Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Nook Neighborhood Bistro

The Nook is located in Puck's Alleys. They are tucked inside the parking lot where Kiss My Grits used to be. The interior of the restaurant is small but you feel very cozy eating brunch in here. They also have outdoor seating. The staff are very friendly and their prices are reasonable.

If you come on the weekends for breakfast, expect a long wait for a table. They are super busy and they don't accept reservations. If you don't want to wait for a table, you can order take-out. I prefer coming for a late lunch (after 1:30pm) instead because there is no wait time and the food comes out quick. I haven't been disappointed with anything on the their menu. I recommend trying their scones and muffins. They have different and unique flavors everyday. My favorite item is the chicken and waffles. The waffle are made with mochiko so it has the soft chewy texture inside and the toasty waffle crunch outside. It's great for sharing while you order something else as your entree.

From my own experience the preferred payment method is credit card because I ran into a few times where they had to wait to get me change. It's just more efficient to pay with a card. I think they offer parking validation but I'm not 100% sure as all the times I've visited, it was a Sunday and parking was free.

For more information about The Nook Neighborhood Bistro, visit

1035 University Ave #105
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 942-2222

Mochiko Chicken & Waffles

Asian Pear Grilled Cheese

Matcha Waffle

House-made Shinsato Pork Sausage


Sunday, October 12, 2014

On Dong Chinese Restaurant

On Dong is located on S. King Street between Kaheka and Kalakaua. They are known for their jajangmyeon and the sweet & sour pork. I highly recommend ordering both if these dishes. If you can handle spicy foods, order one of their noodle soups. The soups are red, very red.

The inside of the restaurant is a bit cramped so I don't recommend going with more than 4 people. They have one round table that can seat a big group but it's really tight. One of the seats end up blocking the walkway so the waitress will constantly ask the person to scoot in.

They have parking in the back of the restaurant. If there's an attendant on duty, you need to ask for validation. The restaurant will only validate up to 1 hour so watch your time.

1499 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 947-9444

Sweet & Sour Pork


Pork Fried Rice

Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup

 Black Bean Noodles (Jajangmyeon)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Place To Eat

A Place To Eat is located on University Ave next to the parking entrance of Puck's Alley. On one side of the exterior, there's macro images of their food. The interior is spacious and clean. The whole place is run by one person and that's Chef Will. You have the option to dine in or take out. If you dine in, there is no waiter service. Just place your order, pay, and take a seat at one of the tables. The chef brings you the food in a takeout box. Ice water and cups are at the front counter and it's self service. My favorite item is the Blue New Yorker. I highly recommend this for first timers. Their sweet potato fries are also very good. The food here is local style but it's slightly upscale. It's about $10-$15 for a regular plate. There are a few items that come in mini plates and those are cheaper. They accept credit cards.

For parking, you can park in the Puck's Alley. The parking is free on Sundays but during the week, you will need validation.

For more information about A Place To Eat, visit

1035 University Ave
Ste 104
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 941-4554

Blue New Yorker

MacNut Mahi Mahi (mini)

Sweet Potato Fries

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Yakitori Glad

Yakitori Glad is located in Kapahulu. Everything on their menu is $3.90. They are only open for dinner. If you go during the normal dinner hours, you'll see a line coming out of their shop. I recommend going for an early dinner at 5pm or waiting till after 9pm for a late dinner. Each order consist of 2 skewers. They also have some rice and noodles dishes. The food comes out fast as someone is always standing in front of the grill cooking throughout the night. I don't recommend coming with more than 4 people because the shop and their furniture are small. You may find yourself having to eat fast so you can have more space on the table for the new dishes.

They have a parking lot in the back for customers. When you check-in with the hostess, tell him/her your parking stall number to prevent your car from getting towed. The parking lot is tight so you might want to drive a small car.

For more information about Yakitori Glad, visit

766 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-0077

Chicken Thigh w/ Mayo

Beef Tongue

Bacon wrapped Mushrooms

Chicken Gizzards

Egg wrapped w/ Grilled Chicken

Red Bean Sesame Balls

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ah-Lang Restaurant

Ah-Lang Restaurant is owned by the angry Korean lady. It's a small restaurant located on the first floor of the Imperial Plaza. The entrance is on Cooke Street. This place is a one woman show. The angry Korean lady mainly focuses on cooking inside the kitchen and only comes out to give you your food. The best thing to do is to not ask questions and read. Yes, READ the papers under the plexi glass on the table. You'll see the house rules and menu.

The recommended dishes are kalbi, spicy chicken wings, seafood pancake, and meat jun. If you can't eat spicy put "1" as the spice level. Do not put "0" because that is not an option listed on the paper. I went on a slow day so the restaurant was quiet but most of the time, I was busy eating. The food comes out hot and it taste good. The portions for the items I ordered were great for sharing with a small group. The kalbi was my favorite because it was well marinated and tender. The taegu is also very good (sorry, no photo), she has a secret ingredient in it. The angry Korean lady likes Michelob Ultra so if you drink, buy a 6-pack and share with her. You don't have to be afraid of dining here, just follow her rules and you'll be fine.

At one point this used to be cash only but now she accepts credit card. For parking, there is ample street parking on Cooke Street before 6pm. She doesn't offer any kind of validation if you park in the nearby parking lots.

For more information about Ah-Lang Restaurant, visit

725 Kapiolani Blvd
Ste C119
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 596-0600

Green Onion w/ Mixed Seafood Pancake

Combination Soon Dubu w/ Egg