Undiscovered Hawaii Travel Guide

What do Hawaiians really like to eat? Andrew answers this question with stops at some of Hawaii’s least known eateries. Explore unexpected foods and places found in this Pacific paradise.


Activities
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 North Nimitz Highway
  • Honolulu, HI 96817 US

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 North Nimitz Highway Honolulu, HI, US
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 Avenue
  • Honolulu, HI 96816 US

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 Avenue Honolulu, HI, US
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.
  • 145 North King St
  • Honolulu, HI 96817 US

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.
145 North King St Honolulu, HI, US
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 Street
  • Honolulu, HI 96817 US

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 Street Honolulu, HI, US

Restaurants & Bars
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 Street
  • Honolulu, HI 96819 US

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 Street Honolulu, HI, US
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 Highway
  • Waimanalo, HI 96795 US

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 Highway Waimanalo, HI, US
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 North School Street
  • Honolulu, HI 96817 US

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 North School Street Honolulu, HI, US
Char Siu House
The Chinese barbeque at Char Siu House in Chinatown includes pig foot with a barbecue glaze.
  • 1134 Maunakea Street
  • Honolulu, HI 96817 US

Char Siu House

The Chinese barbeque at Char Siu House in Chinatown includes pig foot with a barbecue glaze.
1134 Maunakea Street Honolulu, HI, US
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 Street
  • Honolulu, HI 96817 US

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 Street Honolulu, HI, US
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