Nonstop Kaka‘ako: Time to eat!

Nonstop Kaka‘ako happens this Saturday night, a major block party that will fill three streets with food, entertainment and pop-up retail.

The free event celebrates Nonstop Honolulu’s first birthday and Kamehameha Schools’ plans to revive the urban neighborhood. The night includes entertainment on two stages by Anuhea, Yoza, Kainalu and Lost at Sea, as well as a beer garden, live UH football vs. New Mexico State, an outdoor arcade (basketball hoops/rock climbing wall/darts), cigar bar, live art, retail booths featuring chic clothes, jewelry and more, and a women’s lounge with a beauty bar, martini and sweets bar, DJ and scent bar by Chai Studio.

When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 4 p.m. to midnight
Where: Coral, Keawe and Auahi streets
Parking: Free at 555 South Street (ETS lot), next lot on Pohukaina, across Ala Moana Boulevard on Ilalo Street
Admission: Free

Here’s the lineup of food from Best of Nonstop Honolulu nominees, Eat the Street food trucks, Kaka‘ako eateries and more:

Achilles Grill

Contact: 808-387-0554; Achilles Grill on Facebook

On the menu: Pad Thai, peanut curry, spring rolls, Thai tacos, chicken skewers, Thai tea, beef salad

Beyond Burgers

Contact:; Beyond Burgers Honolulu on Facebook

On the menu: Hamburgers, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, fruit-infused lemonades and iced tea



Contact: 808-591-7711; Bobalicious Boba Drinks on Facebook

On the menu: TBD

Bubble Puff & Tea

Contact: 3301 Campbell Ave., 808-732-2201, Bubble Puff & Tea on Facebook

On the menu: Bubble Puffs, tea and coffee Jalea (jelly) drinks, lava cakes, honey toasts

Chicago Eatz

Contact: 808-482-0493; @ChicagoEatz (Twitter); Chicago Eatz on Facebook

On the menu: Chicago-style food

Cooking Fresh For You

Contact: 808-594-8224;

On the menu: Michi’s seared steak with basil butter, Puerto Rican herb-crusted pork, seared ahi, Tex Mex quinoa salad, Michi’s Thai beef salad, Michi’s “Choke Pineapple” upside-down cake

Elena’s Home of Finest Filipino Foods

Contact: Elena’s Restaurant in Waipahu 808-676-8005;; @ElenasFilipino (Twitter),

On the menu: Mini pork adobo fried rice, sampler plates, Lechon Special, pork adobo, chicken adobo, gisantes

Fairycakes (NS nominee)

Contact:; @fairycakes808 (Twitter)

On the menu: Fresh-baked desserts

Hank’s Haute Dogs

Contact: 324 Coral St.; 808-532-4265;; @hankshautedogs (Twitter); Hank’s Haute Dogs on Facebook

On the menu: Complete regular menu including foie gras dogs, duck fat fries, and express back-door service featuring grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut

Hawaii’s Fried Musubi (NS nominee)

Contact: 808-391-3835; @friedmusubiHI (Twitter), Hawaii’s Fried Musubi on Facebook; see Catherine Toth’s blog about Hawaii’s Fried Musubi

On the menu: TBD

Hula Shrimp Co.


On the menu: Guava chicken, pulehu steak, island-crusted ahi or mahi, seared ahi, Kahuku style shrimp, guava short ribs; all plates served with fresh greens and a large scoop of white rice or hapa rice (part white and part brown). Plus guava chicken salad, seared ahi salad, island-crusted ahi or mahi salad

Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza (NS nominee)

Contact: 808-375-1200;; @infernopizzahi (Twitter)

On the menu: Guava smoked pork pizza with Maui onions; mozzarella, tomato and basil pizza with truffle oil drizzle; pepperoni, sausage and mushroom pizza


Island Sandwich Creations

Contact: 808-636-0667

On the menu: BBQ pork sandwich, BBQ chicken sandwich, garlic butter shrimp, Italian meatball sandwich, New England clam chowder


Isle Creations

Contact: 808-258-9304

On the menu: Kalua pig sliders (regular or BBQ) topped with coleslaw, yakitori chicken mini plates


Kai’s Pasteles

Contact: 720-515-KAIS

On the menu: Pastele stew, pasteles, gandule rice, bacalao salad, drinks

Kava Boy

Contact: 808-551-5194,, KavaBoy Hawaii on Facebook

On the menu: Kava-flavored drinks, kava traditional drinks, kava brownies, kava butter crunch popcorn, lemon kava kake, kava chocolate mochi crunch

