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Local Food and Resources


Restaurants and food establishments listed represent suggestions from the Board of Directors of Slow Food O’ahu. Restaurants on this list reflect our personal favorites as well as showcasing well made food and our island’s ethnic traditions, other aspects of Slow Food.

In the future, we hope that soon we’ll be able to identify the restaurants that meet the highest standards of Slow Food principles with a snail of approval identification. We are in the process of refining the process of identifying those establishments.

Along with the list of restaurants and food establishments, we provide additional information on food-related resources on O’ahu. This includes lists of catering resources, CSAs, farm work days, farmers’ markets, food specialty stores, and meat/butcher shops.

We constantly seek to update our website, particularly seeking to find establishments that merit the criteria. If you have a suggestion as to a resource that ought to be on our list, please email us at with your suggestions.


Breweries, Pubs & Distilleries

Brew’d Craft Pub

3441 Waialae Ave Ste A
Phone: 732-2337

Gordon Biersch

1 Aloha Tower Drive (Honolulu – at Aloha Tower)
Phone: 599-4877

Hoku Brewing

580 N Nimitz Hwy
Phone: 548-3240

Honolulu Beerworks

328 Cooke St Downtown
Phone: 589-2337

Home of the Brave Brewing

901 Waimanu St, Kaka’ako
Phone: 396-8112

Kona Brewing Company

Some of the draft beer is local
7192 Kalanianole Hwy. (Honolulu
- Hawaii Kai)
Phone: 394-5662

Manulele Distillers, LLC

Producing rum from native Hawaiian sugar cane
92-1770 Kunia Rd, #227 (Kunia)
Phone: 649-0830

Mudhen Water

3452 Waialae Ave (Honolulu Kaimuki)

Pint and Jigger

1936 South King St. (Honolulu – McCully)
Phone: 744-9593

Puka Bar, Whole Foods

4211 Waianae Ave (Honolulu Kahala)
Phone: 798-9072

Real Gastropub

1020 Auahi St, Bldg. 1 (Honolulu-Ala Moana Ward Farmer’s Market)
Phone: 596-2526


The Counter

4211 Waialae Ave. (Honolulu – Kahala)
Phone: 739-5100

Honolulu Burger Company 2 locations

1295 S, Beretania St. (Honolulu – McCully)
Phone: 626-5202
4210 Waialae Ave( Honolulu Kaimuki)
Phone: 735-5202

Mahaloha Burger 2 locations

2233 Kalakaua (Honolulu Waikiki)
Phone: 926-6500
143 Hekili St (Kailua)
Phone: 263-2777

Coffee Cafes/Juice Bars

Bodhi Café

2671 S. King St (Honolulu Moiliili)
Phone: 949-2679

Bogart’s Café

3045 Monsarrat Ave., Ste. 3 
Phone: 739-0999

Café Laufer

3565 Waialae Ave. #107 
Phone: 735-7717

Chad Louie’s Coffee Lounge

45 Kihapai St Kailua
Phone: 263-7930

Coffee Gallery

66-250 Kamehameha Hwy. #C104 (Haleiwa)
Phone: 637-5571

Diamond Head Cove Health Bar (Da Cove)

3045 Monsarrat Ave. #5
- Diamond Head)
Phone: 732-8744

Downtown Coffee Roaster & Coffee Bar

900 Fort Street Mall, Ste. 100
Phone: 599-5353

Gorilla in the Cafe

Only Hawaiian Coffees
2155 Kalakaua Ave. (Honolulu-Waikiki)
Phone: 554-1484

Hawaiian Island X

Local coffee, chocolate and shave ice
67-106 Kealohanui St. (Waialua at the Sugar Mill)
Phone: 637-2624

Lanikai Juice

Organic and/or local fruits are used
572 Kailua Rd. (Kailua)
Phone: 262-2383
4346 Waialae Ave.
(Honolulu – Kaimuki)
Phone: 732-7200
66-215 Kamehameha Highway (Haleiwa)
Phone: 637-7774
2005 Kalia Rd (Waikiki)
Phone: 955-5500
680 Ala Moana Blvd (Ala Moana)
Phone: 369-1400

