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3452 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
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This is my newest restaurant and everything on the menu has a story: Green banana pastele is a Hawaiian dish influenced by the pastele, a sort of tamale brought by Puerto Rican immigrants who came to Hawaii in the 19th century to work the...
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3441 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
The drinks at this smoothie bar are so packed with seasonal fruit that I need a toothpick for the seeds. The Jack Johnson is almond milk, kombucha, apple, banana, honey, and greens, and the Uluwatu, named after a big surf spot in Bali, is a mix of...
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3408 Waialae Ave #102, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
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Go here for some of the best coffee in town. Perfectly roasted, weighed, and timed pour-overs are a specialty. They use beans from artisanal roasters on the mainland, like Intelligentsia, alongside island-grown beans from Rusty’s Hawaiian and Big...
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1137 11th Ave #101, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
Light and airy, with a shabby-chic feel and an ocean and beach theme, this cool little boutique saved me last Christmas. You can find locally designed clothing and artwork, unique greeting cards, vintage bottles, and shells. This appeared in the...
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3435 Waialae Ave #104, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
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When I opened Town in 2005, it had a Cal-Med menu inspired by Bay Area locavore pioneers Chez Panisse and Zuni Café. Over the last few years, though, we’ve really embraced indigenous Hawaiian ingredients, such as limu sea vegetables, kukui nut,...
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3553 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
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This cavernous Chinese restaurant serves one of the best dim sum brunches in Honolulu, and it’s packed every weekend morning. I love the traditional cart service where you point at what you want as they go by, because you know you can be seated...
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3588 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
At the front of the Queen Theater, there are some antique stores, and it’s all basically classic Hawaiiana: hula girl lamps and old surfboards, vintage aloha shirts. I found a really cool wooden spoon there that I use to make risotto.
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An after-hours restaurant industry hangout, this unpretentious karaoke bar has tuck-and-roll vinyl booths and a nice selection of bourbons and other spirits. The owner is a metalhead, so the karaoke selection has a lot of heavy metal and rock. If...
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1145 12th Ave C, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
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Chef Lee Anne Wong took brunching to a new level with bold fusion dishes like congee rice porridge topped with Portuguese sausage and cinnamon-bacon croutons. Dumplings are her thing, and she always has a dumpling of the day, whether steamed or...
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1156 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
This tiny, throwback Chinese sweet shop is lined with large glass jars full of preserved plums dusted in lee hing muia powder made from dried salted plumsand other preserved and candied fruits. The place will be packed with kids every day after...
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3458 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
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My sandwich and coffee house has a sunny surf vibe. We serve casual lunch fare with produce from farmers and ranchers in the islands. Try the luganeca sausage and slow-roasted pork sandwiches, made with Shinsato pork raised on Oahu. This appeared...