Choco House has been a fixture in the Monarch Hotel for years, and I tried it for the first time last week. For being in Waikiki, I'd have to say this is one of the most reasonably priced Sushi/Japanese food restaurants around. The decor is pleasant if somewhat kitchsy. Service was good as was the...more
Held at the Westin Moana Surfrider every year, Mangoes at Moana is a celebration of the quintessential fruit. All the activities are the fantasy of any mango foodie, with a mango recipe contest, lectures on mango varietals and botany, tastings of creations by local chefs, mango themed products,...more
Not everyone knows that lagoons in Ko Olina were blasted out of the rock along the shore many years ago, but the result is a collection of exclusive resorts set in a unique community on the west side of Oahu. You don't need to be a resort guest to access the beaches here, and some of the lagoon beaches...more
Diamond Head Monument offers one of the easiest hikes on the island. Although the general recommendation is to do all hikes early in the morning to beat the heat, this one is short enough that most folks will find it safe and easy. The view at the top makes it all worth the climb....more
One of the better izakaya places on the island, Nonbei definitely has been around a while, and built a loyal following. Their sushi is very good and they have an extensive menu. This place is small, so I would definitely recommend reservations.
Sansei has one of the best happy hours in Waikiki, but you'll have to save your appetite until 10pm for it. Their happy hours are currently Friday and Saturday night from 10PM to 1AM. All sushi and appetizers are half off! During this time Friday, they have free karaoke, and on Saturday they have...more