Morning Brew

572 Kailua Rd. (Kailua)
Phone: 262-7770

Morning Glass Coffee and Cafe

2955 East Manoa Rd. (Honolulu – Manoa)
Phone: 673-0065

Summer Frappe

82 N Pauahi St. (Honolulu – Chinatown)

The Curb

3538 Waialae Ave Ste 101 (Honolulu Kaimuki)
Phone: 321-1073

Waialua Coffee & Chocolate

Producer of local coffee and chocolate beans; good place to buy green coffee.
Waialua Estate Coffee Mill (Waialua – Old Sugar Mill)
No phone; just email:


Legend Seafood Restaurant

100 N Beretania St. Ste 108
Phone: 532-1868

Char Hung Sut

Oldest manapua shop on the island
64 N. Pauahi Street (Honolulu-Chinatown)
Phone: 538-3335

Harbor Village Cuisine

7192 Kalanianaole Hwy Hawaii Kai
Phone: 5395-2311

Legend Seafood Restaurant

100 N Beretania St. Ste 108 (Honolulu)
Phone: 532-1868

Little Village

1113 Smith St. (Honolulu
Phone: 545-3008

Mei Sum

Dim Sum
65 N Pauahi St. 
Phone: 531-3268

Pah Ke’s

Ask for locally grown menu
46-018 Kamehameha Hwy. (Kaneohe)
Phone: 235-4505

Royal Garden

Dim Sum
410 Atkinson Dr #3 
(Honolulu – Ala Moana
Phone: 942-7788

Tai Pan Dim Sum

100 N Beretania St. (Honolulu
Phone: 599-8899


Casablanca: Moroccan

19 Hoolai St Kailua

Cactus: Southwestern/Mexican/S. American

767 Kailua Rd. Kailua

Dagon: Burmese

2671 S. King St (Honolulu Moiliili)

Ethopian Love

1122 Smith St (Honolulu Chinatown)

Grondin:French-Latin Kitchen

62 N. Hotel St. (Honolulu Chinatown)

Kan Zaman: Lebanese Moroccan

1028 Nuuanu (Honolulu Downtown)

Olive Tree Café: Mostly Greek

4614 Kilauea Ave. (Honolulu-Kahala)

The Pig and The Lady: Nouveau Vietnamese

83 N. King St (Honolulu Chinatown)

Food Trucks

Beto’s Tacos y Platos

56-781 Kamehameha Hwy. (Kahuku)
Phone: 135 Hamakua Dr Kailua
Thurs-Sat: 7PM-3AM

Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp Truck

One of the two known shrimp trucks on the North Shore that serve local prawns and shrimp (all others are imported from Asia)
56-781 Kamehameha Hwy. (Kahuku)

Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp

One of the two known shrimp trucks on the North Shore that serve local prawns and shrimp (all others are imported from Asia)
Kamehameha Highway south of the Kahuku Sugar Mill on the makai (ocean) side of the
highway (Kahuku)

Street Grindz

Sponsors “Eat the Streets” Website provides information on food trucks around the island

Fresh Fish

Fresh Catch

3109 Waialae Ave. (Honolulu- Kaimuki)
Phone: 735-7653

Nico’s Pier 38

1133 N. Nimitz Hwy. (Honolulu- Nimitz/Airport)
Phone: 540-1377

Uncle’s Fish Market and Grill

1135 N. Nimitz at Pier 38 (Honolulu – Airport/Nimitz)
Phone: 275-0063

Ahi Assasins

2570 S. Beretania (Honolulu Moiliili)
Phone: 372-2930

Gelato / Ice Cream

Bubbies 3 locations

Honolulu Moiliili
1010 University Ave
99-1267 Waiua Pl
Hawaii Kai
Koko Marina Center

Il Gelato 3 locations

Honolulu Iwilei
501 Sumner St

North Shore Market Place

Kahala Mall
La Gelateria
819 Cedar St (Honolulu)

Via Gelato

1142 12th Ave (Honolulu Kaimuki)

Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Alan Wongs

1857 S King St. (Honolulu- McCully)
Phone: 949-2526

Pineapple Room by Alan Wong

1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (Honolulu-Ala Moana Center inside Macy’s)
Phone: 945-6573

