Dining

Big Island: 50s Highway Fountain

The perfect pit stop with diner classics

New restaurant: Kimukatsu

Specializing in katsu with 25 layers of thinly sliced pork.

New: Queen's Surf Cafe and Lanai

This newly reopened beach concession stand offers lovely, casual, oceanfront dining, with plates around $10.

New: Dash Gastropub

Billed as "upscale drinks and food at bar prices," Dash serves twists on comfort food.

Teas of Hawaii: Coffee Cherries

New Brew: This coffee product thinks outside the bean.

Five Star International Buffet

A new buffet restaurant in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center offers international cuisines

New restaurant: Hosojin Japanese Lamb BBQ

A Jingisukan-dedicated restaurant (a Japanese/Mongolian yakiniku-style) by a former Nobu sushi chef.

Sushi Robots!

Think your sushi is hand-made? You might be surprised.

New restaurant: The Grove in Kailua

Fred DeAngelo's second restaurant in Lucy's old space

2012 Hale Aina Awards

You voted, we counted, and here they are, the best 128 restaurants in Hawaii. On these pages, you’ll find a complete list of the winners and a closer look at some of the specific, delicious dishes that put these eateries on top.

New restaurant: Papa's Burgers

Creative burgers—Bibimbop Burger, Pork & Shrimp Thai Burger—but the beef patties need work

Falafel and shawarma from Da Falafel King's second location

Da Falafel King expands to a minibus in Moiliili

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