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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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April 05, 2005



Speak or yell? I can barely hear you from here... =P


goshhh so delicious!! the fried chicken looked yummy...


I heard that Gulick Delicatessen was recently damaged by a fire. Glad to see they're still doing good business as usual, as I would like to try over there sometime soon! I love okazu-ya's, but I have to agree, their hours are somewhat inconvenient for me...adds to their "old-time charm," though.


Hi AG,

Yell? I don't think you'd be able to hear my all the way over there in Sydney! How's about a bull horn? =P

Hi babe_kl,

The fried chicken was indeed yummy. I liked the fact that all of the food was warm and that the chicken was well fried with crunchy skin (I know I shouldn't have eaten it) and juicy meat. Mmmmm.

Hi Naomi,

Welcome to my blog. I heard that as well, but when I was there, you really couldn't tell that anything had happened. Yes, the hours they keep are quite inconvenient. I visit okazuyas less since my favorite place, Naka's, closed down a little more than 5 years ago. It's since been replaced by Ray's Cafe. By the way, I wish that Gulick was still in the little wooden that was "old-time charm".


that looks good


I miss home!


Man that Gulick Fried chicken is my second to Fukuya's....geez am I missing home right now.


Finally some good tasting food..! looks yummy..!! i love a variety of food that you can choose from too.. but i must say.. that ours are much cheaper in Singapore.. which i'm sure.. you can vouch for that.. ;)


They have so many selections to tempt you.... the cost can really add up if you don't control yourself! Their corned beef hash patty is my favorite.


I love Gulick. They have a big selection and their food is pretty good.


You forgot to write about the nori musubi! =P Sticky, sweet, vinegary and fresh?

I don't think we have any okazuyas here in Sydney town =( Mind you, I can just picture me going crazy... one of those, one of those, and ooh yes, that too... and that! And ooh that one. And that too... =P

Ms. Transplant

Is the house across the street still painted purple? LOL

*sigh* someone pointed me to your blog and being a transplant, I have started checking in regularly for your updates.

Enjoy while you can!! :-D

Ms. Transplanted to the Mainland


Gulick Delicatessen! Now that's a blast from the past! Last time I had a Gulick plate lunch they were still in the wooden building. Glad they survived the fire and have many customers - too many mom and pop places have closed their doors.


Hi husky9,

It was really good! =P


I know what you mean, but then again, you can always come back to visit.

Hi Kirk,

The fried chicken at Gulick is so good isn't it? I like the seasoning that they use. In my opinion, it beats the chicken at Zippy's. I mentioned to MBS, you can always come back for a visit.

Hi MrsT,

The food in Singapore is definitely cheaper, but I what I really like about okazuyas here is the variety. I like having a choice, and apparently, so do many others...especially if it tastes good.

Hi jezz_jazz,

You're right, the selection can be overwhelming at times. I usually try to limit myself to 4 or 5 items and I try really, really hard to stick to it. What makes it easier, is if I come when I'm not hungry. Otherwise, it would be so easy to go overboard.

Hi Trisha,

The selection at Gulick is good and the prices are pretty reasonable. Some of my favorites are the chicken and the corned beef hash patty. I also like the hamburger, when they have it, and the chow funn.

Hi AG,

I didn't mention the musubi because it was just plain, with just a small piece of umeboshi. If the rice is seasoned, it would be with just salt. This didn't taste like it had even that.

I'm sure you would go crazy in one of these shops just as I often have. I restrained myself this time because I went to lunch much earlier than normal...I wasn't too hungry at the time. Besides, I didn't want to have to empty my pockets and have to volunteer my services as a dishwasher. =P

Hi Ms. Transplant,


If you're thinking of the lavender colored house that was in Kalihi, it's gone...sadly. That eyesore was kind of endearing in a way. But I think you have the location mixed up because it wasn't across the street from Gulick.

Hope to hear from you again!

Hi rae,

It is a blast from the past for me too. It's not often that I get the opportunity to have lunch in Kalihi. I heard about the fire, but it must have been a small one because I didn't notice any damage to the structure at all.

You're right about a lot of places closing down. My favorite okazuya of all, Naka's on King Street, closed down in 1999.


Hey Whats up!! I been checking out your space for a few months now to check out all da local spots to grind at. I must admit i've had my share of stomach growling sessions during my midday check in. I first saw your page when I was googleing for a zippy's chili recipe. Keep it coming, da pics are great and you are finding some ono low key places too. I need to check em out.



Hi Pat,

Thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you're enjoying the site and I hope that you find my reviews useful. If you have any recommendations for me, please drop me a line.

Thanks again!

Henry Kalani

Gulick Delicatessen you not lying about a BLAST from the past. I also remember going there when was still wooden building and sooooooooo ONO food early in da morn. Hope last forever. No more even good lunch wagon(Ala Moana)

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