Expect the basics, impeccably fresh and well-executed.
An unexpected restaurant serving Latin American and Caribbean food in Waianae.
Local gelato makers in Honolulu are way beyond plain ol' vanilla.
Menchanko Tei opens on Keeaumoku Street and has it all: tonkatsu, nabe, ramen.
Comforting food and intriguing combinations at Jose Andres' Chinese and Mexican restaurant in The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Stop by Shige's for one of the last old-timey saimin stands, and Marilou's for Filipino food
Jewels of sushi with impeccable fish. Some inventions run heavy-handed, however.
Soft shell crab on drunken noodles, battered fish with curry, along with
World War Brew: History and beer mix at Home of the Brave Museum.
Excellent Korean BBQ in an outdoor setting
Grilled, Griddled, Simmered: The world of Japanese food beyond sushi, tempura and ramen.
Rice bowls are the specialty here, with a variety of chirashi and dons.