Food Finds: Honolulu

678 Hawaii
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When you’re in the mood for Korean BBQ, get cooking and head over to 678 Hawaii! Part of an international chain of yakiniku restaurants, 678 Hawaii gets grilling with a variety of cuts and types of meat traditionally found at your favorite Korean yakiniku.

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Aloha Crepes
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This nondescript shop in Waimalu Shopping Center is the perfect snack stop en route to an adventure on O‘ahu’s west side and offers a place to chill out as you head back to Waikiki.

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Bread & Butter
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You butter believe it. The new Bread & Butter, a café, lunch and wine bar in one, is steadily churning up a crowd of guests with a menu spotlighting local, Japanese and Argentine influences. Don’t expect to find only butter and bread on the menu though – which features everything from their popular taro and banana pancakes at breakfast to individual-sized paella for dinner!

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Chef Chai's
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Looking for a meal to Thai for? Chef Chai is an island restaurant celebrated for their diverse cuisine, which infuses owner Chai Chaowasaree’s Thai influences into island dishes.

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Chun Wah Kam
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Wanna manapua? Make like a bun and roll on over to Chun Wah Kam, a family-run business which has been serving fresh and affordable local-style Chinese food since 1942.

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Ichiriki
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Putting a sizzling twist on Japanese hot pot, Ichiriki is well-known across Oahu for its selection of shabu shabu, sukiyaki and most famously for its nabe.

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Izakaya Torae Torae
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If you’re fishing to freshen up your sushi routine we’d recommend swimming on over to Izakaya Torae Torae. The izakaya-style eatery offers an extensive menu overflowing with everything from salads to doburi bowls, to fresh sushi and specialty rolls.

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Kuru Kuru Sushi
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Here in Hawai‘i the popularity of conveyer belt sushi is flying off the tracks. Enjoy a grab-and-enjoy concept eatery that brings affordable sushi to your fingertips.

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Liliha Bakery
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Satisfy your sweet tooth with sweet treats from an island institution, Liliha Bakery. Since 1950, this Hawai’i hot spot has been serving loyal patrons at their original location in the heart of Liliha.

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Morning Glass Coffee
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Not a morning person? Gas it over for a glass of joe at Morning Glass Coffee in Manoa. Something is always brewing here, with their selection of freshly brewed coffees sourced from around the world as well as a breakfast and lunch menu focused on locally sourced ingredients and freshly prepared foods.

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MW Restaurant
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While relatively new, MW Restaurant has cooked up quite a name for itself concocting innovative and creative dishes for lunch, dinner and dessert – and everything in between. Located on Kapiolani Boulevard near Ala Moana Center, the eatery named for and owned by husband and wife duo Michelle and Wade, this dining hotspot keeps diners guessing with guest chefs and new dishes that pop up on a regular basis.

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Nico’s
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If you’ve been here before, the “new” Nico’s is just a short stroll mauka (towards the mountain, or inland) from its previous digs at Pier 38.

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Taiyo Ramen
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It won’t take long to noodle out why locals love Taiyo Ramen. The shop’s large portions and reasonable prices keep island residents and visitors alike slurping back again and again for more than 15 years.

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