Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sammies

Sammies is known for their sandwiches. Abe is the chef and owner. He continues to build his menu with new daily specials. I highly recommend the cubano but it sells out so you need to be in the shop by 12pm if you want it. The sandwiches are priced between $9 - $12. It's a good deal because the sandwich is big. If you have a small appetite, you can share your sandwich with another person. It's always cut in half then wrapped up.

The shop is open Monday - Friday between 11am-4pm. You can eat in or take out. There are 4 small tables and counter seating. For payment, cash and credit is accepted here. For parking, there is street parking on S. King Street or Kaheka Street. There are parking lots nearby but I think it's more expensive than the meters on the street.

1467 S. King St
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 219-5938

Torpedo

French Dip

Cubano

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Edge by Tamura's

The Edge by Tamura's is a restaurant located in Kaimuki. It is owned by the same people who run Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors. The restaurant has a huge selection of drinks and a bar on the first level. The dining room is upstairs. The menu is a mix of seafood and meat. They have a few varieties of poke but getting the sampler is best. Your waiter will let you know what poke they're offering that day because it changes daily. The entrées are about $15 each and the cocktails are $10. My favorites were the king crab poke and the garlic sweet potato fries.

The interior lighting is dim but it's a great place to come and unwind after work with your friends. I recommend doing family style so you can try more of the food. They are only open for dinner and reservations are recommended if you want to sit upstairs in the dining room. The street parking is free after 6pm or you can park in the paid lot between 11th and 12th Ave.

For more information about The Edge by Tamura's, visit theedgebytamuras.com.

3605 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 732-3340

Poke Sampler

Garlic Sweet Potatoes Fries

Kataifi Scallops

Tamura's BBQ Ribs

Bone Marrow

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Junpuu

Junpuu is known for their ramen. They open daily for lunch and dinner. The inside of the restaurant is small but their service the excellent. The staff come by frequently to make sure your water cups are filled and you're happy with your food. I enjoyed the garlic Tokyo tonkotsu ramen and the fresh potato chips with Himalayan sea salt. The ramen ranges from $10 to $12 a bowl and you also have the option of adding on extras like an ajitama egg.

They are located at the corner of S. King and Victoria Street on the ground floor of the Medical Arts Building. They don't accept reservations and the wait time is around 30 minutes if you come at the usually lunch or dinner times. I don't recommend coming with more than 4 people because of how the tables are set up. There is parking in the building and they will validate. The building parking is free after 5pm. An alternate parking option is street parking on Victoria or Young Street.


1010 S King St.
Ste 108
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 260-1901

Homemade Potato Chips

Gyoza

Miso Ramen w/ Ajitama Egg

Garlic Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen w/ Ajitama Egg

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Roast Duck Kitchen

Roast Duck Kitchen is known for their Chinese BBQ. Their most popular item is the roast pork and that sells out fast. They also have roast duck, roast chicken, ginger chicken, char siu, and gau gee. I recommend trying all their stuff but the roast pork is my favorite. The skin is always crispy and the pork is tender. They offer lunch plates that come with 2 scoops of rice and your choice of roast duck or roast pork for under $10. Since this place gets so busy, it's best to call in your order by 11:30am and let them know your pick-up time.

They are located inside the Aiea Shopping Center on the 2nd Floor. You can park by Times Supermarket and take the escalators up. The first shop you see with yellow and red is them. If you go around lunch time, expect to wait 15 minutes because they do get backed up with orders. There are a few tables outside to sit and eat but this is mainly a take out place. They accept cash and credit cards.

99-115 Aiea Heights Dr.
Ste 206
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 486-0005

Roast Pork (1/2 lb)

Roast Chicken (half)

Roast Duck (half)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Moku Kitchen

Moku Kitchen is in SALT at Kaka'ako. Their menu offers American food with Hawaiian fusion. The ingredients in a lot of their dishes are sourced locally. There are some similarities in the menu with Monkeypod Kitchen (owned by the same chef). The dishes that I enjoyed at Monkeypod Kitchen, I also enjoyed here. The kalua pork pizza and duck tacos were good but the jalapenos were a bit too much for me. I noticed a lot of the dishes here have jalapenos or something spicy in it. 

This is a very laid back place that you would come with your friends to hang out. The interior of the restaurant is big and it's spacious. They have a bar inside and outdoor seating.  The happy hour is from 3pm-5:30pm; the pizzas are $9, most of the drinks are $2 off, and select appetizers are 50% off. For regular dining, their prices are still reasonable. If you're driving, park in the SALT parking lot because the rate is cheaper. Don't park in front of Moku Kitchen, that small lot has a 1-hour limit. If you're coming on a weekday, walk-ins are fine but if you're coming on the weekend, I recommend making a reservation a few days in advance. Kaka'aako is becoming a popular neighborhood with all the new condos popping up.

For more information about Moku Kitchen, visit mokukitchen.com.

660 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 591-6658

Duck Tacos

Garlic Truffle Oil Fries

Roasted Squash Ravioli

Kalua Pork Pizza