Aloha! Are you looking where to eat in Oahu, Hawaii? Here are the top 10 places to eat in Oahu that are truly memorable. 📱 Yelp – Oahu Collection: https://www.yelp.com/collection/eUh5k…

1:00 #1 Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin (tonkatsu)

2:33 #2 Chiba-Ken Restaurant (sushi & izakaya)

2:58 #3 Tamashiro Market (poke)

4:38 #4 Marukame Udon (udon)

5:32 #5 AGU Ramen (ramen)

6:11 #6 Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck (shrimp)

7:19 #7 Matcha Stand Maiko (dessert)

8:24 #8 Matsumoto Shave Ice (dessert)

9:21 #9 Liliha Bakery (breakfast)

10:28 #10 Fook Lam Seafood Retaurant (dim sum)

I’ll quickly list 4 main things you need to know about each place: how far it takes to get there, how much it costs, which kind of cuisine is it, and what to specifically order.

Prior to the trip and during, I spent A LOT of time comparing Yelp reviews and Google reviews. Now that I’ve experienced where to go that my wallet likes and tastes that I’ll never forget – I wanted to share this with you guys instead of making an (honest) mistake on spending a load of time researching and now you can spend more time than being present.

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(Less time to think. More time to eat!)

  1. Tonkatsu – Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin
    • Distance: Walking
    • Price: $$$
    • Cuisine: Japanese
    • What to order: 1.Kurobuta Pork Loin Katsu Set Pork loin Katsu Curry, 2. Chicken Katsu Curry
    • Things to note: Stop by 1 hour earlier than intended to make a reservation. The host honors reservations and the waiting list. For example, a lot of customers walk in wanting to grab a table, because it looks like a couple of tables are open – but the host will say that he is waiting on those who reserved those seats. And it is your decision to be added on the waiting list then and come back later. This place is an extremely loyal restaurant to their customers.
  2. Sushi & Izakaya – Chiba-Ken Restaurant
    • Distance: Walking
    • Price: $
    • Cuisine: Japanese
    • What to order: Sushi, beer, miso soup
    • Things to note: Fresh fish, and has a very local feel as if I were back in Japan’s suburbs.
  3. Poke – Tamashiro Market
    • Distance: 15 mins by Car
    • Price: $$
    • Cuisine: Hawaiian
    • What to order: Onion Ahi Poke by itself, no bento. Sushi rice on side
    • Things to note: There’s no place to sit down to eat. We ate on the stairway next to the grocery store. You can ask to try different dishes before buying, to ensure you are happy with the taste. Just like what you’d do with ice cream.
  4. Udon – Marukame Udon
    • Distance: Walking
    • Price: $$
    • Cuisine: Japanese
    • What to order: 1. Curry Udon
    • Things to note: The line is LOOOOOOOONG. Get there early during off-peak times so your wait isn’t as bad. Also, it’s hot inside.
  5. Ramen – AGU Ramen
    • Distance: Walking
    • Price: $$
    • Cuisine: Japanese
    • What to order: 1. Original Kotteri, 2. Gyoza
    • Things to note: Ask for Level 2 sauce on the side (so you can control the level of spice that fits for you).
  6. Shrimp – Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
    • Distance: 1 hour by Car
    • Price: $$
    • Cuisine: Hawaiian
    • What to order: 1. Scampi
    • Things to note: They close right at 5pm and will not take any orders even if it is 5:01pm. This is due to the contract they signed for their lease mandates them to not be on the premises after 6pm every day. So if they say no to you, even if you are a minute or two late, they have valid reasons to do so.  
  7. Dessert – Matcha Stand Maiko
    • Distance: Walking
    • Price: $
    • Cuisine: Japanese
    • What to order: 1. Matcha Ice Cream + Follow on Instagram + 2 free toppings (Mochi & Azuki) + Cone on top, 2. Matcha Parfait, 3. Matcha Latte
    • Things to note: This place uses REAL matcha. Not matcha from tea bags. Legit place & is the perfect dessert to go after having dinner at Marukame Udon (next door basically).
  8. Dessert –  Matsumoto Shave Ice
    • Distance: 1 hour by Car
    • Price: $
    • Cuisine: Hawaiian
    • What to order: Guava, Pineapple + whatever other flavors you love
    • Things to note: There are a lot of picnic tables to sit down and enjoy your delicious shave ice. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of shave ice in general as to why it’s so popular in Hawaii, but whatever they do with their flavors is so different in Hawaii. Don’t miss this if you are up north!
  9. Breakfast – Liliha Bakery (or Leonard’s Bakery)
    • Distance: 15 mins by Car
    • Price: $
    • Cuisine: Hawaiian
    • What to order: 1. Azuki Malasada, 2. Crousti w/ Custard Honey & Almond, 3. Coconut Danish, 4. Butter Roll, 5. Cream Puff
    • Things to note: This place closes really early, so definitely make sure this fits with your schedule. The best time to stop by this place is when you are driving up to the North Shore.
  10. Dim Sum – Fook Lam Seafood Restaurant (or Legend Seafood Restaurant)
    • Distance: 15 mins by Car
    • Price: $
    • Cuisine: Chinese (Cantonese)
    • What to order: Any dim sum dishes you usually order
    • Things to note: These two restaurants are right next to each other. So if one is busy, just go to another.

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Cee Ng

Hello, I’m Cee! I’m a lifestyle blogger during my downtime and a consultant and producer during the day. This blog is to share experiences in travel, work, beauty, relationships, cooking, shopping and lifestyle tips that I hope can inspire you to live the best version of yourself in whichever stage you are in life and have fun with no regrets!