Café Julia @YWCA

1040 Richards St. (Honolulu – Downtown)
Phone: 533-3334

Chef Chai

1009 Kapiolani Blvd (Honolulu, Kakaako)
Phone: 585-0011

Chef Mavro

1969 S King St. (Honolulu- McCully)

The Food Company

1020 Keolu Dr. (Kailua)
Phone: 262-6440

Kaimuki Superette

3458 Waialae Ave (Honolulu Kaimuki)
Phone: 734-7800

Lucky Belly

Noodles, soup, contemporary
50 N. Hotel. St. (Honolulu-Downtown)
Phone: 531-1888

Mission Social Hall

553 S. King St. (Honolulu Kapiolani)
Phone: 447-3910

Morimoto Waikiki

1775 Ala Moana Blvd. (Honolulu Waikiki)
Phone: 943-5900

MW Restaurant

1538 Kapiolani Blve (Honolulu Kapiolani)


Roy’s – Waikiki Beach
226 Lewers St. (Honolulu –
Roy’s – Honolulu
6600 Kalanianaole Highway (Honolulu – Hawai‘i Kai)
Roy’s – Ko’olina
92-1220 Aliinui Drive, (Kapolei)
Phone: 676-7697


Actively involved in Slow Food
3435 Waialae Ave. (Honolulu-Kaimuki)
Phone: 735-5900

Hawaiian (Traditional)

Haili’s Hawaiian Food

760 Palani Ave. (Honolulu – Kapahulu)
Phone: 735-8019

Helena’s Hawaiian Food

Winner of James Beard Foundation’s Regional Classics Restaurant Award
1240 N School St.
(Honolulu – Kalihi)
Phone: 845-8044

Ono Hawaiian Foods

726 Kapahulu Ave. (Honolulu)
Phone: 737-2275

Hawaii (Local-style/Plate lunch)

Aiea Bowl

99-115 Aiea Heights Dr. #310 (Aiea)
Phone: 488-6854

Ethel’s Grill

232 Kalihi Steet (Honolulu-Iwilei)
Phone: 847-6467

Kahai Street Kitchen

237 Kalihi Stee (Honolulu-Iwilei)
Phone: 845-3020

Kanpai Bar & Grill

404 Ward Ave. (Honolulu – Kapiolani/Ala Moana)
Phone: 593-9202

Nico’s at Pier 38

Features plate lunches with fish from auction next door
1133 N Nimitz Hwy. (Honolulu

Side Street Inn

1225 Hopaka St. (Honolulu – Ala Moana)
Phone: 591-0253
614 Kapahulu Ave. (Honolulu – Kapahulu)
Phone: 739-3939


Gazen Bar and Grill

2840 Kapiolani Blvd. (Honolulu – Kapiolani)
Phone: 737-0230


Specializes in nabe
510 Piikoi Street
 (Honolulu – Kapiolani)
Phone: 589-2299


Homemade soba noodles
1610 S King St. (Honolulu
- McCully)
Phone: 953-2070

Izakaya Gaku

There are terrific izakayas all over Honolulu; this one has some of the freshest fish
1329 S King St. (Honolulu – McCully)
Phone: 589-1329


Homemade udon noodles
1936 S King St. Suite 103 (Honolulu
- McCully)
Phone: 947-2211


524 Ohohia St. (Honolulu – Airport)

Rokkaku Hamakatsu

1050 Ala Moana Blvd, Mall Level 2 (Ala Moana Center)
Phone: 946-3355

Sushi King

2700 S. Beretania St (Honolulu Moiliili)
Phone: 947-2836

Sushi Sasabune

1417 S King St. (Honolulu – McCully)
Phone: 947-3800


449 Kapahulu Ave. (Honolulu – Kapahulu)
Phone: 732-6480

Uproll Café

665 Halekauwila St (Honolulu Kakaako)
Phone: 475-0097

Yanagi Sushi

762 Kapiolani Blvd #1 (Honolulu
- Kapiolani)
Phone: 597-1525

Yuzu 2 locations

Homemade Udon Noodles
410 Atkinson Dr. 1F4 (Honolulu – Ala Moana Hotel)
Phone: 943-1155

Sushi Yuzu

92-1047 Olani St (Kapolei)
Phone: 678-1155



871 Kapiolani Blvd (Honolulu-Kakaako)
Phone: 593-8822


805 Keeaumoku St.(Honolulu-Ala Moana)
Phone: 947-3113


Arancino 3 locations

5000 Kahala Ave
Phone: 380-4400
255 Beachwalk
Phone: 923-5557
2552 Kalakaua Ave
Phone: 931-6273


Buho Cocina y Cantina

2250 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Shopping Plaza
Phone: 922-2846

