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12TH AVE GRILL

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678 HAWAII

678 Hawaii has become a aloft draw for groups of adolescent accompany and a growing cardinal of families, absorbed by its admirable adornment (with prominent, automated discharge over tables, and waiters in black), alive activity and competitively priced dishes with added contenders alternating the “Koreamoku” (Keeaumoku and Kapiolani) corridor. It stands out from the rest, with its U.S. Kobe-style beef, aloft afterwards hormones or antibiotics, and the brilliant ability of buyer Kang Ho Dong, a accepted Korean comedian.

1726 Kapiolani Blvd., 941-6678

Lunch, dinner, late-night blessed hour. $$-$$$

3660 ON THE RISE

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ALAN WONG’S

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AGU A RAMEN BISTRO

Agu opened aboriginal in Moiliili, at the aloft Da Kitchen site, and wowed Honolulu ramen lovers with its rich, long-simmered pork-bone borsch and light, Jidori craven broths, house-made burn siu and umami-laden creations such as the Hot Mess, bizarre with Parmesan cheese and atramentous garlic oil. The restaurant now additionally operates at a second, jewel-box breadth in Kakaako’s Ward Village, accessible your affairs of accepting a seat. The aliment is account a wait, and echo visits: Ramen choices lath a aggregate fabricated with rafute (Okinabwan braised pork belly) and an irresistable Ambrosial Kotteri, a basin of affluent pork borsch with atramentous garlic oil, acrimonious with chilies and chili sauce, abounding with attenuate noodles and topped with burn siu, bamboo shoots and blooming onion. Absorption is paid to the ingredients, such as free-range, vegetarian-fed craven acclimated to accomplish Agu’s Jidori borsch and soft-boiled egg served marinated in accurate ajitsuke tamago style.

925 Isenberg St. (across from Old Stadium Park), 492-1637

Ward Apple Shops, 797-2933

aguramen.com

Lunch, dinner, backward night. $$

AHI & VEGETABLE

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ALICIA’S MARKET

Ever aback the restaurant was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” buyer Leonard Kam has noticed acreage travelers can’t delay to try his poke. “Customers appear off the alike with their luggage,” he said. Alicia’s, which actualization Hawaiian-Chinese cuisine, serves added than 50 types of poke, with the ambrosial arrangement actuality best popular, Kam said. Others lath tako, raw crab, chrism clam, salmon, shrimp and vegan (fried tofu). There additionally are blow salads and bowls. “I can accomplish blow with anything,” Kam said. Accession accepted account is lomi oio, fabricated with aching bonefish, apricot chunks, broiled shrimp, amazon and onion — abnormally accepted with old-timers. Alicia’s additionally serves Chinese food, including buzz pork, burn siu and chicken.

267 Mokauea St., 841-1921

aliciashawaii.com

Lunch, dinner. $-$$

ALLEY RESTAURANT AT AIEA BOWL, THE

Given the accomplishments sounds of bowling assurance animadversion bottomward pins, The Alley Restaurant ability abridgement ambiance, but it’s absolutely not defective in affection bounded food. The Alley’s Appetizing Chicken, boneless absurd pieces biconcave in a abstruse sauce, is amidst the favorites and abiding to amuse bowlers and nonbowlers alike. Amidst 12 added signature dishes are oxtail soup, garlic or ambrosial shrimp pork chops and loco moco. The restaurant additionally serves seven burgers/sandwiches (yes, there is a Appetizing Craven sandwich), six salads and a continued account of desserts. The best altered account is the broiled Coca-Cola marinated turkey breast salad. Ambrosia items lath a abstract auto crisis cake, a attic crisis block and a arrangement of scones. Those who aren’t into annihilation abundant can chaw on ancillary items such as fries, onion rings and soybeans.

99-115 Aiea Heights Drive, 488-6854

aieabowl.com

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, backward night. $-$$

ANDY’S SANDWICHES & SMOOTHIES

Andy’s, started by Andy Rodrigues and wife Norma in 1977, has about 25 smoothies, the latest actuality dragon fruit, or pitaya. A chump brought in the dragon bake-apple and said, “See what you can do with it,” said babe Mandy, who works with her parents at the restaurant. Afterwards some experimentation, a acceptable compound was developed. Added successes are the Aerial Pro (protein powder, peanut butter, bananas and angel juice), Soy Pro, strawberries and cream, mango chrism and guava smoothies. The breakfast card is extensive, and there are salads and 30 sandwiches – the best accepted actuality turkey – to accept from.

2904 E. Manoa Road, 988-6161

andyssandwiches.com

Breakfast, lunch. $

ARANCINO AT THE KAHALA

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ASSAGGIO

Chances are there’s an Assaggio not far from you, accessible to amuse your admiration for southern Italian food. The six locations on Oahu activity hardly capricious fare. A amateur of antipasto, calamari or clams is a acceptable way to start. Or go with the Caesar bloom (plain, craven or shrimp). Of course, there’s a nice another of pasta, meat, craven and seafood dishes. Amidst accepted entrees are osso bucco and a seafood aggregate (shrimp, calamari, clams and mussels on linguine able ambrosial or mild) and the chef’s appropriate of filet mignon and shrimp scampi.

Ala Moana Center, 942-3446

Koko Berth Center, Hawaii Kai, 396-0756

Town Centermost of Mililani , 623-5115

4346 Waialae Ave., Kahala, 732-1011

354 Uluniu St., Kailua , 261-2772

777 Kamokila Blvd., Kapolei, 674-8801

assaggiohawaii.com

Lunch, dinner. $$$

ASUKA NABE SHABU SHABU

The namesake basin at this restaurant, Asuka-style nabe, goes aback added than 1,300 years to Nara, Japan. It comes with chicken, beef or pork (choose two), added vegetables, shrimp, meatballs, tofu, noodles and gyoza. The borsch contains craven broth, milk, honey and miso. Shabu shabu, accessible for lunch, comes with vegetables, tofu, shrimp, udon noodles and gyoza. Fancier ambience sets are added for dinner. Mix and bout the altered shabu shabu and ambience selections with added broths, which lath ambrosial and back-scratch flavors.

3620 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, 735-6666

asukanabe.com

Lunch (Thursday through Sunday). Dinner. $$$

AZURE

Azure’s specialty is seafood and at the top of that aliment alternation is Azure sashimi, which includes the accomplished affection ahi and hamachi as able-bodied as an avocado and watermelon radish bloom with amber vinaigrette dressing. Added signature dishes are Hibachi Garlic Prawns, Brittle Accomplished Angle and Azure Ocean Risotto, which includes lobster and clams. Chef Shaymus Alwin afresh added a five-course tasting card and an eight-course Royal Papa‘aina menu. Feast axial or in the cabana section, which has a admirable actualization of Waikiki Bank and Diamond Head. Some assemblage get bent up in the adventuresome atmosphere. “We accept a lot of bells proposals at our restaurant — at atomic one a month,” Alwin said.

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

2259 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki; 923-7311

azurewaikiki.com

Dinner. $$$$

BACI BISTRO

Baci Alehouse describes its card as “European cuisine with an Italian flair.” This includes 14 types of pasta, fabricated beginning daily. A admired is Rigatoni con Salsiccia, a basin of Italian sausage, garlic and basil in a red sauce. There are additionally abounding chicken, dogie and seafood choices. As far as appetizers go, a solid aces is the Gamberetti Marinati Alla Griglia, with shrimp, adhesive and feta cheese. Must-try desserts are the tiramisu and mascarpone cheesecake. On Mondays, Baci Alehouse will booty 25 percent off about all items, including drinks.

30 Aulike St., Kailua, 262-7555

bacibistro.com

Lunch (weekdays), dinner. $$-$$$

BANZAI SUSHI BAR

Sushi on Oahu’s North Shore? Yes, please! Banzai’s surfer-friendly, affable vibe and chef Hide Takahashi’s accent on fresh, bounded capacity amalgamate in this “tropical Japanese fusion” beanery — not classic, but aerial as its locale. Adore able combinations fabricated with just-off-the-pier angle and amoebic aftermath here, including items for vegans and vegetarians. Alpha with the Apricot Bark Salad, fabricated with yamagobo (pickled burdock) and pea sprouts; or the restaurant’s signature Maui Wowi — a rice-free cycle wrapping up sashimi-grade ahi, mango, shiso, avocado and micro greens in yuba (soy) paper, with a acerb amoebic bathrobe — and afresh allow in the menu’s abounding options for sushi, sashimi and poke, or adapted entrees such as broiled opah or baron salmon.

North Shore Marketplace

66-246 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, 637-4404

banzaisushibarhawaii.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

BEACHHOUSE AT THE MOANA

Fine cuts of meat and altogether able seafood offerings boss the Beachhouse menu, served aural accomplish of the bank at the Moana Surfrider’s arch venue. Chef David Lukela took the reins at Beachhouse in 2014, afterwards a assignment at Best Cave (and afore that, he formed as a analysis scientist), and the chef’s abstruse ability carefully informs the preparation. The primary aftereffect is bawdy enjoyment, from prime, dry-aged rib-eye to acutely flavored salads. Accept balustrade basement to adore a afterglow sky and the wafting sounds of Hawaiian music from the courtyard below. And don’t carelessness pastry chef Nanako Perez-Nava’s astonishing desserts, including gluten-free offerings and a Kona coffee cheesecake, bizarre with macadamia nut mascarpone cream, caramel breakable and coffee agar jelly. Note: Best 1901, a wine bar overlooking the bank and the Moana’s banyan tree, opened in 2015; agreeable bites from Lukela are served here, and akamai diners can additionally adjustment from the Beachhouse menu.

Moana Surfrider

2365 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, 921-4600

beachhousewaikiki.com

Dinner. $$$$

BERNINI HONOLULU

Bernini is one in a growing cardinal of Japanese-owned Italian restaurants, opened by chef Kengo Matsumoto and Motoyo Koyata in April 2011. Top pasta items are the Ricci di Mare (sea urchin, peperoncino style) and beef ragu (braised angus meat sauce). A admired admission is Tagliata (grilled Angus beef steak with balsamic abridgement on a bed of arugula and Parmigiano). Additionally accessible are attenuate and brittle Roman pizzas. Chump favorites are Prosciutto e Mascarpone (mozzarella, prosciutto from Parma and mascarpone, with amazon chrism sauce) and Norcia (mozzarella, Italian sausage, mushrooms and walnut and truffle oil). Bernini Honolulu has a melancholia menu, which changes four times a year.

1218 Waimanu St., 591-8400

berninihonolulu.com

Dinner (closed Mondays). $$$

BEVY

This admirable Kakaako cover is a anchorage for hipsters, in the truest faculty — those who acknowledge the handmade and the attractive, in settings and servings. Ability cocktail enthusiasts would chase co-owner Christian Self to best any location, and they followed him actuality aback he launched Bevy, afterwards Chinatown trendsetter thirtyninehotel bankrupt its doors. His activity are affiliated to a chef’s creations, with handmade mixers and the finest ingredients. In the kitchen, Bevy has rotated through altered chefs aback aperture in 2013, but a connected has been its absorption to anxiously curated offerings. The card focuses on tapas, with Mediterranean and all-embracing influences, served in a low-lit, burghal allowance acclaimed for its DIY and globally sourced decor. Try the Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic), Tres Quesos (manchego, pecorino and aciculate cheddar cheeses axial a warm, age-old puff), or the Birthmark Beet Bloom served with Humboldt Fog cheese and a Mojito Chia Dressing.

661 Auahi St., 594-7445

bevybar.com

Dinner. $-$$

BILL’S SYDNEY

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BLT STEAK

Johan Svensson started out as a dishwasher in his built-in Sweden, formed at a brace of restaurants in New York and now is the chef and architect of accomplished dishes at BLT Steak. The rib-eye and American wagyu brim steaks accept fatigued babble reviews. Additionally accessible are braised abbreviate ribs, braised arbor of lamb and Shinsato Acreage pork chops with an herb-Parmesan crust. For those who crave seafood, BLT Steak has Keahole lobster with a baron backtalk band and Cantonese-style brittle accomplished fish. There’s additionally a seafood basin for one to four people, alms a another of colossal shrimp, oysters, snow backtalk claws, littleneck clams and snapper ceviche. The popovers actuality are amidst the island’s best.

Trump All-embracing Hotel

223 Saratoga Road, Waikiki, 683-7440

bltsteak.com

Dinner. $$$$

BOGART’S CAFE

No bulk aback you feel like alehouse breakfast, Bogart’s Alehouse has you covered. Accept from a arrangement of omelets, eggs Benedicts, pancakes, waffles and bagels. Top card items are the acai basin (granola, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and honey), Hawaiian Waffle (blueberries, strawberries and bananas topped with haupia sauce) and Mama’s Absurd Rice (scrambled egg, corn, spinach, asparagus and mushrooms). Pastas, sandwiches and salads are offered for those who accept confused on to lunch. There are a brace of restrictions: no waffles afterwards 3 p.m. and no potatoes afterwards 5 p.m.

3045 Monsarrat Ave., Kapahulu, 739-0999

bogartscafe.webs.com

Breakfast, cafeteria (cash only). $$

BREW’D

Opened in April 2014 as the adolescent affinity of REAL a Gastropub, Brew’d lives up to its name with an absorbing another of suds: 19 beers breeze from alternating taps; 200 added appear in bottles. Indecisive? Helpful agents will advice you home in on a pick. The card gets tweaked daily, but you’ll consistently acquisition accepted mainstays including angle tacos, a bounded beef burger, and angle and chips. The poutine – that admired Canadian basin comprised of fries, cheese curds and amber gravy – undergoes common iterations from Korean kalbi to Addle chicken. Notable is the nonalcoholic basis beer on tap: It’s crafted by Rogue Ales in Oregon, and is additionally accessible in an ice chrism float. Fret not if your favorites are no best on the menu. Circadian specials can lath a accumulation of items, from ability shooters to customer-requested “throwback” dishes. The alive pub fills up quickly, so aim for an aboriginal pau hana or a late-night snack; otherwise, be able to wait. Attending for appropriate contest including trivia nights and tastings. Analysis the website for the latest offerings.

3441 Waialae Ave., 732-2337

brewdcraftpub.com

Pau hana, dinner, backward night. $$

BUCA DI BEPPO

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BUDNAMUJIP

Budnamujip, the flagship Hawaii beginning of a 37-year-old Korean restaurant specializing in high-quality beef, flaunts its meat-cutters, who assignment in abounding actualization of diners, as able-bodied as its aberrant Wagyu beef. The Korean buyer gave the armpit a multimillion dollar renovation, and the restaurant bound acquired a afterward for its aberrant dishes and aboriginal yet rustic setting, with custom-designed blast hoods. Delay agents will do the affable for you on a tabletop grill, ensuring that the high-quality, cher meats are able right.

871 Kapiolani Blvd., 593-8822

Lunch, dinner. $$$$

CAFE DUCK BUTT

This neon-lit, contemporary-budget-Asian lounge and karaoke collective continues to draw assemblage who crave acceptable grinds and reasonable booze prices. Alehouse Abstain Butt turns out appetizing Korean-style absurd chicken, kimchee pancakes, blow and flavored soju, and while it’s paved the way for new competitors alternating the Kapiolani corridor, the alehouse charcoal a bounded favorite.

901 Kawaiahao St., 593-1880

Happy hour, dinner, late-night. $-$$

CAFE KAILA

If you like eggs Benedict and waffles, Chrissie Kaila Castillo’s restaurant is the abode to go. The circadian card covers abounding varieties of both items, and account specials lath an added 12 Benedicts and 22 types of waffles. Meat eaters can go with steak and eggs. Breakfast is served all day. Additionally popular: buttermilk pancakes, the frittata omelet and a craven Parmesan sandwich. In mid-February, Alehouse Kailua started confined feast from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Top items are the meatloaf, lasagna and craven potpie. Auspicious espressos and lattes additionally are available.

Market Burghal Arcade Center

2919 Kapiolani Blvd., 732-3330

cafe-kaila-hawaii.com

Breakfast, lunch, feast (W-F). $$

CAFE MAHARANI

Cafe Maharani boasts that its arctic Indian dishes “can lath a alloy of 20, 30, 40 or added spices and herbs.” Accepted items are the craven tikka masala, with tandoori-baked cubed craven pieces sauteed with acceptable spices and topped with a classical amazon and chrism sauce, and lamb vindaloo, for those who like ambrosial food. There are added solid craven and lamb items alternating with meat, seafood, rice and back-scratch dishes. For aliment lovers, Alehouse Maharani serves naan in a arrangement of ways.

2509 S. Baron St., Moiliili, 951-7447

cafemaharanihawaii.com. Dinner. $$

CASABLANCA MOROCCAN CUISINE

Casablanca Moroccan Cuisine is afflicted by the flavors of Africa, the Mediterranean, India and Asia, according to owner/chef Fettah Benali. The restaurant opened in Kailua 21 years ago and the aliment and adornment accept kept abounding barter advancing back. The commons are prix fixe actuality with the top best actuality arbor of lamb. Barter sit on pillows and feast on low, annular tables with alien music in the accomplishments and admirable rugs on the walls. You can eat with your calmly – as is Moroccan attitude – or use utensils. The excellent tea, served at the end of the meal, is a absolute winner.

19 Hoolai St., Kailua, 262-8196

Dinner. $$$-$$$$

CENTRAL BAKERY

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CHAMPA THAI

Nothing fancy, annihilation over the top, Champa Thai focuses on the abstract in the Thai repertoire, delivered with aerial standards for bloom and authenticity. The ample card has all the standards but additionally some dishes adamantine to acquisition elsewhere: curries fabricated with absinthian allotment or scallops, for example, or a stir-fry of calamari and ong choi. Those not so adventuresome can go with the favorites: pad thai, panang curry, papaya salad, bounce rolls.

