During your visit to Oahu Island, make sure to visit these 3 Hawaiian restaurants near your Hawaii Kai houses.
Ono Hawaiian Foods
Located in the heart of Kapahulu Avenue, Ono Hawaiian Foods is just a short drive away from Hawaii Kai vacation homes by jumping on the H1 West or going down Wailae Avenue. This restaurant is constantly included in the top 2 of any local food critic's choices for Hawaiian food. Given that it is nearby Waikiki Beach, it is a good idea to combine your trip there with a stop at Ono Hawaiian Foods. This restaurant has about 10 tables, so you will need to be patient and wait for one. The good news is that you will not be the only one in line; there is a queue at all times due to to restaurant's popularity. Make sure to try the Kailua Pig, the Pork Lau Lau and the Squid Luau. This restaurant has no parking lot, and street parking is limited, so plan your visit here when you have enough time available.
Helena's Hawaiian Food
Helena's Hawaiian Food opened its doors in 1946, and it has not stopped churning out great dishes. This restaurant is so famous for its quality, in 2000 it was awarded the prestigious Regional Classic Award by the James Bear Foundation. Helena's Hawaiian Food is one of the few restaurants to have received this award. The menu is simple, and you may want to select one of the 4 predesigned standard menus, especially Menu D, which includes Kalua Pig, Lomi Salmon, Pipikaula Short Ribs and Luau Squid. Any dish can be upgraded to include a side (or 2) of poi or white rice. Portions are generous, so guests will have plenty of leftovers to enjoy back at their Hawaii Kai houses.
Yama's Fish Market
Located near the corner of Young Street and Isenberg near Puck's Alley, Yama's Fish Market is just a short drive away from Hawaii Kai. This restaurant is a great choice when looking for a quick order you can just pick up and take to the beach or enjoy back at your Hawaii Kai house. This restaurant has a good variety of daily-made, fresh poke, which include choices such as wasabi avocado, spicy ahi and shoyu ahi. The portions are big and one order is good enough for 2. Be aware that this place does not have a sit-in section and only offers 2 tables outside.
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