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“Delicious -- Cash only!”

Helena's Hawaiian Food
Ranked #24 of 2,633 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This was a great local place for some truly Hawaiian food. They only take cash, but the prices are really reasonable, so you won't break the bank. They were fast and friendly.

I ordered a whole bunch of things a la carte (carry out) so that I could try lots of different things. Most were under $5 for the small (which was a pretty good size).
They give you Haupia on the house (as well as salt and onions to go with your meal).

Gotta try the poi -- you're in Hawaii after all -- and the kalua pork was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Jennyrenny06
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Delicious authentic Hawaiian food. Service is fast and people are friendly. Prices are reasonable. They also give you free haupia with every meal as long as they have it. Make sure you try the Liang!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 976crystal
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

We stopped here after our morning at Pearl Harbor. Order everything and eat family style. This is all delicious! Cash only!
We arrived before the lunch crowd and still waited about 20 minutes.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank travelerfromaledo
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

There is a reason why this small restaurant always have customers waiting, both locals and tourists, it is the delicious food. If you want tasty and homely local food, you must try this restaurant, which was opened in 1946 and still going strong.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

I tried eating here twice while in Honolulu and after two attempts, I gave up. There’s barely any parking close by and each time I passed by, there’s a long line getting into the place. They don’t seem to open on the weekend and have very limited operating hours.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank LCTXtraveler
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