I tried it before adding any sauce and it was very flavorful. But I am a sucker for sauce, so I added a to go cup each of Chun sauce and Terikayi. Sauces were not too thin like other similar establishments. Meat came pre-cut in strips, which I like.I would definitely go back and I would choose them over the other options in the area. Prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get.It would be a nice addition if they offered good Kimchi as a side. I am addicted and love it with this style food. More...
The food here is simply amazing. This is a very well managed cafe and the owner is extremely friendly, and nice. In fact, he happens to be a Hawaiian native which makes the food even better! Try the Huli Huli chicken, it is amazing, as well as their POG ice cream for dessert. Overall, this is a great place for authentic Hawaiian cuisine. More...
I happened upon this place this morning as I was leaving Medford, where I spent a night on a road trip from Seattle to Santa Cruz. The owner/waitress was extremely nice and I chatted her up a bit about Oahu, where she's from since I got back from an 8 day trip there. I just got a Portuguese sausage, egg and cheddar breakfast sandwich on an English muffin which was delicious and only $3.50. I got a good, big iced coffee for $2 as I left for the road. This place seems authentic and quaint and definitely a great neighborhood Hawaiian joint. There's plenty of room and good and fast service. More...
Good loco moco. Well, I thought the above was a tip was a tip since I was sure that I Ihad all ready reviewed this place, but guess not. The chicken curry is my and my wife's favorite. A mild Japanese curry with chicken and veggies. This is a Hawaiian plate lunch type of restaurant with very good food. The chef has many years of experience with several different restaurants in the Medford area and is from Hawaii. More...
The staff at Sunrise really are great. They are quick to get me in and quick getting the food in front of me. Nothing (except the Spam) comes from a can when they make it. The prices are reasonable, they do a lot for local charity groups on a consistent basis and there is a new location opening soon that I am pretty excited about. Beer served as well at both locations and they cater. More...
Sunshine Cafe is a favorite spot for me. Love, love the huli huli chicken! Keep up the good work.
Hawaiian food in Medford is here!! at it's best...The ribs are the BEST in town, the huli huli chicken is beyond compare and the rice bowls are full of flavor like nowhere else. A new storefront remodel has the place bright and full of daylight and the owner does so much for the community, live local buy local. Yakisoba noodles are my new addiction here, try them with the chicken or the tri-tip, or the best ribs in southern Oregon! Always clean and fresh in the decor here, the staff is attentive and remembers what I drink and have suggestions if you need help deciding...definitely a two thumbs up!! More...
Very good food. Nice clean place to eat. Family owned and friendly. Way better than No Ho's.
Hawaiian food in Medford? You gotta be kidding.Based on the Yelp reviews, we tried it for lunch. We agree with the other reviews - the food and service are a very pleasant surprise. The food is very tasty, portions generous, and a pleasure to be served by the chef (Ed).Based upon our experience eating there, we'd consider it for catering casual parties.We'll be back! More...
Love this place! The atmosphere is quaint and nice! The food is so yummy!!! They have the best sweet potatoe fries in the area! I frequently go to eat or get take out and I recommend this to a lot of friends More...
Fabulous food and great customer service. Love this place!
Ed's food is fabulous as well as he is involved in the community so I love to support his business. Ed catered the Grand Opening of Coldwell Banker Pro West's new location and did a great job.
Excellent food & service! Must try the pulled pork! Plus great selection of local beer & wine.
Ed, Carolyn and the crew put together some GREAT food! Terrific for lunch with a friend or to hold casual business over with a current or prospective client. Fast, quality and reasonably priced, this is a great value! I received a nice referral from a competitor and purchased a gift certificate from Ed to send to him and my friend hasn't let me forget it. Thanks guys, you really made me a hero! More...
Growing up in Texas and living much of my young adult life in Boston, the only time Hawaii came up was as a possible destination for a honeymoon. So,when I began coming to Medford in the late 90's, Hawaiian cuisine was a new to me. Boy have I been missing out! Upon entering the Sunrise Cafe you are immediately taken to the islands. Then you are greeted with the warm smile from Ed and the crew as they welcome you into their little oasis on Main street.. Sunrise's food blends traditional island favorites with Japanese and Korean influences. I recommend Ed's pulled pork in any form he offers. It is definitely the "star of the show". Also, I recently had the Curried Chicken Katsu (Japanese Breaded Chicken) which is amazing if you enjoy a nice curry that is not too spicy. Most of the dishes can be accompanied by some of the famous Macaroni salad that has a perfect blend of mayonaise and other spices. If you are real local and find yourself on the "mainland", Sunrise offers a Loco Moco (white rice, hamburger patty, fried egg, w/ Brown Gravy on top) and plenty of SPAM. Please stop by and say hi to Ed. You will leave there feeling like your ready to Hula or Fire Dance... :) Well, at least I can guarantee you will have an amazing meal and help dowtown Medford thrive at the same time! More...
