Hawaii Restaurants

Great places to eat in Hawaii.

Honolulu's Victoria Inn Closes

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Another landmark restaurant in Honolulu closed its doors on December 9, 2011.   My wife heard about the pending closure the day before and we had breakfast at Victoria Inn that Sunday.  Coincidentally, it was the same day as the Honolulu Marathon.  We didn't run in the marathon this year but we did think about all those runners as we ate our breakfast!  On this last day of business, the place was packed. There was little notice, just a couple of days beforehand the...

Sabai Dee Thai Restaurant in Moiliili

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This restaurant in Moiliili has been our favorite Thai place for about a year now.  Sabai Dee Thai Restaurant is on King Street, heading east just past University Avenue.  Validated parking is available at University Square, right at the corner of King and University. Sabai Dee Thai has a great selection of authentic Thai food.  The owner, Lisa is pictured below delivering a vegetable dish and a satay chicken chicken appetizer (skewered chicken, marinated and ...

12 Avenue Grill in Kaimuki

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12th Avenue Grill is located on a side street in the shopping area bordered by Koko Head Avenue, 12th Avenue, Waialae and Harding Avenues.  Some common landmarks leading you to the spot are First Hawaiian Bank at the corner of Waialae and 12th Avenue and Verbano on Koko Head Avenue.  Parking is primarily in the metered lot near the 12th Ave Grill. This restaurant opened in 2004 and features mostly american food with some Hawaiian style.  Chef and owner Kevin H...

El Mariachi in Kaneohe

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One night after my wife and I had watched a show at Windward Community College, we were driving around Kaneohe and thinking about getting some dinner.  We saw El Mariachi and decided to give it a try.  This restaurant has some great authentic Mexican food, just like the sign says!  That night we had chicken burritos and tacos.  They tasted great, along with the home made chips and salsa. Last month I was looking at homes in Kaneohe with a couple t...

Town Restaurant in Kaimuki

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Town Restaurant, at the corner of Waialae and 9th Avenues is a great place for dinner and drinks in Kaimuki.  This kamaaina owned business serves delicious food and strives to use locally grown produce whenever possible. The photo above was taken in the morning, before the restaurant opened.  Evening photos do not show the establishment well because it does not have a lighted sign. Town has indoor and outdoor seating.  Outdoor tables start near the entrance (und...

Flamingo Kapiolani closes

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Have you eaten at Flamingo Restaurant on Kapiolani Boulevard?  If you haven't, well you're too late!  On October 22nd 2008, the owners announced that the restaurant would close on Sunday, October 26th.  My wife and I went to Flamingo for the last time on Thursday the 23rd. The restaurant was popular because of its local style food and meals which included a drink and dessert.  For our last dinner at Flamingo Kapiolani, my wife had a breaded chicken cutlet with...

Star of Honolulu

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A dinner cruise on the Star of Honolulu We were invited on a dinner cruise with several real estate customers recently.  This was our first time on the Star of Honolulu and we were ready to enjoy the sights, sounds and good food. The cruise starts and ends at Aloha Tower.  The ship departs at 5:30 p.m. and returns around 8:00 p.m.  Guests check in around 4:30 p.m. and either shop at the Aloha Tower Marketplace or go right on board the ship to have...

The Fat Greek Restaurant Honolulu

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The Fat Greek The Fat Greek has been at 3040 Waialae Avenue since December 2007.  We'd heard good things about their food.  One customer who lives nearby in St. Louis Heights told me he eats lunch at the Fat Greek nearly every day!  There must be something to this place. We visited the Fat Greek and checked it out.  At this restaurant, customers order and pay for their food at the cash register.  They're given a small fob and take a seat. &nb...

Panya Bistro in Honolulu

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Panya Bistro This restaurant is on the second floor at Ala Moana Shopping Center.  Panya Bistro is a trendy restaurant with fancy, modern decor and great food. Walk into Panya and the first thing you'll see is their bakery.  Many Ala Moana customers and employees stop by Panya for a pastry, bread or cake.  Just beyond the bakery is the restaurant seating area and the bar.  A waiter will seat you, then take a look at their interesting menu. On ths pa...

Nico's Restaurant Honolulu at Pier 38

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Nico's Restaurant Nico's is a casual style restaurant near Honolulu Harbor at Pier 38. I ate at Nico's today for the first time.  My friends (who are also buying a house) invited me to meet them for lunch and sign their purchase agreement.  I asked what they were having.  The husband was ordering a barbecue chicken plate and the wife was having Garlic Opah (Opah is a mild tasting fish, good stuff!).  I decided to try the Garlic Opah.&nbs...