The 9 Best Hawaiian Restaurants in Hawaii

Are you looking for the best Hawaiian restaurants in Hawaii? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything that you need to know!

plate of laulau, poi, lomi lomi salmon, kalua pig at one of the best Hawaiian restaurants in Hawaii
Photo Courtesy of Waiahole Poi Factory

One of the most amazing parts of Hawaiian culture is the food. From kalua pig to laulau to haupia, there are so many fantastic dishes to devour!

But one of the biggest mistakes that visitors to Hawaii make is visiting non-authentic Hawaiian restaurants. But that’s not their fault! Honestly, it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between a Hawaiian restaurant that’s authentic and one that isn’t. Luckily, I’m here to help! Keep on reading for the most authentic Hawaiian restaurants in Hawaii.

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Where to Get the Best Malasadas on Oahu, Hawaii – UPDATED 2020

Where to get the best malasadas on Oahu Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery

Are you looking for the best malasadas on Oahu? Then look no further! This guide has everything you need to know on where to find the best malasadas on Oahu.

If you’ve been following Borders & Bucket Lists for a little while, you’ve probably noticed that I’m a bit of a foodie.  I created a two-part Hawaii food bucket list (here’s part 1 and part 2) filled with the most delicious treats and dishes to try in the islands.  I go around the island of Oahu trying to find the best of the best.

I’m not going to lie. Sometimes I end up trying some pretty bad dishes (when I wrote a post on where to get the best poke bowls on Oahu, I tried some truly terrible poke before finding these recommendations).  I’m not going to lie, I had to try some awful malasadas for this post as well.  But my taste buds suffered so yours don’t have to.  Here’s where to get the best malasadas on Oahu, Hawaii, according to a local.

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Four Places to Get the Best Poke on Oahu, Hawaii

Best Poke on Oahu Paina Cafe

Over the past several months, there has been a poke (pronounced poh-kay) craze sweeping across the country.  Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish, typically made with ahi (not “ahi tuna”, friends – that just means “tuna tuna”), soy sauce (locals call it “shoyu”), seaweed, and other seasonings.  So odds are, if you haven’t had poke in Hawaii, you’ve had some weird version of poke with avocado or hot Cheeto crumbs (yes, I’ve seen poke with both of these).  To help you out in your search for some authentic poke, here are four places to get the best poke on Oahu, Hawaii. Continue reading “Four Places to Get the Best Poke on Oahu, Hawaii”