My Favorite 12 Places to Eat in Oahu

Traveling and food always go hand in hand. You cannot fully get a grasp of a place without checking out the local cuisine. And Hawaii has it all! While there are so many restaurants to choose from, these are my top favorites. Not all of them will be on your Tourist Guide–but eat like a local! Stop in to these wonderful places and give your tastebuds a treat! You cannot be disappointed!

As you will notice, you won’t see too many Shrimp Trucks or Seafood restaurants, mostly because I am allergic to seafood. While there may be some options at these places, we didn’t specifically choose anything that was specifically seafood due to this allergy.

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12. Big Kahuna’s Pizza
550 Paiea St, Honolulu, HI 96819
My Favorite Food:
Garlic Cheese Balls
Meat Lover’s Pizza
Kanaka Pizza
Everything is really good

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11. Banán
Diamond Head Food Trucks
3212 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
My Favorite Food:
Papaya Boat (Dairy free banana soft serve in a papaya with many toppings)

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10. Tita’s Grill
55-321 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, HI 96762
My Favorite Food:
Loco Moco (a dish made with hamburger patties, eggs, rice, tuna salad, and gravy)
Polynesian Bread
My Friend’s Favorite:
Garlic Shrimp

9. Maui Tacos
539 Kailua Rd #102, Kailua, HI 96734
My Favorite Food:
Taquitos Plate
*Make sure you try the sauces, they are incredible!*

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8. Cinnamon’s at the ‘Ilikai
The Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
1777 Ala Moana Blvd #180, Honolulu, HI 96815
My Favorite Food:
Guava Chiffon Pancakes (Upgrade with the SAND-omeletets or breakfast meat and eggs plate)

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7. Alan Wong’s (Nice Sit Down)
1857 S. King Street. Third Floor. Honolulu, HI 96826
My Favorite Food:
Dessert: The Coconut (Harupia Sorbet in a Chocolate Shell, Tropical Fruits, and Hanaoka Farm Lilikoi Sauce)

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6. Ono Seafood
747 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
My Favorite Food:
Ahi Poke (Raw fish—tuna—salad)

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5. Char Hung Sut
64 N Pauahi St, Honolulu, HI 96817
My Favorite Food:
Manapua (“Pork bun”– the barbecued pork-filled steamed dumplings)
Pork Hash

4. Bubbies
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy D103, Honolulu, HI 96825
What You Will Find:
Mochi Ice Cream (homemade ice cream wrapped in a gooey mochi–sweet rice cake–shell.)
My Favorite:
Guava Mochi
Lychee Mochi
Sakura Mochi
Mint Chocolate Mochi

To be honest, all of them were pretty delicious!

3. Lanikai Juice
600 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734
My Favorite Food:
Acai Colada Bowl (Organic Sambazon Açai, Pineapple, Strawberries, Honey, Coconut Milk. Topped with Granola, Banana, Pineapple, Coconut Chips)
Royal Pineapple Smoothie (Pineapple, Mango, Pineapple Juice, Whey Vanilla Protein, Honey)

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2. L&L BBQ
Kamehameha Shopping Center (has its own lot)
1620 N School St, Honolulu, HI 96817
My Favorite Food:
BBQ Chicken Plate (So much food!)
My Friend’s Favorite Food:
Seafood Combo Plate

And my number one restaurant, that I will go to a couple times every time that I’m in Hawaii is…. *drum roll*

1. South Shore Grill
3114 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
My Favorite Thing:
Famous 2 Taco Plate (Fish with Cajun seasoning, macaroni salad, and slaw–The slaw is AMAZING!)

*I do not own the rights to all of these pictures. Sometimes I was just too hungry to take a picture!*

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