Kettle Corn Hawaii

Contact: 808-306-2444,

On the menu: Kettle corn popcorn with various toppings

Koi Catering

Contact: 2028 Dillingham Blvd. (formerly Pu’uwainani’s Plate Lunches); 808-845-4564

On the menu: Honey mustard chicken salad with bacon-wrapped asparagus, grilled guava pork chops with dragonfruit salsa, grillled mahimahi with pesto linguini, butter mochi, brownies

Korean Fresh Grill

Contact: 310-849-9311

On the menu: Korean BBQ steak or soy sauce fish served in tacos, burritos, or with cilantro-lime rice

La Cosecha

Contact: 808-622-2777

On the menu: Tortas (French rolls) with carne asada (beef) & carnitas (pork), tortilla soup, La Cosecha salsa, chips & La Cosecha salsa


Lickety Split

Contact: 808-227-6499; Lickety Split Oahu on Facebook

On the menu: Cones and cups, sundaes, banana split, banana royale, floats, shakes

Local STOP (NS nominee)

Contact: @localstop (Twitter); Local Stop on Facebook

On the menu: Panedesia; malasada burgers: King Kamehameha, Local Stop, Try Wait, Teri, Loco moco; also pastele stew, chicken gandule rice

Luscious Desserts

Contact: 808-371-0802;

On the menu: Lilikoi curd jar, bananas Foster on cheesecake, coconut white chocolate bar with pineapple compote, coconut white chocolate bar with lilikoi curd, lush peanut butter cup, lilikoi cream cheese brownie


Ono Steak & Shrimp Wagon

Contact: 808-688-4117; Ono Steaks on Facebook

On the menu: Steak, garlic shrimp, garlic ahi, rice, potato-macaroni salad

Onopops (NS nominee)

Contact: 808-354-2949;; @OnoPops (Twitter); OnoPops on Facebook

On the menu: TBD

Popcorn Express

Contact: 515A Kuwili St.;;

On the menu: Fresh kettle corn

Pt. Suisse Crepes

Contact:808-351 5871; @PtSuisseCrepes (Twitter); Pt Suisse Crepes on Facebook

On the menu: lime; bananas and strawberries; Nutella; bananas; Grand Marnier; raspberries and dark chocolate; ham and cheese; spinach and cheese; egg, sundried tomato and cheese; tomato, mozzarella and homemade basil oil; spinach and mushroom;feta, tomato and spinach; egg, ham, cheese, spinach, sundried tomato, artichokes and mushroom crepes

RB’s Ice Cream Desserts


On the menu: Popcorn ice cream, ice cream pies: pumpkin crunch, Mauna Kea, watermelon, coffee, haupia, chocolate mac nut, lychee sorbet, li hing sorbet, Dreamsicle, mocha almond fudge

Serg’s Mexican Kitchen (NS nominee)

Contact: 2740 E. Manoa Road, 808-988-8118, Serg’s Mexican Kitchen on Facebook

On the menu: Tacos, churros, flautas

Shogunai Tacos (NS nominee)

Contact:; @Shogunai_Tacos (Twitter); Shogunai Tacos on Facebook

On the menu: Osaka Jo pulled pork taco, Mexican taco, lamb and fries

Simply Ono

Contact: 808-728-0441

On the menu: From the truck: bread pudding with chocolate/vanilla sauce, rack of lamb, smoked meat sliders, seared ahi, baked mac and cheese; in the Men’s Lounge: smoked meat, poke bar

Soul Patrol (NS nominee)

Contact: 3040 Waialae Ave., 808-735-7685;; @pacificsoul (Twitter); Soul Patrol on Facebook

On the menu: Soul food with aloha and spice

Ultimate Burger

Contact: 808-329-2326;; @ultimateburger (Twitter); Ultimate Burger on Facebook

On the menu: Slider burger with fresh-ground Big Island beef, house-made lemonade, fresh-cut Ultimate Fries with house-made aioli

Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha (NS nominee)

Contact: Aina Haina Shopping Center, 820 W. Hind Dr.; 808-373-5111

On the menu: All-natural homemade syrups in strawberry, lychee, lilikoi, li hing, milk chocolate; toppings of Tahitian vanilla ice cream, Dream Sauce, all-natural li hing powder, fresh strawberries, homemade mochi


Contact: 808-454-7954

On the menu: TBD

Xtreme Tacos (NS nominee)

Contact: 808-954-5477;; @xtremetacos (Twitter); Xtremetacos on Facebook

On the menu: Mexican-style street tacos, burritos and quesadillas


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