Ate at a whole bunch of places on Oahu. I will give you highlights and a little detail.
Kaka'ako Kitchen in Ward Center- Furikake Tempura Catfish w/ ponzu sauce- Very nice food in a take out tray. Would revisit.
Kuni Restaurant in Waipahu- Misoyaki butterfish and tempura- standard fare, nothing too special to mention.
Boots and Kimo in Kailua-Corned beef, tomato, cheese omelet and banana pancakes with mac nut sauce. Both were very good. Somehow, the corned beef and tomato made a very good combination of flavors resulting in a very tasty omelet.
Side Street Inn- Fried Pork Chop(wow, this is killer),fried rice, lillikoi spare ribs, fried tofu poke, portuguese clams, misoyaki chicken, fried butter pound cake w/vanilla ice cream. Very casual and the food is all great. Huge portions, come hungry.
Shiro Saimen Haven- saimen of course.
Giovanni Shrimp Truck- 12 garlic shrimp and rice for 12 bucks.
Alan Wong's- Chef's Tasting Menu- enough said- always good.
Pineapple Room at Ala Moana Mall-seared ahi tuna w/ salad, loco moco, kona coffee panna cotta, plantation ice tea. Loco moco is the best I've had. The plantation ice tea is addicting.
Gina's BBQ-honolulu korean plate lunch-kalbi, spicy chicken, bulgogi- korean side dishes.
Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch and Crab- Honolulu- crab cake sandwich and tator tots-tots are garlic and spicy. Would prefer to go for breakfast.
Like Like Drive Inn- Fried rice and eggs, french pancakes w/ guava
Kua Aina Burger-Ward Center- Bacon Cheddar Cheese burger and fries. I had a taste of the burger at Pineapple Room and it was a little better than Kua Aina. Still Kua Aina is a quality burger. Fries were limp.
3660 on the Rise- honolulu- Five spice crispy quail with mushroom scallion fried rice, 3660 sampler plate. A bit more casual and local than AW's but food quality and quantity was very good.
Taishoken Ramen- Honolulu- Spicy tsukemen ramen and chashu rice. Hawaii outlet of famous ramen place in Tokyo.
Chef Mavro- 4 course meal- menu is online. The food and service here are on par with AW's. Would have a hard time choosing if I had to only pick one.
Boulevard Saimen- Won Ton Saimen- The wontons were really fat and tasty, but still prefer the noodles and broth at Shiro's.
Malasada truck at the Aloha Swap meet- cinnamon and sugar
Agnes Port. Bake Shop- Coconut bun-go early or there is nothing left
Island Snow- shaved ice
Matsumoto Shaved Ice-
Liliha Bakery- Coco puff and lilikoi malasada
Nisshoda Candy Shop- chichi dango, peanut butter mochi
Samurai Goody Goody- haupia chocolate frozen dessert
Wailoa Shaved Ice-
Leonard Jr Bakery- Haupia and chocolate malasada
KC Original Waffle Dog-