Where to Eat in Oahu, Hawaii

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Greetings from Hawaii! This is the full guide to where to eat in Oahu, Hawaii. It’s all the restaurants and local spots we continue to go back to whenever we visit Oahu. We ate lots of poke, ramen, tonkatsu, shaved ice, sushi and more.

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Poke Bowls in Oahu, Hawaii

  • Ono Seafood
  • Fort Rugers Market
  • Kahuku Superette
  • Yama’s Fish Market
  • Maguro Brothers

Hawaiian Food

Spam Musubi From Musubi Cafe Iyasume: They have a bunch all over town so be sure to stop by!

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck: There are 2 locations, one of which on the North Shore, and normally super busy, I went on the earlier side on a weekday and there wasn’t as big of a line as usual. Serving up traditional Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp with rice!

Fresh Catch: Is a really great local spot. Get the seared tuna!

Plate Lunch:

  • Joes Express Grill: Super quick on the go plate lunch right next to the Honolulu freeway!
  • Helena’s Hawaiian Food: Ask to get all their staples, like the Ribs and Kalua Pork.

Activities to Do

Pineapple Dole Whip from the Dole Plantation: They have tours where they show you the grounds but there is also a big gift shop where you can buy souvenirs and get food. It’s in a really remote area surrounded by beautiful greenz everywhere!

For a quick and easy hike to a gorgeous waterfall (and an amazing view on the way) head to Manoa Falls! It’s green and gorgeous!

Diamond Head is another great, and beautiful hike.

Dessert and Coffee

  • Walia Shaved Ice
  • Matsumoto Shaved Ice
  • Leonard’s Bakery for Malasadas
  • Kokoro Cafe for Ice Cream
  • Kai Coffee
  • Kona Coffee Purveyors
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Sit Down

  • Alan Wong’s
  • Opal Thai
  • Pig and The Lady
  • Piggy Smalls
  • Sushi Izakaya Imanas

Japanese Food

  • Murukame Udon
  • Shirokiya Japanese Walk
  • Tokatsu Ginza Bairin
  • Yokocho Japanese Walk

Tokatsu Ginza Bairin had some of the best pork tonkotsu I’ve ever had as well and it was a really special experience. It’s such a classic in Hawaii and it’s been around for so many years, it’s so authentic and done right.

We started off with a cucumber salad (I just love to always order cucumber salads from freshness and crunch! It’s a great palette cleanser as well) + we ordered their most popular tonkotsu. It came with dipping sauces, rice and a cabbage salad.

What else was really fun about this experience is that you ground up your own sesame seeds to make your tonkotsu sauce. Everything was delicious!

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Head to the Japanese Villages!

There is such a large amount of Japanese food in Hawaii that is NOT to be missed. There are two different kinds that both have great offerings (from the likes of dumplings, tempura, sweets, ramen noodles and more!!). One is in the huge mall in Waikiki called Shirokiya Japan Village Walk. The other one is called Waikiki Yokocho Japanese food hall – where the above picture was taken at ramen stall in the walk called Baikohken.

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Hawaiian Recipes

If you’re looking for Hawaiian recipes, be sure to check out our Ahi Tuna Poke, Garlic Shrimp with Sweet Onion Salad, and Chicken Katsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce.

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