Did this: Eat the Street Japan

Flavors of Japan hit Kakaako Friday night, with 42 food trucks and street food vendors outdoing themselves to provide Nihon-themed eats. Yakisoba hot dogs, sakura dango mochi pops, sushi, yakitori, okonomiyaki — hai! All on our favorite mega-block on South Street between Halekauwila and Pohaukaina, no umbrellas needed.

And if you missed it, not to worry. Honolulu’s mega-street food rally happens again April 26, as it does on the last Friday night of every month, with maybe the ultimate crowd-pleasing theme:

What: Eat the Street Bacon
When: Friday, April 26, from 4-9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St. in Kaka’ako (at Halekauwila, kitty-corner from Restaurant Row)
Admission: Free
Parking: On-site and street parking

Highlights, food shots and crowd scenes from Friday’s ETS Japan.

Eat the Street Japan

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Kakaako turns into Nihon-town for Eat the Street’s third Japan-themed event. It all started back in 2011, weeks after Japan’s northeast suffered the triple-punch of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout. That first ETS Japan benefited relief efforts and gave rise to a popular annual theme.