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Saturday, July 14, 2018

MAILE'S THAI BISTRO

MAILE'S THAI BISTRO
333 KEAHOLE STREET
HONOLULU, HI. 96825
808-394-2488
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday/Sunday 11-9 / Friday and Saturday 11-10

Absolutely love Maile's Thai Bistro and the owner Maile.  My fave Thai Restaurant on the Island.  This visit included our family favorites.  Cold Tofu, Spring Rolls, Green Papaya Salad, Pad Thai Chicken and Seafood with Vegetables.  Loved everything once again!
Click link below to view previous post on Maile's Thai Bistro;

COLD TOFU
SPRING ROLLS
GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
SEAFOOD WITH VEGETABLES
PAD THAI CHICKEN

PINEAPPLES RESTAURANT

PINEAPPLES RESTAURANT
332 KEAWE STREET
HILO, HI. 96720
808-238-5324
HOURS:  Tuesday thru Thursday 11-9:30 / Friday and Saturday 11-10 / Closed Monday

Surprised to see a Huge line when we pulled up to Pineapples in Hilo.  It was 1:30 in the afternoon yet the lunch rush was still going on here.  Impressive for sleepy little Hilo.  We put our name in and waited.  After a few minutes tables opened up quickly and we were seated. Waitresses were smiling and gracious.  Menu also impressed me with a great selection of items and fresh fish.  I went for Poke with Avocado ($16.50).  The Poke and Avocado were super fresh.  Loved this but only complaint is the Poke did not have any onion in it.  I love a bit of onion in my Poke.  My Friend had the Wings ($12) and liked them.  My other Friend had some kind of Wrap with Fries and loved it.  This is a great little gem in Hilo.  Really want to get back and try more dishes!

PINEAPPLES RESTAURANT IN HILO
PINEAPPLES HAD A LINE OUT THE DOOR
REAL PINEAPPLES AT PINEAPPLES!
PINEAPPLES RESTAURANT MENU




POKE
WINGS 
WRAP

KOHALA BURGERS AND TACOS

KOHALA BURGERS AND TACOS
613665 AKONI PULE HWY
WAIMEA, HI. 96743
808-880-1923
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday/Sunday 11-7:30
                 Friday 11-4 / Sunday 9-5:30

Loved Kohala Burgers and Tacos on the Big Island.  Great little spot that I cannot wait to go back to. The place is small when you walk in with a menu and paper specials taped to the walls.  Highly recommend you seek out the printed four page menu that more clearly shows the items and pricing.  The prices might seem high for most tourists, but the cost of doing business on the Big Island is high and you gotta make a profit to pay wages, taxes, utilities and food cost.  Spoken like a real restaurant owner.  On this visit I tried the Standard Cheeseburger ($8.99).  Served with Fries which were good.
I liked the Burger with Grass Fed Beef.  Good flavor and big.  I would prefer a $2.70 In n' Out Burger if I had a choice, but this is a good burger and probably the best on the Big Island.  Also tried the Fish Tacos which were at Market Price.  Don't know what we paid because my friend picked up the tab.  The Fish was excellent and they give you two large Tacos with a Pineapple Salsa.  I saw a lot of people ordering the Crunchy Tacos and really wanted to try them.  Going back to give those a try.
They looked delicious.  There is bench seating around the back of the restaurant inside a little store.  Really liked this place!

KOHALA BURGERS AND TACOS ON A DAY FILLED WITH VOG
INSIDE THE WHITE IRON DOOR ARE SOME GOOD BURGERS AND TACOS
SMALL SEATING AREA.  ORDER AT THE COUNTER
MENU ON THE WALL BUT RECOMMEND GETTING THE PRINTED MENU


KOHALA BURGERS AND TACOS MENU



FRESH FISH TACOS
TWO LARGE TACOS
STANDARD CHEESEBURGER WITH FRIES
SORRY FOR THE BLURRY PHOTO

SPROUT SANDWICH SHOP

SPROUT SANDWICH SHOP
1154 KOKO HEAD AVE
HONOLULU, HI. 96816
HOURS:  Daily 10-3

Not a huge fan of Sprout Sandwich Shop.  Just not my type of sandwiches and I find them a bit tasteless.  The fact that you have to pay extra to have "sprouts" put on your sandwich also does not fit well with me.  I do like the friendly staff though.  The cashier on this visit was all smiles and very friendly to all customers.  I ordered the Duke ($10.50).  Paid $2 extra for Avocado and $1 extra for JalapeƱo so my sandwich was $13.50. The sandwich looked good but just lacked a lot of flavor.  The thick slices of Turkey were very bland.  My Daughter ordered the Sproutwich ($10.50) which is a Vegan Patty with a lot of Sprouts!  She said it was good but only ate half and ended up throwing the other half away.  Don't know...think I am just a normal sub sandwich kind of guy.  Sprout has a great following and I wish them only the best but I probably won't be back anytime soon.
Click link below for previous post on Sprout Sandwich Shop;

