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I am arriving into Honolulu at 730pm any good resturants still open?

aafoodie Mar 22, 2010 08:44 PM

I am arriving into Honolulu from the mainland and I am looking for any good resturants ( dive or not ). I am in Honolulu overnight before continuing to the big island and just want to have a good meal while on Oahu. I will be staying near the Fort De Russy area and looking for a spot open at least past 10pm. I have a flight in the morning any good places for a authentic Hawaiian breakfast? Thanks for the responces.

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    MistressRachel RE: aafoodie Mar 22, 2010 10:23 PM

    There is a few great places for you, since you ave lucked out in your location of your hotel. There is " The Wailana " that has one awesome breakfast, 2 scambled eggs, hashed browns with grilled bananas on them, and whole wheat toast. for lunch there is a vast number of restaurants in Ala Moana Center. They all stay open at different times, however, once you get in your room, you will see a great deal of choices for you to choose from.

    Remeber, if you eat Kosher, do not eat Luau, Kalua, Pipi kaula, or any other meat you cannot recognize.Most of what is cooked in an emu pit is Pork, however there is a great deal of freash fish to choose from, and I believe that you will be pleasently surprised at the variety, and ways of cooking it.

    Aloha No A Hui Ho,

    Ala Moana Center
    1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814

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      UES Mayor RE: aafoodie Mar 23, 2010 07:54 AM

      24/7 at the other end od Kuhio near the Zoo will suit your needs

      1. KaimukiMan RE: aafoodie Mar 23, 2010 10:28 AM

        there are a bunch of places to eat in the beachwalk/fort derussy area that are open till 10 or later.

        for breakfast Wailana Coffee Shop is open 24 hours. Eggs n Things no longer has adventurous hours (sigh) now open from 6-2 and 5-10. not sure what you mean by "authentic" hawaiian breakfast. we pretty much eat the same things for breakfast here as most places. you won't be finding poi or pipikaula on any breakfast menu's i know of.

        will you have a car or are you cabbing/walking? that would change the attraciveness of various options greatly.

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          aafoodie RE: KaimukiMan Mar 24, 2010 10:03 PM

          Nope, will be walking and cabbing it. Just looking for a simple hawaiian breakfast (hopfully not loaded of a word).

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          akq RE: aafoodie Mar 23, 2010 10:39 AM

          You might consider the diner counter at Liliha bakery (my fav, but not in the nicest part of town) or the Side Street Inn (for huge plates of "bar" food). YUM.

          Side Street Inn
          1225 Hopaka St, Honolulu, HI

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            jhichak RE: aafoodie Mar 23, 2010 12:32 PM

            Here would be my choices: for the evening Sam Choy's Breakfast Lunch Crab on Nimitz http://www.samchoy.com/restaurants_bi...
            and for breakfast the next morning, would go to Nico Pier 38 http://www.nicospier38.com/ on the way back to the airport. Both places are ONO, good luck and aloha.

            1. KaimukiMan RE: aafoodie Mar 25, 2010 07:06 AM

              regarding the map... i don't know know how ala moana center got placed in kaaawa, but it's just wrong.

              1. KaimukiMan RE: aafoodie Mar 25, 2010 05:40 PM

                I've not been so this is a second hand suggestion, but i'm told that 'tango' at ward centers is really good for breakfast, and they serve one thing that is uniquely hawaiian for breakfast... a loco moco (which is available there with hollandaise sauce. it is next to pf changs

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                  manomin RE: KaimukiMan Mar 25, 2010 09:21 PM

                  Technically Tango is not in Ward Center but across the road at the far Diamond Head
                  end next to P.F. Chang. There is free parking at the Hoku tower where they are both located.
                  They do have some great food - as always KMan is right!

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                    KaimukiMan RE: manomin Mar 26, 2010 03:56 PM

                    thanks manomin. btw, i see a link to Hoku's, were you meaning to say something about it? Any idea how to get ala moana center shown on the map in the right place.

                    this morning i took two friends to breakfast, we went to Big City Diner for fried rice (one w/kimchee, two without) and split an order of the macadamia pancakes with haupia sauce. i had forgotten how good those pancakes are. maybe boots and kimo is better, but thats a long way out of the way. i also saw an awesome looking loco moco go by while i was demolishing my fried rice, and you can get the loco moco with fried rice if you want.

                    Big City Diner
                    3569 Waialae Ave Ste 3, Honolulu, HI 96816

                    5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

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                      manomin RE: KaimukiMan Mar 26, 2010 04:46 PM

                      No, don't have any clue how that got on my post! Been there but not what I wanted to post about. I remember they used to have drawstring black pants for the men to borrow (much like borrowed dinner jackets) if you showed up in shorts this was as recent (relatively speaking) as 4 years ago. I'll look at the map!

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                        KaimukiMan RE: manomin Mar 26, 2010 05:54 PM

                        lol... the map reader confused the hoku tower with hoku's restaurant.

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                          manomin RE: KaimukiMan Mar 26, 2010 08:26 PM

                          That's funny. I thought it was Hokua, either way it's funny! I think Hoku's went way too expensive but I would still go if possible!

                          5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

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