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Roy’s Hawaiʻi Kai

Roy Yamaguchi is one of the driving forces behind Hawaii Regional Cuisine, emphasizing fresh local ingredients with artfully blended European, Asian and Pacific Rim influences. A pilgrimage to the chef’s original...

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Kokonuts Shave Ice & Snacks

After a tough day at Hanauma Bay, do as former president Obama has done (attested to by photos of Obama modeling a Kokonuts Shave Ice T-shirt) and drop into Kokonuts at Koko Marina for some tasty refreshment. The...

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Kona Brewing Company

Kona Brewing Company

This Big Island import is known for its microbrewed beers, especially the Longboard Lager, the Pipeline Porter and the Big Wave Golden Ale. There's live Hawaiian music some nights, and the brewpub’s island-style...

Cafe in Hawaiʻi Kai

Island Brew Coffeehouse

With umbrella-shaded tables gazing out at the marina, this unhurried hangout individually brews cups of Hawaii-grown coffee – try richly roasted 100% Kona, Kaʻu or Maui Mokka. Thai ice tea, espresso drinks, baked...

Cafe in Hawaiʻi Kai

Moena Cafe

Farm-fresh salads, grilled panini and all-day breakfasts of crepes, crab eggs Benedict and short-rib loco moco (rice, fried egg and meat topped with gravy) bring hungry crowds of locals back to this simple...

Pizza in Hawaiʻi Kai

Sophie’s Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria

Create the pizza of your dreams from the myriad options at this hip pizza place, whose ingredients are sourced from top local produce. Some of the more exotic options include guava-infused dough, zesty sriracha...

Sweets in Hawaiʻi Kai

Leonard's Malasadamobile

The legend that is Leonard's on Kapahulu Ave in Waikiki now has a popular food-truck outpost at the Koko Marina Shopping Center. Join the lines to get your incredibly tasty malasada, a Portuguese-style...

Ice Cream in Hawaiʻi Kai


Could it possibly get any better than a Bubbies mochi (Japanese sticky-rice cake) ice cream? There are so many great flavors to try that it will be hard to stop, especially after a day at the beach.

Hawaiian in Hawaiʻi Kai


It may be slightly indelicately named, but if you're into Hawaiian-style plate lunches then the Oʻahu mini chain Fatboy's ticks all the boxes. The garlic chicken gets rave reviews, but it's the Fatboy's bento...