The Signature Prime Steak and Seafood

I love food, bargains, and helping the Culinary Institute so one of my favorite times of the year is Restaurant Week. This year NS and I decided to eat at The Signature Prime Steak and Seafood Restaurant on the 36th floor of the Ala Moana Hotel. Neither of us had ever eaten there. After checking … Continue »


Where do you go to eat? Do you try a new restaurant or go to one of your faves? How do you select a place? My SO is willing to try new places sometime. However, when we go out to eat, he really does not like to cook his own food. His comment is why … Continue »

2015 Restaurant Week Hawaii

Coming soon. One of my favorite times to eat out is Restaurant Week Hawaii. This year it will be November 16-22, 2015 so save the dates.

Kalapawai Cafe & Deli

It’s unfortunate but true, living in Honolulu, I don’t venture over to the Windward side of Oahu because it’s too far away. Ridiculous as it may seem, 20 minutes is usually too long for me to drive for a meal. However, my SO suggested that we go to Kaneohe or Kailua for lunch and said … Continue »

Your Kitchen

Located at 1423 10th Avenue in Kaimuki,  Your Kitchen is definitely your hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Street parking and cash only. There are only seven stools so seating is limited. The temperature is warm and the a/c does not work very well. Take out might be preferred. Your Kitchen is … Continue »

Puka’s Bar @ Whole Foods Market

My SO and I went to the Puka’s Bar at Kahala Mall (4211 Wai’alae Avenue) for a late lunch on Thursday. We walked into the restaurant and seated ourselves at the high tops. We waited a little while for someone to wait on us. A waiter finally stopped by and took our drink order and … Continue »

Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop

Located at 1030 Smith Street in Chinatown, Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop is one of those hot trendy places. It’s common to see a line outside the restaurant since they don’t take reservations. My significant other does not like to wait so I’m glad he agreed to try Scratch. We parked at the municipal parking … Continue »

Livestock Tavern

I really like Lucky Belly so when I found out that Livestock Tavern was their sister restaurant, I had to try it. CW and I drove to Chinatown and found a great street parking space. However, it was only 10:40 a.m. and Livestock Tavern opens at 11 a.m. so we decided to do a little … Continue »

On the Road…Tommy Bahamas at The Shops at Wailea

Even though Tommy Bahamas is a chain restaurant, I’ve never been to one of their restaurants before so I decided to eat there on our last night in Maui. We made reservations on opentable for 7 p.m. The restaurant was packed so I’m glad we had a reservations. On the recommendation of our server, RM … Continue »

On the Road…Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

My significant other and I were in Maui to watch whales in February. We made reservations using for the Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman at 10 Wailea  Gateway. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day in Maui and the restaurant was packed with diners who did not want to leave. Our reservation was for 5 p.m. However, … Continue »