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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 19, 2008



sounds like a wonderful place and the fish and chips look really crispy :)

Mama BoK

Awesome..!! and he is right..!!


Hi Reid,

Looks tasty, and on a plate instead of in a bag or wrapped in paper even! =)

- Cassaendra


Yum! Can't beat good fish and chips. So how many people did you stop on the street in the name of good food? lol. What a lovely intro to a local secret.


Sounds like you are quite an adventurous foodie! It's great to see more people from hawaii seeking out the michelin stars and seeing what the pulse of each city through their food. I too am obsessed with michelin stars and restaurants. May i offer a few recommendations:

San Francisco and the Bay Area:

The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton (Chef Ron Siegel)

-After school i decided to find the best meal between new york and san fran. When he was at Masa's it was far superior than jean george, daniel, ducasse,le bernadin, danko, fleur de lys, la folie.
Nicest and hard working chefs you will ever meet. I spent 2 years cooking for him, the best ingredients you can find.

Manresa (Chef David Kinch)

-one of the restaurants that i can see reaching 3 star status. Beautiful bio dynamic garden. Similar to the cooking of Alain Passard- L'arpege.

Quince (Chef Michael Tusk)

Beautiful Pasta.

New York

Ducasse's Adour opens in 5 days. When I was 17 < my first meal in new york was at Ducasse at the Essex House. It has been the most influential and significant meal I have had. It showed me every aspect of what find dining is at that age.

August (Chef Tony Liu)

one of the most talented chefs in new york city, and he's a local boy. Tony is a great guy. Small restaurant in the west village, basically my second home.

Soto ( Chef Soto)

He was a food and wine best chef winner. I had a 5 hour omakase that was amazing. The best uni dishes you will ever have.

Per se (Chef Thomas Keller)

My new home. The most intense kitchen I have ever been in. This is the ultimate example of cuisine "classique".

Sydney (Chef Tetsuya Wakuda)

I think he's one of the greatest chefs period. I have had the opportunity of working with him for a couple days. One of the nicest people. Hopefully it will be my next stop in my career.

Interlude (Mlebourne)

One if the most progressive restaurants.

good eating, chris


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Hi Reid - One of my grab some great fish and chips with the locals....


Had one night in london and went wondering looking for food somewhat later at night...say 8ish. My host's had refered me to Marleybone road but hadn't mentioned the "Lane" where I saw some eatery signs of some fancier places across the street with lines, etc. Too hungry to wait so I popped in here. OMG the luckiest thing I've ever done in my life was to find this place. I had never been much of a fish n chips fan having had them only in American Irish pubs. This was the best fish I've ever had and am completely spoiled for fish from anywhere else. Had a salad and then the fish w/chips. Cod as I recall. Salad was fresh, chips were passable. The fish was so crispy and light, not oily at all, could hardly tell it was fried and huge! Not like the little bits and pieces i've gotten before all puffy and greasy. This had a thin very crispy dusting and was perfection, so light and fluffy still inside. Just get the fried fish and you'll have had the best thing on the menu.

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