306 Kuulei Road, Kailua, 263-8281

Pearl Kai Center, 98-199 Kamehameha Highway, Aiea, 488-2881

champathai.com/doc/ChampaThaiMenu.pdf

Lunch, dinner. $

CHART HOUSE WAIKIKI

A appointment to the Chart Abode is like activity aback in time, with a aerial atmosphere and prices that assume a bit added affordable than added places in Waikiki. Bang aback with a algid one while adequate a dusk over the Ala Wai Boat Harbor and Ala Moana Bank Park, or ask for longtime bartender Guy Maynard to accomplish you his world-famous Guy Tai — he’s still there afterwards added than 35 years, sending visitors home blessed with take-home gift glasses. Got an appetence and money to spend? Adjustment some best A5 Miyazaki or Tajima New York Band BMS Wagyu steak, Alaskan red baron backtalk or alive Maine lobster, or the Accomplished Angle Contentment — one ancillary is burst up into sashimi, with the blow deep-fried.

1765 Ala Moana Blvd., 941-6669

charthousewaikiki.com

Lunch, dinner, backward night. $$-$$$

CHEF CHAI

Chef Chai Chaowasaree manages to accumulate adorable dishes with an accent on advantageous eating. No adulate is acclimated here, fat and sodium are bound and gluten-free items are available. A signature amateur activity aback years for the chef is his colossal tiger prawn captivated in strawlike strands of kataifi and crusted with macadamia nuts. Additionally recommended is the ahi katsu appetizer with wasabi craven back-scratch sauce, and the entrees of Thai-style oxtail soup and mahimahi with red back-scratch sauce. For aboriginal birds: A four-course feast is aloof $40.

Pacifica Honolulu

1009 Kapiolani Blvd., 585-0011

chefchai.com

Happy hour, dinner. $$$ 

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CHEF MAVRO RESTAURANT

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CHEZ KENZO BAR & GRILL

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CINNAMON’S RESTAURANT

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COUNTER, THE

The Adverse absolutely takes the “have it your way” aesthetics to heart. A five-step, easy-to-follow account lets you actualize your own burger, allotment from amidst bristles types of burgers, 12 cheeses, 22 toppings (limit four), 21 sauces and four buns. Adjustment forms, accessible online, may be faxed or submitted electronically. For those who adopt agreed ingredients, the Adverse Burger – beef, provolone cheese and brittle onion strings – is a top choice. Accepted appetizers lath absurd dill bind chips and the Fifty-Fifty, a aggregate of chips and accession selection.

Kahala Mall, 739-5100

thecounterburger.com/honolulu

Lunch, dinner. $-$$

CREAM POT

Cream Pot angle outs amidst the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. The restaurant, endemic by Nathan Tran, has a admirable garden, and assemblage admission through a white lath archway. It’s about like entering a cottage in the European countryside. The breakfast/brunch restaurant is accepted for its arrangement of souffle pancakes. Added accepted choices are the beef bouillon omelet, archetypal French formed omelet (maple-cured bacon, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, potatoes and Gruyere cheese) and four varieties of eggs Benedict (ahi and apricot are top choices). There additionally are crepes, French acknowledgment and Belgian waffles.

Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

444 Niu St., Waikiki; 429-0945

Breakfast, brunch (closed Tuesdays). $$

D.K STEAK HOUSE

Chef-owner D.K. Kodama absolutely puts in the time to actualize the absolute steak. The restaurant dry ages steaks in a activity that takes 14 to 30 days, and the accomplished artefact is able-bodied account it. Try d.k Steak House’s signature 22-ounce bone-in rib-eye or the 20-ounce bone-in New York. Accept it dry-rubbed paniolo style, with accessories of broiled candied Maui onions and buttery corn. There is a vegetarian card for the noncarnivores in your party, and seafood entrees lath Maine lobster and Alaskan baron backtalk legs.

Waikiki Bank Marriott Resort & Spa

2552 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, 931-6280

dksteakhouse.com. Dinner. $$$$

DA HUB

A new accession to the Kalihi dining landscape, Da Hub is a must-try for blow aficionados and those adorable for abundant bulk aback it comes to plate-lunch fare. Buyer Kealoha Fernandez takes pride in the beginning angle he buys absolute from the angle arrangement at Honolulu Harbor, which is afresh alloyed with a aggregate of added than a dozen toppings and sauces to ceremony customer’s affection in adjustment to actualize a absolute blow bowl. Basin lunches at Da Hub are evocative of the old Masu’s Massive Basin Cafeteria in Liliha, breadth a distinct basin could augment two or three people. Da Hub beatitude it up a notch, however, with items such as monchong katsu, guava chicken, bang adulate garlic shrimp and bacon-wrapped scallops. Adjustment the Kanak Beforehand basin for a aftertaste of aloof about everything.

1328 Middle St., 847-7653

facebook.com/kealoha.dahub

Lunch, dinner. $$ 

DA KITCHEN

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DA SPOT

Restaurants that serve absolutely acceptable aliment for vegans and meat eaters are boxy to find. But with Da Spot, couples with adverse diets no best accept to achieve on blockage home for dinner. This Mediterranean restaurant serves back-scratch basin lunches, sandwiches, gyros, acai bowls and a ample another of smoothies. Try their Moroccan craven or their lamb gyro with house-made pita. Afterward, splurge on their house-made baklava with haupia ice chrism topped with amber abstract and fruits.

2469 S. Baron St., Moiliili, 941-1313

Lunch, dinner. $

DAGON

Start with Dagon’s signature dish: blooming tea blade salad. This admired includes brittle peanuts, broiled sesame seeds, blooming and craven breach peas, absurd garlic, tomatoes and sunflower seeds, topped with brewed tea leaves. Attic stews (made with shrimp, pork or chicken) additionally are a hit. Dagon actualization the cuisine of Myanmar, afflicted as it is by the adjoining countries of India, Thailand and China. The arrangement includes an arrangement of curry, noodle, chicken, beef, lamb, pork, vegetable and angle dishes.

2671 S. Baron St., Moiliili, 947-0088

Dinner. $$

DEAN’S DRIVE INN

The Kaneohe restaurant has been in amplification mode, affective in mid-February from Adon Plaza bottomward the artery to a bigger space. Actuality featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” played a huge role in the accommodation to go big. Host Guy Fieri alleged Dean’s “the apotheosis of accidental gourmet.” Owner/chef Dean Mishima has added three new cooks and now has 30-40 tables rather than aloof five. Signature dishes are the surf-and-turf admixture (ahi cakes and teriyaki steak) and any angle basin topped with soy amber sauce.

45-270 William Henry Road, Kaneohe, 247-1300

Lunch, feast (closed Friday and Saturday). $-$$

DIAMOND HEAD MARKET & GRILL

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DORAKU

Doraku consistently seems to be on the acid bend — no abruptness aback buyer Kevin Aoki is the son of backward Benihana architect Rocky Aoki. The sushi is outstanding, from nigiri to specialty rolls. The Doraku, Red Dragon, White Dragon and uni rolls are amidst the best popular, with garlic steak, pan-seared salmon, miso butterfish and, aback available, salmon/hamachi kama cheeks arch the account of entrees. New on the menu: miso pork udon and blooming tea tiramisu. There additionally is a Doraku Waikiki.

1009 Kapiolani Blvd., Kakaako, 591-0101

Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki, 922-3323

dorakusushi.com

Lunch, dinner, backward night. $$

DOWNBEAT DINER & LOUNGE

Downbeat actualization a awakening acquaintance with vinyl booths, milkshakes and burgers. Every account on the all-encompassing card – from wings to craven wraps to ham and cheese – can be fabricated vegan or vegetarian. Best items are beneath $10, and pupu are bisected off from 4 to 7 p.m.

42 N. Auberge St., 533-2328

downbeatdiner.com

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, backward night. $

EARL SANDWICH

Tucked abaft Big Burghal Berth in Kaimuki, this diminutive boutique turns out avant-garde sandwiches — from the best accepted French dip sandwich with its appetizing buzz beef on a beginning baguette and a ancillary of jus to the bootleg Kulana grass-fed beef sliders. Buyer Justin Parvizimotlagh mixes up the sliders circadian with altered cheeses and fixins. The Turkey Jam Sam — turkey bloom with a begrimed bacon jam – and a acceptable avocado acknowledgment additionally hit the spot. You’ll generally acquisition artistic specials including braised pork carnitas and the peanut adulate pastrami, which has a whole-grain peanut adulate Dijon (oddly, it works). The sandwiches are fabricated to order, so there can sometimes be a bit of a wait. But that gives you time to acquisition them on Facebook and Instagram: @earlkaimuki. Those are the best places to acquisition out specials, contest and agency to acquire a chargeless sandwich. Parvizimotlagh says the shop’s name is a bifold meaning: It’s a comedy off the 18th aeon aristocrat, Earl of Sandwich, and an acronym for “Eat a absolute lunch.”

1137 11th Ave., (next to Jawaiian Irie Jerk), 200-4354

facebook.com/earl.sandwichexperience

Lunch, dinner. $

EL PALENQUE

This backward Mexican collective is accessible to absence as you drive into Wahiawa on Kamehameha Highway. But it’s absolutely account a stop to sample the accurate homestyle cuisine. The dining breadth has abandoned six tables, which you’ll generally acquisition active by families and account associates from adjoining Schofield Barracks. You can’t go amiss with one of the platillos (the Platos Mexicanos is a acceptable way to sample a tamal, a sope and a gordita) or the huevos con chorizo y papas (scrambled eggs with ambrosial sausage and potatoes). The tamales, handmade aflame blah masa blimp with disconnected pork served with acerb cream, aren’t accessible during the Christmas division due to address from appropriate orders, so plan accordingly. The horchata, a sweet, rice milk booze ambrosial with cinnamon, helps air-conditioned all things spicy. A chat to the wise: There’s a acumen there are three warnings on the card about the bootleg salsa. It comes chargeless with the aboriginal annular of chips, but use it cautiously, it’s muy picante.

177 S Kamehameha Highway, Wahiawa; 622-5829

Lunch, dinner, accessible for breakfast on weekends. $$

ELENA’S RESTAURANT

Elena’s is accession admirable bounded restaurant to win the acclaim of Guy Fieri of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The brittle pork abdomen is accumulated with angle sauce, Hawaiian salt, tomatoes and onions. Elena’s is run by ancestors Richard Butuyan and Mellissa Cedillo, whose parents opened the restaurant in 1974. Added favorites are pork adobo absurd rice omelet and sari-sari, a admixture of vegetables, shrimp and pork abdomen in a age-old broth. The restaurant additionally has a agile of orange-colored cafeteria wagons.

94-866 Moloalo St., Waipahu, 676-8005

elenasrestaurant.com

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $-$$

ETHIOPIAN LOVE

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FENDU BOULANGERIE

Fendu Boulangerie ability be the abandoned European-style bakery that has a lychee-inspired account as one of its top sellers. Chef-owner Niel Koep’s Lychee Streusel Danish is broiled with boilerplate pastry cream, almond chrism and Danish dough. In accession to a continued account of candied treats, the bakery additionally produces multigrain breads. On the agreeable ancillary of things, the oven-roasted smoked turkey, atramentous backwoods ham and curried craven bloom sandwiches, as able-bodied as the pesto craven panini, are hits. Amidst rustic gourmet pizzas is Hamakua Farms Augment Mania (alii, oyster, shimeji and shitake mushrooms with absurd atramentous pepper).

Manoa Marketplace

2752 Woodlawn Drive No. 5-119, 988-4310

bakerieshonolulu.com

Breakfast, lunch, aboriginal feast (breakfast, cafeteria abandoned Sunday). $

FOOK YUEN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Let’s alpha with lobster. At Fook Yuen, accept it with atramentous bean sauce, garlic, atramentous pepper booze or in a salt-and-pepper preparation. The seafood favorites abide with Dungeness crab, prawns, clams, aflame angle and the consistently accepted honey walnut shrimp. Don’t like seafood? Try the baking platters, or added beef, pork, and brainstorm dishes. Accustomed the bulk of cartage in the breadth and the bound parking, you ability appetence to abstain blitz hour, and you can — Fook Yuen is accessible until 3 a.m.

McCully Arcade Center

1960 Kapiolani Blvd., Apartment 200, 973-0168

Lunch, dinner, backward night. $-$$

FRESH CATCH

Reno Henriques, chef and buyer of Beginning Catch, enjoys fishing, diving and cooking, so it seemed assured that he’d accessible a seafood restaurant. Top selections at the two locations are the poke, squid luau, ahi katsu, seared ahi, furikake apricot and angle tacos. Beginning Bolt additionally has smoked meat, absurd rice and bounded favorites such as beef bouillon and laulau. The restaurant runs weekday aliment trucks at Campbell Automated Park (91-165 Kalaeloa Blvd., 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and Sand Island Automated Park (1130 Sand Island Parkway, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.).

3109 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, 735-7653

45-1118 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, 235-7653

freshcatch808.com

Lunch, dinner. $

GINA’S BAR-B-Q

Established in 1991 by sisters Gina Song and Yong Hae Han, this restaurant boasts huge portions and it’s difficult to altercate with that approach. Basin lunches lath four choices of vegetables and three scoops of rice. There is a lot of affection activity on actuality as well, abnormally in the kalbi, meat jun, angle jun, barbecue craven and bulgogi. Gina’s appropriate is arranged with altered items: kalbi, bulgogi, barbecue craven and mandoo. It’s the best big-ticket account on the card at $11.50. For commons on an alike bigger scale, the ancestors backpack feeds four to six. Gina’s additionally caters.

Market Burghal Arcade Center

2919 Kapiolani Blvd., 735-7964

ginasbbq.com

Lunch, dinner. $

GOLDEN DUCK

Variety will never be an activity for those who feast at Aureate Duck. The card offers 223 numbered items and that doesn’t lath the circadian specials. The breakdown of the capital categories: 36 fowl, 33 pork/beef, 37 seafood and 30 noodle. Dishes that accept accustomed acclaim lath algid amber chicken, honey walnut shrimp, boneless minute chicken, cord beans and pork, salt-and-pepper shrimp, shrimp lath and taro kau yuk. To get a little for a lot, the lunch, feast and Aureate Abstain plates are all beneath $10.

1221 S. Baron St., Moiliili, 597-8088

goldenduckhonolulu.com

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GOLDEN PORK TON-KATSU RAMEN BAR

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GREEK MARINA

Relax alternating the beach with a meal of Greek favorites and a actualization of the marina. Accept lamb souvlaki, lamb shank, moussaka or a Greek steak, loaded with the archetypal flavors of garlic, olive oil and cinnamon. Appetizers run hot and algid (literally) from choices of absurd eggplant, absurd kalamari and marides (deep-fried angle eaten whole) to algid dips of hummus, tzatziki (yogurt with cucumber and garlic) and taramasalata (a caviar-based dip served with pita).

Koko Berth Center

7192 Kalanianaole Highway, Hawaii Kai, 396-8441

greekrestauranthawaii.com

Lunch, dinner. $$-$$$

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An admission of vegan lasagna served with wine. Greens and Vines in Kakaako doesn’t accept a corkage fee but does accept a dollar per bottle fee.

GREENS & VINES

Sylvia and Pete Thompson went vegan on the New Year’s Day afterward Pete’s affection beforehand in backward 2003. Their new diet led Sylvia to accessible Licious Dishes in 2007. Bristles years later, the chance broadcast into Greens & Vines. The card is raw and vegan, with an all-encompassing wine account (Pete’s specialty). Sylvia’s signature basin is a Active Lasagna of zucchini, pesto, sun-dried amazon marinara, a cashew “ricotta,” actualization and burst tomatoes. Added favorites: Kaffir Miso Pad Thai Bloom and the Wicked Amber Tart. All dishes are gluten-free, non-GMO and fabricated from scratch.

909 Kapiolani Blvd., 536-9680

greensandvines.com

Lunch, feast (closed Sundays). $$

GRONDIN FRENCH-LATIN KITCHEN

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GYU-KAKU

Cooking it yourself doesn’t get abundant added fun or added appetizing than at Gyu-Kaku. This Japan-based yakiniku chain, with three Oahu locations, has a advanced another of items to grill, including beef tongue, kalbi, filet mignon and Angus beef ribs. Top-of-the-line best is Kobe-style rib-eye steak. Vegetable, banty and seafood selections ample out the meal. Ambrosia items lath several gelatos, the best accepted actuality Yakimochi (with broiled mochi rice cake) and S’mores.

1221 Kapiolani Blvd., No. 105, 589-2989

Windward Mall, 744-2157

307 Lewers St., Waikiki, 926-2989

gyu-kaku.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

HALE VIETNAM

All your archetypal Vietnamese delights are offered here, from barbecue pork and chicken, to pho, to salads. The absolute actualization stealer, though, is the Imperial Roll, abounding with apery crab, arena pork, continued rice, carrots and onions captivated in rice cardboard and absurd until crispy. A vegetarian adaptation includes tofu, chop suey yams, continued rice, adapted clay beans and potatoes. Additionally accepted is the Vietnamese fondue, a shabu-shabu-style basin with shrimp, calamari and beef.

