Monday, August 29, 2016

Foodland Farms Ala Moana

Foodland will be reopening in Ala Moana Center on Wednesday. I was invited to a preview of their new flagship store and got to try some of the new creations prepared by the in-house chefs. You can still buy groceries here but you'll also find some new things like a juice bar, shave ice stand, fresh mini donuts, thin crust pizzas, a grilling station, a poke island, and the R. Field Wine Company which offers wine by the glass and specialty beers on tap. HI Steaks, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and the Foodland Pharmacy are in here as well. There is a dining area that seats up to 100 people and offers complimentary wifi. The will call service can hold your groceries for you while you continue to shop around the mall. The interior decor and layout of this store is amazing and its worth checking out. If you like poke, get the truffle ahi poke because it's only available here.

For more information about Foodland Farms Ala Moana, visit

Ala Moana Center
Ewa Wing, Street Level
1450 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 949-5044

Truffle Ahi Poke

Margherita Pizza

Hawaiian Style Medianoche

Grilled Steak w/ Teriyaki Sauce from HI Steaks

Cheese from R. Field Wine Company

Prosciutto from R. Field Wine Company

Salami from R. Field Wine Company

Mini donuts tossed in Lilikoi Sugar

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Izakaya Naru

Izakaya Naru is known for their Okinawan dishes such as taco rice and homemade soba. Their specials change daily and the chefs make creative dishes. Some interesting daily specials I've tried in the past were Italian style poke and house-made smoked pistachios. If you like to drink, this place is good because they have a huge selection of alcohol and they stay open till 2AM. If you like food, this place is also good because the portions are small so you can try a bunch of different things. Their prices are reasonable and it's best to come with 2-4 people. Some dishes I recommend are the yukari seasoned fries, gyoza pizza, taco rice, okinawa soba, and shoyu pork spareribs. You must save room for dessert because the baguette stuffed with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with honey is amazing. 

They are located in Mo'ili'ili in the same complex as Glazer's Coffee and Sushi King. There is a parking lot but the lot gets full quick because it's shared with all the other businesses. There is street parking which is free after 6PM and you can also park in Puck's Alley. You might need to pay for Puck's Alley though. They are only open for dinner and the restaurant is small so call a few days in advanced to make a reservation.

For more information about Izayaka Naru, visit

2700 S King St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 951-0510

Yukari seasoned French Fries

Gyoza Pizza

Beef Tongue

Butter Sauteed Clams w/ Baguette

Taco Rice

Homemade Okinawa Soba w/ Shoyu Pork Spareribs

Baguette stuffed w/ Vanilla Ice Cream