Best Restaurants in Honolulu
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Here are HONOLULU Dining Editor Martha Cheng’s picks for the top eateries on O‘ahu.
I don’t take these sorts of lists lightly—especially when it’s the first time writing one for and about the city that I call home. Often, best restaurant lists highlight creative and unique places, ones that tell a story, but not ones that nourish us daily and are a part of our own stories. So this is my answer to that: my favorite restaurants that include places I’m excited about, but also places that I eat at regularly (in some cases, for more than a decade), and that slim intersection of the Venn diagram where they overlap. Here they are, in no particular order:
Fête | Tane Vegan Izakaya | Mud Hen Water | Nami Kaze | The Pig & The Lady | Bar Maze | MW Restaurant | Over Easy | Ethel’s Grill | Sushi Sho | Izakaya Naru | Bozu Japanese Restaurant | Pho to Chau | I-naba | Helena’s Hawaiian Food | Olay’s Thai-Lao Cuisine | Koko Head Café | Olive Tree Café | Sushi Izakaya Gaku | Tonkatsu Tamafuji | Shige’s Saimin Stand | SXY Szechuan | Yakiniku Korea House | Sushi ii | Pizza Mamo | Asian Mix