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  • 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:

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    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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December 14, 2004



ooh. what are the breakfast rolls? you don't know how bummed i am that there's only brown rice in the house. no chance of making spam musubi right now.


Did I ever mentioned I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE sushi and nigiri and maki and inari sushi?!!?!?!?!

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! You "kill" me everytime you update your blog!!!! *sigh*!!

That's it! I'm having japaneses tonight!



Those onigiri look delicious... I love them grilled warm and drizzled with teriyaki sauce. Mmmm.


Wow. Tanabe's. Once upon a time, I used to work at HMSA--practically next door on Keeaumoku St.--and I used to frequent Tanabe's on my coffee breaks!

Looks like everything is the same--great onolicious local Japanese food. Mmm!

Hey Reid:

How about profiling the new Palama Market on Kalakaua? It's nearby.


Oooh, drool drool... I wish I had access to these kinds of local grindz here in SF! Makes me wish I was heading home for Christmas this year...

Lovely looking musubi. I bet they were scrumptious!


This would definitely be my favourite store.. if we have one here in yarmouth.. :)


Hi Reid, I love musubi! I ate them almost every day for lunch when I lived in Kyoto. Yum yum yum.


This here tuna sandwich just doesn't cut it after looking at all of those mouth watering pictures. I sure miss all of those mom-and-pop stores which sold those homemade goodies back in the islands. Kind of reminds me of the old Ruger Market and their famous bentos. Might have force myself to bring some musubis tomorrow with fried spam or vienna sausages for lunch. Little takuan might be good too but then I'll have to eat all by myself...I guess you know why?


Hi Santos,

The breakfast rolls are good. Actually they are like sushi with breakfast stuffed in the middle. I can't for the life of me remember what's in it...see, now you're going to make me go there again so that I can get rid of this nagging feeling! Hmmmm. I haven't eaten dinner yet and Spam® musubi sounds great!

Hi Pantera,

I love Japanese food too. Sushi is one of my favorites even though I don't eat it that often...trying to stay away from all those carbs!

Hi bacon,

Welcome to my blog! I like yaki onigiri too. It's so yummy.

Hope to hear from you again!


I wish I was closer to Tanabe's, then I'd go more often.'s actually not too far from where I live, but it is in the opposite direction of the office. If I get up early enough, I have lots of time to get there.

I was actually going to go to the new Palama Market a couple of days ago, but decided not to. I was hungry and just stopped at Daiei. I'm planning on going there this weekend. If I can find anything interesting (like kim chee) I'll be blogging about it!

Hi Creen,

Long time no hear! Yeah, it's too bad that you can't come "home" for the holidays. I wish that I could have gone to SF for the holidays. It would have been a nice change for me. The musubi here are great. I think there are like 10 different kinds (maybe more).

Hi MrsT,

Maybe you can open one? =)

Hi elise,

Nice to hear from you again...

Musubi are nice. I especially love them when they are warm. I could eat these every day, but truthfully speaking, I can't. Don't want to look like a sumo wrestler from eating all those carbs.

Hi Clinton,

Musubi with Spam® (or vienna sausage) and takuan sounds great. I used to enjoy stuff like that years ago when I used to live in the states. People thought I was crazy to eat so much rice...especially for lunch.

I'm planning on making a stop at Fort Ruger Market soon (maybe this weekend). I'll write about it for sure (love the boiled peanuts in the paper bag)!


hi Reid,

Envy Envy....wat a lovely store....wish we have one here too...


Haven't stopped in there for a while but may again because of your review. The reason for stopping to shop there was that the help the store hired then, assuming the help were the ones preparing the food, altered the whole fundamental characteristics of the food in the case of one lau lau I bought there, had plenty of taro leaves inside which is good, but then no pork at all...never had that happen anywhere.


I think i would be the only one in love with my store. .if i open one here in yarmouth.. hehehe!! the ppl here... ain't really fancy in trying new things.. so sad.. !


I am headed over to Oahu this sat. My wife grew up in Kailua, but now we are stuck in Alaska during a horrible winter. Can't wait to try some of the places you feature. I love the site and check you out everyday. Have you ever tried Little Village in Chinatown? I think that it is really good and plan to head there for my first meal back home.


Hi husky9,

The store is quite old, but the folks there are helpful. The food is reasonably priced and quite tasty. I'm sure you'd like it.


Thanks for dropping by the blog. I normally don't have the hot food at the counter on the side preferring to purchase the pre-packaged items. I like to buy those because it's "what you see is what you get". I don't normally buy lau lau from just anywhere, so I'm not able to confirm what you've experienced. Hope to hear from you again!

Hi MrsT,

Maybe you can make them learn to like it...slowly! =)

Hi Paul,

Welcome to the site. Nice to finally hear from you since you've been visiting for a while. Little Village Noodle House is actually one of my favorite Chinese restaurants to eat at. I've done a post on can find it here:

Hope you enjoy your visit to Hawaii and get out of that nasty weather.

Thanks for your comments about the site. I hope you'll continue to visit.


If i make them learn slowly.. i would have to close shop soon.. :(

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