Honolulu eats

I created one of these posts for St. Louis, MO some time ago.  Yes, I’m aware I’ve been absent on my blog for a couple of years and it is time to revive!  Over the last few years we’ve hosted a number of visitors and one of the most frequently asked questions is “where should we eat?”  Here’s an initial stab at my favorites on Oahu:

  • Sushi ii (across from Walmart in Samsung plaza) – there are many great sushi establishments in Honolulu and many I think are solidly on par with places in Japan but Sushi ii has my heart.  Omakase all the way!
  • Prima in Kailua – proper Neapolitan pizza in a wood fire oven.
  • Goma Tei (2 locations in town) – similar to sushi, there are many great ramen places but Goma Tei’s tan tan ramen warms the soul.
  • Ono Seafood on Kapahulu – want poke and cannot catch the fish yourself, go here.  You’ll be happy!
  • Marukame Udon – I know, I know!  It’s touristy but very good and an experience all visitors should have.
  • Diamond Head Cove Health Bar – best acai bowls on Oahu as far as I’m concerned.  Get the mana bowl!
  • Lanikai Juice – Think Jamba Juice is good?  Lanikai is exponentially better and the ingredients include more than sugar and sugary juices.
  • Da Spot – tasty Mediterranean fusion cuisine and interesting dishes.
  • The Pig & The Lady – a modern twist on Vietnamese food.
  • Livestock Tavern – if you like meat, you’ll love Livestock!
  • Grondin – one of my favorite downtown restaurants.  French-Latin cuisine.  Enough said.
  • Matsumoto’s Shave Ice – take a trip to Haleiwa, watch the surf, and grab a refreshing shave ice.
  • Giovanni’s Shrimps – famous garlic shrimp that lives up to its fame!
  • Kahuku Corn – Mexican street corn!
  • Green World Coffee Farm – solid coffee that’s also a nice way to break up a trip between town and the north shore.

I know there are more that I’m not thinking of at the moment so stay tuned for another post  or an edit.


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Hello! In my mind I'm a slightly shy, friendly geek. I enjoy having fun, socializing, technology, traveling, and all things related. These are my related musings.
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