1140 12th Ave., Kaimuki, 735-7581

Lunch, dinner. $$

HALEIWA JOE’S SEAFOOD GRILL

Haleiwa Joe’s has acceptable its acceptable acceptability as a dependable cafeteria and feast spot, at both its Haleiwa and Haiku Breadth locations. Diners can generally apprehend to delay for a bench because of the restaurants’ popularity. Prime rib (served in bound quantities), big hamburgers and barbecued ribs are captivated avidly, but don’t balloon that this restaurant does a accomplished job with seafood, too. Try the broiled angle tacos or backtalk and avocado bloom for proof. Servings are oversized; adjustment appropriately or plan to booty aliment home.

66-011 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, 637-8005

46-336 Haiku Road, Kaneohe, 247-6671

haleiwajoes.com

Lunch, dinner. $$-$$$

HANK’S HAUTE DOGS

Though Hank’s has continued been an accustomed breadth in Honolulu, let’s not balloon about chef Hank Adaniya’s enduring contribution: He gave accustomed isle association admission to gourmet aliment via a absolutely affordable belvedere — the hot dog stand. His Kobe and lobster dogs, dressed in affection toppings, are the best accessible examples, but there’s additionally the buffalo, agrarian boar, alligator, andouille, chorizo, Portuguese sausage and added dogs. A bootleg burger has a able following, as do Hank’s truffle cheese chips and truffle macaroni and cheese, fabricated with English cheddar and Italian white truffle oil. Now, Adaniya has revamped his hours, aperture for breakfast and cafeteria exclusively. A simple late-breakfast themed card is offered 9 to 11 a.m., with such items as Portuguese sausage egg and hollandaise with Breakfast Fries. His admired cafeteria card follows.

324 Coral St., Kakaako, 532-4265

Lunch. $

HASR BISTRO

Executive chef/co-owner Rodney Uyehara showcases accomplished American-French cuisine with his top dishes of escargot and Hamakua mushrooms, osso buco, a Maryland backtalk Reuben, cioppino, pork chops and Harris Ranch rib-eye steak. Co-owner Terry Kakazu additionally owns the adjoining HASR Wine Co., with added than 500 labels, authoritative countless choices accessible for bond with dinner. Oh, and the name? It stands for “Highly Allocated Spoiled Rotten.”

31 N. Pauahi St., 533-4277

hasrbistro.com

Lunch, feast (no feast Monday), bankrupt Sunday. $$$

HAU TREE LANAI

The ambiance is difficult to exhausted at Hau Timberline Lanai, which actually sits beneath the hau copse at The New Otani Kaimana Bank Hotel. Chef Rene Caba’s aliment is absolutely amazing as well. For breakfast, Hau Timberline Lanai is accepted for poi pancakes and six types of eggs Benedict. For lunch, papaya craven bloom is a top choice. At dinner, seafood takes centermost stage, with the spotlight on a alloyed barbecue of lobster, colossal shrimp, scallops and beginning island angle with a Boursin candied chili sauce. Added favorites: miso-sake apricot and garlic ahi.

The New Otani Kaimana Bank Hotel

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2863 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, 921-7066

kaimana.com/hautreelanai

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $$-$$$$

HAWAII POT SHABU SHABU HOUSE

Once aloft a time, the abandoned way westsiders could feast on shabu shabu was to leave the west side. Afresh came Hawaii Pot, appropriate in the affection of Kapolei abreast Foodland, and we all lived appropriately anytime after. This abode has the blueprint for abundant hot pot all ample out. The agents is affable and friendly, the broths loaded with flavor, the add-in capacity beginning and plentiful. The aboriginal soup abject is a no-fail choice, but the Passion Hawaiian with amazon and pineapple is a cut above. Cafeteria sets, starting at $12.99, are a abundant deal, or aces a claimed pot for aloof $4. The seafood and augment borsch choices appear with so abounding add-ins that you won’t allegation abounding ancillary dishes to appear abroad happy.

Kapolei Apple Center

485 Kapolei Parkway, 693-8666

Lunch, dinner. $$

HE’EIA KEA PIER GENERAL STORE & DELI

Enjoy a meal with priceless angle of Kaneohe Bay and the Koolau Mountains at this Kaneohe landmark. The automated card offers basin cafeteria staples like shoyu chicken, loco moco and angle katsu, added their brand Old Academy Burger and Grandma’s Lumpia. Breakfast is an all-day activity as well, with the kimchee absurd rice basin a highlight. It’s consistently adamantine to aces aloof one basin here, so we adjustment the absolute card and eat arrangement the abutting two days.

46-499 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, 235-2192

heeiapier.com

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $

HELENA’S HAWAIIAN FOOD

Craig Katsuyoshi, buyer of Helena’s Hawaiian Food, says some families accept been advancing to the restaurant for three generations, and abounding accede it a basal allotment of the Kapalama community. Helena’s has been family-run aback Katsu­yoshi’s backward grandmother, Helen Chock, opened it in 1946. Katsuyoshi; his mother, Elaine; wife, Kaleilani; and niece, brother-in-law and nephew all assignment for the restaurant. Chump favorites are the pipikaula-style abbreviate ribs, which are seasoned, afraid up to dry and pan-fried, and the butterfish collars (fried or boiled). Added winners are the kalua pig, squid luau, lomi apricot and haupia. In 2000, Helena’s became one of a scattering of bounded restaurants to win a James Beard Foundation bounded archetypal award.

1240 N. Academy St., 845-8044

helenashawaiianfood.com

Lunch, feast (closed Saturdays-Mondays); banknote only. $-$$

HIGHWAY INN

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HIMALAYAN KITCHEN

Chef and buyer Suman Basnet serves up Indian and Nepalese cuisine at this Kaimuki establishment. A admired appetizer is the Everest Choeela (chicken tikka marinated with balmy spices and alloyed with blooming onions, jalapenos and onion). Accepted entrees are the Mix Tandoori Barbecue (with craven tikka, lamb and shrimp) and craven tikka masala (boneless craven cubes broiled afresh broiled in a rich, creamy, agilely spiced amazon sauce). You’ll additionally acquisition biryanis, fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, as able-bodied as Himalayan and madras curries. Included amidst the 14 tandoori breads are a cardinal of naan choices.

1137 11th Ave., added floor, Kaimuki, 735-1122

facebook.com/HimalayanKitchenHonolulu

Lunch (Tuesdays-Fridays), dinner. $$-$$$

HOKU’S

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HOME BAR & GRILL

Home Bar & Barbecue is a accident abode to be afterwards a continued day of work. It’s usually alive and it can get loud – from the music to admirers watching antic contest on TV. Amidst the abounding ono pupu-style dishes, Tater Tot Nachos (cheese, bacon bits, jalapenos, olives, blooming onions, acerb chrism and salsa) are a big hit, as able-bodied as Big John’s Kim Chee Absurd Rice, wafu steak, kalbi absurd noodles, garlic craven and poke. The burgers and steaks are delicious. Feast and booze until actual late: The restaurant closes at 2 a.m. daily. Analysis out Home Bar & Barbecue on Instagram for the latest specials.

1683 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, 942-2235

instagram.com/homebarngrill

Lunch, dinner, backward night. $$

HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART CAFE

The Honolulu Museum of Art Alehouse offers a lot of air-conditioned architect to go with a acceptable lunch. The courtyard dining breadth is amidst by gardens, a waterfall, an 85-year-old monkeypod timberline and sculptures. The card offers 10 salads, including one topped with broiled shrimp. The filet mignon sandwich is served with red onion-Dijon escapade relish, while the portobello augment sandwich includes broiled red pepper, fontina cheese and caramelized onions.

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700

honolulumuseum.org

Lunch (closed Sundays and Mondays). $$

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Hughley’s Southern Cuisine amidst at Aiea Boondocks Aboveboard serves up a basin of absurd craven with calm puppies, absurd okra, mac and cheese, and collard greens alternating with a jar of candied tea.

HUGHLEY’S SOUTHERN CUISINE

It’s accessible for the eyes to get bigger than the abdomen aback perusing the all-encompassing card of this go-to breadth for Southern book — ribs, brisket, pork chops, oxtail, catfish, craven and waffles, shrimp and grits, po’ boys and archetypal abandon of candied yams, calm puppies, absurd okra, “famous fries,” red beans and rice, coleslaw, collard greens and more. Beware of acclimation one too abounding a basin in all your excitement. Entrees appear with two abandon and cornbread, and portions are generous. Brisket and ribs are affable with a concentrated atramentous — thoroughly adorable and able-bodied ill-fitted for bounded palates. And Hughley’s bills its chops as the “best pork chops in the 808.” But amidst all the heavy-hitting meats, the catfish still demands according time in the spotlight. Dusted in cornmeal and fried, its solid crisis on the alfresco is able-bodied counterbalanced by aerial and breakable beef inside. Buttery tartar booze finishes it off perfectly. As for the sides, you can’t go amiss with the corrupt mac and cheese or mashed potatoes with gravy, and those who adulation accepting blooming on their plates will be adequate aback they aftertaste the collards. The restaurant is BYOB with no corkage fee. And to top off that bonus, dine-in guests will adore applesauce advancing through the speakers and an awfully well-mannered, alert waitstaff.

Aiea Boondocks Square

99-080 Kauhale St., 380-4200

facebook.com/Hughleysaiea

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HULA DOG

It’s all about the sauce, and with the arrangement of sauces, relishes and mustards here, you can actualize dozens of acidity combinations for your hot dog. First, baddest your aliment — white, aureate or bacon taro. You get a babyish loaf, which is punctured and broiled on a spike. Afresh you accept either Polish sausage or a veggie dog. Next, aces your booze — original, jalapeno, chili pepper or habanero. Top it off with some appetence and mustard, and grab a adorable cup of fresh-squeezed lemonade. It’s a fast, filling, appetizing lunch. Don’t balloon to ask for the kamaaina price.

2370 Kuhio Avenue (inside Aliment Pantry), 634-2834

1050 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ward Warehouse), 585-8715

66-236 Kamehameha Highway, abutting to North Shore Marketplace, 923-4510

huladog.com

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HY’S STEAK HOUSE

If you’ve never been to Hy’s and appetence to accomplish the best best off the menu, the restaurant makes it easy. Hy’s lists its “all-time favorites” of nine aperitive choices. The chef’s another is the buzz arbor of lamb. All steaks are USDA prime, age-old and akin on-site and adapted over kiawe wood. Added recommendations: Escargot a la Hy’s, a seafood and avocado salad, filet mignon, porterhouse T-bone steak, lobster tail, bananas Foster and cherries jubilee.

2440 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki, 922-5555

hyswaikiki.com

Dinner. $$$-$$$$

IMANAS TEI

One of Imanas Tei’s top sellers is chanko nabe, a hot-pot basin that sumo wrestlers absorb in huge quantities to put on weight. The bouillon includes chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, scallops, crab, clams and a arrangement of vegetables. Accession admired is Seafood Dynamite, with scallops and shiitake mushrooms in a mayonnaise admixture that contains masago (fish eggs), white miso and sugar. Imanas Tei, with Keisuke Asai as chef/owner, additionally serves shabu shabu, sushi and sashimi. Of course, a affection calendar of beer and account is available.

2626 S. Baron St. (next to Puck’s Alley), 941-2626

Dinner. $$$

IRIFUNE

This restaurant for garlic lovers incorporates the brawl in dishes of mushrooms and tofu, ahi actualization salad, backtalk and stir-fries. Irifune’s signature basin is garlic ahi; a admired appetizer is breaded tofu with ginger-tori sauce. Allegation added choices? Try one of the sushi, poke, sashimi, curry, chicken, tempura, donburi, katsu or seafood items. Cap your appointment with the ice chrism crepe.

563 Kapahulu Ave., Kapahulu, 737-1141

Lunch, feast (closed Sundays and Mondays). $-$$

IZAKAYA GAZEN

Few bodies anticipate about activity to a teppanyaki restaurant afterwards hours to eat tofu. But at Izakaya Gazen, the bootleg tofu adornment makes the absolute appointment worthwhile. This basin includes zaru (tofu served in a basket), sukui (in ablaze alabaster broth) and kurogoma (with atramentous sesame seed). Added favorites: Kahuku shrimp “kakiage,” Japanese-style omelet, Hamakua amazon and crabmeat salad, and rib-eye steak with garlic-lemon sauce. There additionally is a best calendar of sushi. It all goes able-bodied with the abounding selections of account and beer.

2840 Kapiolani Blvd., 737-0230

e-k-c.co.jp/tenpo/honolulu-e

Dinner; accessible backward Fridays-Saturdays. $-$$

IZAKAYA NONBEI

This acceptable izakaya offers an all-encompassing arrangement of local-style Japanese bar fare, with aggregate from beginning sashimi to broiled and deep-fried foods. Specialties ambit from a backtalk and avocado bloom with a ablaze yuzu dressing, to karei karaage, deep-fried flounder that’s adorable basal and all. Added army pleasers are Nonbei’s wafu steak with garlic and onion sauce, and misoyaki butterfish. And a maguro mori basin offers a sampling of three grades of ahi, including the vaunted blubbery chutoro and otoro. Devotees additionally acknowledgment for the restaurant’s signature arctic account slush. Fiery, salty, acerb yuzukosho booze at the table is a plus.

3108 Olu St. (just off Kapahulu Avenue), 734-5573

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Dinner. $$$

IZAKAYA TORAE TORAE

At Torae Torae, chef Hide Yoshimoto does his best to accumulate guests academic about what he’ll basin next. Sushi and seafood lath the menu’s foundation, so you may acquisition yourself aboriginal asthmatic bottomward a seafood ballista that is the agnate of a sashimi mix in aqueous form, with a babyish dice of oyster, cockle and shrimp, ikura chaplet and a atom of uni abeyant in ponzu sesame sauce. Ahi tataki is one of the chef’s signatures, dressed up with candied onion, wakame, kaiware sprouts and the crisis of garlic chips, flavored with ponzu and accomplished with zigzags of garlic mayo. It’s not all about seafood. Pork abdomen kakuni, rib-eye steak served with your best of teriyaki or baking garlic sauce, and brittle bark Jidori craven accept their allotment of fans. Omakase commons bear you from accepting to adapt your desires. You’ll be sitting in abutting adjacency to adolescent diners, the bigger to adore their meal vicariously.

­1111 McCully St. (at Adolescent Street), 949-5959

toraetorae.com

Dinner. $$

J.J. DOLAN’S

The byword of J.J. Dolan’s is “Cheaper than analysis and way added delicious.” That typifies the laid-back, fun atmosphere at this Irish pub that specializes in New York-style pizza. Top choices lath The Giacomo, with sausage, pepperoni, bologna and olives, and the Scampi Pie, which actualization bay shrimp, mushrooms and J.J.’s scampi sauce. Or, actualize your own pizza from amidst 21 toppings (limit four per pizza). Ablution it all bottomward with any cardinal of J.J. Dolan’s accurate hand-poured beverages.

1147 Bethel St., 537-4992

jjdolans.com

Lunch, dinner, backward night (closed Sundays). $$

JADE DYNASTY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Jade Dynasty has fabricated activity accessible for dim sum lovers by authoritative its adorable babyish dishes accessible until 5 p.m. Favorites lath mochi rice with broiled scallops and chicken, shrimp dumplings and custard tarts. Ample out the meal with added Chinese favorites — abounding diners like to aroma it up with Sichuan angle fillets and beef dishes. Alive crab, lobster and Kahuku prawns can be able abounding ways.

Ala Moana Center, 947-8818

jadedynastyhawaii.com

Lunch, dinner. $-$$$

JAPANESE BBQ RESTAURANT YOSHI

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JAPENGO

Chef Jon Matsubara puts alternating six specialty card items, including Singaporean Chili Lobster Cape and a 6-ounce filet mignon with lobster tail. Japengo’s bouillabaisse is a seafood basin with a little bit of aggregate — lobster, prawns, clams, scallops and island fish. Steak lovers acquisition the Hawaiian Ranchers 16-ounce pulehu rib-eye to be a no-fail choice. Sashimi and sushi are of the accomplished quality, as is the top ambrosia selection, attic creme brulee.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Bank Resort and Spa

237-6180

waikiki.hyatt.com

Dinner. $$$$

JAWAIIAN IRIE JERK

Owner and chef Cassie Simmonds abstruse about Jamaican affable from his grandmother while growing up in Portland, Jamaica. This restaurant is accepted for jerk cooking, a actualization in which a ambrosial admixture coats meat in a dry rub or wet marinade. Chicken, shrimp, rib-eye steak and craven or pork sandwiches are all served jerk-style, with the craven actuality a top choice. Additionally recommended: oxtail bouillon and dupe curry. For ambrosia try the Caribbean-style aliment pudding or Jamaican attic rum chrism pie. For a aftertaste of Jamaican culture, sample the alive steel-drum music on weekend nights.

1137 11th Ave., Kaimuki, 388-2917

jawaiianiriejerk.com

Lunch, dinner; bankrupt Tuesdays, Sundays feast only. $$

JIMBO RESTAURANT

The udon and borsch served actuality appear abutting to what you’d see in Japan’s finest establishments. A top another is nabeyaki udon, which includes Chinese cabbage, Chinese peas, shiitake mushrooms, egg and choy sum. Shrimp and eggplant tempura are served alongside. Tempura udon, served hot or cold, is accession accepted choice. Not a brainstorm fan? Altered curry, katsu, angle and donburi plates are additionally done well. And if you aloof can’t accomplish up your mind, aces a aggregate plate.

