Honolulu, HI

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Helena's Hawaiian FoodHelena's Hawaiian Food
1240 N School St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 845-8044
  • Kalua Pig
    short rib
  • Laulau
    popular; pork wrapped in taro leaf; looks good
  • Short Ribs pipikaula style
    popular; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1964 ratings
#31 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); James Beard Award Recipient 2000
Mana Bu'sMana Bu's (CLOSED)
1618 S King St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 358-0287
  • Spam Musubi
    spam-filled rice rolls wrapped in dry seaweed
4.5 out of 5
367 ratings
CLOSED; restaurant closes once food sells out
Alan Wong's RestaurantAlan Wong's Restaurant
1857 S King St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 949-2526
  • Soup and Kalua Pig Sandwich
    chilled orange and yellow vine-ripened Hamakua springs tomato soup served in a martini glass in a ying-yang pattern plus a grilled mozzarella cheese, foie gras, kalua pig sandwich served on a long flat cheese crisp spanning over the martini glass
4.0 out of 5
1847 ratings
Hank's Haute DogsHank's Haute Dogs
324 Coral St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 532-4265
  • Chicago Dog
    w/ mustard, raw onion, imported relish, pickle, tomato, sport peppers
  • Fat Boy
    hot dog wrapped in bacon, deep fried served with mayo, tomato and lettuce...HDBLT
  • Lobster Dog
    available only on certain days; most popular special hot dog; grounded fish, shrimp, lobster tail
  • Big Hawaiian
    foot-long all beef sausage topped w/ poi BBQ sauce, pickled onions, pineapple relish, Kalua pulled pork and shredded cabbage; looks good
  • Chicago Italian Beef
    traditional Italian beef sandwich (w/ sauteed peppers and giardiniera) but topped w/ truffle cheese sauce for a twist; looks good
4.0 out of 5
829 ratings
opened in 2007; hot dogs; bun shipped from Chicago
J.J. Dolan'sJ.J. Dolan's
1147 Bethel St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 537-4992
  • Drunken Duck Pizza
    off-menu item; "east-meats-west" pizza; thin crust w/ mozzarella, shredded red & white cabbage, Chinese roasted duck, Irish whiskey-sweated Maui sweet onions, goat cheese, cilantro, duck egg & sprinkled w/ deep-fried duck skin cracklings; "some of the best pizza I've ever had in my life" -Adam Richman
4.0 out of 5
1005 ratings
"an Irish pub with New York style pizza from two guys in Chinatown" (from its website)
Jawaiian Irie Jerk RestaurantJawaiian Irie Jerk Restaurant
1137 11th Ave Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 388-2917
  • Jamaican Curry Goat
    a Jamaican favorite; tender chunks of goat meat marinated overnight, seared & simmered in a Caribbean curry sauce; served w/ rice & peas; "I'm not kidding's that phenomenal!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Jerk Wings & Festival
    wings marinated overnight in Jamaican jerk spice sauce then grilled & finished in oven; festival is a semi-sweetened dumpling made from unbleached flour, cornmeal, spices & then deep-fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
516 ratings
also a food truck
Murphy's Bar & GrillMurphy's Bar & Grill
2 Merchant St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 531-0422
4.0 out of 5
439 ratings
Nico's Pier 38Nico's Pier 38
1133 N Nimitz Hwy Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 540-1377
4.0 out of 5
2698 ratings
French chef; restaurant at pier; get fish at auction house across street in early morning (freshest fish); "$30-dishes for under $10"
Opal ThaiOpal Thai
1030 Smith St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 381-8091
  • Glazed Garlic Chicken Wings
    classic Thai dish; fried wings tossed in pan of garlic, chili paste, veggie broth & light rice soy, palm nectar mix; topped w/ deep-fried basil leaves; looks good
  • Larb
    Thai salad made of ground pork; fish sauce, lime juice, palm nectar; red onion, cilantro, green onion, mint, roasted sweet rice & roasted chili; to eat, wrap in lettuce leaf; looks good
  • Pad Thai Shrimp
    top seller; w/ North Shore white shrimp; first try regular, then squeeze lime juice, then add chili flakes; looks good
4.0 out of 5
100 ratings
originally a food truck; moved from airing Haleiwa location; Other Recipes: Thai Stir-Fry
Pig & The LadyPig & The Lady
83 N King St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 585-8255
  • Mushroom Godzilla
    off-menu item; two patty-sized dehydrated mushroom caps stuffed w/ cheddar, roasted bell peppers, breaded & deep-fried; served on buns w/ Chimichurri sauce & topped w/ house beer vinegar slaw, slices of slow-roasted brisket & Russian dressing; looks messy (and good!)
4.0 out of 5
1542 ratings
started in 2011 as a pop-up in farmers a brick-and-mortar hotspot; "We serve foods that inspire us on a whim and feature guest chefs and emerging artists to help promote and support the local food movement" (from its website)
Rainbow Drive-InRainbow Drive-In
3308 Kanaina Ave Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 737-0177
  • Chili Dog Plate
    popular; chili + 2 wieners + 2 scoops of rice + 1 scoop of mac salad; looks good
  • Loco Moco Plate
    2 hamburger patties w/ gravy and topped w/ 2 sunny-side up eggs; comes w/ standard 2 scoops of rice and 1 scoop of mac salad
4.0 out of 5
3025 ratings
opened in 1961; geared toward the working person, philosophy is to serve plates with generous portions of hearty, simple food, with two scoops of rice and a side of macaroni salad at a reasonable price; Other Recipes: Shoyu Chicken
Side Street InnSide Street Inn
1225 Hopaka St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 591-0253
  • Special In-House Meal
    7-item meal: Ahi Poke, soy beans, chicken salad, award-winning wok fried rice, boneless spicy chicken, pan-fried island pork chops, bone-in Kalbi short ribs; require a minimum of 15 guests and must order in advance
4.0 out of 5
1559 ratings
opened in 1992
Mac 24/7Mac 24/7
2500 Kuhio Ave Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 921-5564
  • Mac Daddy Pancakes
    challenge - 3 13-inch pancakes + 1-lb of toppings; Adam lost
3.5 out of 5
1443 ratings
3435 Wai'alae Ave Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 735-5900
  • Pa'i'ai
    off-menu item; Hawaiian classic of mashed taro root, pattied & pan-fried; served sometimes w/ fish, sometimes w/ beef...varies every week; just ask "what's the pa'i'ai prep for the day?"; at airing, served w/ sliced rib-eye steak; looks good
3.5 out of 5
792 ratings
recognized in multiple publications (Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, Elle Magazine, Gourmet Magazine), multiple awards & James Beard Foundation semi-finalist; ever-changing menu serving only locally farmed good
Moose McGillycuddy's Pub & CafeMoose McGillycuddy's Pub & Cafe
310 Lewers Street Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 923-0751
  • Moose Omelet Challenge
    challenge: 5-lb, 12-egg omelet w/ 4 meats, 4 cheeses and served over potatoes in 1 hr; Lauren Takao (100-lb local teacher, mother and food challenge champ) lost
3.0 out of 5
428 ratings
opened in 1980; other locations in Maui and Kihei
Pagoda Hotel & RestaurantPagoda Hotel & Restaurant
1525 Rycroft St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 941-6611
  • Buffet
    available only for dinner, Fri - Sun; blend of Asian, Western and Hawaiian flavors including Island sashimi, sushi, prime rib of beef & snow crab legs
2.5 out of 5
200 ratings
rating might be for hotel; restaurant name: Pagoda Floating Restaurant; popular w/ locals; surrounded by koi ponds & a Japanese garden
Honolulu, HI  (16 restaurants)    

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