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Aunty does NOT like cooking – so take out is our usual family fare unless Uncle cooks. Most of these restaurants are fast food and cheap, some are medium cheap, and once in a blue moon, expensive.

Please feel free to comment about your favorite restaurant so Aunty can try ’em. Ooooh! Getting hungry already!

Kahai Street Kitchen = Yum!!!

Remember the old Guri Guri place on the corner of King and Coolidge, then it was HK Drive Inn, then a couple of other places that didn't make it?  It is located just past First Hawaiian Bank and across the Moiliili softball park. Well, it is now the Kahai Street Kitchen, and the food is DA BOMB!  Prices are a little higher than regular plate lunches but it is like eating the top chef local food on styrofoam ...

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Review of Yakitori Glad $3.90

Good friends Sharon and Rayna told us about Yakitori Glad, located left next to Pizza Hut on Kapahulu Avenue.  EVERYTHING on the menu, including beer in small, medium, or large sizes is $3.90. Ample parking was found in the small downsloping driveway lot behind on Palani Avenue with a small sign that said parking was free for Yakitori Glad if you let them know your parking stall number. We were there early, ...

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Ichiriki Review (hint: onolicious!)

One of Aunty's daughters loves to eat out.  Ichiriki is her favorite lunch haunt because of their lunch deals.  Most of the nabes (hot pots) are $12. The deal with the always hungry daughter was, if Aunty found a parking and we didn't have to wait for a table, lunch was on.  We were in luck and seated on a sunken tatami mat table right away. Their menu is a feast for the eyes, and Aunty ordered the Pork Cha ...

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Thai Valley Cuisine Review, Kalama Valley

Aunty's next dream car is Uncle's nightmare.  It is a sweet little SUV made by Mercedes Benz, the GLK350.  Each time I see one on the road, I go, "Oooh, there it is!" and Uncle's face puckers up as if he was sucking on a lemon.  Uncle does not like Mercedes Benz.  He likes Toyota, period. Well, one day while parking at Costco Hawaii Kai, a black GLK350 pulls into the stall next to us, and Uncle hurries into ...

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Favorite Restaurants

Recommended if you want to impress with reasonable yuppy yummy food: Lucky Belly, 50 N. Hotel Street in Downtown Honolulu on the corner of Smith and Hotel Streets.  This is like high end food - what you would expect at Alan Wong's if he really scaled his prices down - in a kind of grungy area.  Once you are inside, it is very young and hip looking with small tables and big rectangle plates.  Not only will i ...

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