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Coming Up

  • 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:

    onokinegrindz (at) yahoo (dot) com

    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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January 20, 2007



Ahhh! Lucky you! I want to read the post! :)


Ah, our personal Mecca of dining happiness in Hilo. No trip to the Big Island is complete without it. Even though it draws plenty of tourists, it's still "home" to us. I love that the servers who brought us our loco mocos thirteen years ago (when my wife and I were just dumb kids in love, and not the 30-something parents we are now) are still there... and remember us back.


Hmmm Reid - That doesn't look like a "Sumo Loco" to me! LOL! I'm glad you're able to get a little break......


Hey Reid, glad you made it to Ken's. One of the best loco mocos ever! Next time we should attempt to grind the Sumo Loco?


There's a picture of The Rock there!


Coming out of lurk mode to say that I made loco moco for dinner tonight. I live in Indiana (native Californian though) and had never heard of it until I started reading your blog.

Best. Food. Ever.


Hi Kathy,

I love Ken's. I just wish that I could afford to visit Hilo more often.

Hi Ryan,

I agree with you about Ken's. Most of the folks working there have been there for quite sometime. About 5 years ago, I used to visit Hilo at least once a month and the ones that I see now, still remember me! It's a nice, homey place that has served me well over the years.

Hi Kirk,

Well, I almost thought of having the sumo loco, but thought better of it when I remembered that I was going to visit Mauna Kea. I didn't want to be too full. :)

I really needed a break and I wish I could have stayed in Hilo for a longer period of time.

Hi James,

I'm hoping that they continue to offer specials to the neighbor islands. If so, I'll be back in Hilo and I'll gladly grind a sumo loco with you.

Hi Aaron,

Welcome to the blog!

I never noticed before. I'm going to have to look more closely next time.

Hi Jessica,

Thank you for de-lurking and for leaving me a comment. I love loco mocos especially since they are made with simple ingredients.

I'm glad you enjoyed a taste of Hawaii and I'm really happy that you discovered something you like through this blog. Hope you keep reading and commenting!


This place is so great late at night when you have a craving for that something ono... They have it all and the service never seems to disappoint you. If your looking for good food, a comfortable atmosphere, and service that is dependible this is the place to be.


While visiting my son in Hilo, I took the family to the Hilo landmark. I had the coconut pancakes with coconut syrup. It was so good, I went back the next day for the same. The best value on the Big island.


Yummmmm ~ just 5 more days and I'll be eating at Ken's again. My mouth's waterin already. Onolicious!

Roy K.

My daughter and I visited Ken's Pancake House twice, this past April. The food was excellent and the service was TERRIFIC !!!!!! Even at 0400 hrs.

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