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Food & Dining

5 Hidden Waikīkī Restaurants You Need to Try

Look between the tourist hot spots and chain restaurants to find these five hidden gems.
2018.02.19 08:55 AM

2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards: Behind the Scenes of Hawai‘i’s Top Restaurants

Take a closer look into a few of the winning restaurants and meet some of the people who make Hawai‘i’s dining so amazing.
2018.01.25 09:00 AM

Nico’s Pier 38: From Plate Lunch Spot to Hale ‘Aina-Award Winning Restaurant

Nico Chaize has gone from dishing out plate lunches to running an expanded Nico’s Pier 38 along with its new twin in Kailua.
2018.01.25 08:55 AM

Meet the New Leaders of Four Hale ‘Aina Award-Winning Restaurants

Get to know the talented chefs behind some of your favorite dishes.
2018.01.24 08:55 AM

Staying Crafty: How Maui Brewing Co. Expands its Reach While Staying Local

The Hale ‘Aina Gold winner for Best Beer Program distributes its beers to 23 states and nearly a dozen countries.
2018.01.22 08:55 AM

Meet the Family Behind Hale ‘Aina Award-Winning Arancino at The Kāhala

Ichiro Inamura’s Hale ‘Aina Gold for Arancino at The Kāhala reflects a family commitment.
2018.01.18 09:52 AM

Fire Up Your Tastebuds with These Spicy Food Finds in Honolulu

There’s no better way to celebrate International Hot and Spicy Foods Day on Jan. 16, 2018 with a dish or drink from this list.
2018.01.15 10:15 AM

Here’s the Story Behind 2018 Hale ‘Aina Award-Winner Agu Ramen’s Hot Mess

How Parmesan and ramen got together.
2018.01.12 02:00 PM

How Side Street Inn’s Colin Nishida Went From Bar Owner to Restaurateur of the Year

All Colin Nishida wanted to do was run a bar—and now he’s 2018 Restaurateur of the Year, with Hale ‘Aina Gold awards for Best Bar Food and Best Gourmet Comfort Food.
2018.01.09 04:17 PM

The Essential Guide to Taro: A Kalo Culture Comeback

Kalo, or taro, is one of the most important foods for Native Hawaiians. Read about the culture, history and innovative new uses for the storied plant, along with some of our favorite dishes, from poi mochi doughnuts to pa‘i‘ai.
2017.12.28 08:55 AM

Pai Honolulu in Downtown Serves Familiar Dishes with Unexpected Flavors

Chef Kevin Lee emerges with a progressive dining experience that’s innovative—not fussy.
2017.11.13 03:31 PM

Drink Local Guide: Where to Get Locally Crafted Beer, Wine and Spirits in Hawai‘i

It’s not just a craft-beer boom anymore: Hawai‘i produces our own wine, vodka, gin, mead and more right here in the Islands. Find out who’s behind it and where to get it.
2017.10.27 09:55 AM