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Da Spot Health Foods and Juices Food Truck (Hawaii 2018): Butter Garlic Shrimp

One of the iconic food items from Hawaii (aside from poke) is garlic shrimp… specifically from the countless food trucks that dot the North Shore of Oahu. But if you’re not in the mood for a road trip, you can find garlic shrimp in the heart of Waikiki. We came across a couple of food trucks on the corner lot of Kuhio Avenue and Kanekapolei, next to the Food Pantry.
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Banán Waikiki Beach Shack (Hawaii 2018): Go Bananas!

When I first saw the pictures of banana ice cream served up by a food truck called Banán, I knew that I wanted to try them out. However, with only a short amount of time in paradise, we never found the time to make it out to visit. As luck would have it, Banán has since opened up a location right in the heart of Waikiki, just steps away from the beach.
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Surf Lanai at The Royal Hawaiian (Hawaii 2018): The Royal Bake Shop Banana Bread French Toast and Pink Palace Pancakes

If you’ve been to Waikiki, you’ve probably seen The Royal Hawaiian… with the bright pink facade, it’s difficult to miss this long-standing resort nestled up on the beach. One of the things that they’re known for is their famous banana bread. While we’ve never stayed at The Royal Hawaiian, I’ve read that guests receive this in their rooms when they first arrive. However, you don’t need to stay at The Royal Hawaiian to experience it as they also have an on-site bakery that sells the banana bread.
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Eggs ‘n Things (Universal Citywalk): Osaka 2017

Our first encounter with Eggs ‘n Things was many years ago in Hawaii and what an experience it was! For someone who loves breakfast, Eggs ‘n Things is a dream come true.
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Aloha Plates (Seattle): Kahuku Prawns

Whenever we’re on a road trip that passes by the Seattle area, we tend to make a pit stop at Uwajimaya in Seattle. This way station to the weary is located in the International District of Seattle and is a Japanese grocery store that contains a food court as well as an attached book store.
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Gilligan’s Beach Shack (Hawaii 2017): Garlic Shrimp and Shoestring Fries

There’s always free entertainment in Waikiki… if you know where to look. Whether it’s the torch lighting ceremony, the shows at the International Marketplace, or the ever popular fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Speaking of which, We were checking out the fireworks on our second-to-last day in Waikiki and decided to grab some food from Gilligan’s Beach Shack.
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Da Hawaiian Poke Company (Hawaii 2017): Da Works!

As I mentioned previously, we were really looking forward to our trip to Hawaii because there’s really no substitute for Hawaiian poke. So it’s really no surprise that, after our visit to Ono Seafood, we headed over to another nearby poke place.
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Goofy Cafe & Dine (Hawaii 2017): French Toast and Hawaiian Omelette

I’m always looking for new breakfast spots in Honolulu and one place that has been on my list for a couple of years has been Goofy Cafe & Dine on Ala Moana Blvd. Whenever we pass by this place, it always seems busy so that must be a good thing.
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Ono Seafood (Hawaii 2017): Classic Hawaiian Poke

Ono Seafood is well named – “ono” in Hawaiian means “delicious” and everything about the fresh seafood poke here screams deliciousness. This little hole-in-the-wall place has been on our must visit list since we first tried them out.
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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Hawaii 2017): Happy Hour

Sansei Seafood Restaurant and DK Steakhouse have been two of our favourite spots to dine in Waikiki since we first found them a few years ago. And although we were aiming to try a bunch of new restaurants, the pull of delicious food from Sansei Seafood couldn’t keep us away.
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Honolulu Juice Factory (Hawaii 2017): Passion Mango Tea with Sweet Potato Mochi

While waiting for our skewers from Carp Dori in the Shirokiya Japan Village Walk, I decided that we needed something to drink and figured the best place to go would be the Honolulu Juice Factory, also conveniently located in the Japan Village Walk.
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Maui Brewing Co. (Hawaii 2017): Happy Hour Appies

Early this year, Maui Brewing Co. opened up a brewpub right in the heart of Waikiki. We noticed it right away as it was close to the new International Marketplace and they open early at 7am. Since they offer 50% off appies, we made sure to check them out during our visit.
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