Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Honolulu Favorites - 2011 Edition

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I got lazy and have my favorites posted here. Have a good trip...Aloha!

Zippy’s – My #1 Favorite Place growing up and still is.

Yummy’s Korean BBQ
For that quick Korean fix

John's Groceries (2426 Liliha Street, Honolulu)
Shave Ice
Portugese sausage musubi

Good to Grill (fast casual)
Kiawe Wood-Fired Prime Rib - Best Island Deal

Burgers on the Edge
BLT (Katsu Bacon)

Bogart's Cafe
Taro Pancakes with Haupia Sauce

Rainbow Drive-In
Plate lunch

Lahaina Chicken – InterIsland Terminal & Ala Moana Center

Liliha Bakery
Coco Puffs
Breakfast – sit at the counter
Closed Mondays – otherwise open 24 hours.

Young’s Fish Market
Kalua Pig (traditional imu) One of the best I’ve had – retail.

Boots & Kimo
Pancakes with Macadamia Nut Sauce

Palace Saimin
Saimin, won ton mein, teri beef sticks.
Street parking

Uncle’s Fish Market and Grill
Mahi-Mahi tacos
Fish & Chips – local fish daily

Side Street Inn – Sports Bar
Pork Chops – Enough said…
Kim Chee Fried Rice

Helena’s Hawaiian Food
Maui Onion with alae salt
Pipikaula Style Short Ribs

Angelo Pietro
Raw Potato Salad
Create your own Japanese style pasta entree

Gyotaku – Old style Japanese Combinations
Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia
Bento to go

Bar 35 – Chinatown
Lounge with Great pizza, Chef Valentini

Leonard’s Bakery
Malasadas – No other reason to go

Ono Hawaiian Food – Fair Warning: Read the sign and wait outside…
Kailua Pork
Chicken Long Rice

Legends Seafood Restaurant
Dim Sum

Char Hung Sut – Early Morning Take-out, Closed Tuesdays
Char Siu Manapua
Pork Hash

Asahi Grill
Oxtail Soup – Kapiolani Coffee Shop version

Sugoi Bento
Mochiko Chicken
Garlic Chicken

Fort Ruger Market
Poke

Poke Stop – Great poke selection
Poke, duh…

Fukuya Deli – Okazu-ya
Teri beef, chicken, and misoyaki butterfish.

Diamond Head Market & Grill
Upscale Plate Lunch
Grilled Ahi Wasabi Sandwich
Teri Ribeye Burger

Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory
Manapua: kalua pig is my favorite

Waiola Shave Ice
How to order:
1. Select Size
2. Select Bottom of the Cone Goodies, if any. (ice cream, azuki beans, mochi)
3. Select Flavor(s)
Example: Small, ice cream, Rainbow

Shimazu Store
Shave Ice

Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop – Closed Mondays
Sweet Dog – Hilo Hot Dog wrapped in sweet bread
Molokai Mud Pie

Yama’s Fish Market
Hawaiian Plate Lunch – lau lau, kalua pig, poi, etc.
Poke
Haupia-covered brownies

Shokudo
Oxtail Ramen
Small dishes from the kitchen


Upscale Favorites

3660 On The Rise – Euro – Island Cuisine

Roy’s (Hawaii Kai) – The restaurant that started it all
Chocolate Soufflé

Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar – Great Fish
Order small plates

Alan Wong’s – One of the best
Tasting Menu

Chef Mavro – Island French

Hoku’s – Love the hotel


Cookies and Island Treats

Wholesale Unlimited – cookies, seeds, etc.
Betty’s Oatmeal & Cranberry Cookies –once you try, you’re hooked…

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