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    Try to be hungry :)
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  • 4 Eggs, 2 hamburgers, rice and gravy for breakfast
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  • Loco Moco for breakfast
    Loco Moco for breakfast
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    Papa Ole's: Awesome local food

    by scaleguy Written Mar 14, 2013

    Small place run by a local family. The food is amazing and reasonably priced. There are many choices and variety of food available. Meet the locals and feel the real Hawaii in this family atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: Loco Moco for breakfast.

    4 Eggs, 2 hamburgers, rice and gravy for breakfast Loco Moco for breakfast Try to be hungry :)
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    Ono Hawaiian Food: Food That Comforts

    by Phalaenopsis03 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ever since Hal first ate at Ono in '95, he's made it a point to come back whenever he's on Oahu. This vacation was no different, except for the fact that I joined him. Dining at Ono is like eating at your grandma's house. Little old ladies waiting on you and serving you some good ol' fashioned home cook'n... Hawaiian style. Best way to describe it is Hawaiian comfort food. Since I wasn't too hungry (or so I thought at the time of ordering), I just decided to get the Portuguese sausage side with rice, while Hal ordered his favorite, the Kalua Pig Plate. But little did I know that I'd be taking from Hal's dish the entire dinner. Sorry Hal. And here's a local tip folks, you dip the kalua pig in the poi and not the other way around. By the way, the poi was pretty good by itself, but add the pig and it's really yummy. Glad Hal took me to one of his old stomping grounds.

    Favorite Dish:
    Kalua Pig Plate ($13), which includes:
    ~kalua pig
    ~pipikaula (jerky)
    ~lomi salmon
    ~haupia (coconut pudding)
    ~choice of rice or poi (fresh or day old, but grandma suggested the fresh poi for us "hoales")

    Note: Tip originally written on Oct. 23 for Oct. 2009 visit to Oahu.

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    Ono Hawaiian Foods: Hawaiian food at its best

    by 2rs Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This place is not a fancy looking reaturant, but is considdered one of the best places to go for Hawaiian food in Honlulu/Waikiki. It's quite popular so don't be surprised if there's a line outside on the street and you have to wait 10 min. to get seated.

    Favorite Dish: The Laulau plate.

    Laulau - Pork wraped in taro leaves
    Lomi salmon - Salad of salted salmon, tomatoes and white and spring onions
    Poi - Taro paste
    Haupia - Coconut pudding

    This dish is real Hawaiian food, probably eaten by the hawaiians ever since they populated the islands.

    For a delicious picture of this meal, look at Kodi01's Waikiki restaurant tips

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    Singha Restaurant: My Favorite Hawaiian Food is Thai!

    by AKtravelers Updated Dec 6, 2005

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    My favorite restaurant in Waikiki is Singha, the Thai restaurant catty-corner to the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Not only is the food delicious, but about every 20 minutes, Thai dancers appear doing exquisite traditional dances (watch how far back they can stretch their fingers -- amazing!). If I am in Honolulu for a week, I will generally eat there twice, if not three times.

    Favorite Dish: I generally like their fresh fish dishes in Thai spice or curry. Their ahi is best cooked rare inside -- it's sushi grade. And, if they have it, get the sticky rice and mango for dessert!

    The dancers at Singha always please
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    Helena's Hawaiian Foods: Authentic Hawaiian at "Helena's Hawaiian Foods"

    by Erin74 Written Jan 6, 2004

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    Helena's Hawaiian Foods is one of the best places on Oahu to sample real, Hawaiian food in a local environment. I'd read about this place in some old guidebook and we decided to go check it out. The area isn't fancy and neither is the restaurant. It's folding chairs at plain tables and a walk-up counter where you place your order. The diners all seemed to be locals with their kids. There are awards all over the walls and photos of Helena with various people of importance. Everyone here is very friendly.

    ** Note: Helena's only accepts cash, no credit cards!

    Favorite Dish: You can order items a la carte or in combinations. We ordered "Menu A"-- this included Kalua Pig, Lomi Salmon, Poi, Rice and a coconut dessert that sort of had the consistency of jell-o. We really liked the pig, the poi and the dessert, but just couldn't get used to the taste of the salmon, which is served cold and sort of jellied. That's the thing about local foods-- sometimes you like them, sometimes you don't. But they're good to try.

    I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to sample authentic local cuisine in an unpretentious environment.

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  • Ono Hawaiian Foods: Warm comfort food

    by dare2d4l Written Dec 11, 2006

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    They have very good local food.....try the laulau or the beef stew, or if you aren't quite sure, order the combination plates

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