The ones you’re hungriest for: Our top 5 Top 5 food rankings

The most popular rankings in 5 years of Frolic
Kawamoto Okazuya

If you’ve checked out Our Top 5 page, you’ve seen our most recent rankings. But these only scratch the surface: In five years of Frolic, we’ve eaten waaay more than what you see there.

Our most popular Top 5 posts are a combination of immediate hits and perennial favorites that continue to pile on the pageviews. Notably, two of them are by readers, proving again that we get some of our best ideas and even our best posts from you!

Here’s Our Top 5 Top 5.

No. 5: Her cheap plate lunches

Chicken katsu plate from L&R. – Kelli Shiroma 

Published: Feb. 17, 2016 (part one of a two-part Top 5)
By: Kelli Shiroma

No. 1: Richie’s Drive-Inn
No. 2: L&R Drive Inn
No. 3: Rainbow Drive-In
No. 4: Waiakamilo Drive Inn
No. 5: Joe’s Grill Express

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No. 5: His cheap plate lunches

Kalua pig plate from Yama’s Fish Market. – Chad Yamamoto 

Published: Feb. 17, 2016 (part two of two-parter)
By: Frolic reader Chad Yamamoto

No. 1: Rainbow Drive-In
No. 2: Kahai Street Kitchen
No. 3: Sugoi
No. 4: L&L Drive-Inn/L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
No. 5: Yama’s Fish Market

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No. 4: Hilo’s hidden gems

Two choice plate from Tamari. – Allan Higa 

Published: March 27, 2015
By: Frolic reader Allan Higa

No. 1: Aloha Mondays
No. 2: Liko Lehua Cafe
No. 3: Sushi Ebisuya
No. 4: Tamari Japanese Lunch Shop
No. 5: Kawamoto Okazuya

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No. 3: Manapua

Char siu manapua from Chun Wah Kam. – Melissa Chang

Published: Nov. 4, 2014
By: Melissa Chang

No. 1: Sing Cheong Yuan
No. 2: Royal Kitchen
No. 3: Chun Wah Kam
No. 4: Char Hung Sut
No. 5: Libby Manapua (recently closed)

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No. 2: Loco moco

Loco moco from Home Bar & Grill. – Grant Shindo 

Published: Dec. 23, 2014
By: Grant Shindo

No. 1: The Alley Restaurant and Bar
No. 2: Home Bar & Grill
No. 3: Wally Ho’s Garage & Grill
No. 4: Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar
No. 5: Karen’s Kitchen

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No. 1: Late-night cheap eats

Spicy tuna bowl from Yanagi Sushi. – Eric Baranda 

Published: Jan. 2, 2015
By: Eric Baranda

No. 1: Yanagi Sushi
No. 2: Sushi King
No. 3: The Window at Lucky Belly
No. 4: Sanoya Ramen
No. 5: Taiyo Ramen

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