The Best Poke in Honolulu & Waikiki: 5 Authentic Eateries

Are you looking for the best poke in Honolulu and Waikiki? This guide from a Hawaii local has all of the tastiest recommendations.

hand holding Hawaiian poke bowl with ahi, limu, pickled onion, green onion, and inamona best poke in Honolulu and Waikiki
Photo Courtesy of Off the Hook Poke Market

The poke bowl craze has boomed in recent years with poke shops popping up all over the U.S. But, if I’m being honest, the vast majority of mainland poke places are far from authentic. I’ve seen mainland poke bowls with chicken instead of fish, greens instead of rice, and even a dusting of Cheeto crumbs on top!

So if you have the chance to try more authentic poke during your trip to Hawaii, you should absolutely do so! Here are 5 places to get the most delicious poke in Honolulu and Waikiki.

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The Best Breakfast in Waikiki and Honolulu, Hawaii

Are you looking for the best breakfast in Waikiki and Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii? This guide from a Hawaii local has all of the best breakfast and brunch spots in town!

Moena cafe breakfast spread with sandwiches, hashes, waffles, fried rice, coffee, eggs benedict, and juice. Best breakfast in Waikiki and Honolulu
Photo Courtesy of Moena Cafe

The best breakfast Waikiki and Honolulu has to offer depends on your preferences, of course. Are you a coffee and pastry person? A light avocado toast and acai bowl person? A hearty breakfast burrito or omelet person? Or maybe you’re someone looking for breakfast with a local Hawaii twist! Whichever category you’re feeling that day, I’ve listed out the best Waikiki breakfast spots for all of them!

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The Best Hawaii Water Parks for You to Visit

Are you looking for the best Hawaii water parks? This guide from a Hawaii local has all of the best options!

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Photo Courtesy of the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Since Hawaii has year-round sunshine and warm weather, many visitors want to visit water parks. After all, a day in the warm sun and on thrilling waterslides sounds absolutely fantastic! Luckily for you, there are some Hawaii water park options that fit the bill.

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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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Rabbit Island, Hawaii: Everything You Need to Know

Are you looking for a guide to Rabbit Island, Hawaii? This article from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know!

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Just three-quarters of a mile off the southeastern coast of Oahu, Hawaii lies the small gem known as Rabbit Island. Most visitors just admire the views of the Rabbit Island from different beaches and hikes on Oahu. But there’s so much more to the story of this little island.

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4 Best Hawaii Amusement Parks For You to Visit

Are you looking for the best Hawaii amusement parks? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know!

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Photo Courtesy of Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii

Hawaii is known for its sunny beaches and thriving hikes. That said, sometimes visitors want to spend a day at a Hawaii theme park. Luckily, there are a few wonderful attractions that fit the bill.

Depending on which Hawaii amusement park you decide to visit, you can race down thrilling water slides, meet your favorite Disney characters, or watch an island-inspired show! Now the question is, which of these amazing Hawaii amusement parks will you choose to visit during your Hawaii getaway?

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9 Best Hawaii Coffee Companies for You to Enjoy (From a Local)

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

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Hawaii is known for quite a few things. Beautiful beaches, juicy pineapples, sugarcane fields, and sunny skies are just the start. But if there’s one thing that may surpass all of that in terms of popularity, it may be Hawaii coffee.

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A Local’s Guide to the 40 Best Things Do on the North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Are you looking for a list of the best things to do on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything that you need to know!

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The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii is one of the most iconic spots in the island chain. With places like Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay, it’s no wonder the North Shore has put its name on the map. While it is most popular with surfers from around the world, Hawaii locals and tourists love the many things to do on the North Shore of Oahu as well.

So what are you waiting for? Are you ready for a trip to Oahu’s North Shore?

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18 Best Desserts in Hawaii That You Need to Try

red, white, and yellow shave ice desserts in Hawaii

Are you looking for the best desserts in Hawaii? This guide from a Hawaii local has all of the best tasty treats that the islands have to offer.

Hawaii is filled with delicious desserts from shave ice to haupia to malasadas. And they’re all fantastic! You’ll likely notice that these treats are not solely Hawaiian. Rather, they have a range of culinary influences, including Japan, China, and the Philippines. That said, all of these desserts have become staples of a sort in Hawaii, making them part of the island chain’s food culture.

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The Ultimate Guide to Uber in Hawaii

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Looking for the ultimate guide to Uber in Hawaii? Look no further! This guide from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know about Hawaii Ubers.

Uber is a convenient form of transportation in many of the world’s largest cities. But is Uber a convenient form of transportation in Hawaii? That question is a little more complicated than it may seem. It depends on what area you are in and where you would like to go. But all of these details are explained in this guide to Uber in Hawaii.

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