1936 S. Baron St., 947-2211

Lunch, dinner. $$

JINROKU PACIFIC TEPPAN GRILL & BAR

The top draw actuality is okonomiyaki, a Japanese mega-omelet that involves barter cloudburst pancake concoction assimilate a barbecue and abacus altered toppings. Amidst the about 15 okonomiyaki selections are pizza, seafood, curry, beef and pork. Admission items lath the Jinroku aggregate (steak, seafood and broiled vegetables), appropriate aggregate (steak, lobster, scallops and broiled vegetables), New York band steak and filet mignon. For dessert, try the Chrism Kuromitsu Milk Pudding a la Mode.

2427 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki, 926-8955

jinrokupacific.com

Lunch, dinner. $$$

JJ BISTRO & FRENCH PASTRY

This cozy, chichi alehouse gets it done on two fronts – in the alehouse and in the bakery. The alehouse serves French and Laotian cuisine with a admired admission actuality the Fisherman’s Pot Pie (salmon, scallops, shrimp, bamboo, eggplant, red alarm peppers and zucchini with blooming back-scratch sauce, served on a breath pastry shell). Additionally popular: pad thai with lobster, broiled New York steak brioche and broiled lamb Wellington, added a arrangement of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas and pastas. For a candied ending, the bakery offers added than 50 ablaze desserts, including JJ’s signature Amber Pyramid Mousse.

3447 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, 739-0993

jjfrenchbistro.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

KAHUKU FARMS

Kick off your cafeteria acquaintance with a bout of one of Oahu’s majestic farms on a wagon pulled by a tractor. Afresh bang aback in the alehouse to sample dishes that actualization off aftermath from those fields. Best of the capacity are beginning from Kahuku Farms or a adjoining farm; best of the card items are vegetarian. Auspicious drinks, smoothies, ice chrism and sorbets are fabricated from the farm’s pineapples, bananas, papayas and lilikoi. For article added substantial, pizza and a panini sandwich of broiled vegetables are solid choices. For dessert, broiled assistant aliment (topped with boilerplate caramel and boilerplate haupia) is a absolute winner.

56-800 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, 293-8159

kahukufarms.com/farm-cafe.html

Lunch (closed Tuesdays). $

KAHUMANA ORGANIC FARM & CAFE

This difficult-to-find restaurant in Waianae serves acceptable aliment for a acceptable cause. It’s allotment of the Kahumana Association Center, whose mission is to “co-create a healthy, across-the-board and advantageous farm-based association with abandoned families, bodies with disabilities and youth.” The aftermath can’t get abundant fresher, as it is developed on the farm. Chef Robert Zuckerman’s top dishes are the amoebic “keiki” blooming salads (with 12 varieties of babyish Asian greens and babyish lettuces), pestos (topped with fish, craven or shrimp) and stir-fries (tofu, craven or shrimp). For dessert, accepted choices are Robert’s Lilikoi Cheescake and Supa’ Amber Brownies.

86-660 Lualualei Homestead Road, Waianae, 696-2655

kahumana.org

Lunch, feast (closed Sundays and Mondays). $$

KA IKENA LAAU’E

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KAI MARKET

Serving a multicultural card with altered choices fabricated from beginning ingredients, Kai Bazaar brings breeding to the alehouse dining acquaintance — with all of the activity demography abode aloof accomplish from the beach in Waikiki. With selections laid out beautifully and consistently refreshed, the Kai Bazaar alehouse band is as abundant a contentment to the eyes as it is to the stomach. The blow base is a must, but don’t balloon to try the alae salt-crusted prime rib, brittle pork abdomen or the seafood back-scratch blimp with clams. For dessert, chase out the mango custard. Don’t balloon to accompany a bounded ID, either; kamaaina get 25 percent off the buffet’s approved amount of $55.

Sheraton Waikiki

2255 Kalakaua Ave., 921-4600

sheraton-waikiki.com/dining/kai

Breakfast, dinner. $$$

KAIMUKI SUPERETTE

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KAIWA

Kaiwa, with controlling chef Hideaki Kishishita in charge, is a sushi and teppanyaki restaurant that is Tokyo chichi from the adornment to the food. A top teppan another is affection of access tempura. Accepted entrees are the broiled seafood (Tristan lobster, Atlantic salmon, atramentous tiger shrimp and scallops), broiled Kurobuta pork (pork loin with beefy barley miso and deep-fried Tokyo negi) and wagyu garlic sirloin steak. The sushi actuality is of the accomplished quality. The banzai cycle (soft carapace crab, avocado, perilla, cucumber, pea sprouts and abundance burdock) and aburi adolescent cycle (seared tuna, avocado, cucumber, Maui onion and absurd garlic chips) are can’t-miss selections. Desserts lath blooming tea parfait and soy milk pancake.

Waikiki Bank Walk

226 Lewers St., added floor, 924-1555

kai-wa.com

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Lunch, dinner. $$-$$$$

KAKA‘AKO KITCHEN

Perhaps no added plate-lunch enactment combines accidental atmosphere and gourmet cuisine bigger than Kaka‘ako Kitchen. Controlling chef Russell Siu has a huge another of bounded dishes, such as beef stew, loco moco and furikake tempura catfish. Abode specialties lath madras craven back-scratch and boneless deep-fried pork chops. There additionally are salads, wraps and sandwiches. This year, Kaka‘ako Kitchen’s 12 Months of Giving attack sets abreast 20 percent of sales from a featured account basin to a appointed nonprofit organization.

Ward Centre

1200 Ala Moana Blvd., 596-7488

kakaakokitchen.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

KALAPAWAI CAFE

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KAN ZAMAN

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KIMUKATSU

Kimukatsu is accepted for its 25-layer pork cutlet, served at its Shirokiya breadth in Ala Moana Center. What makes the Waikiki breadth altered is its accumulating of tonkatsu versions. A allegation adjustment is the nanban, a sweet-sour booze and a buttery tartar booze served over Kimukatsu’s aboriginal tonkatsu. Or try tonkatsu topped with ume, daikon and shiso leaf, served with a ponzu dipping sauce. Those on low-carb diets will adore the absolute banknote bloom served with every katsu set. Cheap parking is appealing nonexistent, but kamaaina get a discount, which partly makes up for that.

320 Lewers St., Waikiki, 922-1129

kimukatsu.com/kimukatsu_eng

Lunch, dinner. $$

KONA BREWING CO.

Don’t let the name of the restaurant fool you. Yes, there is affluence to booze at Kona Brewing Co., but you’ll acquisition a lot of acceptable grinds here, too. The restaurant, with its actualization of Koko Marina, is accepted for about 20 types of pizza. Chump favorites are the Hawaiian Luau (kalua pig, barbecue sauce, Maui onion, mozzarella, chevre, pineapple salsa) and Captain Baker (Canadian bacon, Parmesan sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella, mushrooms, tomatoes and atramentous olives). Added top items: angle or shrimp tacos, imu pork, sesame-crusted ahi and Sriracha-glazed fish. And aftermost but not least, Kona Brewing Co. brews added than a dozen beers all year.

Koko Berth Center

7192 Kalanianaole Highway, Hawaii Kai, 396-5662

konabrewingco.com

Lunch, dinner. $$-$$$

KONA KAI SUSHI

The specialty actuality is omakase, in which dishes are alleged by the chef. There are no set prices or items and barter usually eat until full. You’ll get the best cuts of angle available, acceptable including big-eye tuna. You ability additionally be served high-quality fish, scallop, apricot and ikura. Of course, barter can aloof adjustment what they like. For those who don’t like sushi, South African lobster appendage is a accepted entree. Nobu Kurokawa has taken over as buyer and for those who haven’t been to the restaurant in awhile, don’t worry, it hasn’t absent a beat.

3579 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, 594-7687

Dinner. $$-$$$$

L&L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE

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LA CUCINA RISTORANTE ITALIANO

La Cucina is a prime archetype of the accent of comestible lineage. Chef-owner Don Truong captures the bold, acute and rustic chapped aspect of Italian affable in the spirit of coach Fabrizio Favale of Il Mediterraneo. The restaurant is small, which is acquiescent for Truong, who creates his dishes from blemish with a brace of drawbacks: The admeasurement brake makes it adamantine to get a table afterwards a reservation, and account runs slow. Still, bodies are accommodating to actualization up for house­made pasta that begins with semolina abrade for an animation and backpack that gives his ribbonlike trenette a wonderful, aperitive al dente quality, able to angle up to such beefy capacity as his bootleg Italian sausage, sauteed with onions, garlic and porcini, and topped with a admixture of pecorino Romano in the basin Trenette Norcina. The card is abounding of archetypal dishes alignment from pesce Provencale sauteed in a lemon-butter booze with beginning herbs and tomatoes to squid-ink Ravioli Neri abounding with lobster and served in a booze of basil and saffron cream. You’re acceptable to actualize your own basin by allotment a pasta, booze and topping of chicken, angle or shrimp.

725 Kapiolani Blvd., C-112, 593-2626

lacucinaristoranteitaliano.com

Dinner. $$$

LA MER

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LA TOUR CAFE

La Bout Cafe’s top agent is its blithely atramentous macaron, a light, buttery cookie of French origin, accessible in 19 flavors including melona, matcha blooming tea and yuzu. Afore you bandage one (or more) down, try the Kobe French dip sandwich (American wagyu beef and caramelized onions on rustic aliment served with au jus), the La Bout burger (with caramelized onions, havarti cheese and salsa verde on challah bun) or bacon jalapeno cheddar burger (with Dijon booze on challah bun). Or accept from a advanced arrangement of added sandwiches, soups, salads, flatbread pizzas and desserts.

La Bout Plaza

888 N. Nimitz Highway, 697-5000

Gateway Arcade Center

1140 Kuala St., No. 108, 369-7317

latourcafe.com

Brunch, lunch, dinner. $

LE BISTRO

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LEGEND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

In the backward morning, this Hong Kong Cantonese-style enactment is a contentment for dim sum lovers. Accepted options are the deep-fried taro puff, bao (steamed, blimp dumplings), craven anxiety and egg custard tart. Seats ample up quickly, so the restaurant encourages assemblage to access afore 10:30 a.m. on weekends. At night, this is the abode to be for seafood, with a deluge of lobster, crab, prawn, clams and angle dishes. For big parties, a feast card is available.

Chinatown Cultural Plaza

100 N. Beretania St., 532-1868

legendseafoodhonolulu.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

LILIHA BAKERY and COFFEE SHOP

When you allocution about Liliha Bakery and Coffee Shop, you won’t get far afterwards advertence Coco Puffs. The candied bait debuted in 1970 to underwhelming results, but 20 years afterwards the compound was perfected. The bakery now letters that it sells 4,800 to 7,200 every day — now accessible in aboriginal amber and blooming tea. The affectation cases actualization off a ample another of pastries, cakes and pies, but it’s not all about the sweets. Both locations are additionally accepted for affable local-style dishes such as loco moco, hamburger steak and mahimahi.

515 N. Kuakini St., 531-1651

580 N. Nimitz Highway, 537-2488

lilihabakeryhawaii.com

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, backward night (closed Mondays). $

LILI’S BBQ

Located in the aforementioned band capital as Mitsuken, Lili’s BBQ is breadth you can get some of the best Southern-style AND Korean-style barbecue. The basin lunches are huge! Acclaimed bounded plates lath the kalbi and angle jun combo. But the best options are barbecued ribs or beef brisket, served with a ancillary of cornbread, kimchee and mac salad. It’s the best Southern-style brisket on the island. Period. Be careful, they run out.

2300 N. Baron St., Apartment 101, 842-9100

Breakfast, lunch, feast (closed Sundays). $

LITTLE SHEEP MONGOLIAN HOT POT

Hot pot venues abound in Honolulu, but this one — an all-embracing restaurant alternation with origins in China — stands out for its ambrosial broths that affection up to 36 herbs and spices. Little Sheep offers a appalling calendar of selections for cooking, including added than three dozen beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and, absorption its namesake, lamb items. It additionally actualization an arrangement of sausages, meatballs, dumplings, noodles, tofu and alike blanch eggs. Veggie options are diverse, from the accepted augment and cabbages selections to lotus root, chrysanthemum greens and taro. A additive bar of dipping sauces is altered as able-bodied to lath altered palates with its accepted ponzu, ablaze chili pastes and more. Aloft the pot are abandon of broiled skewered items, algid salads, aflame and absurd rolls, a Mongolian beef pie, a sesame block and pupu standards such as edamame and pot stickers. Cafeteria actuality is a accord at $12.95 weekdays afore 3 p.m., and blessed hour runs circadian afore 7 p.m. and afterwards 9:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The amplitude additionally actualization a activity allowance and abounding bar.

Ward Centre

1200 Ala Moana Blvd., 593-0055

littlesheephotpot.com

Lunch, dinner. $-$$$

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LITTLE VILLAGE NOODLE HOUSE

Nuanced Arctic Chinese cuisine is the focus of this Chinatown restaurant, accepted for adult versions of admired dishes. Alertness is accurate and flavors are apparent by a acceptable antithesis of spices rather than blubbery gravies. For a memorable multicourse meal, bout every accepted best — taro duck, for example, or honey walnut shrimp — with article unexpected. Broiled cord beans in chili garlic booze are a favorite, alternating with the Lamb Bouillon Hot Pot, Smoked Cornish Hen and Volcano Pork Chop. Dining alone? Try the Abstain Leg Ramen, which comes with affable kai choy and makes a complete meal in a bowl.

1113 Smith St., 545-3008

littlevillage hawaii.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

LIVESTOCK TAVERN

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LUCKY BELLY

It’s all about affection over abundance at Lucky Belly. The cardinal of ramens and plates is limited, but none will disappoint. A accepted appetizer is pork abdomen bao with account hoisin booze and pickled cucumbers. Top ramens are the Lucky Basin (bean sprouts, bendable egg, wakamae, sesame seeds, blooming onion and ginger), Beast Basin (dinner only; brisket, abbreviate ribs and oxtail wontons) and Abdomen Basin (pork belly, bacon and sausage). Altered for lunch: tempura shrimp tacos with Asian slaw and yuzu mayo. Lucky Abdomen additionally serves a scattering of salads.

50 N. Auberge St., 531-1888

luckybelly.com

Lunch, dinner, backward night; bankrupt Sundays. $-$$

LUIBUENO’S MEXICAN & LATIN CUISINE

Luis Silva confused from San Diego to the North Shore in 1992 but it wasn’t until 2010 that he assuredly accomplished his dream of aperture a Baja-style Mexican restaurant. Silva abstruse the affable techniques as a youngster by watching his mother baker for the family. Top items at Luibueno’s are ahi fajitas, carne asada and beer-battered mahimahi tacos. Added solid options are the chipotle babyish aback ribs and paella (short-grain saffron-spiced rice with shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, calamari, chicken, chorizo and peas). Of course, you accept a arrangement of burritos and quesadillas as well. To ablution it all down, Luibueno’s boasts about a dozen margaritas and a huge another of tequilas.

Haleiwa Boondocks Center

66-165 Kamehameha Highway, 637-7717

luibueno.com

Lunch, dinner, backward night. $$-$$$

MAC 24/7 BAR RESTAURANT

Executive chef James Aptakin was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in 1992 and in allegation of agriculture about 6,000 aggregation members. So you apperceive this guy can augment the masses. His cuisine has gotten a lot added adult aback then. The calendar at MAC, which stands for “Modern American Cooking,” includes the MAC-Daddy Pancake Challenge (three 14-inch pancakes that the berth is challenged to absorb in 90 minutes), beginning island angle and chips, chicken-fried steak, mini ahi blow tacos and Mac-Aloha (barbecue chicken, kalbi, seared ahi, absurd rice and wakame garnish). All breakfast, cafeteria and feast items are accessible 24 hours.

Hilton Waikiki Bank Hotel

2500 Kuhio Ave., 921-5564

mac247waikiki.com

Open 24 hours. $$-$$$

MAGURO-YA

Maguro agency tuna, or ahi, in Japanese, so with that as the abode specialty you can bet you’ll be accepting aberrant sushi and sashimi here. Top dishes are magurozukushi (tuna served three agency — as sashimi, broiled and deep-fried), maguro rib (sashimi and deep-fried) and blow don (ahi, sea asparagus, vegetables, macadamia basics and sesame-based dressing). Adjustment omakase for best sushi at the bar or ask for Maguro Iroiro for all adolescent sushi. Top desserts are the Japanese custard block (a blot cake-like creation), and warabimochi (fern plant, kinako abrade and syrup).

3565 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, 732-3775

maguro-ya.us

Lunch, feast (closed Mondays). $$

MAHALOHA BURGER

After architecture a career on Hawaii’s ninth island — Las Vegas — Jesse Aguinaldo alternate home to accessible his startup, Mahaloha Burger, breadth diners can adore dank burgers fabricated with grass-fed Parker Ranch beef, awash in distinct or bifold patties, and served on buns broiled in caramelized aerated butter. The flavors are bounded through and through, and if the basal burger isn’t enough, try the loco moco burger. Those who don’t eat beef can opt for a turkey burger or mahimahi sandwich instead. Afresh accede a ancillary of Parmaroni chips accumulation fries, pepperoni and a admixture of Parmesan. Hot dogs are additionally delish. This aggregation is growing fast and afterwards arrest Oahu, Aguinaldo may one day be abiding to Vegas with his own biz.

Royal Hawaiian Center

2233 Kalakaua Ave., Apartment 9, 926-6500

143 Hekili St., Apartment 150, Kailua, 263-2777

mahalohaburger.com

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MAILE’S THAI BISTRO

Maile Sengoura owns two restaurants with absolutely altered cuisines. Maile’s Thai Bistro, opened in 2009, accepted for pad thai, panang back-scratch (thick red curry, attic milk, alarm peppers, onions and basil topped with peanut sauce), absurd craven (seasoned with auto grass and Thai spices with a sweet-sour sauce), absurd bounce rolls (mushrooms, carrots, continued rice and arena pork) and New York steak. The Thai ache is a admired dessert. In July 2015, Sengoura opened Bellini Bistro, an Italian restaurant on Ala Moana Boulevard.

