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The Famous Hole-in-the-Wall Tour

  • Check out some of Hawaii's most delicious hidden and authentic culinary gems on this guided food tour
  • Enjoy tastes from a surprising variety of cuisines at local eateries, including a 2-hour behind-the-scenes tour of Honolulu's exotic Chinatown
  • Learn about the rich history and the richer food of this area with a tour designed by a culinary expert
The Famous Hole-in-the-Wall Tour
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The Famous Hole-in-the-Wall Tour
From $139.00

Taste the foods of Hawaii on this 3-4 hour culinary tour of the Oahu. Sample tropical fruits and Asian-style dishes, visit local bakeries, and explore China Town with two knowledgeable guides. Try manapua - a delicious, savory, filled bun - learn how to choose the best Ahi poke, and peruse the fresh fruit markets in China Town. This tour goes beyond the tourist spots and introduces visitors to authentic Hawaii food experiences.

What to Expect
Guests staying in Waikiki will be picked-up at, or very close to their hotel between 9 & 9:30am.  Some guests staying out of the main tourist area will drive to the Ala Moana Shopping Center for a 9:30am pickup (Company will contact you with instructions/directions on how to get to that central pickup location, so we will need guest phone numbers and cell/mobile phone numbers, along with email addresses.

We drive a beautiful black Luxury Mercedes tour van, air-conditioned and very comfortable.

You'll be tasting a wide array of what we refer to as "The Foods Of Hawaii."  Comfort foods, Tropical Fruit, Asian-Style Treats, Luscious Bakery goods, and so much more in a variety of locations.

We offer lightweight fold-up stools, umbrellas, cold bottled water, and more to enhance your comfort.  All this, plus an intimate glimpse into the fascinating Culture, History and Flavors which contribute to our wonderful blend of flavors and people of Hawaii.

Hawaii Food Tour was the second food tour company in the United States, and the Original Food Tour Company here in Hawaii, begun 15 years ago by World-Famous Chef Matthew Gray.

Each tour supplies two exceptional tour guides (one male and one female) to clearly and safely guide you throughout the day.

We've been ranked as The #1 Tour for the better part of our 15 years in Business!  MSNBC Network named us as one of the best food experiences in the world!

Drop-offs should return guests to their hotels between 1:30 & 2PM.
Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
It's just okay

So the guy who started it wasn't doing the tour any more (at least not when we were there), and his replacements are just okay. Pleasant, but they didn't seem to have any connections to the places we visited, and weren't interested in getting to...More

Thank Jerry M
Feeding_the_World, Owner at Hawaii Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Jerry! Thank you for your input! I'm the "guy" who started the Famous Hawaii Food Tours 15 years ago. I wish you would have enjoyed your experience more, I really do. Your group was served about a dozen different and delicious "local-style comfort foods"...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Even if you're not usually a tour kind of person, go on this food tour. And do it on your first day.

Do this on your first day. We are not organised tour people but were persuaded by friends who had read a review in the Courier Mail (Brisbane Australia newspaper) that we must all go. We begrudgingly booked. What a terrific surprise--- one of the best...More

Thank writinginparadise
Feeding_the_World, Owner at Hawaii Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Friends! Thank you for your lovely review! It will surely resonate with other hungry travelers when deciding what to do and where to eat during their stay here in Honolulu. All of us here at Hawaii Food Tours want to wish you a delicious...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
November 2018

Went on the famous hole in the wall tour with my wife and her niece. We had a great time visiting several great restaurants a fruit and vegetable market and a bakery. Gio and Krystal lead our tour and were wonderful. They were entertaining, fun...More

Thank Safari598947
Feeding_the_World, Owner at Hawaii Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Friends! We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves on our tour! Now in our 15th year, we always endeavor to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable, and happy. Have a great Holiday Season! ...Eat Something Delicious Today,

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Informative & fun food tour

We had a great time on this food tour. They picked us up in the morning at our hotel. We tried foods that we would never have tried on our own. They asked about any food allergies & dislikes and adjusted the foods accordingly. On...More

Thank 991saulh
Reviewed October 29, 2018
Hole in the Wall Tour - Great Day

Did the Hole in the Wall Tour October 2018, weather was great and so was food and guides. Matthew and Krystal picked us up first, so we got to chat for a few minutes before anyone else was on bus. Got good advice for Waikiki...More

Thank Charlotte C
Feeding_the_World, Owner at Hawaii Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Charlotte! Krystal and I want to thank you for making our day a great one too! We hope that our Hawaii Food Tours made you happy and full of delicious memories. We are delighted to now have you in our "foodie family" and wish...More

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