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Jan 4, 2011 04:36 PM

Waikiki Cheap Eats?

I'm looking for some (non chain) cheap eats in Waikiki.

We stay at the Outrigger Reef and the guys I'm usually with are (1) cheap (2) lazy and (3) not adventurous. We're talking about guys in "Members Only" jackets with white socks pulled up to their knees. They're content to eat at the Shorebird every time they're there.

I usually hit Eggs 'n Things for breakfast and frequently hit a number of different ramen places for lunch or dinner. I've been to Mac 24/7, which I liked, Fatty's and also the food court at the International Market Place.

And walking distance only, please. I'll never be able to talk these guys into renting a car or taking a cab (sad, I know).



Eggs 'n Things
343 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

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    1. monku is right about rainbow, just don't let them order a burger. surely they can handle a plate lunch.

      teddy's bigger burgers
      moose mcgillicuddy
      chili's (gasp, mainland chain)
      puka dogs

      1. Every time I go back home, I always drop by Diamond Head Market & Grill on Monsarrat, between the Zoo & Diamond Head. Much preferred over Rainbow's. It is Top Notch, local, fresh, take out/plate lunch fare. You'd pay over twice as much if you ordered at a dine-in restaurant. I love to pick up lunch from the grill, go to the beach or park nearby and I'm in 7th heaven! Love their ahi sandwiches, burgers, plate lunches, any type of salad, and homemade chai iced tea.

        Don't forget to go inside the market to check out the fresh baked goods(love the blueberry scones) and ready made sandwiches or salads.

        FYI, seating is very limited. That's why I always take it to go. Yumm.........

        1. Take them to food court at International Market Place and drop them off for dinner. Tell them to order and that you have to go to bathroom then sneak across street to Azure at THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN for a drink and bite and when you go back tell them suddenly you are not hungry.

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          1. re: UES Mayor

            Good call Mayor on the International Market Place for cheap good local eats..
            Also, your staying at the Outrigger Reef and Duke's and Hula Grill have excellent happy hours daily with excellent mai tais, calamari and pork sliders..
            Mai Tai room at the Royal Hawaiian has $6 drafts and don't get any better than that sitting oceanfront looking at Diamondhead!

            1. re: UES Mayor

              Funny to get recommendations from you for Waikiki, UES Mayor. I think we live just a few blocks apart on the UES :)


            2. I would walk right over to the awesome food courts at Ala Moana Ctr and Shirokiya. And don't miss Dave's ice cream on the ground floor at Sears. You could get sacks of take out and dine on the beach.

              1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814