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Area Dining in Waikiki and Honolulu

Marukame Udon
Marukame Udon

This popular Japanese eatery on Kuhio Avenue is one of Waikiki's best options for cheap eats. It's instantly recognizable by the line snaking out the door at all hours. Fear not: the line is fast-moving. Grab a tray, cafeteria-style, and choose from udon noodle soups and rice bowls paired with an array of fresh tempura and musubi.

fish tacos
Surf N Turf Tacos

A great stop before or after a Diamond Head hike or a trip to the beach, is Surf N Turf tacos, offering a variety of burritos, tacos, and salads that will hit the spot. Try the local favorites: poke tacos and beer battered fish tacos. Both are what locals call "onolicious," which means that they are REALLY delicious! Choose from 2 locations: one on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki and one on Monsarrat Avenue just outside Waikiki.

fried rice
Side Street Inn

Venture just out of Waikiki to the Kapahulu Avenue outpost of this local favorite. Dine on legendary Ox tail soup, Fried Pork Chops, Kim Chee Fried Rice, and Ahi Poke with Limu. Also on the menu is lighter fare, like the tasty Tofu, Chinese Chicken, or Spinach salads. They also serve a variety of specialty cocktails and local beers.

hamburger
Teddy's Bigger Burgers

Sometimes you just want a gigantic burger. One with quality, taste, and all the fixings. When that craving strikes, head toTeddy’s, Oahu's favorite burger joint among locals and visitors, serving up a variety of burgers (fish and chicken options, too), fries and old-fashioned milkshakes.

Doraku Sushi

Located in the Royal Hawaiian Center, this unconventional Waikiki sushi spot features specialty sushi rolls and Japanese dishes along with creative cocktails. Sample favorites such as Tuna Tataki, the riceless Emperor Roll, or the Cuban Beef roll, and be sure to stop by for happy hour specials.

Banh mi
The Pig & The Lady

Head to this Chinatown eatery for delectable twists on Vietnamese staples and family recipes. Opt for eclectic banh mi sandwiches like the Pho French Dip made with 12-hour brisket and Thai basil chimichurri, or slurp up modern takes on pho and other noodle soups.

Leonard's malasadas
Leonard's Bakery

This legendary Kapahulu Avenue bakery is renowned for one especially sweet treat: the malasada. This airy Portuguese donut may not have a hole, but has a huge following. Come early to grab a dozen of these sugar-coated, fluffy on the inside delights.