Oahu good eats for family of 8
Coming back to Oahu after a 2 year hiatus. This will be a family trip. Looking for good eats on Kapolei side of island as well as in town. Would appreciate some ideas on new places that have popped up in the last 2 years. Thinking about Monkeypod and Lucky Belly so far. Also, looking for one nice dinner (maybe La Mer) Thanks.
Kapolei Town (past two years):
Thai Lao - Thai food
Le Nonne - Italian/Tuscany cuisine
El Mariachi - Mexican
Brick Oven Pizza
Chun Wah Kam - Chinese take out/buffet
Down to Earth - organic take outs
Kua aina - burger house
Panda Chinese take out
...and several Japanese noodle houses in Kapolei
These to name a few...
In addition - in Ko Olina Resort area:
Aulani Hotel - several restaurants and shacks on the beach. Also several restaurants in the village shopping center... Hawaiian/local barbeque, Monkey Pod, Just tacos. In some of the time share resorts (Beach Villas at Ko Olina etc) they have beach restaurants open for public as well. Many choices if you stay at this side of Oahu.
It's been over a year but we stayed at Ko Olina and reported on some restaurants on that side http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8695...
We weren't impressed with any of the venues at Aulani. Went to Thai Lao twice. The Roys there was good for dinner, not as good for lunch. Monkeypod wasn't open at the time. There's a Yuzu out there too now. There are no restaurants at Beach Villas (which is a condo complex not a timeshare), only a poolside bar. There are a couple of restaurants at the Marriott timeshare, neither of which is worthwhile. We also ate at Lucky Belly and La Mer on the same trip.
Great questions...we are going in June and I have Monkey pod on my list (loved the one in wailea), LB too. What I remember from Monkeypod are the great pies and a brussel sprout sandwich with mustard.
On my list I also have :
Would like to pick one for a nice dinner..willing to drive from Ko Olina. Coming from CA so husband would love a place that has a nice seared foie preparation.