Spent a week in Sept 2007, as usual, eating some great food in Oahu. After reading the hole in the wall thread, we tried to visit a few. Here is a quick synopsis of where we ate.
Shiro's Saimen Haven- Won Ton Mein with Vegetables- got off the plane, drove here, ate- always very good.
Leonard's- Chocolate and Haupia Malasada- both highly recommended.
Tanioka's- Dried Poke, Limu Poke, Spicy Shoyu Poke, Spicy Marlin Poke- All were fresh and delicious- Dried Poke was extra delicious.
Liliha Bakery- Coco Puffs and the lightest fluffiest pancakes we ever ate.
Helen's Hawaiian Foods-Pipikaula Style Short Ribs, Kalua Pig, Haupia, Onions and Salt. My SO commented that she hasn't onions and salt since she was young- this was definitely old school.
Side Street Inn- We actually went here twice. Stick to basics and don't dive too deep into the menu-
Top Tier-Fried Pork Chops, Garlic Soy Beans, Beef Poke, Tofu Poke.
Second Tier- Chicken Misoyaki, Chicken Salad, Smoked Pork, Fried Noodles,
Souvaly Thai Cuisine- Crispy Fried Chicken Curry, Stuffed Angel Wings.
Pineapple Room-Butter poached lobster, Curry braised short ribs, Plantation Ice Tea. Having eaten here for dinner for the first time (we always eat lunch only here), I was truly impressed by the food and would bypass Alan Wong's and come here instead.(less crowded and noisy with the same quality of food). Also, its easier to get a reservation at the last minute.
Boots and Kimo- Port. Sausage and Swiss Cheese Omelet- This was a great combination. Banana Mac Nut Pancakes- We have to have this when we go.
Teddy's Bigger Burger- Cheeseburger. They had a lot of different flavored fries to choose from but it is a granulated sprinkled powder that is mixed into the fries, I will pass next time on the flavored fries.
Mitsu-Ken- Garlic Chicken Plate- This is worth risking the parking ticket to get this chicken.Giant pieces of fried chicken with a hint of garlic. Wow.
Tsukenjo's- Roast Pork and Gravy Plate and Fried Noodle Plate- This place is not worth the risk of getting a parking ticket.