Wow, even more beautiful than the Haleiwa location, which is hard to beat. Great view of the mountains, and a small Japanese garden below. Amazing signature food. For meat eaters, the prime rib is legendary, but it is hard to go wrong on their menu....more
This is the spot where pipeline, backdoor and other world famous breaks smash onto the super shallow reef right before your eyes. Check out parking on the road, or at the school when the lot is full, and prepare to be super impressed! Probably the best place in the world to watch surfing's...more
One of the island's most picturesque beaches. There are world famous waves breaking on the point to the right, and swimming and plenty of beach space for everyone else. A must do stop if you are cruising the north shore. You can't miss it, because the beach abuts the road....more
Over where Obama and the movie stars hang out, this is an idyllic beach populated with locals and hipsters. Definitely plan to spend the day with the aqua blue waters here, which are relatively protected. If you are game, rent a kayak, or paddle board and go explore the islands just off-shore, or hike...more
Still under a year old, it is already being billed as one of the best ramen spots in town, and in Honolulu that is a tough market to make a name in. It blends a San Francisco hipster, foodie vibe, with fresh local ingredients and flavors. Try the Maui Coconut Porter, the shrimp gyoza are spectacular, and...more
Only opened in July 2012, the beer is the product of a long history of brew mastery at Sam Choy's next door. All the brews are solid, but nothing stood out to me as signature. The space is amazing and there is a great stage for live music. The pupus are excellent, specially the poke, the service is...more
Loved it! Amazing Hawaiian food: kalua pig, lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, and short ribs, and all for a great price. Super low key family run, with very friendly service. Just be prepared to wait for a while, as the secret is out.
One of my all time favorite spots, but not cheap, so a good special occasions spot. The macadamia crusted lamb is krazy good. Da bag is showy and tasty, and the clam and shrimp pasta is a unique fusion worth trying. A place to take anyone you are trying to impress....more