||[May. 8th, 2010|08:23 pm]
Honolulu and Hawaii
I know I'm cheating, since I don't live in Hawaii, but... This is the only community I've found (suprisingly!)...|
My family and I are going to be on Kaua'i and O'ahu week after next... are there any restaurants we absolutely have to try? I really wanted to ask some locals. =)
If this is too inappropriate, please let me know and I'll immediately delete my post and leave the community. ^_^'' I hope I don't upset anyone.
Thank you in advance!!
Edit: Thank you so much for your suggestions!! =D
Kalapawai Cafe in Kailua town, on O'ahu.
I used to live in Honolulu so these are all recs for there :)
If you want real Hawaiian food, Ono Hawaiian on Kapahulu
Cafe Maharani on King is real good Indian but always packed and the waiters lie about waiting times
Little Village in Chinatown for Chinese, also usually packed
If you want something different, Legend Vegetarian in Chinatown has awesome vegetarian dim sum at lunchtime
Not high dining but if you've never been to kaitenzushi (conveyer belt sushi) the local chain is Genki Sushi and all over the place
Imanas is a great izakiya (japanese pub) kind of off King (on a small street behind it) between University Plaza and the 7-11, always packed
Really cheap but still good pizza (a rarity where all the mainland chains cost a fortune) at Boston Pizza in Manoa
A lot of the Thai places are good but there was nowhere I was in complete love with. Green Papaya near Ala Moana has good pho (both vegetarian and not).
For a local diner like place with Hawaiian flair, Wailana in Waikiki (also notable for being open 24hr, kind of unlikely in the islands)
I think I spent most of my years in Hawaii eating, hehe. Almost everything in Waikiki save Wailana is going to be more expensive and not that great, would advise not eating there.
This is all on Oahu:
Soul Patrol - This guy sells soul food from a truck and it is AMAZING. You can follow him on twitter to see where he'll be (@pacificsoul, I think). Get the fried chicken. You won't be disappointed.
Shokudo - trendy Japanese-ish food. The drinks are delicious and so is the honey toast.
Bar 35 - Trendy bar in Chinatown. Great Pizza and drinks.
Olive Tree - Best Greek food on the island.
Bogarts Cafe - yummy sandwices and acai bowls.
Le Bistro - French restaurant, a little pricier. Totally worth it.
Anyplace Lounge/bar - Local style, delicious bar food. Drinks are eh, but the food is nom nom nom!
Soul de Cuba - African Cuban food in Chinatown/downtown. It's a cute little restaurant, their potato balls are addictive.
Hope this helps!