Eating in Hawaii

Plate lunches in Hawaii come in all kinds of combinations...let us know what yours is!!


Here are some recommended places to eat that the locals like!


Hawaiian Food:

We didn't pick any favorites in this section because it is ALL "ONO' (delicious).  However, some recommendations are: Pipikaula, chicken long rice, lau lau, TRY some poi, and kalua pig, of course!




Plate Lunch / Local Food

A plate lunch, in Hawaii, consists of two scoops rice, mac salad, and an entree or combo it up with two-three types of protein. 



  • YogurStory  *Prime Rib loco moco, Ube Pancakes, Chantilly Waffles  only serves breakfast & lunch.
  • Cinnamon's   *Guava Chiffon Pancakes, Hawaiian Omelet  *2 locations on Oahu - Kailua and in the 'Ilikai  (hotel) say hello to Aunty Carsi at the 'Ilikai location, tell her Dale from Portland sent you!
  • Heavenly  *serves organic ingredients whenever possible.  If you lead an extremely healthy lifestyle, this place is for YOU!

Food Truck/Stand

  • Giovanni's Shrimp Truck   *Shrimp Scampi & "No Refunds Hot & Spicy" are faves of the locals
  • Pau Hana Market Waikiki located at 234 Beach Walk.  There are multiple food trucks set up at this location.
  • Romy's Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp  *shrimp and prawns are harvested daily!
  • Mike's Huli Chicken  *2 locations, the original one in Kaneohe is worth a stop if you're on the Windward side of the island.  Hawaii's rotisserie chicken!

Shave Ice

  • Matsumoto Shave Ice
  • Island Snow
  • Waiola Shave Ice