Hawaii Kai Food Guide: 8 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Hawaii Kai

April 14, 2018 Esmeralda Fenner

Discover the best restaurant in Hawaii Kai, United States including Hana Sushi, Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha, Sophie's Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria, Byo Bowls, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream, Island Brew Coffeehouse, Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack
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1. Hana Sushi

377 Keahole St Ste C3, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-3409 Seating, Takeout Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 808-395-4330
Excellent
45%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Hana Sushi

Reviewed By kupunakane - Hawaii

This sushi bar is in a neighborhood strip mall. It features a conveyor belt sending a variety of sushi and other dishes around the bar. There is also a large menu of other dishes. The food is excellent, the staff friendly, and the parking free. If you are staying in Waikiki but want to avoid the higher prices and get the feel of a local place, this is a great place to try. It is not far from Hanauma Bay so you can stop here for dinner on your way back from the bay.

2. Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

820 W Hind Dr Ste 116, Aina Haina Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96821-1851 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks SGD 4 - SGD 9 +1 808-373-5111
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 655 reviews

Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

HOPA is a Hawaiian treat shop best known for its all-natural, homemade, real fruit shave ice served with Pure Aloha daily. HOPA Aina Haina is our first and original House launched in 2011 in Aina Haina Shopping Center. At HOPA our mission is to cultivate Pure Aloha one person, relationship, and community at a time.

Reviewed By alwaysplanning50 - Albany, New York

A perennial local favorite. You can choose your own combinations or go with preset ones they have.

The portions are good as is the flavor of the syrups. But I did not think they rise above other shave ice etablishments on this (or other islands).

Where they excelled, hovever, is the super nice and friendly staff.

3. Sophie's Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria

7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, Koko Marina Center, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, HI 96825-1800 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 808-892-4121
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Sophie's Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria

Reviewed By FloridaFamilyofFive - Viera, Florida, USA

This is NY-style pizza do don't walk in expecting this. This is more like a flat calzone with Hawaii-inspired ingredients. Overall very good - like a Subway for pizza. A bit on the expensive side.

4. Byo Bowls

333 Keahole St, Suite 2E, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, HI 96825-3406 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Fast Food, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 808-395-2695
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Byo Bowls

Reviewed By Ocean-Traveler55 - Fernandina Beach, Florida

We have been to BYOB numerous times and always enjoy the food. The "asian" bowls have very fresh ingredients and excellent flavor. Service is always good and effective. If you cannot decide they have a variety of pre-configured bowls to choose from. Love the concept, love the food!

5. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

377 Keahole St, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, HI 96825-3405 Takeout, Seating Fast Food, Hawaiian, Barbecue Lunch +1 808-396-3885
Excellent
40%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Reviewed By PTRBIGEBA364WC - Honolulu, Hawaii

It's been awhile, but L&L was calling our name. It's great they now accept credit cards. Although the wait was long the Mochiko and BBQ chicken plates were worth the wait. Why have we neglected this place?!? To be sure we won't delay our next visit.

6. Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream

7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, Across Varsity Theater On Coyne Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-1800 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Lunch, Late Night +1 808-396-8722
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 330 reviews

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream

Reviewed By brown-and-cony - Perth, Australia

I found this on a list of things to eat in Honolulu in the Huffington Post. This was about 30 minutes drive out of Waikiki. We got a strawberry cheesecake ice-cream in a cone and mochi ice cream (which they're meant to be famous for) in green tea, strawberry and mango. I liked the waffle cone and ice cream enough, but it wasn't amazing. The mochi ice cream was really disappointing though! The ice cream had no flavour. I much prefer the store-bought one.

7. Island Brew Coffeehouse

377 Keahole St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-3405 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Brunch SGD 26 +1 808-394-8770
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Island Brew Coffeehouse

Reviewed By Jreis113

We stopped here after a hike with my dog on a Sunday morning. Super cute outdoor/indoor seating area! Quite popular! We ordered a chicken sandwich and acai bowl with teas. Everything was amazing! Cute atmosphere and it's dog friendly which was a HUGE plus! Can't wait to go back!

8. Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack

41-037 Wailea St, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1619 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 259-0808
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack

Reviewed By Traveling007Texan - Houston, TX

Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack is located just off the main street in Waimanalo. If you are going to the beach (which you definitely should because Waimanalo is the best all-around beach on the island), stop by this local restaurant and pick up a terrific lunch. I would recommend the Garlic Shrimp and Steak. It is full of locals so it must be good, right? The Fried Shrimp are also very good. It is very casual and affordable. We always stop when we make a visit to Waimanalo Beach. You should do so too!

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