Alicia’s Market

There are many varieties of raw seafood salad, known as poke, in Hawaii, and some of the most celebrated is at Alicia’s in Honolulu. Try the raw crab poke and poke made with seasoned flying fish roe, tuna, imitation wasabi powder and seaweed.

267 Mokauea St, Honolulu, HI 96819


Char Siu House

The Chinese barbeque at Char Siu House in Chinatown includes pig foot with a barbecue glaze.

1134 Maunakea St, Honolulu, HI 96817

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Crack Seed Store

Hawaii's unique take on the candy store sells a unique treat -- crack seed, salty and sweet dried fruit. The Crack Seed Store may be one of the last in a dying snack food tradition. Take your pick of dried plums, cherries and strawberries.

1156 Koko Head Ave Honolulu, HI 96816


Happy Garden

The dim sum at Happy Garden in Honolulu’s Chinatown is served just the way it is in China. On the tray: shrimp and dumplings, bean curd with rice filling, bean curd with seafood and baby corn, and fried pork intestines.

1113 Maunakea St, Honolulu, HI 96817

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Maunakea Marketplace

Many locally grown fruits and vegetables can be found at Maunakea Marketplace like rambutan, a red spikey fruit closely related to the lychee. The Chinatown market is also home to mahjongg players and tea shops.

1120 Maunakea St, Honolulu, HI 96817

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Oahu Market

Some of the best places to eat in Honolulu’s Chinatown are at the Oahu Market. What to try: prawns and raw yellowtail with scallions, soy and seaweed.

King and Kekaulike Streets, Honolulu, HI


Shimazu Store

Shimazu Shave Ice is reputed to have the best shave ice in Honolulu because of the large variety of flavors and jumbo-sized servings. The powdery ice treat literally comes in a rainbow of flavors like lemon, lime, lychee and mandarin orange.

330 N School St, Honolulu HI 96817


Tersty Treats

In the Waimanalo community of Honolulu, Tersty Treats is known for its more traditional take on poke. Among its treats: palu, a poke made from the bloodline scrapings and eyeballs of the aku tuna, and dried octopus bile sacs.

41-1540 Kalanianaole Hwy #B, Waimanalo, HI 96795

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United Fishing Agency

The Honolulu Fish Auction at the United Fishing Agency is based on the famous Tokyo fish auction -- and a must-see. Once the auction bell rings at 5:30 a.m., commercial fish buyers start their bidding on tuna, swordfish, mahi mahi and more.

1131 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817