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Sep 11, 2011 11:55 PM

Can anyone help me find a restaurant near here?

We have to fly to honolulu to see a doctor in the 300 block of kuakini street on tuesday, and we're at the mercy of kaiser for transportation. We leave at 6 AM but will have time to stop for breakfast before our appointment.

Are there any places within walking distance? They can be fast food or anything, really. I tried google maps but all I saw was a bakery and my dd is supposed to avoid sugar and carbs as much as possible. If it helps the address is 321 N. Kuakini St.

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  1. Probably not too many good options that fit your dad's needs, but the bakery you saw no doubt is Liliha Bakery, much loved for its famous cream puffs. Of course that and almost everything else in the bakery section won't fit your needs. However, they also have a very popular diner counter where they serve a classic breakfast much of the day. Hard, but not impossible to avoid the carbs and sugar there: plenty of eggs and breakfast meats and things like that...most will include toast, pancakes, pastry, rice, hash browns...but you may be able to order eggs and ham or bacon ala carte, or just not eat them. Of course, if you don't have the same sugar/carb restrictions, you owe it to yourself to try the cream puffs!

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    1. re: macaraca

      Thanks, that's good to know.

      I think we're stuck with gawdawful airport food for lunch, because we won't have enough time after the appointment to wander. ugh.

      1. re: Acantha

        Bring lunch from home? (but can't bring fruit or any plants into HI).

        1. re: Acantha

          Your best choice in the Inter-island Terminal may be Yummy Korean BBQ. If you have any time to spare once you clear security, you could venture thru the long outside corridor to the main terminal for more choices. Lahaina Chicken has an outlet in the Central Concourse near Gate 14, and in the Ewa Concourse near Gate 28 is Gordon Biersch...both potentially better choices than the BBQ, depending on your tastes and the luck of always questionable airport fare. You won't have to go thru security again going back and forth, but there is agricultural inspection going from Inter-Island to Main.

      2. The original L& L is just down the street from Liliha Bakery, but they open for lunch...
        Sounds like you're comming in from another Island and going to the Kuakini Medical Plaza

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        1. re: flylice2x

          Yes, I'm on the stepchild island, so we have to fly interisland for medical stuff. All I've seen at the Honolulu airport food-wise is a lot of icky fast food, starbucks and one really overpriced restaurant/bar. We may have to pack something just in case. Worst case scenario I can always get macadamias at the gift shop to tide us over. :p

        2. If you are in the area around lunch time, Hoy TIn Chop Suey is a few doors above the original L&L Drive In on Liliha Street. Very small, just a couple of tables, but serving good, old school Cantonese food. Their roast chicken over cake noodle is very good and reasonably priced. Jane's Fountain is also right there for saimin, burgers and plate lunches.

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          1. re: curiousgeo

            I've driven by Jane's for years, is it good?

            1. re: KaimukiMan

              great saimin and good diner food overall.

              1. re: indelibledotink

                thanks indelible... ive seen a few of your postings, hope chowhound is giving you what you need.

                1. re: KaimukiMan

                  Hey KM, I'd go to Jane's if I was in the neighborhood, but it's not someplace I'd go out of my way for. Now Liliha Bakery is another story, I'd drive over for pancakes or their mahi plate anytime.

                  1. re: curiousgeo

                    especially at 3 in the morning.... LOL

                    sometime when i see parking available on the road, i'll have to give jane's a try.

          2. How far is "walking distance" for you and your dad? If you can walk a half-mile, Nice Day restaurant in Liliha Square, at the corner of Liliha and Vineyard, would be a good choice. They have dim sum and pretty straight forward Cantonese dishes.

            1. at the time of the morning you are talking about it seems like Liliha Bakery is about it. If you are looking for lunch, then things open up some, several mentioned above. Over on Nuuanu is Bangkok Chef, or the places mentioned on Liliha.

              Bangkok Chef
              1627 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817