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“Order the Kalua Pig... Delicious!”

Helena's Hawaiian Food
Ranked #7 of 2,453 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed May 22, 2010

Just stopped into Helena's tonight as we're only in Honolulu for a handful of days. We ordered Menu D with the Luau Chicken instead of Squid. Definitely get the small tasting portion of poi if you've never tried it. We're pretty adventurous eaters, and we weren't able to eat the whole bowl. The staff is super friendly and will answer any questions you have about the menu items. My very favorite of all the things we tried tonight (seven or eight dishes) was the Kalua Pig. The aroma alone is amazing!

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Reviewed April 9, 2010

This restaurant is the real deal. Lots of locals there, but some of us tourists found the place, too. If you want to really experience authentic Hawaiian food, what locals have eaten for generations, this is the place. We had the Menu D and everything was delicious. We were surprised how much we even enjoyed the more unusual items (we were a little dubious at first). Prices were great and the entire staff was so warm and friendly, really made us feel welcome.

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Reviewed November 19, 2009

We went here for dinner. It's a small restaurant but GREAT food. We were greeted right away and were able to sit and look at the menu. Our server was very nice and answered all questions we had with perfect answers. We ordered the large pipikaula, kalua pig and some other side orders. EVERYTHING and i mean EVERYTHING tasted great! Our server even gave us the suggestion of using some onion with the hawaiian salt that they gave us with the pig and it really made a difference! It was so good that we tried to go back during our visit unfortunately they were closed with we went. Helena's Hawaiian Food is a must visit for local food when visiting Oahu but make sure to call to find out the days and times they are open.

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Reviewed September 28, 2009

If you visit Honolulu you must stop by Helena’s for the local food, the pork, salmon, chicken, and rib were all excellent, we tried this place for the first time to Hawaii, the restaurant is small, can sit about 46 people. It was always very busy, so we ordered take out and the food still good after 30 minutes car drive back to our hotel. For the first timer, try the local poi in small portion/order, it’s getting some used to it. All the meat disks are so good. I will definitely came back and visit again when I go to Honolulu. The price is reasonable and very friendly serving staffs, you will love this place!! They only open from Tuesday to Friday 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM.

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