I know I'll be flamed for this observation, but I can't ignore the reality that many recommendations on this board of food in Hawaii are based upon one meal by a tourist who has been to one island once for a few days. Add to that the fact that the tourist may be from Lubbock, Texas (or such), and has never had anything but lunch at Mom's diner ( or an occasional dinner at Denny's). I have much more confidence in the evaluations of people from New York or San Francisco, who really know good food, or from locals. And the fact that a tourist had a good meal at a particular restaurant on a particular island doesn't mean its the best place in the world. We should maintain some perspective when evaluating the reports. Having had a good meal at one place is fine, but you can't say its the best unless you've tried all the others.