Hawaii Kai Towne Center

333 Keahole St., 394-2488

mailesthaibistro.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

MARIPOSA

Chef Marc Anthony Freiberg is abnormally appreciative of new cafeteria and feast items that accompany longtime favorites of lobster linguine, the lobster club, a algid backtalk bloom and the Mariposa burger. New at cafeteria is a Waialua asparagus sandwich, fabricated affable with a pan-fried egg, truffled cheese and speck, and Italian ham. At feast dig into the new mollusk curry, pond with shrimp, clams and backtalk in a kabocha-coconut back-scratch sauce. Bounded capacity are a antecedence for Freiberg, as apparent by accession new item, Kona abalone bruschetta. Mariposa, amidst axial Neiman Marcus, offers flush accidental dining, which ability assume like a bucking until you see the airy, artful dining amplitude with its actualization of the ocean. At cafeteria you’re presented with a acclaimed Mariposa popover, and that will allowance the accord afore you alike order.

Ala Moana Center

Neiman Marcus, third floor, 951-3420

neimanmarcushawaii.com

Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. $$$

MEI SUM DIM SUM RESTAURANT

Dim sum is served all day here, alms the affiance of such favorites as deep-fried garlic soft-shell crab, deep-fried garlic eggplant, and actualization and cockle dumplings at any time. If you adopt article sweet, get the attic sesame assurance and custard tarts. Selections are affordable, priced by admeasurement of the dish. The approved card includes a advanced another of beef, poultry, seafood, noodle, rice and soup dishes. It can get loud at Mei Sum and it’s awash at assertive hours, so anxiety are awful recommended for ample groups.

1170 Nuuanu Ave., 531-3268

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $

MERRIMAN’S

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MICHEL’S AT THE COLONY SURF

Michel’s boasts “the island’s best beach actualization of dusk and the Honolulu burghal lights.” It’s difficult to altercate that, and it’s additionally difficult to catechism the affection of this restaurant, which actualization French haute cuisine with island flair. Alpha with the lobster bisque (Maine lobster meat flamed in cognac), which is able at your table. Top entrees are Michel’s Ocean Bounty (Kona babyish abalone, Tristan lobster tail, begrimed ahi, oysters Rockefeller, potato-crusted mahimahi and scampi-style prawn) and cioppino (Maine lobster, prawns, island fish, Galician octopus, mussels and clams).

2895 Kalakaua Ave, 923-6552

michelshawaii.com

Dinner. $$$$

MILLION RESTAURANT

You can calculation on Million Restaurant to get the basal attractions of yakiniku right, and with its able service, ample tables and beaming lighting, you can get bottomward to business adequate the absorbing arrangement of ancillary dishes and bigger cuts of meat, served at an adorable price. Accessible until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant takes on a blithe atmosphere on weekends, as dating couples, accompany and ancestors groups headed to or from a night on the boondocks stop in for acceptable grinds.

626 Sheridan St., 596-0799

Lunch, dinner, backward night. $$-$$$

MING’S CHINESE RESTAURANT

Shanghai, Cantonese and Korean items are served here, with the top agent actuality the Shanghai-inspired xiao continued bao, a aflame dumpling abounding with age-old soup and arena pork, commonly biconcave in red vinegar. For those who absolutely appetence to chance off the baffled path, Ming’s additionally serves Cantonese-style craven knees, fabricated from knee cartilage, activate amid the drumstick and thigh. It’s fabricated into a brittle asset topped with salt, pepper and jalapenos. Of course, the restaurant additionally serves beef, poultry, seafood and brainstorm dishes.

Waiakamilo Arcade Center

1414 Dillingham Blvd., 841-8889

Lunch, dinner. $$

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MITCH’S FISH MARKET & SUSHI BAR

Earlier this year, Mitch’s completed an amplification that added basement to about 100 from 15. That agency added opportunities to acquaintance the restaurant’s accomplished another of seafood. The bigger hit is Mitch’s Appropriate Beforehand (lobster sashimi, abalone sashimi, altered sashimi, a broiled dish, sushi and miso soup), and the hardly added bourgeois Chef’s Special, which lacks abandoned the abalone sashimi. Both accept a two-order minimum. Sushi and chirashi sets are additionally available. If acclimation sushi a la carte, toro and apricot bark are accepted options, and the New Zealand oysters on the bisected carapace accomplish a solid starter.

524 Ohohia St., 837-7774

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mitchssushi.com

Lunch, dinner. $$$-$$$$

MOLLY’S BBQ & SEAFOOD

The behemothic smoker anchored in advanced of Molly’s — aforetime alleged Molly’s Smokehouse — attests to the homemade, down-home affection of the ribs, brisket and compact bone-in craven served at this barbecue-lovers way base in Wahiawa. Moist, tender, smoky, adorable — it’s all oh so satisfying. Added Southern specialties such as absurd craven and pork chops are additionally accepted choices. Plates appear with two abandon (beans, collards, coleslaw or absurd okra). About aggregate is fabricated from scratch, from the borsch to the lemonade.

23 S. Kamehameha Highway, Wahiawa, 621-4858

mollyssmokehouse.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

MONKEYPOD KITCHEN BY MERRIMAN

Peter Merriman’s Ko Olina restaurant is a advantage for resort visitors gluttonous an escape aural walking ambit of their hotels. But locals appetence Merriman’s card as well, abnormally those who acknowledge the admirable chef’s charge to island-grown ingredients. Grass-fed bounded beef is amidst Merriman’s favorites. Acquisition it in a loco moco at brunch, a burger at cafeteria or a peppercorn-rubbed filet at dinner. Perpetual top choices are the Attic Patch Ravioli (stuffed with broiled squash), tacos fabricated with angle or bulgogi pork, wood-fired pizzas and saimin loaded with toppings. Happy-hour discounts are favorites with the locals, but accession abundant best is weekend brunch. The gigantic biscuit buns — the biscuit comes from Kona — are divine, but aboriginal accept article substantial, like one of the Benedicts with their affably appealing hollandaise (seared ahi is amidst the Benedict choices).

Ko Olina Station

92-1048 Olani St., 380-4086

monkeypodkitchen.com

Lunch, dinner. $$-$$$

MOON AND TURTLE

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MORIO’S SUSHI BISTRO

This is the abode to go for some of the best sushi on Oahu, but the restaurant seats beneath than 20 bodies and there are abandoned two seatings – at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. This is not a spur-of-the-moment choice. Anxiety are generally fabricated months in advance. But already you get in, you’ll accept what the fuss is all about. Adjustment the omakase and apprehend some absolutely beginning lobster sashimi, chopped up appropriate in advanced of you and acceptable still affective aback placed on your plate. The arch and claws are served in a miso soup. A top appetizer is the soft-shell crab. Already again, don’t balloon to plan in advance.

1160 S. Baron St., 596-2288

moriosushibistro.com

Dinner (closed Sundays). $$-$$$$

MORIMOTO WAIKIKI

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MORNING GLASS COFFEE CAFE

For that alleviative at the alpha of the day, attending no added than Morning Glass. Ceremony cup is brewed to adjustment and the beans for the Hawaiian coffee of the day are broiled in house. Amidst the added accepted coffees is the cortado (mix of espresso and aflame milk). Feeling active now? Chaw into an Egg-a-Muffin (English muffin, applewood smoked bacon, amazon jam, over-easy egg, Gruyere cheese and babyish arugula). Weekend brunch is a lot added extensive, with macaroni and cheese pancakes (filled with bend macaroni and age-old Vermont cheddar) actuality the top choice. The burger, fabricated with Kulana beef, is a accepted cafeteria item, but is served abandoned on Fridays and Saturdays.

2955 E. Manoa Road, 673-0065

morningglasscoffee.com

Breakfast, lunch; abounding breakfast card Saturday, Sunday. $

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

This Chicago-born all-around alternation starts with USDA prime cuts – abandoned the top 2 percent of beef is rated “prime.” Basically you can aces a steak, any steak, and you’ll be accepting a tasty, dank one. Accepted selections are the double-cut filet mignon, signature-cut prime New York strip, porterhouse, center-cut prime rib-eye and Chicago-style prime bone-in rib-eye. Top seafood choices are the Alaska baron backtalk legs, oysters on the bisected carapace and Chilean sea bass. For dessert, go for Morton’s allegorical Hot Amber Block or sundae.

Ala Moana Center, 949-1300

mortons.com/honolulu

Dinner. $$$$

MURPHY’S BAR & GRILL

Murphy’s has continued been a accepted hub for University of Hawaii sports fans, and buyer Don Murphy has alternate the favor by hosting fundraisers for UH able-bodied programs. Alike if the teams on the big-screen TVs aren’t accomplishing well, at atomic you’ll get affection aliment and booze from this Irish-style pub. Go with the corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie (lamb and vegetables), jalapeno poppers, Gaelic steak and ambrosial absurd craven wings. Or go simpler with a bloom or burger. And there’s no abridgement of drinks to ablution it all down, accustomed the advanced another of calm and alien beers, liquor, wines and specialty cocktails.

2 Merchant St., 531-0422

murphyshawaii.com

Lunch (weekdays), dinner. $$

MW RESTAURANT

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MY CAFE

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NANZAN GIROGIRO

Dining is an artful acquaintance account savoring at this abreast kaiseki restaurant, which at aboriginal glance looks like an art arcade for all the basin pieces on display. These are the works of Nanzan Ito, namesake of the venue, who crafts the ceramics acclimated at the restaurant. Ito is notable for employing age-old Chinese ceramics techniques to actualize abreast pieces. All the accent on Ito’s ability indicates that the restaurant, which additionally has locations in Japan and Paris, delivers added than aloof acceptable food. In fact, the dishes themselves are attenuate works of art, wherein texture, acidity and presentation appear calm for an admirable meal. Chef Yoshihiro Matsumoto utilizes beginning bounded capacity and Japanese staples to bear a atypical six- to eight-course card that changes monthly. Diners abandoned allegation adjudge whether they’d like a booze to accompany the meal. The blow of the time, they can watch the chef and his agents at assignment in the accessible kitchen, and alike allotment babyish conversations with them. Feast runs about $58, an amazing bulk for a meal that stirs all the senses.

560 Pensacola St. (at Hopaka Street) 524-0141

guiloguilo.com

Dinner. Bankrupt Tuesdays, Wednesdays. $$$

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NICO’S AT PIER 38

Nico’s has acquired over the years and now serves its book in a spacious, airy, abreast space. But no bulk how some things change, the restaurant endemic and operated by chef Nicolas “Nico” Chaize has kept its candor as THE abode to go for beginning angle (it’s still aloof accomplish abroad from the angle auction). The breadth opens at 6:30 a.m. with bounded breakfast favorites such as loco moco, absurd rice, candied aliment French acknowledgment — and a basin of angle and eggs. The abode is alive at lunch, aback angle options abound: There’s a bolt of the day, the ever-popular furikake seared ahi, angle and chips, absurd ahi belly, and blow bowls from the angle bazaar on the premises. Added items: circadian salads, Nico’s admired cheeseburgers, sandwiches and mainstay basin lunches such as beef bouillon and craven katsu. The amplitude boasts a abounding bar and wines on tap. There are blessed hour offerings, and during dinner, the card gets a bit added upscale, with dishes such as steak frites (rib-eye steak with garlic butter), red wine-braised abbreviate ribs and Cajun rub free-range craven breast. Accession huge highlight actuality is dessert, served all day: Anticipate tiramisu torta, angel pie, amber peanut-butter pie, absolute caramel block and allotment cake, aloof for starters. Nico’s angle bazaar additionally sells beginning seafood, centralized smoked fish, candy and drinks.

1129 N. Nimitz Highway, 540-1377

nicospier38.com

Breakfast Monday-Saturday, lunch, blessed hour, feast daily. No reservations. $-$$

NOBU WAIKIKI

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NOOK, THE

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OLIVE TREE CAFE

Many aficionados of things Greek accede this discreet little atom to be the ultimate in opa. Savas Mojarrad’s abbreviate and simple card allows accurate Mediterranean flavors to cut a absolute aisle to your stomach. He seeks out fish, lamb and craven that are hormone- and antibiotic-free, and prides himself on accurate preparations. Body a meal about the souvlaki (kebabs), served in sandwiches, but be abiding to supplement with such favorites as the baba ghanoush (roasted-eggplant dip), avgolemono (egg auto soup), mussels ceviche or taramasalata (caviar spread). The baklava is outstanding, too.

4614 Kilauea Ave., Kahala, 737-0303

Dinner, banknote or check. BYOB. $-$$

ONO HAWAIIAN FOODS

A local-style hole-in-the-wall ambience — complete with laminated bi-weekly articles, autographed photos and awards clearing the walls — adds aloof agreeableness to the acquaintance of alehouse some of the best Hawaiian aliment on the island. This Kapahulu academy is consistently arranged like sardines, with aloof 10 or so babyish tables to lath coveted basement for locals and tourists. So plan advanced and be accessible to delay your about-face for classic, soul-satisfying Hawaiian food. There’s the accepted book kicked up a cleft in flavor: affable laulau, kalua pig, squid luau, craven continued rice, pipikaula, poi and haupia. And Ono additionally makes dishes that aren’t accessible to get anymore, such as naau puaa (pig abdomen and luau leaves) and alkali meat watercress. There’s additionally butterfish luau, charge watercress, blah bouillon and chop steak (Mondays only). One added old-school affair not to forget: It’s banknote only.

726 Kapahulu Ave., 737-2275

onohawaiianfoods.com

Lunch, dinner. Bankrupt Sundays. Banknote only. $$-$$$

ORCHIDS

Halekulani’s beach restaurant offers breakfast (including a Japanese advantage of miso soup, vegetables and pickles), lunch, afternoon tea and feast services, all in a relaxed, affected setting. Ceremony actualization adorable and corrupt card options (Tuna and foie gras croquette, anyone? Smoked abstain carpaccio?) as able-bodied as longstanding abstract such as Halekulani’s popovers, Asian-style aflame onaga and the hotel’s signature attic cake. But it is Sunday brunch for which Orchids is best famous, acknowledgment to a alehouse that includes a bairn pig, broiled rib-eye and buzz turkey as accepted fare. Offerings of such items as eggs Benedict and crepes change weekly, with sauces and fillings that ambit from backtalk to apricot to Florentine and more.

Halekulani

2199 Kalia Road, Waikiki, 923-2311

halekulani.com

Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, Sunday brunch. Dress code. $$$-$$$$

PAH KE’S CHINESE RESTAURANT

The card actuality has added than 150 acceptable Chinese choices — the taro abstain is done decidedly able-bodied — but to absolutely acquaintance Pah Ke’s, adjustment from the abode specialties. These reflect chef/co-owner Raymond Siu’s comestible accomplishments at the Halekulani, Alan Wong’s and Roy’s restaurants, and reflect a adult estimation of Asian flavors. Scallops and asparagus are served in a stir-fry with chili adhesive and active with crisp-fried actualization leaves. Braised abbreviate ribs are able with a Kona coffee rub. And you apperceive how best Chinese restaurants accept aloof one ambrosia best (almond float)? At Pah Ke’s you can accomplishment the meal with a allotment of Amber Corruption Block brindle with gold leaf, a assistant breach (with assistant ice cream) or conceivably a Mochi Brawl in Balmy Amber Broth.

46-018 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, 235-4505

pahke.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

PA’INA CAFE

Calling themselves the “home of the aboriginal blow bowl,” Pa‘ina Alehouse added than delivers on that front. Diners can actualize their absolute bowl, which comes in three sizes, afresh accomplish their selections of amber or white rice; hot or balmy sauces; eight blow choices ambit from ambrosial adolescent and limu ahi to shoyu amber apricot and candied chili tofu; and added than a dozen toppings, such as kimchee, seaweed salad, masago, natto and tempura flakes. Afresh there are salad, basin cafeteria and sandwich creations. Regulars, booty note: The accepted shichimi-crusted seared ahi basin accelerating from the specials circling to the approved menu. Added chump favorites: ambrosial adolescent crisis bowl, ambrosial adolescent Asian bloom and the pastrami sandwich. The Ward locations additionally activity bake-apple and acai bowls, and smoothies, while the newest breadth at Ward Centre boasts a huge gelato case with 10 gelato flavors and two sorbet selections. And be on the anchor for added locations; owners say their eye is on expansion.

Ward Warehouse

1050 Ala Moana Blvd., 356-2829

Ward Centre

1240 Ala Moana Blvd., 356-2829

Koko Berth Center

7192 Kalanianaole Highway, Apartment E123A, Hawaii Kai

painacafe.com

Lunch, dinner. $

PANCAKES & WAFFLES

Thank Jason and Juli Sung for carrying an indulgent acreage admixture to the bounded masses: waffles topped with absurd craven (with amber or country gravy, if you so desire). It seems a duo custom-built for our palates, and in fact, the Sungs accept done so able-bodied they are the winners of the 2015 SBA Adolescent Entrepreneur Accolade for the Burghal and County of Honolulu. But that’s aloof the tip of the abstract at their eatery: There’s all address of pancakes (butterscotch, angel caramel, ham and cheese, and more), waffles (cinnamon and sugar, strawberries and cream, cheese, and alike one with slices of bacon broiled inside), eggs Benedict, loco moco, added a advantageous arrangement of omelets, candied crepes, and white or sweet-bread French toast. Eggs and meat annular out the breakfast menu. Afresh there are burgers, sandwiches and basin lunches. The Dillingham breadth is accessible until 2 p.m., while the Waimalu restaurant serves the breakfast-for-dinner army through 9 p.m.

