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  • Citrus Avocado Poke
    poke (seasoned raw tuna cubes), topped w/ avocado salsa, sesame citrus oil on fried wonton shell; looks good
  • Stuffed Chicken
    lightly dusted chicken breast stuffed w/ three cheese blend, rosemary & prosciutto; pan seared & finished w/ Kona coffee "Red Eye" gravy; served w/ mashed potatoes & fresh seasonal sauteed veggies; available for dinner only
4.0 out of 5
529 ratings
joint w/ island flair w/ a Southern attitude serving fresh flavors, local ingredients & menu items made from scratch
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Fresh Catch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fresh CatchSee Fresh Catch Video ($$)
(577 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
577 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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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck ($$)
(4080 ratings)

56-505 Kamehameha Hwy Map It!
Kahuku, HI 96731
(808) 293-1839
www.giovannisshrimptruck....
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
4080 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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Grandma's Coffee House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grandma's Coffee House ($$)
(315 ratings)

9232 Kula Hwy Map It!
Kula, HI 96790
(808) 878-2140
grandmascoffee.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food (New), Episode: "Maui, HI"
  • Banana Macadamia Nut Pancake
    made all from local ingredients
4.0 out of 5
315 ratings
roasting & blending Maui Organic coffee since 1918
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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
993 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 ($$)
(625 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
625 ratings
opened in 1947; Other Recipes: Haupia
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Hukilau Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hukilau Cafe ($)
(524 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
524 ratings
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  • Big Island Pizza
    thin crust individual-sized pizza w/ slow roasted kalua pork, mozzarella, fresh pineapple, Hawaiian sweet chili sauce
  • Guava BBQ Ribs
    baby back pork ribs, house guava-lilikoi BBQ sauce, grilled pineapple slaw & brown rice or house-cut french fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1965 ratings
since 1994; offering ocean-side dining, wonderful views of Kailua Bay, spectacular sunsets & always "service with Aloha"; Other Recipes: Tropical Salsa
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Jawaiian Irie Jerk Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jawaiian Irie Jerk Restaurant [CLOSED] ($$)
(529 ratings)

3574 Waialae 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 ya...it'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
529 ratings
[CLOSED]; also a food truck
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JJ Dolan's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
JJ Dolan'sSee JJ Dolan's Video ($$)
(1208 ratings)

1147 Bethel St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 537-4992
www.jjdolans.com
As Seen On:
Man Finds Food, Episode: "Food Abides"
  • 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
1208 ratings
"an Irish pub with New York style pizza from two guys in Chinatown" (from its website)
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Kilauea Fish Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kilauea Fish MarketSee Kilauea Fish Market Video ($$)
(719 ratings)

4270 Kilauea Rd Map It!
Kilauea, HI 96754
(808) 828-6244
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Road Trip"
  • Ahi Wrap Wrap
    top seller; secret is homemade sesame island dressing; looks good
4.0 out of 5
719 ratings
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Maui Brick Oven: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Maui Brick Oven ($$)
(514 ratings)

1215 S Kihei Rd Map It!
Kihei, HI 96753
(808) 875-7896
mauibrickoven.com
  • Fish & Chips
    beer battered local fish; Guy substituted fries w/ onion rings; looks good
  • Paradise Pesto Pizza
    seasoned sausage, artichoke hearts, pepperoncini, Greek olives, sweet onion & feta w/ pesto sauce
4.0 out of 5
514 ratings
serving gluten-free food; both chefs have celiac disease...which means they must avoid even trace amounts of gluten
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Mike's Huli Chicken: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mike's Huli ChickenSee Mike's Huli Chicken Video ($$)
(832 ratings)

47-525 Kamehameha Hwy Map It!
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 277-6720
www.mikeshulichicken.com
  • Char Siu Pork
    sliced pork shoulder marinated in red colored soy-based sauce overnight & roasted in custom-built BBQ rotisserie; served w/ side of hot mustard sauce; looks good
  • Huli Chicken
    2.5-3 lb chicken brined, seasoned & slow-roasted over custom-built BBQ rotisserie; served w/ side of Mike's Secret Sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
832 ratings
since 2010; Hawaiian-style lunch roadside wagon; Other Recipes: Garlic Shrimp
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Murphy's Bar & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Murphy's Bar & GrillSee Murphy's Bar & Grill Video ($$)
(490 ratings)

2 Merchant St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 531-0422
murphyshawaii.com
4.0 out of 5
490 ratings
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Nico's Pier 38: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Nico's Pier 38See Nico's Pier 38 Video ($$)
(3362 ratings)

