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Jun 9, 2010 10:38 PM

Happy Hour and other Aloha Favorites in O'ahu..

Heading out for a week on the beach in Waikiki in Sept. and would love to know your fav happy hour and cheap eat places in the Waikiki area...breakfast/lunch and dinner.

Aloha and a big ol' Mahalo

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  1. the food court in the international market place-should meet your needs. very delicious local/international foods-yes its a food court but not the type u associate with at malls.

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    1. re: UES Mayor

      Aloha Mayor..
      Food court isn't your usual and I thank you for the reminder
      I found a link with happy hour deals..our mission this trip, is to eat and drink well with little $$.
      Are any Shrimp trucks close by?

    2. While not a fan of the dinner at House Without a Key, I think that the combo of drinks, and entertainment with a pu`pu platter is a good one.

      The Shorebird Grill, in the Outrigger, not too far off of Lewers, used to have a good Happy Hour. The grilling (DIY) was pretty good too, with some very fresh seafood for the grill. Have not been in many years, so it might be dreck now.



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      1. re: Bill Hunt

        Both Hiroshi & Vino have half price food from 5:30-6:30 which is a real deal. Hiroshi also has some creative cocktails specially priced. I enjoy dining there so much with the bargain food you can really get a lot from the menu.

        1. re: manomin

          I am totally unfamiliar with either. Thank you for sharing!



          1. re: Bill Hunt

            Bill you would completely enjoy either one. The wine list is amazing at both, overseen by Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya, also gems not on the list. We love to go there
            and be surprised by what they can offer either by glass or bottle. The food is completely wonderful at both. Hiroshi has a highly refined sensitivity to ingredients
            and serves them clean and refined with the utmost of flavor. Chef Keith is amazing as well just amazing food.

              1. re: manomin

                That sounds wonderful and mahalo for the recs. You have captured my interest. Wine does that! [Grin]

                Gotta' add a few more days onto the rescheduled O`ahu trip.


            1. re: manomin

              Hiroshi looks incredible!
              Vino, great reviews but I couldn't get on the website..try later.

              1. re: manomin

                From the Vino website:

                HAPPY HOUR IN VINO & HIROSHI EURASION TAPAS "at the bar seats only"

                We are offering a 50% discount on food for those sitting at the VINO bar & Hiroshi bar from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

                on a first come first served basis. All orders must be in by 6:30 pm.

                (Vino food is only available when Vino is open for regular business)

                It is a great opportunity to have a bite to eat instead of fighting the traffic.

                1. re: baron45

                  Wow baron - you got it direct from the email of Vino! It is a good time.

            2. Ruth's Chris Steak House on the second floor in the Embassy Suites (access from Lewer's Street, but parking in hotel on the other side on Beachwalk if you're driving) has a good selection of appetizers at half price from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..

              Ruth's Chris Steak House
              226 Lewers St Ste 233, Honolulu, HI 96815

              1. aloha to all for the great rec's!
                is there a shrimp truck close by?

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                1. re: Beach Chick

                  I've been on Oahu for 10 days now and spent 4 or 5 days watching the kids surf and shop at
                  waikiki. I do not recall seeing a shrimp truck during this time.

                  1. re: Beach Chick

                    the shrimp truck is near the intersection of Kuhio and Kaiolu.

                    1. re: KaimukiMan

                      Aloha wrote a post last year that I have copied and pasted thats the winner chicken dinner list of lists for HNL..

                  2. Sounds like you have some great recs. Travel safely, and aloha!

                    Remember, you MUST report here, with full reviews.


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