I didn't think I liked acai bowls, but Yolanda took me to enough of them that I formed an opinion.
Pretty good. I think this one is tied for first with Crispy Grindz. My favorite is the liliko'i moana bowl. The honey is what makes it work.
Despite the unconvincing name, the acai here is really good. The acai base is not blended with other junk. I like to get it with honey and extra granola.
The non-acai menu items are okay but not special.
The bowl is massive but sadly, not very good. Tasted more like an apple juice smoothie than anything else. Ratio of acai puree to other toppings is off.
It's okay. The bowls are slightly on the bigger side. I tried both the mana and hapa bowls, but both kind of tasted like juice.
Not very good. The acai is blended and doesn't taste like acai.
The shaved ice was fine. The real star is the Ube Milkshake. So creamy. So ube-y. Very good.
It's simple but good.
The coffee is fine. The gem is that they serve pastries from b. patisserie. The kouign amann is quite good.
Great spam musubi. I like the regular kind.
The signature pastry is the Snow Puffy. Worth a try.
It's a big food hall with a few different shops. In particular, the mochi malasada is good (and sometimes runs out).
I did not expect to enjoy this (ziplining) as much as I did. It's pretty fun! A little terrifying to start.
Kind of hidden, though we happened to live behind this beach. When the waves aren't rough, it's really good for snorkeling.
I consistently see a family of sea turtles here, so I'm not sure why anybody is causing a traffic jam at Laniakea.
Your one-stop shop for anything you could possible need on a trip. It's like a Japanese Wal-mart.
The only bad thing I can say about this place is that they don't play the theme song.
A bit of a hassle to get into. You need timed-entry tickets a couple days beforehand.
Beach itself is nice but rather crowded. You can see a lot of fish here. A lot of families come here it seems.
Kind of neat art museum. I liked the contemporary exhibitions and the courtyards are nice to stroll through.
Apparently it's owned by Donki too. There's an expansive ready-to-eat food section. Nothing in particular is outstanding, but it's all not bad. Good variety.
Ka'ena point is the western most spot on Oahu. It's a 2-3 mile hike that's relatively flat and along the beach. We went on the first day after a rainy spell, so the ground was a bit muddy.
It's more of a botanical garden than anything else. Nice to stroll through, but kind of pricey ($20/per) for what it is.
Pretty good for food truck food. Sometimes I crave udon so this place hits the spot.
It's not bad - the nigiri is fine. The hand rolls were quite good. Apparently Obama has been here.
Kind of cool. The head chef takes a survey on what the table likes and doesn't like and makes food from there. He's very opinionated.
Everything is delicious and the stream of food feels never ending. Come with an empty stomach.
Sadly, it looks like this spot closed for good recently.
The pork belly rice and the beef scallion noodles were really good. Other dishes were a miss.
It's not bad, but not super special. The mackerel was pretty good.
Apparently this is a Hawaiian staple. I thought it would be fast food but feels more like a diner.
Pretty good poke, though not anything special.
Delicious, but you do need a reservation. We got the specialty pork katsu which was quite good.
Yes, it's just McDonald's. But they have some Hawaiian specialty items! We had the Saimin (kind of like instant ramen with a seafood broth maybe?) and a breakfast plate (rice! and sausages). Not amazing but worth a try.
A refreshingly simple, but tasty sandwich. I like that they use plain sliced white bread.
Transit more or less doesn't exist. There's The Bus, but service is infrequent and inconvenient.
Unless you're exclusively doing things in Waikiki, getting a car seems to be an unfortunate necessity.
I recall this being good, though I'm writing this 6 months after the fact. Atmosphere was pretty relaxed and I remember enjoying talking with the chef.
Unfortunately, I haven't eaten at the restaurant yet - it seems hard to get into. They sell takeout bento boxes though, that are quite good.