Ono Kine Grinds (Best Places to Eat)
I was tagged twice by Kids, Cats & Books – What Else is There? and Bad Jokes and Oven Chips to do a food meme.
Here are the rules:
1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you.
Include the city/state and country you’re in.
Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, United States)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Lulu (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Chris (Boyne City, Michigan, United States)
AB (Cave Creek, Arizona, United States)
Johnny Yen (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Bubs (Mt Prospect, Illinois, United States)
Mob (Midland, Texas United States)
Yas (Ahwatukee, Arizona USA)
Alicia(Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA)
Tug (Hell, Colorado, USA)
Bond (Memphis, TN, USA)
TopChamp (Glasgow, UK)
Kailani (Honolulu, HI, USA)
2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.
3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.
So, here are my 5 favorite places to eat on the island of Oahu.
- Big City Diner – It’s my absolute favorite restaurant on the island, and not just because my cousin is the Executive Chef there. Just one taste of their sweet bread french toast, kim chee fried rice, or guava bbq babyback ribs will have you hooked, too!
- Kincaids Fish, Chop & Steak House – I love Prime Rib and they have the best one in town – slow roasted to perfection. Not to mention the Creme’ Brulee. I used to work part-time there as a Hostess. It didn’t pay much but I could have all the free desserts I could eat. Definitely worth it!
- Ono Hawaiian Food – It’s a little hole-in-the-wall place with no parking but you’ll find a long line outside this tiny restaurant at all hours of the day. If you’re looking for great Hawaiian food, this is the place to go.
- Sam Choy’s – Not only are his dishes wonderful but the portions are huge! He’s also one of the nicest people around. I see him in the airport terminal a lot and you can always find him “talking stories” with the visitors.
- And last but not least, you can’t call yourself a local if you’ve never eaten at Zippys. In fact, we just bought dinner from there last night. They’re especially known for their secret recipe chili which a lot of schools sell for fundraisers. You can also buy their items frozen for shipping – very popular with college students who leave the islands for schools on the mainland. A definite cure for homesickness!
I’m not tagging anyone this time but if you choose to do this, please let me know so I can see what kind of great food you have in your neck of the woods!
|About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.