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Ka'aloa's Super J's Authentic Hawaiian: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ka'aloa's Super J's Authentic HawaiianSee Ka'aloa's Super J's Authentic Hawaiian Video
(537 ratings)

83-5409 Mamalahoa Hwy Map It!
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(808) 328-9566
  • Lau Lau
    slow cooked pork in taro leaves; looks good
5.0 out of 5
537 ratings
family cooking; like at someone's home
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  • Laphet Thock Salad w/ Braised Octopus
    marinated octopus, chopped Pohole fern, tomatoes, onions, chopped candlenuts, coconut flakes, fried garlic, sesame seeds, minced dried shrimp, vinaigrette; "it's ridiculously good...I am blown away!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Okonomiyaki
    traditional Japanese street savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients (shredded cabbage, shrimp, shredded pork, bacon); topped w/ Okonomi sauce & Kewpie mayo, pickled ginger; not always available since menu changes so often
5.0 out of 5
48 ratings
"local mobile establishment providing 'ono' food on the streets of Maui"; menu changes based on what's fresh
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  • Chimichurri Beef Tacos
    short rib, pan-fried, cubed & tossed in chimichurri (Argentinean meat sauce) & topped w/ sliced cabbage, crema de Mirin mayo, salsa & parsley; looks good
4.5 out of 5
69 ratings
blue food truck; no fixed location...find out location from Twitter or Facebook website
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  • Ahi Samurai
    appetizer; black pepper seared ahi, avocado hummus, pickled red onion, wasabi aioli, balsamic glaze, sprouts, crostini
  • Lobster and Crab Stuffed Grilled Cheese
    lobster, crab, cabbage, cheese, tomatoes, lava lava sauce, Hawaiian sweet bread, shoestring fries; looks good!
  • Mango Shave Ice
4.5 out of 5
1289 ratings
est. 2015; "A Place to Eat Fish"; relaxed atmosphere w/ outdoor seating
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  • 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
2120 ratings
#31 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); James Beard Award Recipient 2000
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  • Malasasas w/ Haupia Filling
    Portuquese confection...sort of like a doughnut without the hole rolled in cinnamon and sugar and filled w/ Hawaiian coconut pudding; looks good
4.5 out of 5
456 ratings
mobile truck selling bakery items; original store (Leonard's Bakery) est. in 1952
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Like Poke?: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Like Poke?
(208 ratings)

591 Haleakala Hwy Map It!
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 757-8402
  • Fried Poke
    fresh poke, dredged & flash deep-fried; topped w/ "crack" sauce
  • Poke Bake
    fresh tuna poke topped w/ "everything" sauce & browned in oven; served in tin loaf pan
  • Tuna Poke
    made fresh every day
4.5 out of 5
208 ratings
opened in 2009; food truck
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  • Liliko'I (Passion Fruit) Creme Brulee
4.5 out of 5
5590 ratings
opened in 1973; nestled in a beautiful coconut grove on a secluded white sand beach
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  • Spam Musubi
    spam-filled rice rolls wrapped in dry seaweed
4.5 out of 5
367 ratings
CLOSED; restaurant closes once food sells out
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Miso Phat Sushi: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Miso Phat Sushi
(448 ratings)

Azekas Shopping Ctr Map It!
Kihei, HI 96753
(808) 891-6476
www.misophat.com
  • Liliko'i Ice Cream
    Liliko'i is passion fruit
  • TNT Roll (MISO the Bomb)
    shrimp tempura & crab roll topped w/ ahi poke & served w/ Unagi sauce & Agave honey; look good
4.5 out of 5
448 ratings
owner catches his own fish (fresh fish!), comes to restaurant & takes pictures of fish w/ customers; Other Recipes: Poke
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Outrigger Pizza Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Outrigger Pizza Company
(348 ratings)

1819 S Kihei Rd Map It!
Maui, HI 96753
(808) 280-2985
  • Italian Sausage Pizza
    thin-crust pizza; choice of homemade tomato sauce or garlic aioli (Guy got tomato sauce); w/ Italian sausage, sweet onions, Portobello mushrooms, sweet bell peppers & 3 cheeses
  • Lilikoi Pork Pizza
    thin-crust pizza w/ garlic aioli, Kailua pulled pork, sweet bell peppers, sweet onions, 3 cheeses, Lilikoi drizzle; looks good
4.5 out of 5
348 ratings
est. 2009; food trailer w/ brick oven that owner built himself; scenic ocean-view; Other Recipes: Pizza Red Sauce
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Thai Mee Up: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Thai Mee Up
(380 ratings)

591 Haleakala Hwy Map It!
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 214-3369
  • Boneless Pork Ribs
    marinated pork, deep-fried & sauteed w soy-based garlic sauce; served w/ rice & papaya salad; "on a flavor scale from 1 to 100, that's a 101...this is one of the best things I've had on the island...ever!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Stuffed Chicken Wings
    fried chicken wing stuffed w/ pork, shrimp, veggies & noodles; looks good
4.5 out of 5
380 ratings
food truck serving Thai/Hawaiian food
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  • 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
1885 ratings
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Alley Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Alley RestaurantSee Alley Restaurant Video
(1199 ratings)

99-115 Aiea Heights Dr Map It!
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 486-3499
www.aieabowl.com
  • Grilled Coca Cola Marinated Turkey Sandwich
    turkey breast marinated in Coca Cola, garlic & spices, then grilled, served w/ green leaf lettuce on a hoagie bun
  • Ox Tail Soup
    oxtail simmered w/ Chinese spices, ginger, mushrooms & peanuts; served w/ housemade ponzu sauce; "OMG...you win best ox tail soup in the world award. This is crazy good!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Tasty Tuesday
    off-menu item; 5-course-fixed-price; varies week-to-week; at airing, main course was braised short-ribs w/ potato-a-gratin; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1199 ratings
opened in 2005; bowling alley, restaurant & bar; Other Recipes: Beef Stew
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Big Wave Shrimp: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Wave ShrimpSee Big Wave Shrimp Video
(248 ratings)

