This can be a broad topic, or feel free to help with my more specific issue:
I just moved to Kailua and I've seen so many small, mom n pop type places especially in Kaneohe. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, local, you name it. So since I don't have unlimited funds or calories to expend, any thoughts on how to pick which to try? I just know there are hidden (to me) gems just waiting to be eaten, but I don't know how to find them. I do note places that pop up in discussions here. I am hoping that Yelp isn't the answer.