Hawaii Food: Waikiki

Here is the first of 4 posts outlining the best and worst of our food adventure when we were in Hawaii. If you have questions or would like more info email me at jessecriss@outlook.com

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Eggs’n Things
343 Saratoga Rd
$10-12

Review: This was a very good breakfast place. It was your standard eggs breakfast but the portions were a great size and the service was very good. It was clear after we ordered that pancakes were a must get as everyone had them. We unfortunately didn’t get any but did try one of their fruit bowls and LOVE it.

Score: 4 out of 5 Pineapples

 
 
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Lenard’s Bakery
933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu
$3-10

Review: This was a fantastic bakery and they basically serve a hot donut called Malasadas. I would recommend eating them right away. We let them cool and I feel they lost something in the process. The custard filled ones are fantastic.

Score: 4 out of 5 Pineapples

 

 

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Marukame Udon
2310 Kuhio Ave (By our hotel)
$10
 
Review: Maeukame has a line outside and down the side of the restaurant every time we passed it and it was always busy. This is a fantastic little noodle house and there is a huge variety. You basically pick 

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your noodle bowl, flavor, and then your additives like tempura shrimp/squid, veggies, rice, tempura vegetables and so on. The whole thing functions like a fast food place but everything is fresh and being made right in front of you. If you like ethnic food and love noodle houses this is a MUST stop

Score: 4.5 out of 5 pineapples

 
 
 

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Duke’s Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
$10-15

Review: Very good. I personally picked a bad dish but Twyla had the tacos and they were fantastic and the waffle fries are worth the stop alone. The location is perfect (right on the beach) and there is live music almost every night. Sitting at the bar will get you in faster, but the menu is much smaller. Dukes is an institution and needs to be experienced at least once.

Rating: 4 out of 5 pineapples

 

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1450 Ala Moana Blvd #3253, Honolulu
$10-15

Review: I was very excited to eat at a Bubba Gump’s and it was just okay. I went after the specialty which was coconut shrimp. The shrimp was fine but everything was just over fried. I would eventually have coconut shrimp at a few different places along the journey. However each and every one of them was significantly better then Bubba Gump’s.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 pineapples

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