My husband and I are making our first trip to Hawaii next week, staying at the Outrigger Reef for 7 days. Looking for reasonably priced restaurant recs within a short walk/bus or cab ride from the hotel. I'm willing to eat just about anything but the husband is pickier. Not sure I can talk him into Japanese or Chinese unless they have some fairly mainstream offerings, and sadly no sushi either. He is however very excited to try loco moco and kalua pork.
Already have reservations at Roy's Waikiki and plan to visit Rainbow Drive-In and Leonard's. Might try to get to Helena's but it looks like a pretty long bus ride.
We are from Kansas City so no need for steakhouses, BBQ or Mexican, not that those are necessarily prevalent in Hawaii but we have plenty here. Also prefer to stay away from mainland chains, but I think that isn't a huge risk on this board :)
Also if there are any recommended shave ice places nearby would love to know about them. We will be renting a car one day for a drive up to the North shore and will likely make the requisite visit to Matsumoto, but might like a closer option as well.
Thanks for your help! Can't wait to be there!