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This is one of my Honolulu favorites.... It is in the neighborhood called, Kaimuki. I have only had ono dinners here, never been there for lunch or dinner. It is on Waialae Ave, not too far down from "3660 On the Rise". Both restaurants are favorites.

town front


Is this the best sushi I've ever had? No, but it is well worth the price. Every time I go here I get the same thing: poke macnut roll, muchroom tempura and deep-fried mochi ice cream. All that for $15 is great ($10 without the ice cream - but you have to get the ice cream). I enjoy the poke mac nut because it's simple yet tasty. The muchroom tempura is great if you love muchrooms. The interior is basically hilo-style, meaning plain, just there for use and not to look nice. Basically, this is a good, affordable place to have lunch with your friends. (This is someone else's write up)

OCEAN'S (Sushi in Hilo)

239 Keawe Street

Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 961-6625

I have had lunch and dinner, plus I have done many take outs. They have an extensive sushi menu plus miso soup and all kinds of vegetable tempura......eggplant, sweet potato, Maui onions, avacodo, string bean, carrot. I am getting hungry writing this description. They do serve meals of teriyaki and katsu. Since I lived in Hilo for awhile, this was always one of my favorites. It is next to the Big Island Visitor's office at 250 Keawe Street. No fancy decor, plain white walls, very reasonable priced. I just ate there in mid Junewhen I visited with my Hilo friends.

Jerrilyn Greenen

Island World Travel


Hula Grill


Barb Soderlind

Susan Parr Travel


Eggs n Things


Here's a restaurant that's been one of my favorites since the 70's.  I hear they have plans to open a 2nd location in the Waikiki Circle hotel. 


Eggs 'N Things
343 Saratoga Road
Honolulu Hawaii 96815


Diane Seymour

Marysville Travel


liliha bakery

515 North Kuakini Street

Honolulu, Hi 96817 - 2299

(808) 531-1651

"This place is famous for it's cocoa puffs and pastries and birthday cakes...." Open Mon - Tue 8 am - 8 pm, Wed - Sat 24 hours; Sun 12 am - 12 am, 8 am - 8 pm

You go to try their Chantilly Cake, Chocolate Dobash Cake too.


chun wah kam

505 Kalihi Street

Honolulu, HI 96819

(808) 841-5303

"Got to try the bake manapua. Actually everything is good there and they have plate lunches too. Personally I love the chow fun noodles too."


young's fish market


1286 Kalani Street

Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 841-4885

If your hungry for Hawaiian food you got to eat here. Laulau / Kalua Pig combination plate. You can even order the laulau's frozen to take back to the mainland. If you like pateles they have them too.


Waiola Shave Ice

2135 Waiola Street

Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 949-2269

Open Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 7 pm: Sun 8 am - 7 pm

waiola shave ice

Everyone talks about Matusumoto Shave Ice located on the north shore. But if you don't have time you got to try Waiola Shave Ice. Located right off McCully which is on the way to the freeway and about 5 minutes out of Waikiki. Sorry I prefer Waiola over Matsumoto especially since it is closer to Waikiki.


rainbow drive in


For over 45 year, Rainbow Drive - In has served the most ono grindz to Hawaii and the World. In addition to our local favorites, we also offer new products.

3308 Kanaina Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96815

(808) 737-0177

*Located right off of Kapahulu Ave. Obama use to eat here too and the Asian market advertises for their clients to try the loco-moco but I don't agree. I don't like the loco - moco there but you must try the fried rice special plate. It sells out so you must go early or you can try the mix plate.




Kim Kaimana

Polynesian Cultural Center


Ted's Bakery

OMG - Pumpkin Haupia Cream Pie from Ted's Bakery. Best Pumpkin Pie I have ever had. Great Treat ALL YEAR ROUND. It's not just for the holidays. :)

Ted's Bakery

59 - Kamehameha Highway

Sunset Beach, Hawaii 96712

Open Daily

Monday - Tuesday

7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday - Sunday

7:00 am to 8:00 pm

ted restaurant

Pam Moreland

Travel Plans Made Easy





Mango Bread


2 cups cake flour

Two teaspoons baking soda

One and one half teaspoons ground cinnamon

One and one quarter cup white sugar

 In a mixing bowl sift all dry ingredients together  and set aside


One half cup canola oil

One half cup butter … melted

Three eggs … beaten

Two teaspoons vanilla


Two and three quarters cup diced mango


In a large bowl mix  all the wet ingredients until well combined. Add all the dry ingredients  and mix until well blended. Fold in the diced mango. Divide the batter into three loaf pans.  Pans should be sprayed with Pam.  Let the batter stand in the pans for about 10 minutes before baking.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until done. Test with a toothpick.


Louise Bird

Colonial Travel


I love Hawaiian food. Well, except maybe poi.

Huli Huli Chicken


3  fryers          split or quartered

1/4 cup           catsup

1/3 cup           shoyu

1/2 cup           chicken broth

1/3 cup           white wine

1/4 cup           frozen pineapple juice concentrate

pinch              fresh or dried ginger

drop or two    worchestershire


mix all ingredients in bowl, brush washed chicken splits.  Grill over BBQ, turning and basting with sauce until it is done.  Apx. 40 minutes.


Judy Hirst



4 lbs Pork butt or shoulder, bone in or out
Hawaiian salt
Lillobit crush garlic (optional)
Liquid Smoke
Cooking Instructions
Rub meat wit lil bit crush garlic an sprinkle wit Hawaiian salt. Place roast in da crock pot an pour 1/4 to 1/3 of da bottle of Liquid Smoke ovah it. Cook on hi up to 6 hrs. or until meat shreds easily.

Wen pau, remove meat from liquid an let res lil while then shred. Skim fat off liquid an add back to da meat an serve.
Additional Comments
Da liquid smoke adds dat "imu" taste dat da banana an ti leaf gives to da meat.

This will work with turkey as well. Season hind quarters an breasts same as pork. Garlic is optional. Cook da same. Be sure to keep da liquid as, foah turkey, dis is where mos of da salt is going to end up.




One of Vickie's favorite recipe books for Hawaii. Go to for sample recipes. Then go to to purchase.

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Vickie Barr

Issaquah Travel


We have just published our first cookbook! I’ll try to grab a few copies, but I did see some recipes that would fit into the Hawaiian category

Ahi Poke
chef Joe Pienody

1 cup fresh pineapple, small dice
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup Maui sweet onion, small dice
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
2 cups fresh uncooked ahi tuna, small dice

Mix together everything except the ahi. Pour marinade over ahi one hour before serving, chill until ready to serve.

Coconut Macaroons
pastry chef Angela Clark

2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 egg white
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups coconut

In a mixing bowl combine condensed milk with egg white, vanilla, and salt into a slurry. Add coconut and mix all together. Scoop onto baking sheet about ½ inch apart. Bake at 325 degrees F for 16 to 18 minutes.

Mai Tai Shandy

1 ounce aged rum
1 ounce light rum
½ ounce Falemum
½ ounce orange curacao
¾ ounce lime juice
IPA beer

Combine all ingredients except beer in a shaker, add ice, and shake. Strain into pint glass over ice. Top with IPA beer. The IPA will float on top.


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