City Aboveboard Arcade Center

1284 Kalani St., 847-7770

Waimalu Plaza Arcade Center

98-1277 Kaahumanu St., 200-7556

Breakfast, brunch, lunch. $

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PANYA BISTRO

Delicious abundance aliment in a chichi ambience is accessible from breakfast time to able-bodied into the night at Panya Bistro, housed in the glassy Hokua architecture in Kakaako. The alehouse run by sisters Annie and Alice Yeung has been a go-to breadth for about 20 years, boasting a card that offers accepted dishes such as laksa and oxtail stew, adorable broiled appurtenances from their acclaimed bakery and signature, fresh-juice activity from a full-service bar. Assemblage can sip on martinis or absorb up Taiwanese Beef Noodles axial the avant-garde amplitude or arch for alfresco basement to adore the beginning air. Amidst the admired items are Thai Steak Salad, Aflame Angle with Tofu and Indonesian Absurd Rice, as able-bodied as abstract that lath Loco Moco with Portobello Augment and Panya Pan Absurd Amber Chicken. The alehouse additionally actualization a specialty wine account that is adapted monthly. Blessed hour runs 4 to 6 p.m. circadian with $5 specials for martinis, mojitos and pupu.

Hokua

1288 Ala Moana Blvd., apartment 116; 946-6388

panyabakery.com

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $$-$$$

PEARL, THE

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PG & THE LADY, THE

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PINEAPPLE ROOM, BY ALAN WONG

Power arcade at a abode like Ala Moana Centermost can body an appetite. Lucky affair there’s the Pineapple Room, appropriate axial Macy’s, adorable with a card aces of a day spent on higher-end browsing. At cafeteria the card focuses on burgers and added sandwiches. In actuality you can get three altered beef burgers, or one fabricated with lamb, taro or shrimp alloyed with pork hash. A favorite, though, is the kimchee Reuben. Feast choices focus on the archetypal Pineapple Allowance entrees — miso-garlic butterfish, Kauai grass-fed rib-eye steak, Chinese-style aflame opakapaka and the adorable furikake-crusted apricot with ochazuke risotto. Add ambrosia — the Haupia Tapioca “Halo Halo” is to die for — and you’ll be able-bodied adherent for accession annular of shopping.

Ala Moana Center

Macy’s, third floor; 945-6573

alanwongs.com

Breakfast on weekends, cafeteria daily, feast daily, except Sundays. $$-$$$

PINT JIGGER

This gastropub’s acceptable blueprint is agitating ability libations (with 21 beers on tap from a alternating lineup, some 40 bottled beers and aboriginal activity created by buyer Dave Newman) and amazing food, fabricated in-house. A accepted sandwich continues to be the Monte Cristo, accomplished to accomplishment with acceptable Atramentous Backwoods Ham, Gruyere cheese and aged French toast. Added aperitive items lath the Scotch egg, pork abdomen confit, P&J Stout Burger (lager cheese, garlic aioli), Applewood Smoked Double-Cut Bacon and spiral-cut potato chips. For newbies, aliment items are listed on the card with a recommended booze pairing. The gastropub’s latest army pleaser is an broadcast brunch agenda that runs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Aperitive items on that menu, by controlling chef Devin Beppu, lath “Scotch Egg” Benedict; the Hulk BLT with absurd blooming tomatoes, bacon, bill and remoulade; Eggplant Sliders, Pint Tarts, which takes its afflatus from the adolescence toaster favorite; and a Biscuits and Gravy basin that actualization andouille sausage. Drinks ambit from a host of blood-soaked marys (including one spiced with Sriracha), a mimosa and Beermosa (fresh orange juice), lilikoi Collins, Cynar Daquiri, the Alloyed Emotions featuring three bake-apple brandies with pineapple abstract and sparkling water, and the Talventi, a cocktail on tap absolute rye whiskey, Campari and cold-brewed coffee.

1936 S. Baron St., 744-9593

pintandjigger.com

Dinner, backward night. $$

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Nori Sakamoto, buyer and chef of Pioneer Saloon, holds the furikake ahi katsu and Cajun shrimp cafeteria plates.

PIONEER SALOON

This tiny basin cafeteria abode delivers big on archetypal bounded dishes, acknowledgment to a Japanese affection in abutting every basin — that agency absorption to detail and an chaste admission that raises the affection of accepted book such as teriyaki beef, broiled ahi and craven katsu. Pioneer’s teri beef, for instance, is burst attenuate and evenly, never in pieces too ample to calmly grab with a chopstick, and there’s nary a band of gristle to battle with aback chewing. The meat is able-bodied marinated and chargeless of antithesis booze that so generally overwhelms the aficionado at best added places; rather, flavors are attenuate but accurately rounded. The card actuality is extensive, with continued lists of dishes ceremony for chicken, beef, angle and pork. A sampling: absurd craven served with best of garlic, ambrosial mayo or ponzu sauce; hamburger steak; shoyu oxtail; amber pork; pork shumai; miso or garlic butterfish; apricot katsu; ability fry; and steak and croquette curries. A absolute amusement actuality is the rice options, which go aloft the boilerplate white or amber to lath a alloyed grains and bean rice, and a shiso wakame version. These choices add an added 50 cents to the amount of the plate, but those absorbed in exploring aloft the allegiant won’t apperception paying. The top agent actuality is the beginning broiled ahi, which is adapted to the adapted doneness. The medium-cooked bandage is served aloof right, with the alfresco thoroughly adapted and the centermost still ablaze blush and soft; the angle is topped with brittle (but not bitter) garlic chips — arduous perfection.

3046 Monsarrat Ave., Kapahulu, 732-4001

Lunch, feast (closed Mondays). $-$$

REAL A GASTROPUB

A absolute acquisition (pardon the pun) for beer and pupu lovers, the gastropub has about 25 beers on tap and the can/bottle calendar impresses with some 250 labels. You’ll allegation some aliment to go with that: Accepted items are the bacon fat fries, pretzel bites (soft pretzels with beer cheese fondue), angle and chips, Buffalo-fried deviled eggs and abstain bonbon “Corn Dogs.” Sliders appear in three types (braised pork, angle and “Portobeero” mushroom). Appetence added booze for dessert? The REAL Guinness Float (Guinness gelato amphibian in Guinness stout) is a solid choice.

1020 Auahi St., 596-2526

realgastropub.com

Pau hana, feast (closed Sundays). $

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Restaurant Do-Ne’s meals, including its maguro don, are served with several ancillary dishes that change every day.

RESTAURANT DO-NE

Restaurants in Japan are accepted for babyish spaces with awkward seating, but adorable food. Restaurant Do-ne is evocative of Japan — baptize kettles accessible for tea, handwritten airheaded and amazing meals. Try the seafood (chirashi) don, a pupu such as absurd tofu, or one of the account specials, including Japanese-style steak. Try anything. You can’t go wrong.

1614 Kalakaua Ave., 626-5782

idilai31.wix.com/do-ne

Lunch, feast (closed Sundays). $-$$

RESTAURANT KO

Perhaps best declared as an flush izakaya, Restaurant Ko offers a amplitude that’s ablaze and rather contemporary, a white, apple-pie architecture with clandestine nooks. Raw angle shines here, but so do adapted dishes. A “Ko-Course” six-course kaiseki ($55) actualization some of the restaurant’s most-loved dishes, including lotus basis manju, a another of kamameshi and foie gras sauteed with broiled daikon. Late-nighters who appetence to end the atramentous deliciously can army actuality as well, through midnight.

Restaurant Ko, 3196 Waialae Ave., 888-5975

Dinner, backward night. $$$$

RESTAURANT KUNIO

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There’s annihilation blatant about Kunio. The adornment is warm, archetypal and cozy. The card is basal teishoku — accept from acceptable Japanese specialties, abnormally or in combination. Supplement with sushi or a brainstorm dish. Basic. So why is there consistently a delay for a table? Because the account is spot-on and the dishes delicious. The hostesses are appealing accurate in ciphering delay time, so put in your name and go shopping. This is Waikele Center, afterwards all. Or active yourself with your phone. Already seated, accomplish your picks: saba, perhaps, in aggregate with absurd oysters; or miso butterfish with unagi. For beyond parties, the Funamori Activity Boat includes lobster tails, tempura, sushi and sashimi. Or go hot pot with Kunio Nabe, arranged with seafood. And consistently adjustment sushi. It’s cool fresh, anxiously presented and crazy good.

Waikele Center

94-799 Lumiaina St., Waipahu, 680-9188

restaurantkunio.com

Lunch, dinner. $$-$$$

ROY’S

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RUMFIRE

RumFire at the Sheraton Waikiki is still a abundant hot atom for pau hana drinks and late-night partying. Renovated backward aftermost year, it now actualization an broadcast bar breadth of added than 10,000 aboveboard feet, with four beach cabanas. Card selections lath the RumFire Signature Absurd Rice Loco Moco and the Back-scratch Bahn Mi Sandwich. RumFire additionally offers commutual card items, such as mahimahi tacos and Kahuku shrimp bao, served with ability beers, wines and alcohol — in fact, it boasts the bigger another of best rums in Hawaii. Blessed hour begins at 4 p.m. with booze specials, including RumFire’s acclaimed broiled birthmark cocktails, abstract beers and appetizers such as kalua pork nachos and RumFire’s kimchee absurd rice. The breadth serves cafeteria and feast as well, with late-night hours that run through midnight Sundays to Thursdays and 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Sheraton Waikiki

2255 Kalakaua Ave., 922-4422

rumfirewaikiki.com

Lunch, dinner, backward night. $$-$$$

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

When you’re appetence a aperture watering steak adapted absolutely to your taste, Ruth’s Chris should be at the top of your list. The flush all-embracing chain, which celebrates its 50th ceremony this year aback its birth in New Orleans, won’t abort for date nights and appropriate occasions. Steak lovers can distill over the aberrant porterhouse for two or opt for the breakable babyish filet. First-class options from the sea are additionally accessible including the ahi sashimi appetizer and adorable dejected crabcakes with auto butter. Don’t balloon a ancillary of the affluent potatoes au gratin. For dessert? The birthmark flambe is lit at the table for a admirable accomplishment to a admirable meal. Nightly blessed hour specials are featured in the lounge, alternating with “wine Wednesdays,” alms featured bottles at 25 percent off.

Waterfront Plaza

500 Ala Moana Blvd., 599-3860

226 Lewers St., 440-7910

ruthschris.com

Dinner. $$$$

RYAN’S GRILL

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SANSEI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR

Restaurateur and chef D.K. Kodama is a assertive on the bounded dining scene, and here’s why: His venues consistently bear well-executed, best and artlessly adorable fare. Sansei is a prime example. Here, it’s all about the beginning bounded fish, whether the basin is a accepted hamachi carpaccio absolute with truffle oil and ponzu, Cajun-seared walu sashimi, riceless sushi or the award-winning calamari bloom and shrimp bang dishes. There’s every address of acceptable sushi here, served up beautifully, and abundant for the bedfellow who seeks a hot admission — broiled ahi served with Sansei’s acceptable Asian shrimp cake, porcini-crusted beef tenderloin, broiled jerk craven and smoked abstain breast are aloof a few options. Kamaaina aboriginal birds can booty 50 percent off aliment and sushi orders Sundays and Mondays from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The restaurant additionally caters to a late-night feast army through 1 a.m., and those out on the boondocks can adore chargeless karaoke Fridays and accessible mic Saturdays, with booze specials and 50 percent off aliment and sushi. Blessed hour runs 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, with $2 off any cocktail and $5 appetizers.

Waikiki Bank Marriott Resort & Spa

2552 Kalakaua Ave., third floor, 931-6286

sanseihawaii.com

Dinner, backward night (Friday-Saturday). $$$

SARENTO’S

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SCRATCH KITCHEN & BAKE SHOP

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SEOUL GARDEN YAKINIKU

You’ll acquisition the standards of a Korean barbecue restaurant here, alternating with a altered and appetizing another of adulatory banchan (side dishes), served in a common style. A priced-right cafeteria card and all-you-can-eat sets are additionally popular, cartoon a army of audience assertive by Seoul Garden’s adjacency to a Kapiolani band club.

1679 Kapiolani Blvd., 944-4803

Lunch, dinner. $$

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From pita chips and hummus to falafel sandwiches and shawarma, Shaloha offers a abundant Mediterranean advance in Kaimuki

SHALOHA

Shaloha is a babyish abode with a big operation. Amidst in Kaimuki aloft from Chaminade University, it attracts some abundant basal cartage from acceptance adorable for a Mediterranean cafeteria at a appealing acceptable price. Try the falafel sandwich — absurd garbanzo bean assurance in a pita layered with vegetables and ablaze bathrobe and sauces. Analysis out the lamb sandwich appropriate on Fridays, but beware of continued lines.

3133 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, 744-4222

Lunch, dinner. $

SHOR AMERICAN SEAFOOD GRILL

With chargeless accurate parking and atramentous alfresco basement aloft Kalakaua Avenue from the world-famous Waikiki Beach, SHOR American Seafood Barbecue is a abundant way to alpha the day for both visitors and bounded residents. SHOR focuses on beginning ingredients, with abounding items sourced from Hawaii farmers. Papaya comes from Keeau Farms on Hawaii island, while pineapple comes from Dole on Oahu and Naked Cow Dairy aliment locally fabricated cheese. They alike use Hula Meli honey, harvested from beehives maintained on auberge grounds. The accessible best actuality is the SHOR Alehouse with a advanced another of pastries, beginning fruit, hot breakfast items, Southeast Asian specialties and an omelet station. But be abiding to analyze the menu, breadth signature items such as a bento-style breakfast with broiled apricot and algid tofu, buttermilk pancakes with broiled assistant and broiled pecans, or the SHOR Acceptable Benedict are aces picks themselves.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Bank Resort and Spa

2424 Kalakaua Ave., 237-6145

shorgrill.com/hpr/shor/en/waikiki.html

Breakfast. $$$$

SIDE STREET INN/SIDE STREET INN ON DA STRIP

Colin Nishida opened his allegorical restaurant added than 20 years ago, and while some things accept afflicted — a added Ancillary Artery in Kapahulu is now several years old — added things break the same. Ancillary Artery continues to draw in barter (these lath top isle and civic chefs) with a card that’s brimming abounding of aberrant bounded abundance aliment signature dishes lath baking boneless kalbi; lilikoi barbecue, and hoisin barbecue babyish aback ribs; pan-fried pork chops; begrimed ahi; nori furikake crusted ahi; ambrosial chicken; and an award-winning absurd rice, complete with lup cheong, Portuguese sausage and bacon. No admiration it’s a hit. Airheaded additionally lath a nice another of wines and beers. While the aboriginal Hopaka Artery beanery has added of a aloof bar feel, the ablaze Kapahulu breadth delivers an acquaintance that’s a bit added upscale, with clandestine apartment accessible for parties as well. The Hopaka breadth offers cash-only takeout 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and until 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. In Kapahulu, the restaurant serves cafeteria on weekends at 1 p.m.

1225 Hopaka St., 591-0253

614 Kapahulu Ave., 739-3939

sidestreetinn.com

Lunch (weekdays at Hopaka Street); aboriginal dinner, backward night. $$

SIGNATURE PRIME STEAK & SEAFOOD

At Signature Prime Steak & Seafood, it’s all about active large. Restaurateur Peter Kim took absolutely the affected accident with the ample 8,000-plus-square-foot fine-dining space, which he has auspiciously abounding with athirst guests bringing big appetites. Meat lovers will acquisition a anchorage here, acknowledgment to a wet-aged 24-ounce prime porterhouse and a 22-ounce prime bone-in rib-eye, akin in corruption with abandon such as beginning candied buttery corn, adorable lobster mac and cheese and the Signature Seafood Tower that endless lobster appendage and claws, oysters on the bisected shell, colossal shrimp and scallops. Newer card items lath an avocado, birthmark and onion salad; addle colossal shrimp; filet mignon sliders; and baking prime steak on hot stones. Kamaaina accept added allurement to pay a appointment with a three-course meal for $56.95 served circadian that actualization a salad, admission of either miso butterfish or 16-ounce prime rib-eye, truffle mashed potatoes, buttery blah and sorbet for dessert. Association adulatory an accident can accede one of three clandestine dining apartment that lath anywhere from six to 45 guests. And pau hana groups can arctic out afterwards a adamantine day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with 50 percent off on baddest items and discounts on added than a dozen activity and aberrant wines.

Ala Moana Hotel, 36th floor

410 Atkinson Drive, 949-3636

signatureprimesteak.com

Nightly feast and blessed hour. $$$$

SORABOL

Sorabol is a bazaar of Korean aliment — a sprawling, something-for-everyone breadth generally abounding of families adulatory appropriate occasions, couples and abandoned diners who aloof got hungry, with able (if sometimes brusque) service. Be abiding to address a yakiniku table if you plan to barbecue your own. Accept less-expensive options such as a set with bulgogi and copious vegetables. (Don’t over-order: Servings are big here.) The menu’s huge, from stone-pot bibimbap to sushi, so there’s abiding to be article that appeals.

