I saw the hole in the wall food tour showcased on the Food Channel one night before my husband and I planned our trip to Hawaii, and once I googled the tour and read all the rave review, I knew that I HAD to do it. It looked good on TV, but it was even better in person. Little did I know at the time I booked it, but the Hawaii Food Tour turned out to be the best activity/tour of our whole 11 day vacation. (And trust me, I had every hour of every day planned with fun activities).
The small group atmosphere (there are about 10-12 guests plus the two hosts) perfectly complimented all of the places we went to eat because it really felt like you were part of a family. The hosts, Matthew and Keira are incredibly knowledable about the region, area, and of course all of the bountiful food. Both of the hosts talk to you one-on-one throughout the trip, and take a general interest in your life. Needless to say, the food is absolutely wonderful, and you get to try SO many new things that you might not try by yourself. My only advice is to pace yourself so you can try it all!.
I emailed Matthew before I left for Hawaii, and he sent me a list of restaurants that he recommended so I could plan my whole vacation around the best food in Hawaii. I planned my itinerary accordingly, and let me tell you, I think I ate the tastiest foods I have ever had in my life. (Most of the places Matthew recommended were non-touristy, inexpensive, and delicious)
After the tour, Matthew sent us home with a listing of everything we ate, the holes in the walls we visited, and even some recipes so we could try to to make some of the food we had ourselves.
I would recommend Hawaii Food Tours to ANYBODY and EVERYBODY that lives in Hawaii, is visiting Hawaii, or knows how to spell Hawaii. You won't regret it. Just tell Matthew and Keira "hi" for me!