We Rounded Up Your Top 5 Dim Sum, Manapua and Oxtail Soup on O‘ahu

We asked, and you voted—see how your faves stacked up in these hotly contested reader polls of 2022.


Your Top 5: Oxtail Soup

Zippys Oxtail Soup Mari Taketa

Photo: Mari Taketa

Published: Jan. 27, 2022

When it came to O‘ahu’s second, third, fourth and fifth favorite spots for this collagen-rich classic, voting was scattered: No. 5 got just 5.8% of votes, while No. 2 got 8.4%. But the winner? A clear and overwhelming 32%.

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Your Top 5: Manapua

Manapua 1 Pc Mari Taketa

Photo: Mari Taketa

Published: April 12, 2022

Two tiny titans of Chinatown shared a lead that swung back and forth amid heated voting. In the end, the winner claimed the title by a surprisingly wide margin.

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Your Top 5: Dim Sum

Yung Yee Kee Dim Sum Gregg Hoshida

Dim sum at Yung Yee Kee. Photo: Gregg Hoshida

Published: Aug. 16, 2022

In our most closely contested poll to date, literally one vote separated third place from fourth—and O‘ahu’s No. 1 pick came in a mere 15 votes ahead of No. 2.

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