805 Keeaumoku St., 947-3113

sorabolhawaii.com

Open 24 hours. $$-$$$

SPALDING HOUSE CAFE

Take a blow from animated burghal activity and drive up Makiki Heights to the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Spalding House, a admirable campus with a gem of a cafe. The aliment there is absolute cafeteria fare, simple yet able-bodied executed, with a card of starters and soups, salads, sandwiches, panini and pasta options. Recommended: a amateur of deviled eggs with red pepper borsch and pickled onion; turkey Reuben panini with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and caraway-Russian dressing; Mediterranean blanket abounding with quinoa, cucumber, eggplant, broiled peppers, greens, herbed yogurt advance and feta; and the gateau for dessert, a flourless amber caked topped with beginning aerated cream. Additionally account inquiring about is the amber beer, which is sometimes available. One of the highlights of the alehouse is its Lauhala and Cafeteria barbecue service, a arranged barbecue bassinet complete with a mat for sitting on the arresting grounds. Axial is a best of sandwich or bloom for ceremony person, accolade and a best of beverage. A bassinet for two is $35. It’s best to alarm advanced for this one.

Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House

2411 Makiki Heights Drive, 237-5225

honolulumuseum.org

Lunch (closed Mondays). $$

SPICY AHI & BBQ

It’s consistently a amusement to appointment this longtime Japanese seafood eatery, breadth a around-the-clock beck of guests book in for the fresh, sashimi-grade ambrosial ahi — and so abundant more. The accidental ambience of the restaurant, set in a Pearlridge band mall, belies the affection of the dishes. Acquisition a arrangement of beginning sashimi in a chirashi sushi bowl, udon and brainstorm bowls and some 20 teishoku options. The yosenabe, one of two nabemono, or hot pot, selections actualization a adorable arrangement of items, starting with shirataki (yam) noodles awash in a ample basin with salmon, clam, shrimp and scallops in a shoyu bonito soup. But as to the namesake of the venue, the ambrosial ahi actuality is acclimatized aloof right: hot abundant to appease those who crave acidity but still comestible for those who can’t handle too abundant heat. It’s served over white, amber or sushi rice, or over a bed of veggies. Add-ons to the bowls lath natto, salmon, ikura and tobiko, added more. (Note: Cafeteria orders allegation be placed by 1:40 p.m.; the restaurant reopens for feast at 5 p.m.)

Times Aboveboard Arcade Center

98-1254 Kaahumanu St., Waimalu, 488-4851

Lunch, feast (closed Sundays and Mondays). $$

SQUARE BARRELS

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STARBUCKS COFFEE CO.

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SUGOI BENTO & CATERING

“Sugoi” is a Japanese assertion that translates to “awesome” or “wow,” and there are abounding affidavit this beanery of bounded faves is best appropriately named. Aboriginal on the list, of course, is the food. The archetypal basin actuality is the garlic chicken, notable for both its crisis and its tenderness, and there’s a ambrosial adaptation with “a Bruce Lee bang to it,” said buyer Zachary Lee. Added top sellers: bootleg hamburger steak, a acceptable admeasurement at 5 ounces a patty; yakisoba noodles that additionally appear with the advantage of added spiciness; and craven katsu with a bootleg katsu booze that’s admired by regulars. Bound on its way to acceptable accession archetypal is the Korean chicken, absolute for association who adopt acidity over the bang of garlic. A big benefit here: Sugoi runs appropriate ethics on the best accepted entrees daily; Lee calls it “our adaptation of McDonald’s Bulk Meal.” There’s hamburger steak on Mondays, a ample bento Tuesdays, katsu Wednesdays, Korean craven Thursdays, yakisoba with any basin on Fridays, the Sugoi blanket (a breakfast plate) Saturdays and the yakisoba accord repeating Sundays. Accession bonus: online ordering. Is there any added chat for this abode than sugoi?

City Aboveboard Arcade Center

1286 Kalani St., 841-7984

sugoihawaii.com

Breakfast, lunch. $

SUMO DRIVE-INN

With a accurate clue almanac of success as a accouterment operation, it was abandoned a bulk of time afore Sumo Drive-Inn opened to the masses. Amidst at the bend of Coolidge and South Baron streets aloft from Moiliili Neighborhood Park, the new brick-and-mortar restaurant serves up bristles altered types of bento for $5 each, with such basin cafeteria staples as mochiko chicken, buzz pork with gravy, shoyu craven and pork adobo. Got an appetite? Go for one of Sumo’s Yokozuna (three-choice) or Ozeki (two-choice) admixture plates, or add a basin of This Lil’ Piggy Slow-Smoked Grinds’ Portuguese bean soup or some smoked meat from K&K Hawaiian Smoked Meats to your order.

946 Coolidge St., 545-7449

sumodriveinn.com

Lunch, dinner. $

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The continued cat-and-mouse time for Sushi Bay is account the humongous blow bowls and good-quality nigiri. It’s all about acceptable portions and low prices.

SUSHI BAY

In the angel of conveyor-belt sushi, Sushi Bay is hands-down the best. No admiration so abounding bodies are awash outside, cat-and-mouse for seats, alike on a weekday. The attraction? Good-quality nigiri with slices of angle so continued (5 to 6 inches, seriously, you can admeasurement them) that they blow the edges of the plate. Mammoth blow bowls for aloof $4.95 for a “mini,” which is not so mini. And appetizing specialties such as Ambrosial Adolescent Wonton, kabocha tempura and a agilely absurd mochi. Prices alpha at $1.50 a plate. Makes you admiration how they accomplish any money. But don’t argue. Aloof get in line.

Kapolei Arcade Center

590 Farrington Highway, 693-9922. $

SUSHI GINZA ONODERA

One of Oahu’s better-kept secrets is Sushi Ginza Onodera, the Hawaii beginning of a world-class omakase operation with sister restaurants in Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong. With aloof seven seats at the bar and a brace of clandestine rooms, diners are ensured an intimate, comfortable acquaintance featuring best capacity and alert service. Acclimation is simple; aces one of three featured omakase airheaded — $160, $200 or $250 — and you’re acceptable to go. Stick with the sushi-only card and absorb on beginning nigiri, about all of it fabricated with angle aureate actuality from Japan. Be abiding to save allowance for dessert!

808 Kapahulu Ave., 735-2375

www.sushi-onodera.com/ginza_en

Dinner (closed Mondays). $$$$

SUSHI ii

This tiny gem of an izakaya hidden abroad in the Samsung Plaza is nonetheless arranged with admirers and newbies who’ve heard the tales of chef Garrett Wong’s artistry. Wong presents a arrangement of alien and bounded beginning angle offerings that change seasonally, including a few that aren’t the accepted book for sushi and sashimi. For best enjoyment, ask for descriptions of the less-familiar angle such as hamo and akamutsu; those with a faculty of chance will be adored for aggravating them. Some of the best accepted angle dishes actuality aren’t raw — the absurd moi is allegorical for its brittle exoteric and tender, clammy flesh, while those who adulation collars will acquisition the hamachi kama to be accurate bliss. But there’s added to Sushi ii than fish. Audience babble over the ability platter, wagyu tartare, karaage craven and lamb served lollipop style. Newer items, acceptable on the way to acceptable classics: applewood-smoked bacon with ume glaze, edamame sprout tempura, warabi tempura and foie gras torchon, served on crostini with altered jams including an angel miso. Plan able-bodied ahead: Anxiety are a allegation here, and the delay can be weeks.

Samsung Plaza

655 Keeaumoku St., 942-5350

Lunch, dinner. $$-$$$

SUSHI IZAKAYA GAKU

Chef-owner Manabu Kikuchi and his all-embracing card of acceptable and specialty items abide to draw barter gluttonous best fare, authoritative Gaku amidst the hottest venues amidst foodies amorous with Japanese cuisine. Beginning seafood is aberrant here, whether it’s acceptable sushi fare, altered bounded angle selections such as moi and ulua that’s broiled or burst up sashimi style, or a hamachi tartare fabricated of beef aching off the basal and topped with tobiko, blooming onions and a raw blanch egg, afresh served with nori bedding that guests blanket themselves. Standards are done well; one echo chump recommends the broiled miso butterfish and aflame backtalk legs. Additionally amidst the continued account of accepted dishes are house-made tofu topped with dashi clabber and uni shooters. It’s a abode breadth Kikuchi’s omakase has sushi and seafood admirers advancing abroad from the meal wowed. The one boxy spot: accepting a seat, so accomplish reservations.

1329 S. Baron St., 589-1329

Dinner (closed Sundays). $$$

SUSHI SASABUNE

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SWEET E’S CAFE

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SWEET HOME CAFE

Hot-potters adulation Candied Home Cafe, and herein lies the problem. With no anxiety taken, there’s usually a delay to get in. But already in, you’re golden. Candied Home is like advancing home to your Taiwanese mother. Balmy hospitality, family-style eating, alarming Taiwanese hot pot and FREE Taiwanese barber ice as dessert. Adjustment from amidst 14 soup bases (spicy, curry, abode appropriate and advantageous assemble are best popular) and a arrangement of meats. Afresh browse the fridges for added aliment — 108 kinds in all — including veggies, bean curds, mushrooms, dumplings and seafood, on little color-coded plates. Try the Tran family’s specialties, such as blanch egg-stuffed fishcake, pork meatball, mochi pork dumpling, bamboo fishcake (shrimp, cockle or octopus), seafood wonton and cheese wonton with rib-eye. Finally, analysis out the additive bar and its 11 bootleg sauces, including garlic butter, amber onion and the chef’s appropriate chili. Save allowance for that barber ice! It’s aggregate with bootleg bake-apple gelatins, puddings and tapioca. Absolutely sweet.

2334 S. Baron St., 947-3707

Dinner. BYOB. No reservations. $-$$

TAI PAN DIM SUM

Service at this Chinatown hot atom can be spotty, but the dim sum is aberrant and in-plaza parking is nice. Picture airheaded affluence selecting from countless steamed, fried, baked, agreeable and candied morsels. Go aboriginal for best another and to abstain the cafeteria rush. Army favorites lath the shrimp dumplings, deep-fried seaweed rolls, pork hash, siu mai, burn siu bao, mochi rice, attending funn and Brittle Allotment (fried orange mochi with custard filling).

Chinatown Cultural Plaza

100 N. Beretania St., 599-8899

Breakfast, lunch. $

TANGO CONTEMPORARY CAFE

Chef Göran Streng brings austere Hawaii Bounded Cuisine cred to Tango, which he applies to a card that merges the Scandinavian dishes of his built-in Finland with the Pacific Rim flavors of his adopted home. Tango has you covered from breakfast (crab arrangement Benedict), through cafeteria (a broiled vegetable sandwich is ablaze yet acutely satisfying), all the way to feast (Hamakua mushrooms in risotto with garlic shrimp is a top pick). Added there’s brunch on weekends breadth the acceptable Swedish casserole, Jansson’s Temptation, is adamantine to resist. It’s a affable mix of potato, anchovy and ham topped with a sunny-side egg. Streng’s Swedish gravlax (cured salmon) makes an actualization at all times of day, with eggs in the a.m., in a sandwich at cafeteria and with brittle bark as a feast starter. Don’t absence it.

Hokua

1288 Ala Moana Blvd., 593-7288

tangocafehawaii.com

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch. $$-$$$

TANIOKA’S SEAFOOD & CATERING

Drop the name “Tanioka’s” and abounding a kamaaina aperture will activate to water. Anticipate limu poke, garlic chicken, ahi angle patties and cone sushi. This blooming mom-and-pop business in Waipahu has become alike with ono bounded eats, taken out from the abundance or catered at weddings, funerals, babyish luau and graduation parties. From its dozens of fresh, locally sourced pokes to its basin lunches and okazu based on ancestors recipes, Tanioka’s is the actuality of legend. Added best-sellers: ambrosial ahi on sushi rice, absurd chicken, mochiko chicken, Spam musubi, maki sushi and prime rib. And don’t let the afterimage of continued curve avert you; it’s the norm, and Tanioka’s has got it beneath ascendancy with quick, able and affable service.

94-903 Farrington Highway, Waipahu, 671-3779

taniokas.com

Breakfast, cafeteria (takeout only). $

TAORMINA SICILIAN CUISINE

Fresh island cuisine gets an Italian adaptation at this abstraction restaurant helmed by chef Hiroyuki Mimura. Called afterwards a tiny bank apple on Sicily, Taormina celebrates acceptable Sicilian book with abreast flair. Anticipate beginning pasta and seafood, aerial sauces, broiled meat and vegetables, olive oil and herbs. Acclaimed are its squid ink linguine (sauteed with shrimp, clams, garlic and tomatoes) and beginning sea brat spaghetti. Added standout dishes: the Sarde e Finochetti (spaghettini with sauteed charge fillet, fennel, anchovy, olives, capers, amazon adhesive and aliment crumbs) and the melancholia Tartuffo Adorn (fresh fettuccine carbonara tossed with Hamakua mushrooms and pancetta, topped with a poached egg and afresh baldheaded truffle).

227 Lewers St., Waikiki, 926-5050

taorminarestaurant.com

Lunch, dinner. $$$-$$$$

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Taqueria El Rancho hails from the Mission Commune of San Francisco and brings its amazing Cal-Mex aggressive card including a carne asada plate

TAQUERIA EL RANCHO

This acceptation from San Francisco’s Mission Commune does artery tacos right. And, the amount is appropriate for open-face tacos that alpha at $2 for one best of meat with cilantro and onions. A $4 grande adaptation is added with beans, cheese and acerb cream. Meat options lath carnitas (fried pork), broiled chicken, carne asada (grilled steak), al pastor (marinated broiled pork), house-made chorizo and lengua (beef tongue), all adapted afore your eyes at a affectation window. There’s additionally a seafood taco, and any of these capacity can be formed into burritos, argent as an admission or layered over nachos. Advice yourself to the salsa bar featuring pico de gallo with the accuracy of lime, and two salsas with capricious degrees of heat. Tasting these beginning salsas with a absolute antithesis of tomato, cilantro, onion and spice, one berth remarked, “I don’t feel like I’m in Hawaii anymore.”

Wahiawa Arcade Center

823 California Ave. Apartment A5, 621-9000

elrancherohawaii.com

Lunch and dinner, breakfast Saturday and Sunday. $

TEPPANAKI GINZA ONODERA

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THAI LAO

This Kapolei mainstay opened an beginning in Pearl Burghal this year, the bigger to advance about a westside addiction to the bright, beginning Thai and Laotian dishes that comprise the Thai Lao repertoire. The airheaded at the two restaurants are the same, alms abounding altered options, alike for those able-bodied abreast in Southeast Asian cuisine. Try begrimed broiled eggplant salad, Pad-Ki Mao (wide chow fun with endless of garlic and spice), pineapple curry, and Pia Rad Prik (whole angle crisp-fried and bathed in a appealing sauce). The card offers some accustomed dishes, such as blooming papaya salad, in two styles — Thai and Laotian — alms an apprenticeship in these agnate yet characteristic cuisines.

Halekuai Center

563 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, 674-2262

803 Kamehameha Highway, Pearl City, 456-8088

thailaorestauranthi.com

Lunch, dinner. $$

THAI VALLEY CUISINE

Those alien with this allotment of the island will acquisition it a bit of a adventure to seek out Thai Basin Cuisine, which requires some meandering through Hawaii Kai. Their efforts will be adored by buyer Carole Thirakoun and the bold, beginning choices on her menu. She signals as abnormally accepted her Chang Mai Bloom Laab, with best of protein; BBQ Beef Salad, fabricated with rib-eye and bags of herbs; Pad Ki Mao, a rice-noodle another to the all-over pad thai; and craven curry, fabricated with beginning turmeric. Feeling adventurous? Adjustment off-menu and ask for Yum Khao Naem, a brittle rice bloom — jasmine rice alloyed with attic and spices, formed into a brawl and deep-fried, afresh burst up into a bloom alloyed with $.25 of chewy pork bark and beginning raw pork. Bet you didn’t apperceive you could eat raw pork. Thirakoun says aback it’s acutely beginning — “kill today, tomorrow eat” — it’s acutely safe.

Kalama Apple Arcade Center

501 Kealahou St., Hawaii Kai, 395-9746

Lunch, dinner. $$

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Enjoy acceptable Filipino aliment at Thelma’s Restaurant in Waipahu, breadth attic pork guisado, basal right, dinengdeng, left, and Thelma’s Appropriate — lechon kawali, is served.

THELMA’S RESTAURANT

This mom-and-pop dining allowance in Waipahu is acclaimed for its accurate homestyle Filipino food, abnormally its lechon kawali — crispy-skin pork chunks with chopped tomatoes and onions and a shoyu sauce. So ono. And it’s alike served at breakfast! The card is afar into mix plates, soups, absurd items, entrees, noodles, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Army favorites lath the pork adobo absurd rice, kare kare, pancit bihon, sari sari, dinuguan, bangus sinigang, mongo beans, shrimp sarciado … the account goes on. An all-you-can-eat alehouse at cafeteria and dinner, about $13, satisfies those who appetence variety. Breakfast — including acceptable items such as tapa, longanisa and eggplant omelet — is served all day, with the barring of pancakes. Cap it off with a auspicious basin of aura aura and you’ll be accessible for a nap!

Westgate Arcade Center

94-366 Pupupani St., Waipahu, 677-0443

thelmasrestaurant.com

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $

TIKI’S GRILL & BAR

Unabashedly touristy, this alive Waikiki branch has activate its alcove as a fun and breathtaking beanery in vacation central. Diners adore beachfront sunsets, alive music, al adorn dining, close drinks and a solid Pacific-Rim/American card by chef Ronnie Nasuti, a alum of the Roy Yamaguchi academy of comestible precision. Nasuti is amorous about the farm-to-table movement, axiomatic in dishes such as the Hawaiian Snapper En Papillote (local angle and vegetables and in a bleared block bag with dashi), the Island Ahi Tartare Tiki Stack, the Windward Ancillary Smoke Meat (local pork anesthetized with guava clabber and poha berries) and the dank Bisected “Poi Pounder” Burger fabricated from island grass-fed beef. Additionally a hit with visitors: Tiki’s attic shrimp, prime-rib poke, calamari katsu and kalbi gyoza.

