Food Finds: Downtown

Blue Tree Cafe
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Though this Downtown Oahu café has only been open a few months it's regularly frequented by kamaaina (local residents) for their made-to-order beverages, acai bowls and fresh pastries.

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Cafe Julia
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Stretching out inside Downtown Honolulu’s YWCA, Café Julia is exercising Hawaii’s dining scene with international cuisine which caters to every palate.

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Char Hung Sut
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For steamed buns you can grab on the run, make a pit stop at Char Hung Sut, the perfect place to eat manapua literally etched into Chinatown’s concrete jungle.

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Cocina
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There's something new cooking in the Kakaako kitchen previously occupied by The Whole Ox Deli. For the next few months the laid-back hotspot will be whipping up elevated Mexican street food-inspired dishes.

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Farkles
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The new dog on the street is Farkles, a Chicago-style hot dog joint, which has brought a taste of the East coast to Honolulu's Chinatown district.

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Highway Inn
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When the Hawaiian-food hunger pangs strike, zip on over to Highway Inn. With a new, more convenient location in Kaka‘ako the more-than-60-year-old West-side institution is making it even easier to poi-k out on ohana-sized plates of naau stew.

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JJ Dolan's
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Picking the best pizza spot isn't always as easy as pie. But for Honolulu natives, J.J. Dolans is a go-to for savory handcrafted slices paired with perfectly poured pints.

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Lucky Belly
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If you’re someone who has a deep appreciation for noodles – Lucky Belly is the place to be. Trust us, your belly will thank you.

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Mei Sum
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No matter what time of day (or week), Mei Sum in Oahu's Chinatown district is well-known for dishing up small plates of delectable dim sum all day long.

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Restaurant Epic
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Restaurant Epic is a modern restaurant in the epicenter of Chinatown dishing up a New American-inspired menu with an unforgettable pau hana.

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