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Frequent visitor to Oahu looking for Must Eats (6/29-7/5)

Thanks for the tip on Side Street Inn, it may just end up being a late night place if we're hungry :)

Jun 20, 2012
jjeats in Hawaii

Frequent visitor to Oahu looking for Must Eats (6/29-7/5)

Thanks so much!
I agree that Matsumoto's is a little overrated...willing to give Shimazu Store a try! Is it worth a venture to downtown for Thangs? Any restaurants to try in that area?

I've had Rainbow Drive In and liked it but not enough to go back a second time.
Any thoughts on Sweet Home Cafe?

Jun 18, 2012
jjeats in Hawaii

Frequent visitor to Oahu looking for Must Eats (6/29-7/5)

Hi everyone,

Long time lurker of Chowhound, but I finally signed up for an account because I know you can help. I will be vacationing in Oahu 6/29-7/5, staying through 4th of July, with just 3 family members including myself. We are frequent visitors of Oahu but have never explored different food options on the island - mostly because my cousin (who will be going on this trip) is keen on sticking to familiar places. I, on the other hand, absolutely love trying everything from local eateries to fine dining. I've convinced my cousin to explore more this time around and we've created the tentative list below. Haven't assigned meals to each of the days yet, but please help make any suggestions! We're looking for popular, unique places in Oahu - moderately priced is fine, but not willing to spend on the level of Alan Wong every night. Probably looking for one fine dining option for the entire trip.

Here are the tried and true places we've frequented and will most likely be visiting again:
Leonard's Bakery
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Matsumoto's
HWAK

New ones we haven't tried and are planning on going:
Morio's Sushi (already made reservation for Omakase)
Helena's Hawaiian Food
Marukame Udon
Nico's
Side Street Inn
Eggs n Things
Bubbies Ice Cream
Shirokiya food court

Thanks in advance!

Jun 18, 2012
jjeats in Hawaii