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“Hole in the Wall Tour”
Review of Hawaii Food Tours

Hawaii Food Tours
Ranked #1 of 25 Food & Drink in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 the past two years in a row! Two different daily tours; one takes place in & around Honolulu... the other goes to the North Shore. We will feed, educate and entertain you all day long! MSNBC Network called us one of the best food experiences in the world! These fantastic tours feature Yummy Food, Fascinating History, and Culinary Decadence! Our Famous Hole-in-the-Wall Tour™ includes a behind-the-scenes walking and tasting tour in Honolulu's amazingly colorful Chinatown! It's an entertaining, informative and FUN Honolulu City Tour with several stops, including 2 of Hawaii's most famous Bakeries & one of a kind Marketplaces. You'll be eating between 15 & 20 different foods! This tour takes place all over Honolulu, away from the touristy areas of Waikiki, where only the real locals go to eat. Our North Shore Food Tour™ gives guests a tasty glimpse of the colorful and rural "countryside" area of our island of Oahu. Many people read about the North Shore, about the beautiful huge waves, the garlic shrimp trucks, and rustic away-from-the-city areas, and that's what we give our guests, including some genuine Hawaiian food, a garlic shrimp plate, various pastries, Hawaiian Beer, and a visit to a coffee and sugar plantation.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hole in the Wall Tour”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Loved it. It was unique, fun and delicious. The malasadas from Leonard's and the CocoPuff from Liliha Bakery were just two of the many highlights for me. Our guides Sahara and Mike were knowledgeable, fun to talk to and a wealth of information about the local tourist areas.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing the real Oahu.

Visited September 2012
12 Thank Sally P
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Chapel Hill, NC
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Well Done”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

I lived in Honolulu for two years.....but this tour introduced
me to several places and foods that I was not aware of.
Definitely worth your while. Guides were top

Visited September 2012
23 Thank opalriver
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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Hole in the Wall Food Tour”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

An excellent way to spend a few hours and learn more about Honolulu. Sahara and Mike did an outstanding job of explaining the food, providing us some history and personalizing the tour. I will surely recommend this to family and friends and will be trying other tours provided by Hawaii Food Tours. The food was good (I will visit some of these locations on future trips for sure) but our guides were what made this tour worth experiencing. If you do not know what coco puffs, manapua and malasadas are, Mike and Sahara will show you the prime spots to try these Hawaiian favorites.

Visited September 2012
14 Thank Les S
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Hole in the Wall Food Tour”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Our driver Bill and guide Sahara showed us a part Honolulu we never would have seen on our own. Their van picked us up at our hotel on time. We visited places the locals frequent. We sampled manapua, coco puffs and malasadas. We walked through Chinatown stopping for in season fruit and visiting a rice noodle factory. We had 20 minutes to roam the streets of Chinatown on our own before gathering to sample the different foods gathered by Sahara. The tour provided little stools for us so we could sit and enjoy the samples. The food was different but always enjoyable. We had a chance to buy preserved fruits and candies at a colorful shop. We walked back to the van and drove through Honolulu while Sahara and Bill pointed out historical sites and interesting places including tips on good restaurants. Later that day Sahara emailed us a list of the food we tasted as well as recipes and links for some of the food. There is a lot of walking and standing on the tour so wear comfortable shoes.

Visited September 2012
22 Thank Brenda C
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Must do, just an easy yes!!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

I would do this tour over and over again the people are GREAT and the food is even better. You get so many different foods as well as places and people to see on this tour. It is really a great tour that gives you so much to enjoy and memories (as well as photos) to take home with you.

Just a easy yes to the question should I book this tour. Again I plan on doing this tour again when I go back, had a really great time!!!!

Visited September 2012
25 Thank Durante J
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