Monday, September 25, 2006

Ono Hawaiian Foods

I haven't seen my grandparents in over a year and my baby cousin Eric was getting married -- Two good enough reasons to stop everything and book a last minute flight to Honolulu. My brother and I had a great time talking story (catching up) with our dad's side of the family and eating in/around Kapahulu, Honolulu's hip eating spot.

Ono Hawaiian Foods has been my favorite hole-in-the-wall joint for some years now. Simple. Cheap. Divey. It's the perfect setting for real Hawaiian grub. For lunch Jer and I shared a Chicken Long Rice Plate and an order of Kalua Pork. Our Chicken Long Rice plate came with Haupia (I heart haupia), Pipikaula (jerky beef), Lomi Lomi Salmon, and Rice. Plenty for two of us, plus extra to take home.




Ono Hawaiian Foods
726 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 737-2275
Closed Sundays

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11 comments:

elmomonster said...

brok da mout indeed!

Lovely. I'm going to the Big Island soon. Gotta try poke and all the other grindz. Not going to stop in Honolulu, but I hope Kona and Hilo has got some mout breakin' eats too!

Daily Gluttony said...

OMG we just came back from Oahu--when were you there?!? Unfortunately, we never made it to Ono b/c either we couldn't find parking or it wasn't open when we wanted to go (though we were dying to try it since Kirk gave it a big thumbs up!). But we did eat practically every one of our meals on Kapahulu Ave. We wanted to avoid the tourist-trap Waikiki strip! =)

Anonymous said...

mmm...i don't know anything about hawaiian foods and it looks so yummy!! Keep posting all the oishii stuff.

Your friend up north,
LY

Janice said...

OOh! I went to Hawaii earlier this Summer and a friend of ours took us to Ono's too! (She's a local as well) Never would have found such a great hole-in-the-wall without her. We had the kalua pork and pork lau lau... awesome stuff! I miss Hawaii...

BoLA said...

Girl! I haven't been back to Hawaii in *gasp* over 7 years?! :( I can't wait to see my friends and family on the Big Island again. *sigh* I LOVE ONO FOOD!!! Oishii-sou ne?!

Jeni said...

Elmomonster...when are you going??? I haven't been to the Big Island, but just make sure to do your research before going. Do you have family there? I just don't want you stuck eating at Denny's everyday. Poke poke poke...soooo ono!

DG...haha. I thought you were in Maui. I was going to call you, but I thought you'd be busy with family and the wedding. Congratulations by the way! My brother and I were in Honolulu from the 16th-20th. Wish we could of met up. Did you go to Ono Hawaiian on a Sunday. They're closed Sundays. My brother and I made that mistake too. Glad you ate on Kapahulu...they've got tons of places to eat there. You and Isaac are very wise to stay away from Cheesecake Factory and Red Lobster in Waikiki.

LY...where are you??? I haven't talked to you in so long. I think you'd love poke and shave ice. The rest of the Hawaiian grub might be too heavy for you. Talk to you soon.

Hey Manja Manja...yes, Ono Hawaiian has great kalua pork and lau lau. And I don't even like lau lau, but I'll eat it at Ono's.

BOLA...I hate when I go to Hawaii. I always come back feeling bloated. That's the downfall. I should of written that in my post. "Go skinny, come back dark and bloated." Are you free on Thursday?

Kirk said...

Hi Jeni - Wow, am I homesick....I grew up in the Kaimuki/Kapahulu area! I'm glad you found parking. Ono's is my favorite Hawaiian Food place........

Jeni said...

Hi Kirk!!! Yea...my brother and I found parking right in front of Ono's! But then again, it was Monday at 3pm. I love Ono's.

Anonymous said...

Can't say enough about this blog, great commentary, awesome visuals. Next time you come through Honolulu there are much better places to eat, the places you have tried are good but second to third tier.

Jeni said...

Give me a list. I have to visit my grandparents soon and I'm already hungry for some grindz!

Anonymous said...

Keoki's lunch wagon by the Hygenic store in Hauula is up there as is Helena's in Kalihi, or Young's Fish Market in City Square on Dilingham have exceptional Hawaiian food.

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