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Oahu: Cheap 'n Tasty


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Oahu: Cheap 'n Tasty

Megan | | Mar 12, 2005 05:35 PM

We are going to Oahu from March 21-25. We're staying in Honolulu but we'll have a rental car. I've poured over the posts and several websites to get some options for where we can eat and I'm so excited! My fiance and I (as well as two friends that will be joining us) love cheap, local & tasty foods and restaurants.

I'm not expecting a comment on each place (and I realise we will be stuffed before we even get a few restaurants into the list) but if there is something *amazing* that should be eaten at a particular place, or a great restaurant that we've missed that fits the Asian-Hawaiian-cheap-delicious list I compiled, please fill us in!

In addition, I'd love input on any markets to get local food treats to snack on (and to bring home as souvineers). My fiance wants to stock up on Li Hing Mui dried fruit. Good sources?

I want to stuff myself with fresh fruit (I've been freezing in still-snowy upstate NY for months); is it best to just buy from grocery stores?

Any local festivals happening during our stay? Also, advice on whether or not to go to a luau (with great food, of course) would be appreciated. They are so expensive- is it a hopelessly touristy experience or something fun you really should do in Hawaii?


Shave Ice
66-087 Kamehameha Hwy. (North Shore)

Champion Malasada
1926 S. Beretania St.

933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu

Liliha Bakery
Liliha Bakery coco puff
515 N. Kuakini St.

Char Hung Sut Restaurant
manapua (Hawaiian steamed buns)
64 N. Pauahi St.

Royal Kitchen
manapua (Hawaiian steamed buns)
100 N Beretania St #175

manapua, noodles, Chinese treats
3620-A Wai‘alae Avenue

Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory
dim sum
505 Kalihi St or 98-040 Kamehameha Highway

Ba-Le Sandwich Shops
banh mi
150 North King Street

Gina's Korean BBQ
2919 Kapi'olani Blvd

okazu-ya (japanese style take out)
2710 S. King St.

Gulik Deli
okazu-ya (japanese style take out)
1512 Gulick Ave.

Palace Saimin
1256 N. King St.

Shiro's Saimin Haven
98-020 Kamehameha Hwy

Kaka‘ako Kitchen
Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.

Boots and Kimo's on Hekili
pulehu (grilled short ribs)
131 Hekili St., Kailua

Ono Hawaiian Foods
726 Kapahulu Avenue

Kua ‘Aina Sandwich Shop
66-214 Kamehameha Highway.
Ward Village (across Ward Centre), 1116 Auahi

Romy's Shrimp Shack
56-781 Kamehameha Highway

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