Went to waikiki for the Kokua festival....just stayed in waikiki.....keep in mind the focus on the weekend was drinking and music, not food....
Yardhouse (twice): liked the buffalo wings, hated the nachos
Dukes (thrice): chicken sandwhich was horrible. dry bread, dry chicken. fries were good. lunch buffett was cheap...and lots to choose..what i expected for the price.
Food mart grocery: had some poke...just to try some...wasn't that great. Liked the Beard's Papa cream puff
Cheeseburgers in Paradise: hated it. got the teriyaki burger..overpriced and the burger sucked.
Fattys chinese in the International Marketplace: looked good but only had time to get from the steam table...soy sauce chicken was good, but the sweet and sour shrimp sucked...the breading was a bit soggy inside.....
Galaxy Coffee house: just got a portugese sausage omellete...not bad, just average.
L&L's: damn grubbin....got the combo with beef stew, teriyaki and a hamburger...wow!
Jackies Kitchen @ Ala Moana: probably one of the best hamburgers I ever had (mango burger). they overcooked it (asked medium rare but got it medium to medium well)..but it was still good...the hawaiian bread bun, the mango salsa with what tasted like oyster sauce and mango.....so good.....came with sweet potato fries......also had some good crab wontons...the shumai was a bit weaker....
I was going to go to the pineapple room but my brother didn't really want to go after seeing the menu...next time.