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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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March 26, 2005



Yum......... mi!!!!


Nice shots, Reid...can't wait for the review!

My sister just sent me an article from The Advertiser about KC Drive Inn closing for good (what the?), with this note attached:

No way we cannot get da kine no more: ono ono extra 'tick wit peanut buttah SHAKE (not da malt, now, DA SHAKE!). and da kine waffle dog; ono for hang overs, after too long at Victoria Station happy hour, with only crackers and da kine crock of cheese, 'li dat -- and Mike McEvoy (old BF) too cheap to buy da grinds ....... Auwe!!

Thought you'd get a chuckle over us whining about it from so far away...;-)


Hi MrsT,

I take it that you like katsu curry raisu! Me too! =P

Hi Moira,

The review is now sorry for the delay. Yes, it's true about KC Drive Inn. After more than 70 years in business it's finally gone. I guess it was just a matter of time. I didn't have a chance to visit KC once more before it closed. =( I would have definitely had the ono ono shake and the waffle hot dog with chili.

BTW...Your sister is hilarious! A true local at heart. Is she there in the UK as well?


Hey Reid...quit apologizing already! ;-) Nobody minds waiting for your reviews, especially when you upload such tantalizing photos in the interim! Katsu sounds sooooo good...another completely unfair review for you to post when we cannot go, too.

Cannot believe The Wisteria is gone, as well...we're not going to recognize anyplace if we ever make it back! =(

No, my funny sister is in Scottsdale, Arizona now. She lived in Kaimuki for about 25 years, but moved after her husband died and she couldn't afford to raise her two girls there alone anymore. The price of paradise, you know...


are all the places serve such huge portion? no wonder u could down so many variety of food when u were in spore :p hehehe...


looks oishiii... my gosh i usually just go to curry house @ mccully. this looks better!!!


Yummy .. yummy..!! need i say more.. heheh!!


Please speak for yourself, Moira. I find Reid's commentaries far more interesting and mouth-watering than the photos themselves, so it bothers me to have to wait to hear what he has to say, and what I'm actually looking at. This is just my particular opinion, of course. =)


Hi Moira,

Yes, Wisteria is gone too. In fact, a week before it closed, I tried to go there for dinner every night. There was no parking to be found for blocks and the dining room was packed. My favorite thing to eat there was the pork tofu...mmmmmm!

BTW...don't I know about the price of paradise. But I know it's just as expensive where you are!

Hi babe_kl,

Yes, unfortunately, the portion sizes here are quite large. I almost always feel like I'm over eating. Perhaps we need to adopt a system like the one they have in know where you can get a dish in either S$3, S$4, or S$5 portions?

Hi Stacey,

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

This is actually a better value for the money, but I still like the smoothness and slight spiciness of the curry sauce at CoCo Ichibanya. This curry was just a little too sweet for me.

Hi MrsT,

Any way you can get chicken katsu curry in Nova Scotia? was delicious!

Hi Darkling,

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Now that things have settled down a bit at work, I can go back to my normal upload photos and post routine. There shouldn't be much of a delay going forward. Besides, I like to mix things up a bit. Keeps it interesting around here.

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