Food Finds: Downtown
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.
At Highway Inn, buckle up and prepare to enjoy a meal that perfectly captures Hawai‘i's love for food and aloha. We always gas it over to Highway Inn for helpings of lau lau, pipikaula, butterfish collar, fried akule and their combo plates. But if you can hit the road earlier for breakfast or lunch, we go loco for their smokin' moco with a side order of poi pancakes and haupia sauce.
And even though Highway Inn puts the wow in their luau, try to save room for dessert. Their pastry chef - a celebrity in his own right - whips up some mean baked goods.
The original Highway Inn established by Seiichi and Sachiko Toguchi is still parked along Farrington Highway and now run by their great grandchildren.