Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Morio's Sushi Bistro

If you're looking for some fresh and delicious sushi or sashimi, you need to check out this place. It's a small restaurant that seats up to 16 people and it's BYOB. Chef Morio works the sushi bar and I suggest bringing an extra drink for him. He will be super happy. If you're lucky, you might get some complimentary items that are not available on the menu. For the amount of food you get, their prices are reasonable.

If you're coming with a group (5 or more), you should make reservations two weeks in advance. If it's two people you can try a walk-in but to be safe, you should still make a reservation. This place is very popular. The parking is located in the back of the restaurant and you enter right before the Jack in the Box drive-thru exit. If you pass Jack in the Box, you've missed it so go around the block and try again. The parking lot has a lot of spaces so I wouldn't hassle with street parking.

1160 S. King St
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 596-2288

Agedashi Tofu

Soft Shell Crab Tempura

Red Dragon Roll

Omakase Sashimi

Omakase Nigiri

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pint + Jigger

This is in the space of the old Kochi Restaurant next to Jimbo. I came for the food but my friends came for beer. If you're a fan of beer, I highly recommend checking this place out. They have a lot of beers on tap. The food is really good but it's pricey and the portions are small. The pigs in a blanket, crab cakes and scotch egg were my top picks. Remember to dunk your pig in a blanket into the homemade ketchup because it's the best ketchup ever.

For more information about Pint + Jigger, please visit http://pintandjigger.com.

1936 S. King St
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 744-9593

Beer Braised Brats

Hancrafted Pigs in a Blanket

Red Devils on Horseback

Pan-Fried Crab Cakes

Guava Wood Smoked Sausage Sliders

Scotch Egg

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cafe Blue

The Bank of Hawaii employee cafeteria went through some renovations and now there's this spanking new lunch spot called Cafe Blue. Cafe Blue is open to the public. You go into the bank and walk to the back where you'll see a security guard and two elevators. Cafe Blue is on the 6th floor so you don't have to check in with the security.

They have daily specials and they offer it in the mini or regular size. They also have a variety of hot sandwiches you can order but if you're in a rush, you can get the pre-packed sandwiches in the fridge. I recommend coming before 12pm if you're going to order food. There is no dress code but you might want to dress business casual because most of the people dining in here work at the bank and if you walk in with a t-shirt, shorts, and slippers, you're going to stick out.

Bank of Hawaii Main Branch
111 S. King St
6th Fl
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 694-8784

Mahi Mahi

Roast Pork

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla

Tiramisu

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nanding's Bakery

This was my first time eating Spanish rolls and I must say, they are delicious. I'm in love! It's like sweet bread but better because it's buttery and savory at the same time. I've made so many trips back to the bakery that I've already lost count. Besides Spanish rolls, they also have other baked goods. One thing that caught my eyes were the ensaymada. They have the normal sized ones but then they also have a big one and it's really big. The one I have pictured below, I split it into 4 portions and ate it in 2 days. The baked goods here are very reasonably priced.

There are 3 parking spaces in front of their shop. I don't recommend driving a giant SUV here because their parking spaces are for compact cars. If the lot is full, circle around the block. This bakery is more of a grab and go place.

918 Gulick Ave
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 841-4731

Spanish Rolls

Silang Ensaymada