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Hawaii Food Tours

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Hawaii Food Tours™ was created by Hawaii's #1 Food Writer and Restaurant Reviewer, Chef Matthew Gray. It's for those who love food & fun. Voted Best Tours on Oahu for several years in a row! Our Famous Hole-in-the-Wall Tour™ takes place in & around...more
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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Mililani Mauka - Launani Valley
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do this tour on the first few days of visit!!! Gio and Crystal were excellent guides! The tour is very well organized so you get more treats for the time involved. Their knowledge of the history of Oahu culture and the history of the food...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lramos817
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides were terrific: very friendly and very engaging. But we left disappointed. The bulk of the experience involves sitting in the market while the guides shop for food and then bring it back to you (they e-mail you the identity of the restaurants after...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In order to start your vacay off, you must start day one with the food tour. It's awesome and I enjoyed everything.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Myranda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This food tour came highly recommend and it was worth every penny. Gio and Cathie were our tour guides for the “Hole in the Wall” tour, and they did a fantastic job. Not only did we sample fantastic food at each stop, we learned a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Grace L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so much fun. Our tour guides were super friendly and knowledgeable about food and culture in Oahu. We had incredible food from places we never would have known existed, much less eaten at, without their introduction. This tour started out a bao bun...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kitty J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gio and Cathie are the best guides for this food tour! Not only do you get to eat amazing food but also get local history and food knowledge. We were on our honeymoon and loved it!!!

1  Thank SweetT1313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time and tried some real treats. Gio & Cathie did a fantastic job! They both genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs and have a passion for the local food and the people and establishments that are part of the food scene....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carnivore10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic experience. I got to see and experience and TASTE so many thing I never had seen before even though I’ve been to Honolulu more than a dozen times. We learned so much from the guides. I highly recommend this to first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Corey G
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Our tour was excellent. We’re so glad we found this opportunity and decided to take the tour. Gio and Krystal orchestrated everything smoothly,sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm. Restaurants, carry-outs, cooking tips, even a noodle factory! It was a real treat to experience the wonderful foods...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cj2010
Reviewed November 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jerry M
Feeding_the_World, Owner at Hawaii Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

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

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Orlando M
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Response from 0617merS | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need reservations. Hawaiiholeinthewallfoodtours. It's after you make reservations that they tell you where to meet the van for pick up.
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June 28, 2017|
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Response from mariana954 | Reviewed this property |
There was one solo traveler on our tour, and it was fun and interesting to meet him. My friend and I were raised in the Midwest; this solo traveler was of Middle Eastern descent raised in the UK. I loved chatting with him... More
June 26, 2017|
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Response from scriby | Reviewed this property |
I think JoAnn answered it best. But I'll add my two cents lol. I had read and reviewed A LOT before coming to the island and "needing" to get to the North Shore and its shrimp. I started feeling a little disappointed as we... More