Foodie Finds: More Eateries To Discover at Ward Village

(Sponsored) There’s a growing list of globally inspired eateries to enjoy throughout the neighborhood’s three distinct districts.


Ward Village is ever-evolving, and so too is its variety of restaurants found in the East Village, Kamake‘e Corridor and West Village, the three districts that make up this vibrant neighborhood. Here are just a few more foodie finds coming soon to our community of global flavors.

Fat Cheeks Hawai‘i


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Foodies will delight in Fat Cheeks Hawai‘is mouth-watering lobster rolls in a new space in East Village’s Ward Centre. The East Coast-inspired menu features other seafood specialties like Clam Chowder, as well as simple but fitting sides like potato salad and chips, perfect for a picnic. The co-founders, a husband and wife team, both previously worked at Michelin-star restaurants in New York City and dreamed of having their own restaurant here in Hawai‘i.


Fat Cheeks Hawai‘i is scheduled to open this summer in Ward Centre by Roger Dunn Golf Hawai‘i.

Island Brew House Coffee


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Mornings are sure to get sweeter once Island Brew Coffeehouse opens in Kamake‘e Corridor. Guests can expect an array of award-winning 100% Hawaiian coffee, including Rusty’s Hawaiian signature beans like Ka‘u, Kona and Maui Mokka Peaberry. The food menu focuses on local and organic ingredients and includes breakfast and lunch favorites, offered all day, like acai bowls, smoothies, sandwiches and so much more. In true cafe style, you can enjoy your beverage of choice on-site in a ceramic mug or glassware, or opt to take it to-go in a compostable cup.


Later this year, Island Brew Coffeehouse will open at Anaha Shops near the chic boutique We Are Iconic.


Taqueria El Gallo Rosa

Taqueria El Gallo Rosa

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An authentic taqueria experience is on the horizon, as Taqueria El Gallo Rosa will soon open in East Village. Here, you’ll find an exciting Mexican menu with fresh ingredients and everything made from scratch. Tortillas are house-made with whole corn imported from the Mexican state of Oaxaca and beans arrive at the restaurant whole, so chefs can soak, cook, and blend them for superior refried beans. Even syrups for margaritas and other cocktails are made with fresh fruit. Chef and co-founder Fausto Garcia was one of the most talented up-and-coming chefs in Mexico, soon sharing his craft with us here in Honolulu.


Visit Taqueria El Gallo Rosa this summer in Ward Centre near Piggy Smalls.


The Social Honolulu


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The Social Honolulu will offer the ultimate happy hour experience, thanks to a range of local comfort food and game-time goodies. Any day of the week, you can cheer on your favorite sports team, meet with friends or make new ones as you enjoy elevated bar food, signature entrees and unique daily specials. Since 2014, this lively establishment has been a go-to place for, you guessed it, socializing, and its new location in East Village is sure to bring even more energy to the neighborhood.


The Social Honolulu plans to open in South Shore Market on Level 2 by fall.


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