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Goma Tei Ramen at the International Marketplace (Hawaii 2017): Char Siu Ramen and Curry Loco Moco

Goma Tei Ramen is a Japanese noodle house that’s located on the top floor of the newly renovated International Marketplace in Waikiki. For those that remember the former International Marketplace as a dizzying array of Hawaiian trinket and souvenir shops, you’re in for a big surprise when you come back here. While they’ve saved the large banyan tree, the marketplace itself is quite modern now and resembles many of the other upscale outdoor shopping malls in Hawaii.
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Shokudo Restaurant: Kushiage and Kitsune Udon

Shokudo is a Japanese restaurant that recently moved into the former Amorosa Pasta House location on Edmonds and 6th St (Amorosa moved next door to combine with their Greek Santali House).
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Oka-San Kitchen – Momma’s Poke Bowl

The one drawback to vacationing in Hawaii is having serious withdrawal of Hawaiian food after returning home. Thankfully, we’re starting to see some specialty restaurants open up in Vancouver lately that cater to Hawaiian cuisine.
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Pearl’s Korean BBQ (Hawaii 2016) – Bibimbap Loco Moco

What do you get when you take two classics like Korean bibimbap and Hawaiian loco moco and mash them up?
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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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Eggs ‘n Things Express – Kalakaua (Wakiki 2015)

Our first experience with Eggs ‘n Things Express was back in 2013 when we saw the droves of people lined up outside this restaurant.
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Curry Cafe (Waikiki 2015) – Loco Moco and Dole Whip

One of the things that I love about Hawaii is that you can find great eats just about anywhere. Take, for example, the Royal Hawaiian Center on Kalakaua Avenue. While there are restaurants aplenty throughout the area, you only have to head to their food court located on the 2nd floor to get some tasty eats.
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Heavenly (Waikiki 2015) – Island Lifestyle

They say that the island lifestyle changes you… and why shouldn’t it? Heavenly is a restaurant located in Waikiki about a block and a half from the major strip (Kalakaua Avenue) in the Shoreline Hotel.
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