Cocina Hawaii
667 Auahi St (Honolulu Kakaako)
Phone: 537-6585

El Palenque

177 S Kamehameha Hwy. (Wahiawa)
Phone: 622-5829


66-165 Kamehameha Hwy. (Haleiwa)
Phone: 637-7717

Serg’s Mexican Kitchen

2740 E. Manoa Rd. (Honolulu-Manoa)
Phone: 988-8118

New American

12th Ave Grill

1145C 12th Ave. (Honolulu – Kaimuki)
Phone: 732-9469

EAT Café

560 North Nimitz Hwy. Ste. 2 (Honolulu – Nimitz – Gentry Pacific Design Center)


1131 Nuuanu Ave. (Honolulu – Honolulu)
Phone: 587-7877

Kahumana Organic Farm & Café

86-660 Lualualei Homestead Rd Waianae
Phone: 696-8844

Kalapawai Market and Café

750 Kailua Rd. (Kailua)
Phone: 262-3354

Koko Head Cafe

1145-C 12th Ave (Honolulu, Kaimuki)

Kokua Valley Roots Café

2239 N. School St (Honolulu Kalihi)

Livestock Tavern

49 N. Hotel St (Honolulu Chinatown)

The Nook

1035 University Ave Unit 105 (Honolulu Puck’s Alley)


Fendu Boulangerie

Excellent pizzas
2752 Woodlawn Dr, Ste 5-119
- Manoa Marketplace)
Phone: 988-4310

Prima Hawaii

108 Hekili St., Suite 107 (Kailua)
Phone: 888-8933


Neapolitan pizza
1344 Kona St.
(Honolulu – Ala Moana)
Phone: 955-2640

Southeast Asian

Maunakea Marketplace

There are stalls in here serving Thai, Malaysian, Filipino and Japanese food. Just like street vendors in Thailand, some of the stalls even use reusable bowls and plates, a rarity in Honolulu.
1120 Maunakea St. (Honolulu – Chinatown)

Opal’s Thai Food

66-460 Kamehameha Hwy. (Haleiwa)
Phone: 381-8091

Sweets and Bakeries

Cafe Laufer

3565 Waialae Ave. #107
- Kaimuki)
Phone: 735-7717

Fendu Boulangerie

2752 Woodlawn Dr, Ste. 5-119
- Manoa)
Phone: 988-4310

JJ’s French Pastry

3447 Waialae Ave. 
- Kaimuki)
Phone: 739-0993

Madre Chocolate

20 Kainehe Street (Kailua)
Phone: 377-6440

Manoa Chocolate

315 Uluniu Street, Ste. 203 (Kailua)
Phone: 262-6789

Nisshodo Candy Store

Specializes in traditional mochi
1095 Dillingham Blvd Ste. I5 (Honolulu
- Kalihi)
Phone: 847-1244

Padovani’s Chocolates

650 Iwilei Road, Ste. 280 (Honolulu
- Airport)
Phone: 536-4567

This is It Bakery & Deli

443 Cooke St (Honolulu Kakaako)

Waialua Chocolate

Wailua Estate Coffee Mill (Waialua at The Old Sugar Mill)
No phone; just email:


Greens and Vines

909 Kapiolani Blvd. (Honolulu – Kapiolani)
Phone: 536-9680

Peace Café

2239 South King St. (Honolulu – McCully)
Phone: 951-7555



EAT Honolulu Catering

560 North Nimitz Hwy. Ste. 2 (Honolulu-Nimitz-Gentry Pacific Design Center)

The Food Company

1020 Keolu Dr. (Kailua)
Phone: 262-6440

Chef Sean Priester

Pili Hawai’i (Chef Mark Noguchi)

Phone: 240-1096 ex. 1

Pili Hawai’i: Chef Mark Noguchi

240-1096 x1

UPtown Events: Chef Ed Kenney


Satori Honolulu Vegan Catering: Chef Megumi Odin

CSAs/Veggie Subscriptions

Ailani Gardens

Just Add Water

Kula Fields

MA’O Organic Farms

Mohala Farms

Oahu Fresh

Otsuji Farm

Community Supported Fishery

Local I’a

7192 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste G-230 Hawaii Kai

Fish Ponds

Malama Loko Ea Foundation

62-540 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa

Paepae o Heeia

46-077 Ipuka at Kaneohe

Farm Work Days

Ho’oulu ‘Aina (Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Health Center)

Kapalai Farms (Maunawili)

Kako’o ‘Oiwi

MA’O Organic Farms (Wai‘anae)

Mohala Farms (Waialua)

Farmers’ Markets

(Check for hours, most are not daily except for Chinatown)

Chinatown Market Place

1199 Dillingham Blvd.

Hawaii Kai Farmers’ Market

Kaiser High School, parking lot
511 Lunalilo Home Road

Haleiwa Farmers’ Market

Waimea Valley
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI

Hawaii Farm Bureau Farmers’ Markets

These include the farmers’ market at KCC, the largest farmers’ market on the island.

