What to eat on the Island of Waikiki!?


Thinking of taking a trip to the island of Waikiki? Don't know where to eat and want to know some spots to check out? Here is a list of cool joints you can add to your itinerary!

Have you ever watched the show Iron Chef where two extremely talented chefs go toe-to-toe to see who is better at impromptu cuisine. When you get to the end of the show, you are always left wondering what their cooking taste like. Well here is your chance! Located in the hotel of The Modern Waikiki is a restaurant called Morimoto Asia. Iron Chef Morimoto's menu has created a exquisite menu for everyone to try. If your a foodie like me, you can check this off your bucket list! 

1. Morimoto Asia Waikiki
   2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hi
   96815, USA
   Hours 5 PM -10 PM (7 Days a week)
   Tel (808) 922-0022
   Reservations should be made or wait time will be 1.5-2.5 for walk ins 
   Dress Code : Boujee 
   Price: $$$

For our dairy/ gluten/ soy/ vegan/ vegetarian friends, don’t worry! We got you!  Try out  Goofy Café & Dine! 

2. Goofy Cafe & Dine 
    1831 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 201, Honolulu, HI 
    96815, USA
    Hours 7 AM - 11 PM (7 days a week)
    Tel (808) 943- 0077 
    No reservation available 
    Dress code: Casual 
    Price: $$

Whoever said cheap eats taste crappy has never been to Rainbow Drive In! This must visit drive-in restaurant gives you the local taste buds. To the loco moco served with fresh rice and gravy drenched on a sunny side egg with a side of their home made macaroni salad. If you can’t decide what to get. Try out the mixed plate “ Drooolsss “.

3. Rainbow Drive In 
    3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, HI 
    96815, USA
    Hours 7 AM - 9 PM
    Tel (808) 737-0177
    No reservation available 
    Dress Code: Casual 
    Price: $ 

Want to try out real Hawaiian food but don't have time to go to a full blown Luau ? Try out Helena's Hawaiian Food. This isn't located in the strip so it is not walking distance. You may want to get a uber driver to drive you here as parking is hard to find, since it is located in a small plaza.

4. Helena's Hawaiian Food
    1240 N School St, Honolulu,
     96817, HI
     Hours 10 AM - 7:30 PM ( Tuesday- Friday )
     Tel (808) 845 - 8044
     No reservations available
     Dress Code : Casual 
     Price: $$

Rent a car and take a drive to the North Shore and try Giovanni's Shrimp Truck. This is worth the drive for the sick view along the way. It was also featured in Diners, Dine-Ins and Dives on the food net work channel. Please note there is two locations they set up shop, so check which one is close to you! Also, if you like spicy, there is a no refund spicy platter. Don't say I didn't warn you.

5. Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
    66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa 
    HI 96712
    Hours 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM (7 Days a week )
    Tel (808) 293-1839
    No reservation is needed
    Dress Code : Casual 
    Price: $$
WHO DOESN'T LOVE POKE???!?! Especially from Hawaii? Ono Seafood is the joint to check out! It has an array of seasoned fresh poke ready to take home! I promise you won't leave with just one flavour. 
6. Ono Seafood
    747 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu HI
    96816 USA
    Hours 9 AM- 6 PM Tuesday - Saturday
    Tel (808) 732-4806
    No reservations needed
    Dress Code: Casual
    Price: $$
Love hot dogs? Then you must try Hula Dog Hawaii. It hasn't got much media attention but EVERYONE needs to find this food truck and try them out. I do suggest to try out the bacon taro bun with your choice of veggie or polish sausage and chase that bad boy with some fresh squeezed lemonade.
7. Hula Dog Huhio
    2442 Kuhio Avenue/ Kapuni Street
    Tel (808) 256-7008
    No reservations needed
    Dress Code: Casual
    Price: $ 

If your are a PHO-natic like I am, definitely come check out The Pig & The Lady. It's an Vietnamese asian inspired restaurant so do expect some flare on some traditional dishes.  It's located in Chinatown and surprisingly, its the cleanest I've seen in the area yet.

8. The Pig & The Lady
    83 N. King St Downtown Honolulu
    Tel (808) 585- 8255
    Reservation is suggested. 
    Hours Lunch Monday- Saturday 11-3 
    Dinner Tuesday- Saturday 5:30PM 9:30PM
    Closed Sunday
    Dress Code: Casual 
    Price : $$

We go to Hawaii for the beaches,views and good food!!! Hula Grill is a franchise company that have family restaurants like Duke's and Jake's del mar.So be sure to check them out too!

9. Hula Grill Waikiki
   2335 Kalakaua Ave #203 Honolulu
   Hi 96815, USA
  Tel (808) 923-4852
  Reservation is suggested but wait time should not be to long
  Hours Monday- Saturday 6:30AM 10:00PM
  Dress Code: Casual 
  Price: $$

Got a sweet tooth? Try out the world famous malasadas. Take a quick trip to Leonard's bakery and pick from an array of baked straight goodness. 

10. Leonard's Bakery
      933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu
      96816 USA
      Tel (808) 737-5591
      Reservation is not needed
      Hours 5:30AM - 10 PM
      Dress Code: Casual 
      Price $
      Leonard's Bakery

We hope you will have an awesome time in Oahu! If there is a place you think we should try or write about let us know! 

Till then Mahalo, xoxo 

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