Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kulu Kulu

There's a new Japanese bakery located inside of Shirokiya on the mall level. Their cakes are very moist and light. They are also very expensive. My favorite item so far is the strawberry roll cake. Their website shows a lot of items in the cake lineup. When I went on the weekend I only saw half of the items in the display case. I plan to go back very soon and try more of their items.

For more information about Kulu Kulu, please visit

Shirokiya Ala Moana
1450 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814

Strawberry Roll Cake

Soft Souffle Cheesecake

Chocolate Mousse

Strawberry Shortcake

Mango Mousse

Strawberry Mousse

Whipped Cream Roll Cake

Rare Cheesecake

Baked Cheesecake

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Canton Seafood Restaurant

This place is like an average Chinese family restaurant. I'm not a fan of their location though (next to 939 on Keeaumoku). They have a menu which highlights the tasty items. In my opinion, anything that is deep fried will taste good. The tangerine beef is something I've never seen in other restaurants so I decided to give it a try and it wasn't bad.

If you're coming for dinner with a big group, you should make reservations in advance. I also recommend calling on the day of the reservation to confirm you still have your table. There was a mix up with my reservation and I ended up having to wait 20 minutes for a table. They have parking in the back but come before 7pm if you want a space. Once the lot gets full, good luck with finding street parking.

923 Keeaumoku St
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 955-3388

Fook Kin Tofu

Long Beans w/ Minced Pork

Pig Intestines w/ Pickled Cabbage

Choy Sum

Tangerine Beef

House Specialty Chicken

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

California Beach Rock N' Sushi - CLOSED

After you've done all your shopping at Ward Warehouse, you can drive down here for some sushi and rock music. To make it even better, they also have drinks. You can choose to sit at the sushi bar or on a regular table. This place is great for groups because they have large tables. They have an assortment of rolls that you won't find at other sushi bars/restaurants. Some of their rolls have a lot of filling and very little rice.

There is parking in the back of the restaurant. They share the lot with Kanpai Grill. If you can come during lunch, they offer lunch specials with an assortment of deep fried items. It's not bad and the price is reasonable.

404 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 597-8000

Tuna Carpaccio

Gandubie Roll

Tarantula Roll

Saturday, October 13, 2012

JJ Dolan's

If you're looking for a good pizza, this is were you need to be. The guys here spin the perfect thin crust pies (they call them pies not pizzas) and they load it up with toppings. It's a bar and they're located between Chinatown and downtown. Most of the time their TVs are set to sports channel so if you need to catch a game after work, you know where to go. I highly recommend getting some wings along with your pie.

This place is kid friendly during the weekends for lunch but it could get noisy sometimes. They don't validate parking so stick to street parking. If there is none, the Chinatown Municipal Garage with the entrance on S. Beretania is probably cheaper than Mark's Garage.

For more information about JJ Dolan's, please visit

1147 Bethel St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 537-4992

Chicken Wings

Deli Meat Special & White Pie

Spinach Garlic & Deli Meat Special

Giacomo & Margherita