Aston Waikiki Bank Hotel

2570 Kalakaua Ave., 923-8454

tikisgrill.com

Lunch, dinner. $$$

TO CHAU

Steaming bowls of beef borsch and rice noodles draw pho lovers rain or flash to this Chinatown stalwart, advancing up on its 20th year in business. Bottomward by the aqueduct on a block lined with pho shops, airedale To Chau may not angle out as the prettiest, but for what it lacks in frills, it makes up for in food. Its one-page card offers pho in three sizes, with accepted choices of well-cooked abut and brisket, tendon, beef balls, blah and attenuate steak. Meat is abounding and so are accompanying beginning herbs and veggies. Bounce rolls — abounding with pork, crab, shrimp and mushrooms — are additionally outstanding. To ablution it all down, try the auspicious acrid lemonade with soda baptize or a French filtered coffee with abridged milk.

1007 River St., 533-4549

Breakfast, lunch. $

TOKKURI TEI

Japanese-food lovers army to this accepted izakaya, accepted for its affection sushi and abounding added dishes — from acceptable yakitori, tempura and chawanmushi to abreast hits such as the adhesive rice Blimp Portabello and the Nori-chos (deep-fried nori topped with diced tomato, avocado, masago, blooming onion, broiled cheese and teri sauce). Added altered specialties: the Spider Blow with soft-shell crab, brittle apricot bark tofu salad, ahi tartare and broiled Alaskan apricot handroll. If you go with a accumulation — the ample and able Tokkuri Tei is abundant for groups — adjustment a arrangement of dishes and allotment ancestors style. Or opt for omakase dining at the sushi bar and accept the chef abruptness you, chaw by bite. An all-encompassing account and shochu card satisfies the late-night army and includes auspicious watermelon shochu and the much-buzzed-about Okinawan preserved-snake sake, habushu.

449 Kapahulu Ave., 732-6480

tokkuritei-hawaii.com

Lunch (weekdays), dinner, backward night (except Sundays). $$-$$$

TONKATSU GINZA BAIRIN

Pork and katsu connoisseurs can rejoice that Hawaii has the abandoned U.S. beginning of the Tokyo restaurant that has been specializing in the Japanese breaded pork cutlet aback 1927. This is not your boilerplate plate-lunch katsu, as the prices and affection reflect. Ginza Bairin uses abandoned the choicest loin cuts to transform into brittle pieces of tender, dank tonkatsu that assume ablaze admitting actuality deep-fried. Specialties lath the Kurobuta (Berkshire) pork loin katsu and pork tenderloin katsu. The katsu loco moco, a bounded amalgam with gravy and absurd egg, is additionally popular, alternating with the absurd calamari, shrimp katsu and alloyed seafood katsu. Cafeteria specials activity a arrangement at about $13-$15, as do Izakaya Nights (8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays), which affection sushi, sashimi, skewered katsu and added aperitive pupu.

Outrigger Regency on Beachwalk

255 Bank Walk, Waikiki, 926-8082

ginzabairin.com/en

Lunch, dinner, backward night (Fridays and Saturdays). $$-$$$

TOWN

Ed Kenney and aggregation bless 10 years of farm-to-table arete this year, proving that acceptable practices can be assisting — and delicious. Admitting Town’s card has afflicted daily, depending on bounded capacity available, its avant-garde alehouse address and accomplished beheading hasn’t. We’ve enjoyed abstract such as ahi tartare on risotto cakes, dank Hawaii island beef burgers and band loins, altogether broiled craven with grapes, tatsoi and broken bread, and that adorable buttermilk panna cotta with Manoa honey. Here, a accomplished Shinsato Acreage pig from Kaneohe produces pork chops and charcuterie; bounded fishermen actualization up circadian to accumulation their beginning catch, and pillowy gnocchi is aloof as accepted as beginning pa’i’ai. Auspicious salads accomplish use of MA’O Amoebic Farms produce, added absorption Town’s adage of “Local first, amoebic whenever possible, with aloha always.” We can’t delay to see what tomorrow’s creations will be.

3435 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, 735-5900

townkaimuki.com

Lunch, feast (closed Sundays). $$$

TUCKER & BEVVY

Tucker & Bevvy is Aussie argot for “food and drink” and this breakfast alcove offers up brekkie Oz-style, with added greens than you’ll acquisition on a archetypal morning card and affable offerings as well, sometimes on the aforementioned plate, as with balmy lentils and sausages, or burgers with “the lot,” that is, a beef-and-pork patty with bacon, egg, broiled onions, beets, candied chili mayo and a ancillary salad. Added accepted dishes are a kale, quinoa and kabocha salad, and beefy buzz beef “hash” with cubes of beef and bisected fingerling potatoes. Beginning juices and smoothies accord you a morning dosage of vitamins. A Tucker & Bevvy Barbecue Aliment beginning in Waikiki offers to-go bloom and sandwich options.

Hee Hing Plaza

449 Kapahulu Ave., Apartment 203, 732-0050

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Park Shore Hotel

2586 Kalakaua Ave., 922-0099

tuckerandbevvy.com

Breakfast, lunch. $$

UAHI ISLAND GRILL

Gourmet basin lunches with a birr of health-mindedness accept been the aspect of this Kailua beanery aback its alpha in 2007. It has aback developed to lath dinner, confused to a bigger amplitude on Hekili Street, added two cafeteria trucks and bent the eye of Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” which featured chef/owner Nick “Bear” Yamada assuming how he makes two of his classics: broiled angle with Thai red back-scratch and blooming papaya salad, and orange-glazed abstain confit. While Yamada never advised Uahi to be a health-food spot, veggies and bounded capacity abound. Accept from salads, sandwiches, entrees, appetizers and desserts. Favorites lath the begrimed kalua pork with kale, Korean steak bloom and beef amazon stir-fry (both application Hawaii island grass-fed beef), jerk-spiced Irie Chicken, furikake calamari, kalua pig french chips and garlic ahi. On Sundays, Uahi offers a affable brunch featuring omelets (Korean steak, bacon cheeseburger, chowder), loco mocos, waffles, and biscuits and gravy.

131 Hekili St., Kailua, 266-4646

uahiislandgrill.com

Lunch, dinner, weekday blessed hour (except Wednesday)

Sunday brunch. $-$$

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UNCLE BOBO’S SMOKED BBQ

When on the breathtaking Windward Coast, you’d be behindhand not to stop at this little gem of a smokehouse, alms outstanding barbecue as able-bodied as bounded grass-fed beef burgers, hot dogs, chili, bootleg bread, malasadas, barber ice, smoothies, espresso and more.

The stars actuality are the ribs, beef brisket and pork accept — all tender, dank and acutely smoky, with the closing two bargain served on a French cottage cycle with activated abode barbecue sauce. The meats are dry-rubbed with a appropriate condiment and smoked low and apathetic for hours, application hickory and close woods. The aliment is clammy and soft, broiled beginning ceremony day. Added favorites: the garlic absurd potatoes, Redneck Rice and Beans and the auspicious Amber Auto Splash and lattes.

51-480 Kamehameha Highway, Kaaawa, 237-1000

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Lunch, aboriginal dinner. Bankrupt Mondays. $-$$

UNCLE BO’S RESTAURANT

Plain on the outside, Uncle Bo’s beams with active music, TV screens and an absorbing bar. Audience actuality don’t allegation airheaded and artlessly opt for must-have pupu including Thai-style steamer clams, Uncle Bo’s ambrosial bang shrimp with a Parmesan panko band and Boca-Rota, garlic abominable aliment with prime rib slices and sauteed mushrooms. Or, go big with the Ali’i Feast absolute a abounding slab of garlic rib-eye steak, prime rib slices, four pieces of shrimp scampi, kalua pig and cabbage, added beginning ahi poke! For those on the North Shore, a new beginning at Haleiwa Abundance Lots offers a scattering of dishes not accessible at the original.

559 Kapahulu Ave., 735-8311

Haleiwa Abundance Lots, 66-111 Kamehameha Highway, 797-9649

unclebosrestaurant.com

Dinner, backward night. $-$$

VIA GELATO

Getting ambrosia in Kaimuki has become a affair aback Punahou alum Melissa Bow opened her brick-and-mortar boutique aftermost year. Afore that, her Via Gelato barter and farmers bazaar berth were additionally cartoon crowds. Bow offers artisanal gelatos as locally sourced as possible, application Hawaii milk and eggs and flavors of the islands, including lilikoi from her garden, macadamia basics from the Big Island and excellent from Nalo Farms. She has fun arena about with flavors, which change circadian and seasonally. Throw an abstraction on the advancement lath and you aloof ability see it on one of her handmade cones. Some of the best-sellers, usually in stock: atramentous sesame, Frosted Flake, Fierce Chocolate, Earl Grey, blooming tea, lilikoi sorbet and guava sorbet. Go aboriginal in the day for the best another as the atramentous army queues up out the aperture and abounding flavors run out.

1142 12th Ave., 732-2800

viagelatohawaii.com

Closed Mondays. $

WADA

Wada never advertises, but chat has gotten out about this tapas-style Japanese-fusion restaurant. From aboriginal blessed hour to backward blessed hour, the abode is alive with visitors and, now, locals athirst for chef/owner Takanori Wada’s admirable creations. The card mixes acceptable — misoyaki butterfish, shabu shabu, yosenabe, nigiri (seasoned with a bootleg red vinegar), etc. — with the not-so-traditional — Kahuku blah tofu, broiled eggplant with amazon meat booze — with aplomb. But the capital stars are corrupt inventions such as the adolescent and foie gras sushi and the Washugyu tataki and sea brat accumulated on nori. Added favorites: beef argot and brim meat ishiyaki, stone-grilled tableside and absurd squid cartilage.

611 Kapahulu Ave., 737-0125

restaurantwada.com

Dinner and book-end blessed hours (4-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.)

Closed Mondays. $$-$$$

WAIAHOLE POI FACTORY

Fresh poi can be adamantine to find, but not so on the windward ancillary at this roadside beanery breadth kalo is formed and hand-pounded on-site every added day. The cool ono laulau and kalua pig admixture basin — which comes with rice or poi — lomi apricot and haupia, is actual popular, as is the hoio (fern shoots) bloom and altogether buttery squid luau, which sells out fast. The poi branch has afresh added ambrosia — haupia ice chrism and bootleg kulolo — as able-bodied as ulu (breadfruit) poi, to the contentment of passersby.

48-140 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, 239-2222

waiaholepoifactory.com

Lunch, aboriginal dinner. $

WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE

New York steak magnate Wolfgang Zwiener brought his acclaimed alternation to Waikiki, installing its own dry-aging room, the aboriginal of its affectionate on Oahu, to about-face out prime beef with absolute acidity and tenderness. It’s a mostly a la carte menu, so accompany a athirst accompaniment or two to adore the brand of the behemothic porterhouse T-bone, adapted in a 1,600-degree broiler and served baking to share. Annular it out with the appetizing mashed potatoes or German potatoes and buttery spinach. Additionally recommended: the baking Canadian bacon, crabcakes, oysters, New York cheesecake. At lunch, you can’t go amiss with the archetypal sirloin burger.

Royal Hawaiian Center

2301 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, third floor, 922-3600

wolfgangssteakhouse.net

Lunch, dinner, weekend brunch. $$$-$$$$

YAKI YAKI MIWA

The battercake takes centermost date at this comfortable Japanese restaurant, accessible in Honolulu aback 2012, with sister locations in Osaka and Tokyo. If you can, get a bench at the wraparound adverse to see the chefs assignment their abracadabra on the teppan. “Yaki” agency broiled or cooked, and specialties actuality lath okonomiyaki, a agreeable Japanese pancake/omelet fabricated of flour, grated yam, cabbage, egg and altered fillings. Accepted choices are the Cool Pork Tama and the adhesive Mochi Cheese Tama. There’s additionally teppanyaki Washugyu steak and seafood, and okonomiyaki variants such as negiyaki (green onion and fishcake) and “modan”-yaki (modern actualization with noodles). Added favorites: the abominable and affluent Miwa Aboriginal Dynamite, aflame clams, octopus adulate saute, pork kimchee, kimchee hot pot, garlic absurd rice and honey toast.

1423 S. Baron St., 983-3838

Dinner, bankrupt Tuesdays. $$-$$$

YAKINIKU DON-DAY

The draw at Don-Day is alfresco seating, authoritative it a acceptable destination afterwards a actualization or on a admirable Honolulu evening. The meat offerings and banchan are on par with added yakiniku restaurants in this “Koreatown” district, and the restaurant offers Korean beer and a abounding bar. Abounding acclaim Don-Day’s kimchee pancakes, too. Don-Day is accessible until 2 a.m. to amuse late-night cravings.

905A Keeaumoku St., 951-1004

Dinner, backward night. $$-$$$

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Various cuts of meat broil on the barbecue at Yakiniku Futago. Waiters advice you analyze flavors by suggesting altered agency to eat assertive cuts.

YAKINIKU FUTAGO

“Futago” is the Japanese chat for “twins,” in advertence to the chain’s active founders, Sunchol and Sunbong Lee, who launched their aboriginal Osaka-style yakiniku restaurant in Japan a bald four years ago. Today their authority numbers 30 restaurants in Japan and China, with admirers lining up for their actualization of “eatertainment,” based on the abstraction that hands-on “concierge” service, music and the activity of waiters enhances the acidity of the food. Your guides will advice you analyze altered cuts of meat to authenticate acidity differences. It’s attenuate to acquaintance a vertical beef tasting, but that is what you get with this abode specialty, with bound availability. An arrangement of kimchee, namul, salads and seafood options annular out the menu.

949 Kapahulu Ave., 734-3956

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Dinner. $$$

YAKINIKU SEOUL

This is a spacious, ablaze and apple-pie anchorage for yakiniku, ascent aloft the affray for its airy account and altered menu. Servings are acceptable and the affection of the meat earns acclaim from abounding echo customers, including families who accomplish Yakiniku Seoul a approved destination. If diners accept a austere allegation to grind, Seoul additionally offers all-you-can-eat sets.

1521 S. Baron St., 944-0110

Lunch, dinner. $$-$$$

YANAGI SUSHI

This admirable sushi restaurant is accepted for its affection sushi and late-night blessed hour, alms sushi, pupu, meals, and beer and account from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly except for Sundays. You can get apricot sashimi with Maui onion, apricot bark salad, ambrosial adolescent bowls, katsuo tataki, maguro with natto, absurd babyish octopus, apricot bark rolls, nigiri, udon, teriyaki and added for easy-on-the-wallet prices. Similarly, the approved card offers a advanced another of acceptable and bounded Japanese dishes, including tempura, katsu, broiled meats and fish, ambience and donburi. Of course, ultra-fresh angle is the star, and the abode is bashed with added than 400 photos of celebrity diners, who, inevitably, accept taken amusement in chef/owner Haruo Nakayama’s aerial standards for ingredients. Anticipate buttery adolescent and hamachi, breakable oysters and abalone, candied amaebi and uni. Booty a bench at the well-staffed sushi bar and you will not be disappointed.

762 Kapiolani Blvd., 597-1525

yanagisushi-hawaii.com

Lunch, dinner, backward night. $-$$$

YOUR KITCHEN

Everything about Your Kitchen in Palolo is unassuming. It’s a tiny storefront that’s calmly absent if you’re focused on accepting into the valley, confined simple dishes such as pork and beef bowls, loco moco and Japanese-style oyakodon (grilled craven over rice with a aqueous egg on top). But already the aboriginal chaw is in your mouth, you won’t balloon the pork bowl, a sinfully affluent aggregate of pork belly, appropriate booze and soft-boiled egg that’s aged like a allotment of katsu. It’s a bare-bones adaptation of kakuni served afterwards the acceptable accoutrement of daikon and scallions, but you won’t absence that actuality one bit. Don’t balloon to adjustment an added egg — and added booze if you’re absolutely in it to win it — and set abreast abundant time for a nap already you’re done eating.

1423 10th Ave., 203-7685

Lunch (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). $

ZIPPY’S

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ZPIZZA

With origins in an art antecedents in Laguna Beach, Calif., zpizza prides itself on artistic pies. The card starts with benign capacity such as non-GMO flour, amoebic amazon sauce, additive-free sausages and beginning produce, with options for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diners. In accession to the pizza — aggregate from archetypal pepperoni to Greek and Mexican versions to a Tuscan Augment that boasts truffle oil, feta and a broiled garlic booze — the beanery offers pasta dishes, flatbreads, calzones, sandwiches and an arrangement of salads. A pear and Gorgonzola bloom with candied walnuts is amidst the menu’s best-sellers. “Shareable” items lath hormone-free craven wings and a Mediterranean plate. There’s alike a take-and-bake advantage for association who appetence to adore a zpizza absolute from the oven. Analysis zpizza’s website for a abounding card and adjustment online to abstain a continued wait.

Ward Centre, Auahi Artery Shops, 596-0066

151 Hekili St., Kailua, 230-8400

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Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers | Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers

Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers | Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers

Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers | Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers

Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers | Maharani Coffee Table with Drawers

Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers
Maharani Coffee Table With Drawers

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