Waikiki has many great restaurants, but you’re missing out if you don’t check out what’s beyond the tourist areas in Hawaii. We’ve listed up some of our Hawaii local dishes we order when we grab some grinds outside of Waikiki. If you want to eat like the locals do, you’ve come to the right place.
1) Harry’s Cafe – Corn Beef Hash Loco Moco
Don’t let the industrial area fool you, Harry’s Cafe serves up lots of tasty Hawaii local dishes. We love the Corn Beef Hash Loco Moco. As the name suggests, the patty in this dish contains corn beef hash which makes for a lighter, easier to eat loco moco. Fill your stomach and charge up at Harry’s and you’ll be ready for what the day throws at you.
2) Any Place Cocktail Lounge – Obachan Chicken
Any Place Cocktail Lounge is another hole in the wall that serves up amazing Hawaii local dishes. Definitely try the Obachan Chicken. Obachan means Grandma in Japanese, so our guess is that this recipe has some history behind it. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, wash it all down with an ice cold local beer.
3) Asahi Grill Keeaumoku – Adobo Fried Rice Omelette
Most famous for their Oxtail Soup, this cozy restaurant serves up Japanese and Hawaii local dishes. The Adobo flavored fried rice and the fluffy egg omelette are a match made in heaven! We recommend ordering the dish along with the Oxtail Soup for the best experience.
4) Soba Shingen – Moringa Soba
Eating out constantly can take its toll on the stomach. Soba Shingen is our go to when we want something a little lighter. Shingen serves high quality Soba and Izakaya style Japanese dishes. We recommend their new menu item, Moringa Soba. With many attributed health benefits, Moringa has been getting very popular as a superfood. Shingen kneads the Moringa right in with their high quality Japanese soba to create a light green soba noodle.
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