Lucky Belly

My dad worked in Chinatown so as a little girl growing up in Honolulu, I went to Chinatown regularly. I don’t frequent it much now because I don’t work in town and parking can be a bear. Some of my friends had tried Lucky Belly and raved about it. The girls and I decided to … Continue »

Doraku Kaka’ako

Happy hour. What a great way to try a restaurant. I love happy hour. Hubby and I went to Doraku Kaka’ako on Friday night at 4:30 p.m. We were enroute to Doraku Waikiki when we discovered their happy hour was from 5 – 7 p.m. so we went to the Kaka’ako location instead. The restaurant … Continue »

Breakfast at Highway Inn in Kaka’ako

Hubby and I went to Highway Inn this morning located 680 Ala Moana Boulevard, Ste. 105 (same building as Starbucks). We weren’t sure they would be open but found out they actually open at 7 a.m. We were greeted with a smile and were seated a couple of minutes after we entered the restaurant. Our … Continue »

Hinone Mizunone

I pass Hinone Mizonone 5-6 days a week but until the other day…just drove by. Hubby asked me where I wanted to eat a late lunch yesterday and I suggested Hinome Mizonone. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. Hinone Mizonome is not very big and looks like … Continue »

Restaurant Week at Chef Chai

NS, FS, hubby and I went to Chef Chai for Restaurant Week 2013. None of us had eaten at Chef Chai’s although we pass it regularly. The restaurant has a very modern and contemporary feeling but it is not cold. All of us ordered the Restaurant Week set menu ($50). We started with the chicken … Continue »

Brasserie Du Vin

I love Restaurant Week. It gives me an opportunity to try  restaurants and to help the Culinary Institute of Hawaii at the same time. Unfortunately, I eat out more often than I should. LS, SE, KE, and I decided to try Brasserie du Vin which is located on 1115 Bethel Street across of The Hawaii … Continue »

Cafe Panini

I love to eat soup for lunch, especially good soup.  LM invited me to have lunch with her. She asked if I had ever had lunch from Cafe Panini which I had not. Cafe Panini is located inside the Airport Industrial Park Phase 2 building. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. I ordered the … Continue »

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill is located at Pier 38 across of NIco’s. The two restaurants have a very different feel. Uncle’s has wooden tables and chairs and photos all over the restaurant while Nico’s is open with a casual contemporary feel. Last week hubby suggested we try Uncle’s for dinner. I made reservations for … Continue »

Hank’s Haute Dog

Thanks to the television show Triple D, Diners, Drive-Inns, & Dives, Hank’s Haute Dogs has gained a popularity beyond Hawaii. I’m not into hot dogs since I learned how they are made.  However, I thought I would eat a hot dog today at Hank’s. Hubby and I went to Hank’s this afternoon for a small … Continue »

HASR Bistro

I love the idea of tapas or small dishes. I’m not a big eater but I like to try different items and tapas gives me that opportunity. Today, CW, TC, and I went to HASR Bistro at 31 N. Pauahi for their happy hour which is from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday – Saturday). I … Continue »