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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!

Blogs I Read

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September 06, 2008



glad to hear you will still be blogging :) can't wait to see the new site and please link it to your out-of-state blog...interested in seeing what is there too!!

Amanda Jean

I just wanted to say that I started reading your blog about two years ago, and have devoured every post since then, sometimes multiple times. I was shocked to hear of the criticisms, because in my mind, you are bringing us such great writing and brilliant photography. I will be seeking out your new website... I just wanted to put in my two cents here and tell you how much I appreciate your work.

- Amanda from Canada



I'm glad you've found your groove again. Looking forward to the redesign!


Hey Reid!

Glad to see you're still out there. I was in Honolulu last week for the Okinawa Festival. When I had breakfast at Eggs n Things two days before they closed, I thought about how I had first read about them here. So thanks for that!

I'll look forward to your new projects.


I am so glad that you're coming back! Missed your postings and have been a fan from the very beginning.


I remember red velvet cake from high school class. Now it so popular everywhere. So far looking any places have Croque Monsieur? Been to KCC Farmer's Market they got fresh made beignets but Croque Monsieur.


sad to hear about peoples' negativity... but exciting for your new posts!!!


A blog is definitely personal and always a labour of love. You know whose opinions really matter and they're the ones whom you can count on in any time of need.

Onward and upward, Reid, and may your future continue to be filled with all this is 'onolicious :)


Glad you're back!


Any hints for a desperate feeder on how I could happen to find your out of town site?

kandy defreitas

Hi Reid,

Hope all is going great with ya. I'm very sad that you are going to split your side into 2 :-( I understand your reasoning, but I really do think that you have something VERY UNIQUE, one of a kind blog "onokinegrindz" it I wanted you to know how SAD I AM!!!

with love and respect,



Looking forward to the changes and will be on the look out for your second blog. Young's Kalbee in Aiea is really good.


Best of luck in all your plans - the new site, and the relaunch of this one. I fully empathize with your situation, and hope the negativity hasn't weighed upon you to heavily. As always, you rock.


i have to say.... i just made a trip to hawaii, maui and oahu, and went to quite a few places you mention on your blog. i probably wouldn't have gone to quite a few without having read your posts here. it was almost like having a local friend taking you to the good eats where tourist are unlikely to venture. being somewhat a foodie, this made our trip great fun. of course we had some difference in opinoions with your comments on places here, but that'z all natural. all in all, i really value what i got here and just really wanted to say mucho thanks for the great read and information i get from you.

mahalo :)


Ashley Baby Bags

Sorry to see you go - the reviews were so helpful and inspiring for all of us. If I find you, I'll say hello!


yes, if you haven't eaten meat jun from young's kalbee then you are missing out on something essential to your life as a local foodie. :D but here's a tip -- order the meat jun / chicken katsu combo instead. the chicken katsu is also really special. doesn't even need tonkatsu sauce to be good -- although i love to pour the sauce they give you for the meat jun all over both. another tip -- the kim chee is much better here than anywhere else. it's less vinegarey and the pieces are nice and small, making it easy to eat. :) hope to see a post about young's soon!

by the way thank you for continuing your blog. i have been a lurking reader for many years, but now i am working in japan and it has been a great resource for things i can try to make on my own here. :) as you can guess i am from aiea. :)


grr, you are making me quote one of the most ridiculous lines in a move, EVAR: "STAY ALIVE! I WILL FIND YOU!!"

i'll find your mystery blog, i will! and look forward to the resurrection of this one.

now if you could only do mine, too....


Hi Reid!
Great to see you back! I've been wondering about you. I'll be looking forward to more, and I'll be keeping an eye out for your new blog too!
Thanks for posting the link to my blog. :) I feel so honored!


I hope you don't take this the wrong way but what does it matter what anonymous people on the internet think of you or your blog? You need to have thicker skin. I like your blog, it was the first food blog I found and read on a regular basis.

Good luck with your new blog.


You're the first person I turn to online when I'm looking for the address or phone number for a local restaurant... or a new place to check out.

Glad to see that you haven't been discouraged and I hope to see more reviews coming!


this is great! glad to know your back... im looking forward for you new blog.


I really enjoy your blog and would love to read your new blog. If you do not link to it in the current "Ono Kine Grindz" blog, would it be possible to email the link to interested readers, i.e., me? Thanks!


that stinks! i can see folks wanting to see hawaii stuff--especially if they are looking for restaurants where they live... but i'm sure that's not everyone! i'm sure others just like to see food in general!

Lauren O.

Glad you're getting back in the groove.

Don't let the negative comments get to you. It can come with blogging. >.< Love your blog. I'll have to go to some of the restaurants that you reviewed here in Hawaii. :)

Will Lee


You have maintained the only food blog since I got here to the islands in 2005. I've relied on them (and recently YELP) for some food picks.

Don't let the criticism get you down - blogs were born for criticism. In this day of instant posting and feedback -- there's no more time to think through anything one says. People will just shoot things out -- and probably regret it later. You don't owe anyone anything. But you're doing this out of a greater good type mindset. So much mahalos to you there, brah and you go get um.


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