Tag Archives: seafood

Benihana
6.6

Benihana

I really wanted to take my friends to Mifune Dun for my recently discovered okonomiyaki (see my Japantown tour article), but Dave was afraid that I might be putting our friends over their limit in terms of unusual and unique food, so we ended up at Benihana in Japantown.  ..
Vino
8.7

Vino

There’s rarely an incidence when the hub has a customer dinner at a place new to him, Vino, and then insists on taking me back there the following night.  We had a wonderful golf tournament fundraiser at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, the place where Obama plays on his Hawaii..
Sea Forager

Sea Forager

If you’re looking for the best possible seafood, look no further than Sea Forager.  Kirk Lombard and his team at Sea Forager are some of the hardest working humans on the planet.  Every Wednesday afternoon (at least for my Bernal Heights/Mission hood), Kirk delivers to Chez Poulet a giant cooler..
Mikado Sushi
7

Mikado Sushi

After a long day at Sunset Celebration Weekend, we decided to order in, and light fare was what was needed after that amazing burger.  We’ve ordered from Mikado Sushi many times and have always been impressed with the freshness of the food AND the taste, so that’s the call we..
Skool
8

Skool

Skool is located on a back street in Potrero.  If you didn’t know it, well, you wouldn’t!!  It’s a really cute little place with a charming patio exterior.  They really play on the Skool theme with their menu on school lined paper on a clipboard. Skool serves Japanese Kaiseki style...
3660 on the Rise
8.2

3660 on the Rise

Over 20 years in business, 3660 on the Rise is a Honolulu local’s favorite.  And, I have to be honest.  I’ve dined at 3660 on the Rise many times, but this past week, I was there with friends invading 3660’s cocktail lounge area, eating pupus and old world wines.  I..
Nanzan Giro Giro
9

Nanzan Giro Giro

Foodie friends love outdoing each other, and that’s just what my friend and chef Russell and his wife, Marcy, did with us on Monday night at Nanzan Giro Giro in Honolulu.  (They don’t actually have a website, so the attached link is to Yelp’s review.)  A simple full-window corner restaurant,..
Side Street Inn
7.7

Side Street Inn

Where do all of the chefs go after they’ve completed their cooking shifts??  Side Street Inn.  A beloved but total dive on a ‘side street’ near Ala Moana Shopping Center, Side Street Inn simply rocks.  It’s been included in countless Food Network shows, like ones from Anthony Bourdain and Guy..
College Avenue, Oakland

College Avenue, Oakland

I personally think that one of the best blocks of all College Avenue, Oakland, is its last – the 6300 block, especially the west side.  Teaming with a beautiful produce market, meat market, fish market, amazing bakery, Wood Tavern, and Southies, their bbq shop next door, you can’t go wrong..
Ketch Joanne’s
8

Ketch Joanne’s

Ketch Joanne’s is quite a find, along with the walk that our friend, Brandon, recommended. First, we wove our way back behind the Half Moon Bay Airport to an area where the Mavericks big surf contest is held.  (Google Mavericks Beach for directions.  It’s tricky.)  There’s plenty of parking.  First,..