While we lived in Hawaii, we would drive the hour from North Shore to the teeny tiny restaurant in Kaimuki just to see our "family." We were treated as such. When we walked in, they knew our name and our regular order. My son (5) grew up begging to come here.
It may look run down, but the food is amazing. Kalua pork, pipikaula short ribs (beef short ribs, marinated in soy, dried and fried) and rice was our go-to. I learned to love haupia from this place. I took every single visitor to experience Helena's.
Truly a gem and we miss it so much.
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