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Big Island - looking for recs on sushi - asian food - fish

rete | Jan 23, 2007 12:10 PM

Hello all!

We are flying to the Big Island this Friday to spend 10 wonderful vacation days. We are staying at the Manago Hotel in Captain Cook (I know, I know, we have to try the pork chops, we'll do that!!) but want to enjoy the fantastic freshness of fish.

I have been doing some investigation, and this is what I have come up with so far:

Fujimama: seems to be a bit overpriced? Read somewhere that the sushi is just ok.
Teshima: familiar place that we will hit for sure.
Buns in the Sun for sandwiches
Poke: at KTA or similar (can't wait to try it!!)
Kenichi pacific: great sushi I read.
Imari at Hilton Waikoloa: exceptional japanese cuisine - expensive
Oodles of Noodles (O's bistro)
U Top it for crepes
Hayashi suhi

So, we would really appreciate any tips for:
- Breakfast. We have been once before in the big island, stayed in Hilo and had breakfast everyday at Ke'ns house of pancakes; we were so filled up that usually we did not have anything for lunch and then had an early dinner. Loved it.
- Sushi: to give you an idea of what we like, for those who know New York, we LOVE Ushiwaka Maru, Izakaya Hagi, Sugiyama, Ichimura and sakagura. Never tried yasuda (but I am sure I'll love it) and didn't like Nobu. We love sushi and sashimi, especially ama-ebi, uni, tuna (any kind), kampachi, hamachi... I'd better stop now. One question: is Uni local to Hawaii?. We would be happy to go wherever japanese or local people go for their fix of raw fish.
- Japanese food (cooked)
- Places where fresh fish is deliciously cooked
- Asian food places in general (Thai, Viet, Chinese...)

Well, that is all. I hope I didn't bore you too much with my questions... Thanks in adavnce!!

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