4 Places Where O‘ahu Foodie ARMY Can Eat, Drink & BTS Until 2025

Monday’s announcement that the K-pop band will enlist in the military means ARMYs will need every bit of sustenance.


Aloha Donuts Bts Jimin Birthday Special Pc Courtesy Of Alohadonutcohnl

Aloha Donuts on BTS Jimin’s birthday last week. Photo courtesy of @alohadonutcohnl


Aigoo! After the cryptic and emotional remarks BTS members delivered to fans at Saturday’s concert in Busan, we knew it was coming. Public debate had been brewing for months: Should the world’s biggest boy band be exempted from compulsory military service, in a nod to BTS’ multibillion-dollar boost to South Korea’s economy and the rising prestige of its pop culture? But with a belligerent North Korea test-firing missiles, the agency behind BTS made it official. All seven members will enlist, starting with Jin, the oldest, after he wraps up work on a solo single. “We … are beyond proud that they will each now have time to explore their unique interests and do their duty by being of service to the country they call home,” BigHit Music said in a statement. “‘Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)’ is more than a track from their latest album, it is a promise, there’s much more yet to come in the years ahead from BTS.”


Trust, BTS leader RM told the fan base of ARMYs. “No matter what happens in the future, seven of us have the same heart.” But the promised date of their return is 2025. Foodie ARMYs will need venues to relive the best moments and cry on each other’s shoulders—while eating and drinking, of course. Here are places across O‘ahu with BTS walls, music, mementos and other things to remember the boys by.


SEE ALSO: Meet BTS Choreographer and Dancing Queen from Waipahu, Sienna Lalau


Aloha Donut Co.

Sweets at this McCully shop come in mochi and cake doughnut varieties—and on BTS members’ birthdays, they come in their favorite flavors. On these special days the shop features party decorations with members’ photos and the promise of free photo cards with purchase of the birthday boy’s favorite flavors. Up next: Jin’s birthday on Dec. 4.

1742 S. King St., (808) 376-8408, alohadonut.revelup.online, @alohadonutcohnl



Steve’s Chicks

Recently relocated to Kunia from Ke‘eaumoku Street, where it was known as Chicken Factory, Steve’s Chicks has a BTS mural (in purple, of course) and a wall of BTS member photos, both good photo ops for ARMY Instagrams. The mix of trendy and traditional Korean dishes includes fried pork ribs, Korean fried chicken topped with cheese, and budae chige or army stew—no relation to ARMY but delicious nonetheless.

94-673 Kupuohi St.,Waipahu, (808) 680-0005, steveschicks.smartonlineorder.com, @steveschicks_hawaii


SEE ALSO: Thank You, BTS, for Giving Me Permission to Dance


Palama Supermarket

BTS items at Palama’s locations seem to be tied to coffee—specifically, drip coffee sets and cold brew and hot brew Americanos whose packaging features the boy band as a whole or individually. Gotta get ’em all!

Multiple locations, @palamasupermarket



Mikawon & Von’s Chicken

Rumor has it that BTS ate here while they visited Hawai‘i to shoot an episode of their reality show Bon Voyage in 2017. A wall of tributes from ARMYs makes a backdrop for Instagrams with plenty of purple hearts.

2310 Kūhio Ave., (808) 924-3277, mikawon.com, @mikawonwaikiki



About that BTS Bon Voyage Hawai‘i episode …

Local ARMYs have been making pilgrimmages to places featured in the episode, even those with no sign that BTS was there. These include:

  • Teddy’s Bigger Burgers in Hale‘iwa
  • Honos Shrimp Truck in Hale‘iwa
  • Polynesian Cultural Center lū‘au in Lā‘ie


And these comments on our Instagram post. Shoutout to the following ARMY readers:

If you want to revisit the other spots they went to, it’s not glamorous or anything but Domino’s on Alakea/Merchant where Suga, RM & V ate at, or Kim’s BBQ (it was actually Yummy’s but now new owner but it’s the same type of food) in Koko Marina where Jimin & JK ate at. I was gonna mention Seoul Jung in the Waikiki Resort Hotel where Suga & V went but it’s closed. Or you can also order a huli chicken plate from Mike’s Huli Huli Chicken & eat it at the same spot at Kualoa Beach. Then work off lunch with a game of shoe/slipper kicking 😆
Kualoa Ranch has a pic of them on their celebrity wall when they did an ATV tour there.
@teddysburgers Haleiwa or check out Hono’s Shrimp truck also in Haleiwa; BTS visited them . You can see their autographs there too.

Borahae, ARMY, until 2025!