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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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July 16, 2005



*sigh* darn rent-a-fingers strikes again!



The lobster had mayo in it but very little and the sandwhich had bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts (?, and avacado with three toasted bread and cut into triangles.

The lobster is sweet and delish too!


::nodding sagely:: cool, then it acted mostly as a binder rather than a flavor agent. Outstanding. The tomato and bacon didn't overwhelm I take it? Just added some accent?

I like lobster, when someone else prepares it. I've never been able to afford a "fancy" preparation, though I would love to give it a shot. I've always been to intimidated and just thrown the poor things into the boiling pot.

However, the other day on America's Test Kitchen, they demonstrated proper execution and though I need to see it again, I will probably give it a shot myself. Lobster gets down to $8US late November through January. Our normal New Year's Eve consists of boiled lobster, dungeness, and shrimp. This year it might have "Lobster SomeOtherWay" ;o)


Your pictures make me drool!
The views are gorgeous, too. I sure hope I visit that restaurant if ever I'm in Hawaii. Just wondering, how would you rate the price? Is it expensive by US standards?



Looks like a great "light" lunch. Great choices...too bad your duck was a bit on the dry side. I love duck and would like to try this dish also. I love the popovers here and the pineapple-papaya butter. It's been a while since I ate here so maybe it's time for another visit.


Hi Jo,

The lobster club is like a regular club sandwich only substituting the turkey for some lobster salad. Yummy!

Parsley and sage! LOL! =P

Yes, I believe it was coriander sprinkled on the duck.

Hi Trisha,

I have to agree with you. Delish!

Hi Jo,

In the New England area, lobster rolls are quite common. Not the same as the lobster club, but a similar type of dish. Lobster salad on a hot dog bun. YUMMY!

Hi CeliaK,

Thank you for dropping by my blog and thanks for the compliment!

The prices here are quite high, so yes, I would have to say it was quite pricey.

Hi Jupiter,

The salad here was quite good, but the popovers were my favorite. In fact, this visit was my first in quite a few years. I'm glad I decided to stop in.


Hi Phan,

Sorry I missed you. =(

I didn't mean to ignore your comment, but I did mean to e-mail you a reply. I have to agree that the area around Ala Moana is much nicer than Waikiki.


Tried out Mariposa after the Honolulu marathon earlier this week. Overall an excellent experience. We had lunch and it was definitely a cut above many good restaurants in Honolulu/Waikiki area. The service was efficient, unobtrusive and comforting. Everything was cared for well. I really don't think the lunch was overpriced at all for the kind of food you get. We did see the dinner menu and they did appear to be not as much of bargain. I highly recommend going for lunch and sitting outside overlooking the ocean. A fantastic restaurant.

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