Guidebook for Honolulu

Patricia (Pat)
Patricia (Pat)
Guidebook for Honolulu

Food Scene

I've been eating in Roy's since he opened in Hawaii Kai in 1985. We keep going back. I've eaten in several of his restaurants including New York City when Roy was in the World Trade Center area.
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Roy's Waikiki
226 Lewers Street
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I've been eating in Roy's since he opened in Hawaii Kai in 1985. We keep going back. I've eaten in several of his restaurants including New York City when Roy was in the World Trade Center area.
Another short walk down the beach to this fun place fronting the beach. Look for coupon specials in the local guidebooks. Karaoke some evenings and other entertainment. Breakfast buffet.
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Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar
2169 Kalia Road
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Another short walk down the beach to this fun place fronting the beach. Look for coupon specials in the local guidebooks. Karaoke some evenings and other entertainment. Breakfast buffet.
Its a national chain across the street.
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Buffalo Wild Wings
1778 Ala Moana Boulevard
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Its a national chain across the street.
It's the surfer hangout fr breakfast and lunch It has the best Malasadas in my book. It's across from world famous Sunset Beach.
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Ted's Bakery
59-024 Kamehameha Highway
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It's the surfer hangout fr breakfast and lunch It has the best Malasadas in my book. It's across from world famous Sunset Beach.
It's down the beach and named for the surfing legend. Nice AM walk then stop for breakfast. Great for lunch, pupus, dinner and live local music.
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Duke's Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Avenue
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It's down the beach and named for the surfing legend. Nice AM walk then stop for breakfast. Great for lunch, pupus, dinner and live local music.
Great grass fed beef burgers prepared different ways. Hot dogs and chicken too. Quick service and additional locations.
Mahaloha Burger
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Great grass fed beef burgers prepared different ways. Hot dogs and chicken too. Quick service and additional locations.
Great selection of fine gourmet sausages and hot dogs with creative toppings. Try the lobster roll dog or Hawaiian (my favorite) or even a vegan dog (coming soon) Great creme brulee. Tell them Steve the contractor'e friend Pat recommended you. It's in the newest hip Kaka’ako neighborhood in Honolulu.
hank's haute dogs
324 Coral St
Great selection of fine gourmet sausages and hot dogs with creative toppings. Try the lobster roll dog or Hawaiian (my favorite) or even a vegan dog (coming soon) Great creme brulee. Tell them Steve the contractor'e friend Pat recommended you. It's in the newest hip Kaka’ako neighborhood in Honolulu.
Good food, friendly service and a great spot to eat when touring North Shore's Haleiwia.
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Uncle Bo's Haleiwa
66-111 Kamehameha Hwy
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Good food, friendly service and a great spot to eat when touring North Shore's Haleiwia.
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Harbor Pub & Pizza
1765 Ala Moana Boulevard
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In the Ilikai Lobby, Valerie, the proprietor, and her staff will happily give you samples of any and all flavors. Popcorn, sundaes, waffle cones and beverages are served. Watch for specials on certain days of the week. This is GREAT ice cream, locally made and not overly sweetened like some other chains.
Dave's Ice Cream At The Ilikai
1777 Ala Moana Blvd
In the Ilikai Lobby, Valerie, the proprietor, and her staff will happily give you samples of any and all flavors. Popcorn, sundaes, waffle cones and beverages are served. Watch for specials on certain days of the week. This is GREAT ice cream, locally made and not overly sweetened like some other chains.
Good Thai food, reasonable price near Whole Foods.
Phuket Thai
401 Kamakee St
Good Thai food, reasonable price near Whole Foods.

Everything Else

Rent chairs, paddle boards, etc at lower prices than the Hilton beachfront. A short walk down the beach. This is the US military hotel and is a nice spot on the ocean.
Hale Koa Hotel
2055 Kalia Road
Rent chairs, paddle boards, etc at lower prices than the Hilton beachfront. A short walk down the beach. This is the US military hotel and is a nice spot on the ocean.
Another Hawaii institution. They make donuts Portuguese style, day and night. They sell them warm from the oven.
Leonard's Bakery
444 Kanekapolei St
Another Hawaii institution. They make donuts Portuguese style, day and night. They sell them warm from the oven.
Always hip always happening. Lots of expensive shops and restaurants and often free entertainment. It's near Roy's, my favorite restaurant in Hawaii.
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Waikiki Beach Walk
227 Lewers Street
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Always hip always happening. Lots of expensive shops and restaurants and often free entertainment. It's near Roy's, my favorite restaurant in Hawaii.

