NEED RECS FOR OAHU DINING!
hi chows! please help me with recs for restaurants in oahu.. plan to try to go all over the island so all recs are appreciated! from cheap to fine dining looking for the best!
things i am interested in are and not limited to;
Leonards Bakery (Malasadas)
933 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
Waiola Shave Ice
Address: 2135 Waiola Ave, Honolulu
Address: Kapahulu Blvd, Honolulu
(same street as Leonards Bakery & 2 blocks from Rainbow Grill)
RAINBOW DRIVE-IN (Plate lunches & burgers)
3308 Kanaina Avenue Honolulu
Matsumoto Shave Ice
Address: 66-087 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, Hawaii (North Shore)
Poke - Tamashiro's Fish Market or Tanioka's.
Breakfast - Liliha Bakery, Anna Miller's or Boots and Kimo's.
Dessert - Cafe Laufer or Bubbie's Ice Cream.
Luau - No commercial luau, but good Hawaiian food can be found at Helena's, Ono Hawaiian Food and Young's Fish Market (eat in or take-out).
Malasadas: Yes, Leonard's Bakery [take out] in Kapahulu.
Hawaiian Food: Yes, Ono Hawaiian in Kapahulu [not upscale].
Mall places: Kakaako Kitchen [take out with seating outside] at Ward Center and The Pineapple Room in Macy's at Ala Moana Center [upscale].
Outdoors: Hau Tree Lanai [upscale] at the south end of Kapiolani Park.
Other: Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas [fusion, upscale] in Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd.
All of these are in Honolulu, not too far from Waikiki.
A hole in the wall kind of place near the airport (near Nimitz Highway)is Ethels Grill. (breakfast or lunch open 6am-2pm)
Huge portions. It is literally a hole in the wall...looked like it was the office of an old motel. But Ethel the owner is a fantastic host and her husband does the cooking in the back. Lots of fish specials too.
Great ramen or lunch plates. I went there and for $5.50 you get a beverage of iced tea,miso soup, salad w/fantastic home made dressing, sashimi appetizer and your entree(huge).
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