1129 N Nimitz Hwy Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 540-1377
www.nicospier38.com
4.0 out of 5
3362 ratings
French chef; restaurant at pier; get fish at auction house across street in early morning (freshest fish); "$30-dishes for under $10"
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Opal Thai: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Opal ThaiSee Opal Thai Video ($$)
(497 ratings)

1030 Smith St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 381-8091
opalthai.com
  • 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
497 ratings
originally a food truck; moved from airing Haleiwa location; Other Recipes: Thai Stir-Fry
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  • SSS Duck
    whole duck season boiled, then battered & deep-fried; topped w/ SSS (spicey, sweet, sour) sauce; "I would fly from CA just to come have this at least twice a year...fantastic!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Thai Pork Larb Wrap
    pork larb (seasoned ground pork) wrapped in tortilla; served w/ side of peanut sauce & fries
4.0 out of 5
371 ratings
family owned & operated serving casual Thai restaurant in a cozy atmosphere
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Paia Fish Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Paia Fish MarketSee Paia Fish Market Video ($$)
(1857 ratings)

100 Baldwin Ave Map It!
Paia, HI 96779
(808) 579-8030
www.paiafishmarket.com
  • Fish Tacos
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
1857 ratings
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Pig & The Lady: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pig & The LadySee Pig & The Lady Video ($$)
(2322 ratings)

83 N King St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 585-8255
thepigandthelady.com
As Seen On:
Man Finds Food, Episode: "Food Abides"
  • 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
2322 ratings
started in 2011 as a pop-up in farmers market...now 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)
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Rainbow Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rainbow Drive-In ($)
(4185 ratings)

3308 Kanaina Ave Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 737-0177
www.rainbowdrivein.com
  • 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
4185 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
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Side Street Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Side Street Inn ($$)
(1730 ratings)

1225 Hopaka St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 591-0253
sidestreetinn.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Feast Special"
  • 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
1730 ratings
opened in 1992
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Star Noodle: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Star Noodle ($$)
(5852 ratings)

286 Kupuohi St Map It!
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 667-5400
www.starnoodle.com
  • Hapa Ramen
    signature dish; rich pork broth, roast pork, soft boiled egg, choi sum, kamaboko, bamboo shoots, mayu, Aka miso w/ house made noodles; looks good
  • Vietnamese Crepe
    shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, Nuoc Cham; eat as lettuce wrap; "it's so good that if this is the only thing you got to come and have to eat in your whole visit to Hawaii, it'd be worth it...I promise you, you will not forget it!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
5852 ratings
opened in 2010; serving Asian-Island fusion cuisine
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  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 3 hrs, then braised in beer & water for 5 hrs; optional beer-based BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Tofu Burger
    chopped grilled tofu, textured vegetable protein, veggies, black beans, spinach, vegan chorizo sausage & spices; topped w/ red pepper aioli, red onions, roma tomatoes, baby romaine on Hawaiian bun; "it's outrageous...I mean great flavor...that burger's money!"-Guy Fieri; actually looks good
4.0 out of 5
282 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2010; restored gas station; featuring local, farm-to-table sustainably-oriented businesses at a rustic, convenient location
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Three's Bar & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Three's Bar & Grill ($$)
(1865 ratings)

1945 S Kihei Rd Map It!
Kihei, HI 96753
(808) 879-3133
threesbarandgrill.com
  • Asian Inspired Beer Can Chicken
    maui brew co. coconut porter, citrus-hoisin glaze, bacon fried brussel sprouts, russet mashed potatoes (limited availability)
  • Three's Traditional Ramen
    locally made iwamoto family noodles, soy pork dashi broth, six-minute egg, kimchee shiitake mushrooms, crispy braised pork belly, fresh corn, local kale, nori, green onions
4.0 out of 5
1865 ratings
3 chefs, surfers & friends starting a catering business in 2009 that eventually led to brick-and-mortar joint; serving Hawaiian, Southwestern & Pacific Rim cuisine
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Uahi Island Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Uahi Island GrillSee Uahi Island Grill Video ($$)
(439 ratings)

33 Aulike St Map It!
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 266-4646
www.uahiislandgrill.com
  • Mandarin Duck Confit
    slow-poached duck leg w/ anise-orange glaze; served on rice w/ choi sum; available only Fridays & Saturdays
  • Red Curry Grilled Fish
    fresh grilled fish in a medium-spicy Thai red curry; served on rice w/ green papaya salad; looks good
4.0 out of 5
439 ratings
opened in 2007; "contemporary cuisine, vintage aloha" (from its website); moved from airing location (131 Hekili St)
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