Restaurants in Hawaii

The best eats in paradise are fresh poke, all kinds of seafood served in the most informal way from roving food trucks, shave ice, and the Portuguese-ancestored fritters known as malasadas. Plate lunch restaurants abound throughout the islands, the traditional presentation being a scoop each of white rice and macaroni salad along with the likes of fried mahi mahi, chicken, short ribs, or chili. Loco Moco is a big deal throughout the state. That’s a hearty meal of a burger or two on rice topped with gravy and a fried egg. Yes, it’s eaten for breakfast.

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Poke bowl features bite-size pieces of salmon and eel.

Poke Bowl

Scoops of strawberry, pistachio, and vanilla ice cream accompany a slice of 4-layer chocolate cake.

Ice Cream

Cup is piled high with a rainbow of shaved ices: pineapple, guava, mango

Shaved Ice

Pink, butter-sauced shrimp surround a mound of thin spaghetti noodles

Shrimp

Hawaii’s Best Restaurants

Hawaiian Ice Cones

KAILUA-KONA, HI

Umeke’s

KAILUA-KONA, HI

Cup with pineapple and strawberry guri-guri
Tasaka Guri-Guri

KAHULUI, HI

Tasty Crust

WAILUKU, HI

Home Maid Bakery

WAILUKU, HI

Tin Roof

KAHULUI, HI

Bruddah Hutt’s BBQ Grill

HANA, HI

Gus’ Shave Ice

KIHEI, HI

Dry noodles sprinkled with BBQ pork, sprouts, and scallions
Sam Sato’s

WAILUKU, HI

Coconut Glen’s

HANA, HI

Pono Pies

KAHULUI, HI

Tobi’s Shave Ice

PAIA, HI

Helena’s Hawaiian Food

HONOLULU, HI

Hawaiian Style Cafe

HILO, HI

Side Street Inn

HONOLULU, HI

Maguro Brothers

HONOLULU, HI

Two Ladies Kitchen

HILO, HI

Pancakes topped with passionfruit sauce
Moke’s Bread and Breakfast

HONOLULU, HI

Ichiban Okazuya Hawaii

WAILUKU, HI

Hana Farms

HANA, HI

Bavarian Bistro

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