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5 days in Waikiki

Katgotyourtounge | Aug 6, 2012 12:16 AM

My husband is turning 40 in January and we are going to Waikiki to celebrate. I am pretty sure we are going to stay at the Kaimana hotel. We are planning on taking The Bus most places. I am looking for restaurant suggestions. We mostly want to keep things on the more affordable, less than $30 for 2 end of things. His actual birthday we will do something more expensive. A friend recommended Roy's?

We're from Seattle, though he's originally from Alaska and I am from Monterey, California. We are adventurous eaters, we like nearly everything. I would like recommendations that are full of local's, and easy to get to on foot or the bus. We love happy hours, any type of Asian food, fresh healthy salads and also big juicy burgers. We just want to make sure each meal we're really getting something great. If it's a national chain don't list it, we can go to Buca De Beppo's here, we're looking for something we cant get here.

Our tentative plan includes hiking up Diamond Head one morning, snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, visiting the Pearl Harbor memorial, possibly the Polynesian Cultural Center, maybe a luau. We arrive on a Tuesday afternoon and leave at midnight on a Saturday. Just a short trip, pretty touristy on our activities, but hoping for great food. Plus getting out of Seattle in January is an important mood lifter for us!

We aren't afraid of strip malls, though we do want to have at least one night's worth of dinner and drinks on the beach, or at least close enough to see it. Let me know what you really love. Also the best shave ice places. I love it here, and am excited to have it in it's birthplace. Thanks for any tips!

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