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Prima (Kailua Town Center,108 Hekili Street, Kailua)

Prima is a modern American restaurant that also features kiawe wood fired brick oven pizzas.  While using fresh local meats & produce, Chef Lindsey Ozawa, Chef Kevin Lee, and Chef Alejandro Briceno’s menu consists of many different flavors that customers can experience through share plate style eating. The menu is subject to changes due to […]

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Nico’s at Pier 38

In 2004, the original Nico’s at Pier 38 seated 80 people under a green awning in a carved out corner of the POP Fishing & Marine building located in the heart of the Pier 38 Honolulu Fishing Village.  Soon word got out about the fresh fish and flavors coming from this lunch hot spot popular […]

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Mariposa (1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu)

Located within Neiman Marcus department store is this restaurant, which was the consecutive seven-year winner of the prestigious Hale ‘Aina Award.  From creative sandwiches to regionally inspired entrees and house-made desserts, this chic eatery has just the sumptuous something for any appetite. Take in a legendary Hawaiian sunset from your table on the open-air lanai […]

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Helena’s Hawaiian Food

This well-rated Honolulu restaurant has earned a solid reputation for serving tasty Hawaiian food (it was even featured on the Travel Channel’s show “Man vs. Food”).  Popular items served here include the Kalua Pig Roast, short ribs Pipikaula style, lomi salmon, poke fish with opihi, and fried ahi.  

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TROLLEY

For visitors looking for Waikiki transportation and an easy way to visit nearby attractions, the trolley is an affordable option.  The routes and destinations are not as extensive as TheBus, but the trolley goes to most major visitor attractions and offer tickets for unlimited rides over a certain number of days.    Tickets start at […]

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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

Located within walking distance of the Arizona Memorial, the Bowfin Submarine Museum boasts a 10,000-square-foot interior featuring over 4,000 submarine-related artifacts, from recruiting posters to battle flags, and one-of-a-kind exhibits including a cutaway Poseidon missile with its inner workings on full display. Launched one year to the day after the events of December 7, 1941, […]

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Rinka (1500 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu)

This Japanese restaurant has a huge following with tourists from Tokyo and other Japanese cities who happen to be passing through Hawaii.  That unto itself is an endorsement to the credibility of its menu, which is categorized into fried and boiled, shabu shabu and hotpot, sushi and sashimi, udon and donburi.  Other items served here […]

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Roy’s Hawaii Kai

This restaurant serves Hawaiian inspired Euro-Asian cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients, and perfectly-paired wines brilliant wines.  Roy’s service and cuisine have won Hale Aina Awards’ Restaurant of the Year four times, and countless other Hale Aina Awards every year, including Best Oahu Restaurant, Best Service, Best Wine List, Best Wine Program, and Best Place […]

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Soul de Cuba Café

This restaurant, in serving Cuban cuisine, already stands out, since there are so few of these places in Hawaii.  Its owner, Jesus Puerto, brought not only Cuban cuisine to Honolulu, but his country’s welcoming atmosphere (complete with Salsa music) and crowd-pleasing drinks.  These days, Soul de Cuba has also branched out to New Haven, Connecticut […]

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La Mer (Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu)

Celebrated as Hawaii’s longest, consecutively ranked AAA 5 Diamond Restaurant, La Mer blends elevated service with exceptional cuisine, all with extraordinary views of the Pacific. Tranquil, graceful and refined, La Mer epitomizes superlative fine dining, and is Honolulu’s most sought-after restaurant.  Its internationally acclaimed menu features local, tropical ingredients in dishes inspired by flavors from […]