"Hottest/Hippest" Restaurant for 21 yo out of towners?
Give me your best suggestions!!
Are you talking about Honolulu?
Lucky Belly is the newest hip/hotspot. It's in chinatown on Hotel St. and shows up again and again on my facebook page. The pork bely bao and duck lumpia seem to be the signature/hip/hot dishes. From what I have read its a mix of hype and honestly good food. Remains to be seen how long it lasts.
Whole Ox deli remains very popular for breakfast/lunch, Tiki's in Wakiki has lost some of it's shine, but still popular among the younger crowd.
The various bars and restaurants along what they are calling the Waikiki beachwalk (which is actually Lewers, a block diamond head/east of the actual Beachwalk road) are also fairly popular, including Hard Rock Cafe, Senior Frogs, and Yard House - yes, all mainland chains.
Lucky Belly is hip and hot. I had the belly bowl (ramen with pork belly, smoked bacon, sausage and an egg). Very good, but filling. If you go with a group, you could share some of the appetizers and small plates, which sounded really interesting.
Senior Frogs at the Royal Hawaiian Center is closed. Not that I sought to go -- I just happened to notice it when I walked by (abandoned spaces always creep me out).
Ryan's at Ward Center used to be hip for young diners--but haven't gone there for a while. How about Rumfire at Sheraton?
Thanks for all your advice BUT I actually posted this question by mistake on Hawaii board. I meant to post to NYC where I have freinds who were supposed to come in but due to our hurricane could not. Anyway-I will have opportunity to still make use of your advice when I'm head home to Oahu next month for my annual Christmas visit. Mahalo to all!!