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    The Wedding Cafe, Manoa

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    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 (!):

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    Border Grill
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    Indonesia Restaurant
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    Happy Inn
    Kat's Sushi
    Fritz's European Bakery
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    Singapore/Bangkok Posts
    Chin's Kahala
    Hata Restaurant
    Ebisu Catering Service
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    Hamura Saimin Stand
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    WHEW! I hope to have them done by year's end!

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    London, UK
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    Chicago, IL
    Seoul, South Korea
    I won't be able to visit Korea this year.
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    New Orleans, LA
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    Hopefully, some of you can provide me with recommendations for some good eats!

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November 05, 2005



All of it! It all looks SO GOOD! I cannot wait to come home for winter - sashimi, local plate lunches, furikaki ahi (Nico's at Pier 38!)...gah. You make me even more homesick that I already am.:)


Hi Kathy,

The food here was pretty good. Kind of reminded me of Wisteria for some reason. I'm sorry that you're homesick, but think about it this way, you have a lot more options where you are. =)


So I'm presuming your friend managed to order the pupu tray or did you hassle a nearby diner for photos? lol


Reid - Augustus took the words right out of my mouth! The tempura looks really "lacey", too bad about the Pork Tofu. Being Wisteria isn't so bad, used to be my Mothers favorite.


Hi AG,

Yes, she did and we couldn't order the same thing now...could we? That wouldn't be fun. Besides, I got to annoy her by asking to take photos of the food. It was something she wasn't used to.

Hi Kirk,

The tempura was good if only because it was fresh and not oily. I normally don't like that type of batter on it. And no, being Wisteria is not bad at all. To me, they made the best pork tofu around. Too bad the pork tofu here wasn't as good.


Hey Reid, good to see you got to eat at some nice places on your visit! I've ate here once, but I forget what I had since it was a while ago, but I do remember that it was pretty good and the people were really nice there. Too bad about the pork tofu, though... looks really crowded in there!


Hey Reid---

I'll take that "Pupu Tray" in a heartbeat. All that good food for only $9. Was that the lunch price or did they offer that for dinner as well? I like the presentation of the dishes. Great attention to detail in a restaurant one could classify as a place for comfort food, like Wisteria or the restaurant across the street from Kaimuki High with a name that escapes me...


Hey Reid, I would make the trip simply for the crispy tempura and the truffle dessert. That does look perfect for an after-dinner coffee.


Oh no, I shouldn't have come here just before dinner! Reid, you've made me *really* homesick again...


Hi James,

Too bad about the pork tofu is right. In fact, now that I think about it, I should have ordered the chicken tofu.

BTW...the place was super packed. When I got there, there were about 5 people in line ahead of me. After waiting for 15 minutes, only one couple got seated. *sigh*

Hi 808650foodie,

That "PUPU TRAY" was a weekend lunch special only and it was a great value. The regular prices aren't really that much higher for the teishoku lunches/dinners. Yes, this did remind me of the Wisteria. My grandmother loved it there. This doesn't really remind me too much of Sekiya's though (that's where I think you're talking about).

Hi Tara,

The shrimp tempura were pretty good, but not outstanding. I guess it's because we have such a wide selection of Japanese restaurants here. The chocolate truffle, on the other hand, was great. I'm glad it came so highly recommended.

Hi Keiko,

Long time no hear. Sorry to make you miss home. I would miss home too if I were so far away.

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