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Oahu Waikiki vacay

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by bluesteel731, May 31, 2014.

  1. May 31, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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    Hey guys,
    so this isn't my first time in Oahu but I'am looking for more than just tourist like eats and tours. I will be with a first timer and 2 others that have been to HNL before but I'm looking for something that stands out. ie: waterfalls and hidden away gems. could someone be ever so kind to point me in the right direction? I will be renting a vehicle if that helps.

    so far Alan Wongs and Morimoto are on the resos already but I want the rest to be all happy hour, hole in the wall and triple D's

    So far I've been to

    Mike's huli huli
    Giovannis
    Romy's
    Kissaten
    Matsugen
    yardhouse
    sway
    gyu-kaku
    marukame udon
    Ono Hawaiian foods
    Mikawon

    Places next on the list

    Lulu's
    Mac 24/7
    Farmers open market
    Pah Ke's
    side street inn
    Vino
    Little village
    Doraku
    The pig and the lady
    Boots and Kimos homestlye kitchen
    Nicos at pier 38
    rainbow drive Inn
    Sweet home Waimanalo
     
  2. May 31, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    thanks in advance to anyone that chimes in :hungry:
     
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    U here now or planning a trip?
     
  4. May 31, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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    you sure have a lot of good food on that list already!

    in town area....
    Ichiriki Nabe is great too
    Goma Tei ramen Spicy Tan tan is winners

    little outside of town.
    Alicias Market (Sweet Onion Tako poke and other pokes are great) They also have smoked brisket and roasted pork and many other plate lunches. small little hole in the wall market check this out for sure!

    north shore side...

    Paala Kai Mini Market for Fried chicken and Musubi then go next door to Paala Kai Bakery and get some snow puffies
     
  5. Jun 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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    planning, will be in town June 23 till June 30
     
  6. Jun 1, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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    I think Mac 24/7 has gone down in quality since they opened. I am more into the fine dining, so I like places like Hokus, Le Bistro, Alan Wongs and Roys (in that order :)) Not too many nice hidden waterfalls here. If you want that, you have to go to Maui or Kauai.
    Last time I went up to Waimea falls park on the north shore, there is a big lifeguard tower and they make you wear a life vest to swim in the pond :rolleyes:
     
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    Helena's, Yama's, Gina's, Fresh Catch, Ono's Seafood, Goma Tei, Sushi ii
     
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    Young's Fish market or Mitche's Fish Market are good.
     
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    Another vote for sushi ii. Live baby abalone and salmon collar. My good friend is a waitress there.
     
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    Yakiniku Glad on kapahulu. Very reasonable.
     
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    side street is always a win
    early bird special at sanseis is also a mega win
     
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    Notable dishes at Alan Wong's are the Opihi Shooters, Sashimi and Avocado Stack, The ginger crusted onaga (snapper), and try the Coconout sorbet for dessert.

    Another upscale yet reasonably priced restaurant that you may want to check out it 3660 on the rise. Ahi katsu and The New York alaea are my favorites there.

    I see that you've been to Ono's, some other good Hawaiian food can be found at Kapahulu Poi factory, and Helena's on school street.

    For a snack, I just found this place, Hawaiian chip company. Its located in an industrial area of Kalihi on Republican st. You can get taro and sweet potato chips, cooked while you wait. They're awesome when fresh and still hot! I'd go to a liquor store and get some beers first!

    What area will you be staying in? edit, just read the title..
     
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    7 days give or take some jet lag.. you have a bunch already on your list..

    Haven't been to Mitch's in a while, but last time i was there, win.
    It kinda all depends on what you want. Boots and Kimo's (iMHO) has gone down in portions and everything since they became a huge tourist trap.. I've seen busses stop right there to let out ppl. Back in the day, that place was awesome portions and good to go..
    If you head out to the leeward side, no one has had anything bad to say (other than the wait) at the kapolei sushi bay. The owner was an owner at kuru kuru, portions are good and prices are even better. I have yet to try Le bistro, but I plan on it soon.
    A good favorite is hiroshi's in restaurant row.. The seafood is great. And for seafood or any other food, can't beat nicos or even uncles..
     
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    LeBistro is my wife's favorite restaurant. She always gets the beef quartet and I like the colorado rack of lamb when they have it as a special. Very good service, and we have never left disappointed. We just had our wedding reception there, no complaints except for the corkage fee we paid for all the champagne we brought. Definitely worth checking out.
     
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    Wow thanks for the great feedback guys,
    sorry for the late reply, been super busy with work, truck mods and home life.

    skydiving and shark cage diving is also on the list as well,
    I skydived with pacific last time i was there in Sept 2013
    I've forgotten which company did the cage dive but will be looking for recommendations, will keep everyone posted as to what direction I'll be going.
     
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    That is two things I have never done. But on quite a few dive sessions we had a shark or two around us. 8ft tiger off Waikiki beach. Was probably 6' but it looked massive to me :eek:
     
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    tigers and great whites are something I'd like to see though I know tigers are alot more common than whites in your waters.

    anybody is more than welcome to come join for either event.
     
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    Side street inn is always good, Helena's is rediculous, I like buffets for variety so Tsukiji is good, nothing beats a late night zippys run, Giovanni's for garlic shrimp, ka'ena point hike is awesome
     
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