Whether you’re from the islands or visiting from across the Pacific, you know or will discover that Hawaiian food isn’t all luau food and pineapple juice. These traditional Hawaiian foods may come to mind when thinking of the local cuisine, but the subculture of Asian-fusion foods, experimental eats, and quirky restaurants that live within the state is something that the rest of the world needs to know about.

Lately, Honolulu and its restaurants have become a hub for foodies with eclectic eats scattered across the city. Since Honolulu contains an endless plethora of must-tries, it was difficult to condense the must-eat-before-you-die spots and foods down into a single list. Although this list is not exhaustive of all the amazing eats of Honolulu, eating all of the foods that did make the cut (which is in no particular order) is a good place to start.

21. Ahi Tuna Melt from Andy’s Supporting local isn’t hard when you’re grabbing lunch at Andy’s. Conveniently located in Manoa Valley, aficionados recommend the guava cream smoothie paired with their famous ahi melt.


2904 East Manoa Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Located next to Starbucks

Parking in lot behind store.

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Mon-Fri: 7:00a - 10:15a

Sun: 7:00 - 12:00p
Temporarily Closed On Sundays

Sandwiches & Snacks:

Mon-Fri: 7:00a - 4:00p

Sun: 7:00a - 2:30p
Temporarily Closed On Sundays

Closed Saturdays and every first Sunday of the month


Phone: (808) 988-6161

Fax: (808) 988-1769