66-521 Kamehameha Hwy Map It!
Haleiwa, HI 96712
(808) 366-2016
www.bigwaveshrimp.com
  • Barbecue Short-Ribs
    thinly sliced, seasoned, pan-fried & topped w/ Hondashi (Asian season salt); served w/ rice & cabbage salad
  • Crunchy Shrimp
    battered, dredged w/ Panko bread crumbs & deep-fried in vegetable oil; served w/ rice, cabbage salad & side of sweet chili dipping sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
248 ratings
food truck serving Haiwaiian foods w/ Thai flare
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  • Apple Strudel
    make the old fashioned German way; served w/ vanilla bean sauce
  • Beef Rouladen
    traditional German meat dish; braised beef rolled up w/ mustard, bacon, sliced pickles, caramelized onions; served w/ side of spaetzle & red cabbage; looks good
4.0 out of 5
120 ratings
only German restaurant in Maui; self-proclaimed quaint “hole in the wall” restaurant
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Da Kitchen Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Da Kitchen Cafe
(2955 ratings)

425 Koloa St Map It!
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 871-7782
  • Kalbi Short Ribs
    served w/ rice; looks good
  • Notorious BIG Loco Moco
    BIG serving of fried rice, burger patty, cheese, spam, Portuguese sausage, bacon; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2955 ratings
serving island soul food; long lines
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Dean's Drive Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dean's Drive InnSee Dean's Drive Inn Video
(203 ratings)

45-270 William Henry Rd Map It!
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 247-1300
  • Ahi Cakes
    cubed ahi mixed w/ onions, water chestnuts, green onions, black pepper, soy, eggs & flour; formed in patties & grilled on flat top; topped w/ Greek chili aioli
  • Beef Teriyaki
    top seller; sliced & ternderized sirloin, marinated in giner-garlic teriyaki sauce over night & grilled; looks good
  • Ono
    sliced, grilled on flat top & topped w/ ginger sauce & soy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
203 ratings
opened in 2006; casual gourmet local cuisine (meals served in styrofoam container); moved from original location at airing (45-773 Kamehameha Hwy); Other Recipes: Baked Butter Mochi Cups
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  • Fried Pork
    pork chops marinated overnight w/ shoyu, vinegar, garlic, black pepper & bay leaves; pan-fried slowly to tender, but still crispy; served w/ vinegar garlic sauce & homemade pickled oncho; sells out every day before dinner
  • Lechon Special
    a favorite; Filipino fried rice; crispy pork belly chopped to bite sized pieces, seasoned w/ fish sauce, Hawaiian salt tossed w/ tomatoes, onions & green onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
415 ratings
est. 1974
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  • Burnt Ends
    trimmings of our classic brisket, re-smoked; looks good
  • Ribs
    St. Louis-style pork ribs, slow cooked for 5 hours
4.0 out of 5
647 ratings
owner/chef left Wall Street & took over in 2013; Other Recipes: Fancy Slaw
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Fresh Catch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fresh CatchSee Fresh Catch Video
(406 ratings)

45-1118 Kamehameha Hwy Map It!
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 235-7653
www.freshcatch808.com
  • Spicy Smoked Tako
    one of most popular pokes; an island favorite; octopus smoked in kiawe wood for 4 hrs, sliced & mixed in mayo-based sauce
  • Ahi Limu Poke
    raw ahi tuna-based cubes mixed w/ herbs, spices & sauce
4.0 out of 5
406 ratings
offer 30 types of poke; poke is defined as "small cuts"; homemade smoker in back is a former metal cabinet (chef calls it "The Diablo 5000")
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Oahu"
  • Hot & Spicy Shrimp
    shrimp cooked shell-on & smothered in a fiery hot tasty red sauce served w/ two scoops of rice; "no refund" policy
  • Shrimp Scampi
    most popular; shrimp marinated in olive oil, fresh chopped garlic and lemon butter; served w/ 2 scoops of rice all drizzled w/ garlic lemon butter and carmelized chunks of garlic; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2998 ratings
started in 1993 operating out of a converted 1953 bread truck; truck now has thousands and thousands of signatures on the shrimp truck itself; to eat like a local (Kama'aina), first suck the shrimp, peel it, then eat it
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  • 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
846 ratings
opened in 2007; hot dogs; bun shipped from Chicago
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Highway Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Highway InnSee Highway Inn Video
(479 ratings)

94-226 Leoku St Map It!
Waipahu, HI 96797
(808) 677-4345
www.myhighwayinn.com
  • Dried Pipikaula
    top seller; cross between marinated beef jerky and dry-aged steak; looks good
  • Lau Lau
    meat (pork, beef or chicken) wrapped in taro leaves and steamed until tender; pork flavor is traditional
4.0 out of 5
479 ratings
opened in 1947; Other Recipes: Haupia
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Hukilau Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hukilau Cafe
(434 ratings)

55-662 Wahinepe'e St Map It!
Laie, HI 96762
(808) 293-8616
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Honolulu"
  • Hukilau Burger
    w/ Teriyaki beef, steak, fried egg and cheese; looks good
  • Loco Moco
    signature dish;grilled patties on rice w/ eggs and gravy
4.0 out of 5
434 ratings
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