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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

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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 13, 2005



ooo burritos! I'll be back there in exactly one week :) ... but I doubt I'll be eating mexican food. I think that's one area that Chicago may beat out Hawaii :) Well, mexican food and pizza. :) I've only had int'l marketplace food once, I got shave ice there years ago.


HI Reid,

That wet burrito looks like typical Taco Bell take out to me minus the wax wrapping paper. I guess if you're munching at the International Market Place in Waikiki, the prices will be generally higher than elsewhere. Comparatively, US$7.10 is not really too bad for Hawaii's Mexican food. For about the same price at a sit down Mexican restaurant here in LA, it would cost nearly the same but will also include soup or salad and the normal complimentary salsa and chips for appetizers. But if you factor in the tax and tip, it gets a little higher. I guess I'm more biased when it comes to Mexican food here in LA because we have more to choose from and the origin is right across the border from us.


I was just wondering what was in the crzy burrito that was on the menu if you rmember that is. And Also I just wanted to say that I have been reading your blog for a while now and it is great. Thanks and keep up the good work


I'm into mexican food.. but not those from taco bell that's all. ;)


I've eaten here before and I like it. They give good portions and it's better than some other Mexican restaurants I've eaten at.


I've never been a big fan of Mexican either but I figured it was because the stuff we get here has been "chop sueyed". Always been curious to try the real McCoy though. Next time I'm down Mexico way perhaps... *daydreams*


Hi Stacey,

I hope you have a good time here in Hawaii. I don't normally eat Mexican food, but this was decent enough. I liked the burritos at Diego's a lot better.

Hi Clinton,

You're absolutely right about Mexican food and LA. I actually liked eating Mexican food in San Diego when I was there a couple of years ago. Much better than what we get here in Hawaii. My favorite place in Hawaii is La Bamba on Kapahulu. You should try it when you come back.

Hi Justin,

Thanks for dropping by. I don't recall what was in the crazy burrito, but I'll check the next time that I'm there.

Thanks for the compliment on the blog, I'm glad you like it.

Hi MrsT,

I don't eat at Taco Bell either. =)

Hi Trisha,

I think Torito's is better than Jose's in Kaimuki. I haven't been to any other Mexican restaurants, other than La Bamba on Kapahulu. I'm going to try more Mexican food though. It's something that I haven't really eaten enough to make a solid judgement.

Hi AG,

You know, if you go to Mexico, the food is really cheap, but you can't just eat it anywhere. I agree about the food being all "chop sueyed" though. That's how a lot of our Chinese food is. =P


Reid if ya come up this way there are several taqueria's we'll have visit. I think $7 id reasonable, but I could be wrong I make my husband pay! ^_^; Usually I do not know the price of the food we're eating at the taquerias(he's the one who made us eat so much mexican food and Pho one year I'm still recovering LOL) so I'm a pretty bad source to tell you. But i'll scout out how much the it costs here for you. Get back to you soon.



There is one in the Market City Marketplace, I go there when I can. Free chips and salsa (their salsa is good) And usually less busy then driving thru Waikiki =)
And Shredded beef > ground beef


Hi Conor,

Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving me a comment.

I've seen the one at Market City before, but have never been inside. I see that it's quite crowded when I pass by. Have you tried the crazy burrito?

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