Food Finds: Waikiki
If you're looking for a taste of Japan in the islands, dip into Shirokiya at Ala Moana Center for a quick bite and beer. The perfect layover after a long day strolling through the world's largest outdoor shopping center, rest your bags (and weary feet!) in the cool comfort of their newly remodeled Yataimura food court. The eatery is a popular meeting place for kama‘aina getting together with friends and coworkers after a day at work and for visitors looking to peck and pick from Shirokiya's selection of freshly made ramen and bento.
Breaking the preconception that mall dining can be pricey, Shirokiya's Yataimura festive beer garden pours out pitchers on special from 5:30 - 10 p.m. We all cheer for $1 draft beer! For those looking for something a little more substantial for lunch or dinner, Shirokiya's rotating ramen vendors feature new noodles every two weeks. We recommend going with a group of friends and dining "family style." Nothing completes a day of retail therapy than sharing a selection from sushi to soba over an ice-cold pitcher of beer.
And once you've finished, you can work off your meal exercising your wallet exploring Shirokiya's selection of Japanese products. Their Sanrio collection - which include everything from stationary and pens to candies and bags - make the perfect gift for your niece or still-young-at-heart friends back home!