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Henry’s Place (Hawaii 2016)

I mentioned on my post yesterday for Steak Shack that there’s no shortage of hole-in-the-wall eateries in Waikiki. Henry’s Place is another such establishment.
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Steak Shack (Hawaii 2016) – Beachfront Steak and Chicken

Waikiki is known for having many upscale restaurants. There’s also a proliferation of hole-in-the-wall food stalls serving up quality eats. Take, for example, Steak Shack.
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The Pig and the Lady (Hawaii 2016) – Vietnamese Fare in Chinatown

Coming from a city like Vancouver, that has a very vibrant Asian community, we’ve never been impressed by the Chinatown districts of other cities. Sure, the Vancouver Chinatown has declined as well over the years, but it still seems larger and more impressive than other cities like Honolulu, which is about approximately 4 square blocks (depending on how you define the area).
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Coco Cove (Hawaii 2016) – Poke and Mochi Ice Cream

Okay, so everyone that’s been to Waikiki knows about ABC Stores… one, maybe two, on every block and chock full of things that most tourists are looking for including sundries and snacks. Well, Coco Cove doesn’t have as many locations (currently 2 in Waikiki) but it’s not just another ABC Store.
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Anton’s Pasta Bar – Conchiglie Alla Cosentina

She sells seashells by the seashore. The only reason why I bring up this tongue-twister is that I wound up ordering the Conchiglie Alla Cosentina at Anton’s Pasta Bar back in early March.
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Eggs ‘n Things (Hawaii 2016) – Acai Bowl

Whenever we wind up in Hawaii, we always wind up at Eggs ‘n Things (just check out our last post on their flagship shop). They have a few locations in Waikiki and they always seem to be busy.
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Naan Bites – Queensborough Landing

Naan Bites is a popular eatery in Queensborough Landing. I actually tried to come here twice but it was so busy on each visit that I wound up going to nearby Pho Express Angkor instead.
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Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin (Hawaii 2016)

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin is a well-known Japanese eatery that started in the upscale Ginza region of Tokyo in 1927 and has since expanded to Hong Kong, Korea, and even Hawaii.
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Deer Garden Signatures – Malay Laksa Soup

Deer Garden Signatures is a fairly popular chain restaurant. Never having been to the location at Venezia Place before, I had a difficult time actually finding it because it’s located on the second floor of this complex.
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Tour de Feast – Brunch

Tour de Feast is a tiny little French restaurant on the North Shore. Now that I think about it… most French restaurants that I know are tiny.
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Pho Express Angkor – Thai Chicken Satay

My first visit to Pho Express Angkor wasn’t planned. Actually, I had wanted to try the Naan Bites in Queensborough Landing but that place was so busy that I had to find an alternate. Pho Express Angkor turned out to be nearby and I was actually quite pleased with my first visit.
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Ask For Luigi – Tagliatelle

We came to Ask for Luigi for lunch on a February weekend and wound up waiting for quite a long time until we got a free table. I guess that says a lot about how popular this place is… even on the sketchy side of Chinatown.
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