Drinks & Nightlife

Kitsch decor, good burgers, brews and local specials at reasonable prices.Also in walking distance from my condo.
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Cheeseburger In Paradise
2500 Kalakaua Avenue
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Kitsch decor, good burgers, brews and local specials at reasonable prices.Also in walking distance from my condo.
Another hip dining spot outpost of the renowned New York City restaurant.
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Nobu Honolulu
1118 Ala Moana Boulevard
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Another hip dining spot outpost of the renowned New York City restaurant.
Because it's where the Hawaii Five O gang hangout on the TV show. Great music and cocktails at this Hilton Hawaiian Village Bar on the beach. Food too but at hotel restaurant prices.
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Tropics Bar & Grill
2005 Kalia Road
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Because it's where the Hawaii Five O gang hangout on the TV show. Great music and cocktails at this Hilton Hawaiian Village Bar on the beach. Food too but at hotel restaurant prices.
It is just across the street and gets a local crowd. Good service and extra cheesy pizza.
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Harbor Pub & Pizza
1765 Ala Moana Boulevard
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It is just across the street and gets a local crowd. Good service and extra cheesy pizza.
Friday night was Tavana's show usually at 6pm, at the pool side lounge, bar and restaurant. He's without a doubt the most talented local boy in Hawaii. Its quite a treat and often guest musicians join him. Call and see if he is still performing.
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
349 Seaside Avenue
Friday night was Tavana's show usually at 6pm, at the pool side lounge, bar and restaurant. He's without a doubt the most talented local boy in Hawaii. Its quite a treat and often guest musicians join him. Call and see if he is still performing.
Local musicians, bar, pool tables and just a little bit seedy but that is part of the ambiance.
Hawaiian Brian's
1680 Kapiolani Blvd
Local musicians, bar, pool tables and just a little bit seedy but that is part of the ambiance.

Entertainment & Activities

A small but interesting sight.
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Аквариум Вайкики
2777 Kalakaua Avenue
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A small but interesting sight.
Small zoo, easy to see in half a day then hike Diamond Head.
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Зоопарк Гонолулу
151 Kapahulu Avenue
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Small zoo, easy to see in half a day then hike Diamond Head.

Arts & Culture

Absolutely the best local collection and special events.
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Бишоп Музеум
1525 Bernice Street
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Absolutely the best local collection and special events.
Run by Brigham Young University this attraction provides a good insight into Polynesian culture and history. The luau serves many guests but attempts to honor traditions and explain the respect the Hawaiians had for the animals and fish they ate. They also have a theatre with a later in the evening performance. If you do all prepare to spend the whole day. Driving in the dark can be challenging if you have never driven in Hawaii at night. Much is outdoors but light rain never bothers me. Although many tourists come here it is a cut above being touristy.
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Полинезийский культурный центр
55-370 Kamehameha Hwy
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Run by Brigham Young University this attraction provides a good insight into Polynesian culture and history. The luau serves many guests but attempts to honor traditions and explain the respect the Hawaiians had for the animals and fish they ate. They also have a theatre with a later in the evening performance. If you do all prepare to spend the whole day. Driving in the dark can be challenging if you have never driven in Hawaii at night. Much is outdoors but light rain never bothers me. Although many tourists come here it is a cut above being touristy.
This was the heiress, Doris Duke's home. Very interesting art collection in her home.
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Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
4055 Papu Circle
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This was the heiress, Doris Duke's home. Very interesting art collection in her home.
Did you know the last Hawaiian Queen was held prisoner here?So interesting, guided tour, Hawaiian history, furnishings and gift shop.
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Иолани
364 South King Street
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Did you know the last Hawaiian Queen was held prisoner here?So interesting, guided tour, Hawaiian history, furnishings and gift shop.

Getting Around

SIX affordable public buses stop in front of The Ilikai. You can go anyplace.
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TheBus
811 Middle St
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SIX affordable public buses stop in front of The Ilikai. You can go anyplace.
It is just across the street in Discovery Bay.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1778 Ala Moana Boulevard
It is just across the street in Discovery Bay.
Very nice staff and they can pick you up at the Ilikai and drop you off. It's walkable too. We have car rental desks at the Ilikai lobby also.
Hertz Car Rental
Very nice staff and they can pick you up at the Ilikai and drop you off. It's walkable too. We have car rental desks at the Ilikai lobby also.

Sightseeing

Historic Pearl Harbor is a must see. Book as early as you can. Don't wait until you get to Hawaii as it is a top destination.
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
1 Arizona Memorial Pl
Historic Pearl Harbor is a must see. Book as early as you can. Don't wait until you get to Hawaii as it is a top destination.
it is ICONIC.
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Даймонд Хед Кратер Хайк
Kapahulu
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it is ICONIC.
Its out front and it passes all the shopping spots.
Waikiki Trolley Pink Line Pick Up Spot
1400 Ala Moana Blvd
Its out front and it passes all the shopping spots.
It's world renowned and deservedly so. It's just down the ramp in back of my building.
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Waikīkī Beach
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It's world renowned and deservedly so. It's just down the ramp in back of my building.
Parking limited so stop when you can get a spot.
Blow Hole Plus Creeck
8699 HI-72
Parking limited so stop when you can get a spot.