Kapiolani Community College Farmer’s Market

People’s Open Markets

The largest of the open markets is in Kalihi Saturday mornings.

Waianae Farmers’ Market
The only market to accept EBT
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
86-260 Farrington Highway

Waialua Farmers’ Market
In the Waialua Sugar Mill

Food (Specialty) Stores

Asian Grocery

Local eggs
1319 S. Beretania St. (Honolulu)
Phone: 593-8440

Ka Lei Eggs 3 locations

Local industrial eggs
3585 Waialae Ave. (Honolulu – Kaimuki) Phone: 737-7665
439 Kalihi St. (Honolulu – Kalihi) Phone: 841-7695
1119 Dillingham Blvd. (Honolulu – Kalihi) Phone: 347-5563

Kokua Market

Co-op with organic and local produce
2643 S King St. (Honolulu
- University)
Phone: 941-1922

Mercado de la Raza

Hispanic foods
1315 S. Beretania St. (Honolulu – McCully)
Phone: 593-2226

Nijiya Market 2 locations

Japanese natural foods
1009 University Ave. (Honolulu – University)
Phone: 979-8977
451 Piikoi St. (Honolulu – Kapiolani)
Phone: 589-1121


mediterranean specialty
4614 Kilauea Ave. (Honolulu – Kahala)
Phone: 737-6226

Palama Market 3 locations

1070 N. King Street (Honolulu-Kalihi)
1670 Makaloa St. (Honolulu Kapiolani)
98-020 Kam highway (Aiea)

Waimanalo Market Coop

41-1029 Kalanianaole Hwy

Whole Foods Market 2 locations

4211 Waialae Ave. #2000 (Honolulu – Kahala Mall)
Phone: 738-0820
629 Kailua Rd. #100 (Kailua)
Phone: 263-6800

Young’s Fish Market

1286 Kalani St. (Honolulu-Kalihi)

Liquor Stores and Homebrew Supplies

Homebrew in Paradise

740 Moowaa St Ste A Kalihi

The Liquor Collection

1050 Ala Moana Blvd. (Honolulu-Ala Moana at Ward Warehouse)

Tamura’s Fine Wine and Liquors

Can order kegs of local beer
3496 Waialae Ave. (Honolulu-Kaimuki)

Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors

25 Kaneohe Bay Dr Ste 106 Aikahi

Meat Markets/Butcher Shops

A’ala Meat Market

751 Waiakamilo R. (Honolulu – Kalihi)
Phone: 832-6650

Higa Meat and Pork Market

225 North Nimitz Hwy. (Honolulu – Airport/Nimitz)
Phone: 531-3591

VJs Butcher Block

66-470 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa

Poke & Fish Markets

Fort Ruger Market

3585 Alohea Ave. (Honolulu – Diamond Head)
Phone: 737-4531

Fresh Catch 2 locations

3109 Waialae Ave. (Honolulu-Kaimuki)
45-1118 Kamehameha Hwy (Kaneohe)

Ono Seafood

747 Kapahulu Ave., Apt 4 (Honolulu – Kapahulu)
Phone: 732-4806

Poke Stop 2 locations

95-1840 Meheula Parkway Suite 3 (Mililani)
Phone: 626-3400
94-050 Farrington Hwy, E-4 (Waipahu Town Center)
Phone: 676-8100

Tamashiro Market

802 N. King St.
Phone: 841-8047

Tamura’s 4 locations with poke bar

5 Kaneohe Bay Dr Ste 106 Aikahi
3496 Waialae Ave. (Honolulu-Kaimuki)
440 Kilani Ave Wahiawa
91-1051 Enterprise Ave Kapolei

Young’s Fish Market

1286 Kalani St. (Honolulu – Kalihi)
Phone: 841-4885