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Marukame Udon (Hawaii 2017): Nikutama Udon

Our last meal in Waikiki this year was appropriately at one of our favourite spots… Marukame Udon. If you haven’t enjoyed their special Sanuki-style udon noodles, you really haven’t lived.
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TR Fire Grill (Hawaii 2017): Shrimp and “Grits” and Shrimp Tacos

On our last day in Waikiki, we found a new spot for lunch on the corner of Kuhio Ave and Walina Street (across the street from the International Marketplace) called TR Fire Grill.
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Henry’s Place (Hawaii 2017): Homemade Guava Ice Cream

If you’re ever in Waikiki and looking for a way to cool down, you just need to head over to Henry’s Place. This no-frills ice cream shop is next to the Pau Hana Market on Beach Walk. The only indication that there’s an ice cream shop here is the groups of happy customers milling about in front of the 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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Carp Dori (Hawaii 2017): Yakitori

Thanks to the food stalls in the Shirokiya Japan Village Walk, we were able to relive many of our favourite food memories from our trip to Japan. One of our favourites was when we visited the tiny yakitori restaurants in Tokyo. After our okonomiyaki from Tokugawa, we decided to try a few skewers from Carp Dori, also located in the Japan Village Walk.
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Tokugawa (Hawaii 2017): Okonomiyaki

During our trip to Japan last year, we tried many classic Japanese dishes including okonomiyaki (a popular grilled pancake filled with savory ingredients). While we enjoyed our meal at Toradyu Okonomiyaki, we had to make the okonomiyaki ourselves (which is quite a bit of work). So when we saw that we could get okonomiyaki made for us at the Shirokiya Japan Village Walk, we jumped at the opportunity.
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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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