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Haili's Hawaiian Food

Hawaiian, Polynesian
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760 Palani Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1109
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Beachwood, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

The owner of our rental house recommended this restaurant. We wanted to try "real" Hawaiian food and were not interested in a luau. The first time we stopped, they were closed to host a private event. The second time we ordered a take-out combination platter with much assistance from the young man at the counter. He was so patient with... More 

Thank svjanis
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Excellent variety of authentic Hawaiian food that is delicious! Customer service was outstanding. Everyone was helpful and very friendly.

Thank Sandy G
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

So this was basically a carnitas burrito but the pork was fresh. It lacked a little flavor probably needed a local sauce I was afraid to try. Mango turnover was on point

Thank Darren G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Tasty and not heavy on the stomach. I ordered the kalua pork bowl and it was delicious

Thank muskette69
Honolulu, Hawaii
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

When this place was located at Farmers Market - Ward we ate there regularly. The food was displayed for all to see and select. At this new location the food quality is just as I remembered - just the right amount of salt and excellent local beef stew and very reasonable. You may not get the oversized lau lau at... More 

Thank Kokua711
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

When on Oahu, eat here. Authentic, flavorful, and the variety on the menu is outstanding! Staff is super friendly too. Fantistic meal and experience. Forget those high price places in Waikiki. Enjoy a nice walk and eat here. You won't regret it!

Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Great Hawaiian food from a local, the owner is super friendly and answer all the questions you have about the food. She made suggestions according to the experience you want to have.

Thank Gulten K
Honolulu, Hawaii
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

its a good little eatery . They have been around for a long time . They have items like other places don't. I like the watercress salt pork. It really made me think of old times.

Thank HULA2613
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

The first time I tried Haili's was when they were in the old Ward warehouse market area and always enjoyed their food. This was our first visit since then and we all enjoyed it very much! The place is very small, probably seating for maybe 12-15 people. The staff/owner was so friendly and we had great service. There were seven... More 

Thank lilacbirman
Bussum, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

For us it was the first time we tried Hawaiian food. The lady explained us the dishes so we could make a good choice. Good food and very friendly staff! I loved the banana bread!

Thank Sophie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Hawaiian, Polynesian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Palani Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1109
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
A catering business, it is also a dining establishment at the address listed. We stumbled upon this place while hungry & in the mood for local food. It is one of those hole-in-the-wall places that you hear about that may not look appealing from the outside (to non-Hawaiians), but the food is great. I had the pastelle (a spiced pork & olive stew) & the rest of our party of four had local concoctions, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. While their marketing may not be looking for diverse acclaim (a sign outside advertises "Aku - No Blood, No Skin!"), it's highly recommended if you're looking for a great example of local food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?