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Anniversary in Hawaii

thirtyeyes | Oct 10, 2013 08:36 PM

Parents are marking 50 years of marriage in Hawaii and the family is assembling in December to celebrate. Dad was born in Kahuku but left many, many years ago.

So, I've done a bit of research on my own, but I am interested to know which restaurants are best able to handle largish parties. We are 11 adults and 2 children. We will eat anything not tied down and some things that are.

Most of us are some significant portion of Japanese, though Pops is the only one who is 100%. I say this because we are particularly fond of Asian food: Sushi, Izakaya style, Ramen, your various Chinese cuisines esp. Dim Sum, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, etc. And of course we are all looking for some outstanding plate lunch with Lau Lau and/or Poke…maybe a good breakfast diner with Spam and Eggs.

We’re on the eastside, so things near Kaneohe would be nice, but we’ll travel for food.

So, I need a little help. Where is the best place to order a big sushi/sashimi platter for a home dinner party? How about the best lau lau? Spam and eggs? Saimin? Also fond of Spanish style tapas, but not expecting that in Hawaii.

Thinking about visiting some of the below? How would they do with 11 adults and 2 kids? Which ones should I skip? What am I missing? Where would you take 10 of your best friends? Any help would be appreciated!

Dim Sum:
Mei Sum
Fook Lam
Char Hut Sung (for Takeout)

Pa Ke
<Any others in Honolulu?
Any of the above Dim Sum places do good dinner?>

Korean BBQ:
Ah Lang
Gina’ BBQ
<What else? Prefer AYCE buffet and/or place with large tables>

Shrimp Truck:
Mike’s Huli Huli
<Any new trucks?>

Pho Bistro 2 in Honolulu
<Got to be more…Anything on Kaneohe side?>

Sushi Izakaya Gaku
<Any decent sushi for large parties? Ramen?>

Markets/Poke/Plate lunch:
Tamura (Market)
Ono Hawaiian Food
Ruger Market
Dean’s Drive In
Leonard’s Bakery for malasadas
Highway Inn
Windward Mall Farmer’s Market
Hukilau Cafe

Shave Ice:
Shimazu Store

Nice Restaurant:
Haleiwa Joe’s (Kaneohe location)
<Where else for a nice sit down dinner, big party, 2 kids?>

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