“Must Eat” Hawaii Food Recommendations


Patti’s Kitchen: located in Ala Moana Shopping Center-Food Court
Chinese Food
***Zippy’s—Fast food-takeout/restaurant-Located all over the island
sandwiches, plate lunches, Bentos, chocolate shake is good
Restaurant –located on Nimitz Hwy going in towards Waikiki.
Bentos- good for beach lunches (lunch packs: rice/fried chicken/teriyaki beef)
Pearl City location has a Restaurant
Zippy’s Bakery in some restaurants—Good Apple Turnovers 

***Yummy’s-Fast Food in Ala Moana Shopping Center food Court
Also located throughout island
Good Korean Food

St. Germaines’ Bakery (Dillingham)
Best Macadamia Nut cake & Haupia Cake
Good Dream Cake!
Good Dobash Cake! (chocolate cake/chocolate pudding)

***Liliha Bakery: Located in Liliha
old local favorite bakery!  Must try cocoa puffs!!
Delicious breakfast especially the Pancakes!
Yummy pastries, and cakes—specialty: cocoa puffs / palm leaves / shortbread cookies/dobash cake
Open 24 hrs-closed Mondays
Small bakery—Sit down-limited at the counter/stools

***Leonard’s Bakery: Located in Kapahulu near Kaimuki
Must try MALASADAS—Hawaiian donuts
(Usually served fresh & hot! Melts in your mouth!
Also small shop located in Waimalu shopping center
Be on lookout for Leonard’s Malasada trucks in various grocery shopping centers

***Aloha Stadium Swap Meet—Wednesdays, Saturday & Sunday
*Saturdays & Sundays are the best day to shop for souvenirs—more Vendors than Wednesdays.

North Shore Area-
Driving up to the North side of the island then going towards the east side. Be sure to stop at the beaches to see the honu (turtles).
If you see vendors on the road and they sell watermelons,
ask if they are Kahuku watermelons…it’s supposed to be really juicy & delicious!

There are various Shrimp Trucks:
Giovanni’s Shrimp Shack
Kahuku Shrimp Truck-near old Sugar Mill
Best garlic shrimp plate lunch!  (This is an old white truck..local favorite spot!)
Matsumoto Shave Ice—Famous landmark…
Good! Local favorite
Try Shave ice with vanilla ice cream with strawberry syrup!

***Ted’s Bakery- located in Kaneohe-            Must try!! Good Chocolate Pie!

Rainbow Drive-In—-Kapahulu
Good plate lunches

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