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Hawaiiana Cafe

260 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #87 of 1,922 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Description: This is a new restaurant in the Waikiki area--evidently only about 4 months old. It is next to the Hard Rock Cafe. The phone number is 808-772-8879.
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Description: This is a new restaurant in the Waikiki area--evidently only about 4 months old. It is next to the Hard Rock Cafe. The phone number is 808-772-8879.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Was taken here for dinner by a friend who used to live on the Island. It is definitely off the beaten path and hidden but it was exactly what we needed. It is right around the corned from all the hustle and bustle but the restaurant itself is very quiet. We were a group of 6 and sat outside. Prior... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place is a little hole in the wall. If you aren't looking for it you will miss it, if you are looking for it you will miss it!! It's tucked back off the street and only has about 4 or 5 tables. There are a few outdoor tables as well. We had an order of fried rice, shrimp tempura... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Coming here for dinner, I really didn't know what to expect. This little cafe doesn't look like a Japanese restaurant, but man oh man, is the food good! We ordered the lunch combination sushi plate which had fresh and colorful sashimi and the garlic shrimp plate which was loaded with sautéed garlic and shrimp. At only 14 dollars a dish,... More

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Regina, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Loved the setting of this midcentury sushi garden. We tried a number of the dishes, on 2 occasions, and all were delicious. The owners were also nice. They have created a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy some great food.

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Seattle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Ahi Poke Bowl was delicious, great flavors (about $14). We also ordered the Teriyaki Beef entrée (about $14), which was okay, but the portion was pretty small and nothing to write home about. We would have gotten more of the Poke Bowls. The place is a small, hole in the wall eclectic place with outdoor seating, the owner was... More

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Bend, Oregon
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202 reviews 202 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Don't be put off by the old hotel entrance on Beach Walk. Pass by all the tourists in the ubiquitous Hard Rock Café and look for the signs to the tiny the Hawaiiana Café. This is a personal space with kitschy decorations that look like they've been there since the 60s and you'll likely to served by Cliff, the owner.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for dinner one night with our whole party (5 adults and 4 kids) and it was fantastic. It's a tiny restaurant, probably geared more for take out than dining in, but the owner set up a table outside for all of us. We had the beef donburi, kimchee fried rice, chirashi, garlic shrimp, fried mandoo, the spicy... More

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Clarklake, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Made reservations for 6, they set up a special table for us outside. It was great. The waiter was a great, silly & friendly guy who threw our plates to us frisbee style :) We ordered fried mandoo, edemame, seaweed salad and miso soup to start. FANTASTIC! Our meals consisted of dinner bento, Wakamwe Udon, rainbow roll, beef donburi &... More

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Selma, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Owner is real nice. We had 2 rolls, ahi tuna and dynamite . The rice was excellent, tuna fresh as was the avocado. The tempura shrimp inside the other roll was too cold and soggy. Didn't enjoy that. The owner didnt ask how everything was, so I'll say it here. Around $30 for two rolls, with no drinks. Not the... More

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big island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My wife and I are locals so we decided to try Hawaiiana Cafe a couple of weeks ago; we're playing tourists that weekend in Waikiki and thought we'd try this place because of the high reviews. We were greeted by an older gentleman that greeted us with an "Aaaaaalllllllooooooooohaaaaaaaaaaaa." We thought great, a friendly owner. We ordered edamame, miso soup,... More

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