Sunrise Cafe brings well done ethnic food into an otherwise blandly pervasive American food dominated town. Steer clear of No-hos, and make your way to Sunrise.
While visiting Oregon to see family, my brother wanted to try here since he had read a review in the local paper saying it was good. Well, it was good ! The owner/chef and staff were very nice and helpful with selections. I really enjoyed the pork, it was delicious. My brother liked the huli chicken, I thought it was a little too salty for my liking. the salsa and coleslaw which came with my tacos was great. I tried his macaroni salad and it was very good. The portions are generous, we left very satisfied. Will come here again when up in Medford. More...
Great lunch spot. The portions are very generous and prices very affordable. Friendly owners that are great supporters of the community. Nice selection of local wines.
R. Peter J.
Am on my way north to visit my son and his family I'n Corvallis. Stopped last night and was looking for a light lunch before the last leg of the trip. The Sunrise sounded good. The menu is a combination of Hawaiian-American themed food and all sounds good. I had the fish tacos with a side of brown rice. The tacos came with 4 small (4 nice?) tortilla and four pieces of delicious white fish (I'v forgotten what kind but the menu says), shredded lettuce, mango sauce, and a side of slaw. The tacos were absolutely yummy. The slaw was good, too.The owners and staff(the chef is the owner) are extreme open and friendly and clearly love their worl. I will absolutely stop by again as I travel from California to Corvalis to visit my granddaughter and her parents. More...
Stopped in yesterday, It was their one year anniversary. They had a Buffet to support Children's miracle network and the food and service was awesome! Got to try the Huli Chicken, Pulled Pork, Yakisoba, Mac Salad and Coleslaw. Was very Yummy! It was great to see the business being run by the entire family! Great service with a smile from everyone working! Will definetly be back to try their full menu! Great job! More...
I'm long overdue in posting a review for Sunrise Cafe. We have eaten there on several occassions and have had great food and service every time. My personal fav is the Huli Huli chicken, but even better is to get it in the combo with the pulled pork. Outstanding! Ed and his sister are warm and friendly and have created a wonderful eating environment with great food in downtown Medford. Can't wait to try out the catering soon!! More...
To borrow a phrase, "oh yeah, baby."We stop here when we go through the South--Southern Oregon, that is. Excellent food and friendly service--what more could you want?Recommended.
Thank you Yelpers for helping us find this place. After a LONG drive through icy conditions, the Sunrise Cafe was a very welcome break.I ordered the Loco Moco & my husband ordered the MVP plate (Pulled Pork, Beef Teriyaki, and Huli Huli Chicken) The sides were rice, macaroni salad, and my hubby also got Coleslaw. It was very tasty, however I was wishing the portions were bigger for the price. Guess I'm used to what we get in CA. Ed & his wife were very welcoming and gave great service. They are the reason I gave the place 4 stars (food was more like 3). I am a big believer in small biz, and they provide amazing service with a smile. It was also very cool to see them greet the many regulars, which to me is a also a good sign! More...
Try the moco loco, this is a great little place.
I stopped here today right after opening and am very glad I did! My friend had the Island Tacos and I had the Huli Huli Chicken, both wonderful. The tacos came with a fresh and homemade mango salsa, I would call it mango pico de gallo but terminologies vary. It's nice to see good prices after dropping money down holes eating out in Ashland! Friendly service and best of all, it proclaims itself to be a can-opener free zone. PS - macaroni salad was top-notch and I'm picky about macaroni salad! More...
I tried this newly open cafe for lunch and I love it! Move over NoHo's, you got some competition! The food is good, it is less expensive than NoHo's and Mr. Chun will make anything Korean spicy...just ask! They offer Kimchi as an appetizer...just ask! I had the Huli Huli chicken plate and my son had the Teriyaki flank steak plate. Both came with two scoops of sticky rice and a scoop of macaroni salad and both were tender and delicious; and I really loved the slices of fresh pineapple (not canned) and oranges to garnish the plate. Friendly atmoshpere and every table was full. That's the sign of a great food place. More...
Recently opened by Ed Chun the food is great. Try the huli huli chicken. Atmosphere is wonderful.