November 2021: Table of Contents


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Manago Hotel. Photo: Megan Spelman






Waves of ‘Ohana

Waikīkī often seems like a playground for tourists. But when the iconic Moniz surfing family lost their house in East O‘ahu, the famous shoreline became home once again.

By Amanda Whiting


Still ‘Ono After All These Years

Every town has restaurants that have become more than just spots to get a meal. They are places where regulars grow up with the owners’ families and their grandchildren meet across the counter. They serve the ultimate old-school comfort foods that are woven into our childhoods. Here are some of those places that have been feeding us for more than 60 years.

By Martha Cheng, James Nakamura, Mari Taketa and Christi Young


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Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino






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Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

Can the Queen Stage a Comeback?

The curtain could be going back up for a Kaimukī landmark. And the sequel might offer even more reasons for the community to visit the historic theater.

By Robbie Dingeman


November Picks

It’s time to give thanks for Hawai‘i-made goods, solitary night skies, hysterical Asian American comedians and long runs along the beach.

By Christi Young


Does Doogie Deliver?

A Disney reboot spotlights Hawai‘i on screen and behind the scenes.

By Katrina Valcourt


Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.


Breaking Bread(fruit)

Put down that potato. Locally grown ‘ulu takes center stage in every course on our holiday table.

By Maria Burke and Robbie Dingeman


From Our Files

For 133 years HONOLULU Magazine has kept its readers and advertisers at the vanguard of fashion, insight and fun. Starting out as Paradise of the Pacific in 1888 with a commission from King Kalākaua, we’re the oldest continually publishing magazine west of the Mississippi. Take a look into our archives.

By Robbie Dingeman


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Photo: Courtesy of Amlou/Kenna Reed






Mid Season

Pack those minis away—fall’s must-have skirts are denim midis that, quite frankly, are the bee’s knees.


Shop and Support

Countless acts of kindness and generosity have sparked hope and love this past year. Let’s keep that feel-good vibe rolling through the holiday season with five fashion businesses that make it easy for us to give back.


Small Kine Cool Stuff

We’ve never said “oh-dat’s-so-cute” so many times in one shop. But this is the first time SoHa Living has blessed us with a new retail space just for kids.


Island Boy Meets World

A new lifestyle shop at Ward opens our minds (and wallets) to unique goods.

By Stacey Makiya





Editor’s Page: On the Dot

As a kid, I went for the tapioca. I didn’t discover the story until much later.

By Christi Young


Afterthoughts: Better Together

I’m taking the lessons from our cover story to heart.

By Katrina Valcourt



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Hawai‘i Gives Back

We shine a light on the many extraordinary nonprofits across the state doing good work because it’s the right thing to do. Join us in celebrating the spirit of philanthropy in Hawai‘i.