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Coming Up

  • Next on 'Ono Kine Grindz:

    The Wedding Cafe, Manoa

    Recently Consumed:

    Zaney's, Downtown Honolulu
    Bob's Bar-B-Que, Kalihi
    Restaurant Yamagen, Moili'ili

    Below you will find a never ending list of restaurants that I want to visit or re-visit:

    Young's Fish Market
    Alan Wong's Pineapple Room
    Cafe Sistina
    Indigo Eurasian Cuisine
    Yakiniku Toraji
    Sushi Masa
    Ono Hawaiian Foods
    Tsukuneya Robata Grill

    If you would like to give me a tip on a new restaurant that is opening up, or give me a recommendation on some of your favorite restaurants, please send an e-mail to:

    onokinegrindz (at) yahoo (dot) com

    The following posts should be completed someday (!):

    New Diner's Drive In
    Border Grill
    Penang Malaysian
    Chez Panisse
    Zuni Cafe
    Indonesia Restaurant
    Boston's North End Pizza
    Happy Inn
    Kat's Sushi
    Fritz's European Bakery
    Makino Chaya
    Singapore/Bangkok Posts
    Chin's Kahala
    Hata Restaurant
    Ebisu Catering Service
    Bubba Burgers
    The Eggberts
    Blossoming Lotus
    Hamura Saimin Stand
    Bob's Big Boy

    WHEW! I hope to have them done by year's end!

    Upcoming adventures

    San Francisco, CA

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    London, UK
    Paris, France
    Chicago, IL
    Seoul, South Korea
    I won't be able to visit Korea this year.
    San Francisco, CA
    New Orleans, LA
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Shanghai, China

    Hopefully, some of you can provide me with recommendations for some good eats!

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July 31, 2007



Hi Reid - I hope you find your muse! I still check faithfully everyday.....after it was you who encouraged and inspired me to start blogging!


Thanks for all of the good reads and good eats! Enjoy, and hope to see you back some time.

James Rubio

Reid, I think I can relate with you. When I first started blogging, I was so excited to post about what I ate as soon as I get home. Taking photos of food in a discreet ninja way in a crowded restaurant was a big rush.

Now, it's hard for me to bring back that fresh excitement of food blogging for me... I blame it on my work. But even when I do have time it's not the same.

I'm hoping this is just a phase for me, and especially for you. Without your blog I don't think I would be blogging myself. You inspired so many people. So keep grinding!

Thanks for sharing this. The weird thing is that I was going to post something similar, but never had the guts. I just wish I knew where the passion went...


Oh no! I just moved here last month and was so excited to find your's like Cliff's Notes for Hawaii dining. Well, thank you for the links and I hope you find your voice -- and your appetite for all things wonderful here in paradise -- once again very soon.


Hey, we all need a break. Post when you can.

Thanks for the plug! Boy has my hit count gone up.


awwww reid, this is just too bad :( hope you'll find your "appetite" back


I really enjoyed it while it lasted! Thanks sooooo much. I'm sad you'll be stopping.

mochi mochi

Oh Reid, good luck to you and thank you for all the hours of *drooling* over your photos and tasting all your words. You are a true communicator. You have introduced the world to the best in blogging and encouraged thousands to emulate you. Take care, enjoy and hope to see you back one day. Mahalo


O ..O This is not a Sayonara post is it???? :( I have always enjoyed your posts and trips and plan to visit a lot of the restaurants you frequent on my next trip to Hawaii. Do you by any chance have a list of those restaurants and the Island they are on, on your site anywhere???


Sorry to see you go (forever?); your blog was one of the ones I looked forward to. I hope you still have many happy eating adventures (even if they are un-documented).


aww.. this was my all-time favorite food blog :( i love how everything is sorted into sections and theres a nifty little search engine too! i hope you come back soon


A hui ho, Reid. I hope to see you back soon. It is I who must thank you, in more than equal measure, for your generous support since we launched. May all of your meals be interesting, if not delicious!


I'm sad that your blog will stop - at least for now! I find your commentaries to be one of the best, most honest and straightforward, and your tastes are definitely similar to my palate! I've enjoyed your blog for about 2 years now - take care and hope you come back!


Hey Reid!
I don't know what to say...except that I will miss your posts dearly! Your blog was the first food blog I've read religiously, and is one that I (and I bet a ton others!) could only aspire to be :) I've read your blog for a good year (telling everyone I knew that they just "have to visit Ono Kine Grindz' site!" ) before getting the guts to start up my own. I'm happy to hear that you "hope to be back soon" - cause I know I'll miss reading on your updates. Till then, eat well! :)


you've done well, Reid.


Hi, I hope you change your mind... one possible solution is to find a couple of other folks you like and that also enjoy food writing and dev. this site into a group blog.

with others to bounce your ideas off of and to take up the pressure of writing and updating content you may give yourself time to find your passion again!

hope you reconsider.


I sincerely hope this is see you later rather than farewell! This blog is the first I have found, and remains my go-to food blog! I will still visit everyday in hopes of seeing more posts from you. In fact, your inspiration has pushed me to start my own blog. :)


Sad to read that you will no longer be continuing this amazing blog.

Your descriptions and wonderful food-tography were really entertaining and something I looked forward to reading at work during lunch. :) I especially looked forward to your entries from your travels around the world.

Take care, and hope to see the food blog itch return.


Hey, long time reader first time poster :) I found your site while looking for a recipe for Pho, and I've been hooked ever since! I've spent many long hours reading your archives, hoping to someday visit Hawai'i just to try some of the places you've been to! Too bad Iowa is so far away :P At least we still have archives to read. Thanks for getting me through so many boring days, Reid!


Hi Reid! Thank you for all the years of great posts! I will continually check your blog for restauarant recommendations because truthfully you probably visited more places than I'll ever get to! Take time and enjoy life!


hi reid,
i'm a california native but try to make it to the islands as often as my budget and vacation time allow (usually at least once a year) and i always check your site for great places to eat when i visit. i know how tough it is to keep up with the blogging. i hope you get your desire back some day. you have a real talent for this!


I've enjoyed your blog and your great photos Reid. Enjoy your time "not" blogging!


Hi Reid - I think that is sort of a natural progression in blogging, but I hope you'll hang on to the blog for those times when you are moved to post a beautiful photo or say a few words. I'll be watching and waiting!

daweekendfoodie will always be the one and original. Thanks for being the inspiration for us all. Many a night has been spent eating dinner in front of the computer while reading your posts and trying to decide if that restaurant would be good to go to next. Hope "soon" is not that long...enjoy your break!


dear reid,
thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this site. your reviews have caused many eating binges and added many pounds.

may you find peace and happiness in all your future endeavors.

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