SPROUT SANDWICH SHOP
SPROUT SANDWICH SHOP MENU

SPROUTWICH WITH VEGAN PATTY
DUKE SANDWICH


Sunday, July 8, 2018

COSTCO HOT DOG

COSTCO HOT DOG
HONOLULU, HI

If In n' Out Burger is my favorite $2.70 Burger on the planet then the $1.50 Costco Hot Dog is my favorite Hot Dog.  These Dogs are big, meaty and tasty.  Love them with mustard, relish and onions.
I could eat at least one of these bad boys every week but don't.  Wish I could!

COSTCO HOT DOG

Saturday, July 7, 2018

OAHU COUNTRY CLUB

OAHU COUNTRY CLUB
LUNCH AND A ROUND OF GOLF

Blessed to enjoy lunch and a round of golf at Oahu Country Club.  Started the round with an Italian Chopped Salad which was darn good and not to filling before playing.  Shot 45 on the back nine with four pars.  Could have had a least three more pars on back but missed easy makable putts.  Front nine was disaster with big trouble in the bunkers.  Finished the day with some super fresh Sashimi that was just so perfect.  Chilled to perfection and melted like butter in your mouth.  Incredible clean flavor.  

HATS OFF INSIDE THE CLUB AND A COLD BEER 
ITALIAN CHOPPED SALAD 
PERFECT DAY AT OAHU COUNTRY CLUB
MY DRIVE ON HOLE #17.  PAR 4 / 334 YARDS - CRUSHED IT!
BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF DOWNTOWN HONOLULU
19TH HOLE FOR SOME SUPER FRESH SASHIMI AND GLASS OF VINO - PERFECTION!!!!
SANTOS AND MIANO - TWO ORDERS OF TWISTED STEEL AND SEX APPEAL 



ONO KOREAN BBQ

ONO KOREAN BBQ
KAPALAMA SHOPPING CENTER
1210 DILLINGHAM BLVD
HONOLULU, HI. 96817
808-842-1110
HOURS:  Monday thru Saturday 10- 9 / Sunday 11:30 - 7

Once again my employees delivered a delicious lunch to my desk.  This time it was Ono Korean BBQ.  I went with the Spicy Chicken/Spicy Pork Combination ($13) with four choices of vegetables. Loved the veggies and the meats.  Good flavors and large portions.  

SPICY PORK AND SPICY CHICKEN PLATE 



WEBCO HAWAII CAFETERIA

WEBCO CAFETERIA
2840 MOKUMOA STREET
HONOLULU, HI. 96819
808-839-4551


My guys at work tell me they are going to Webco for lunch.  Now this is interesting to me because I know Webco as being a major distributor of household products and not a restaurant.  Turns out that they have a cafeteria that is open to the public.  Each month they post/print a menu of specials and also have a standard menu.  On this day, Lasagna was the special so I went for it.  Busted up when I saw Mac Salad and Rice served with the Lasagna.   Only in Hawaii.  Lasagna was not bad at all.

WEBCO LASAGNA LUNCH SPECIAL

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

DK STEAKHOUSE

DK STEAKHOUSE
WAIKIKI BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA
2552 KALAKAUA AVE
HONOLULU, HI. 96815
808-931-6280
HOURS:  Daily 5:30 - 10
www.dksteakhouse.com
www.yelp.com/biz/dk-steak-house-honolulu
www.facebook.com/dkSteakHouse/

Ask me where my favorite Steak House is in Honolulu and I will tell you DK's.  I only order one thing here and it is the Paniolo Rib Eye.  This is the best and most flavorful steak on the Island and it is the top choice of all of my co-workers, family and friends.  I am at a point where don't even look at the menu here.  My routine is simple.  Glass of wine.  Seared Ahi, Caramelized Bacon, Onion Soup or Wedge Salad and the Paniolo Rib Eye.  Done!  Probably one of the most delicious and satisfying meals I could ever ask for.  Really a big favorite.  On this visit I went for the Onion Soup and it was one of the best ever.  Loved it a lot.  The steak as usual was large enough for two and delicious.
Click link below to view previous posts on DK Steakhouse;
https://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2018/06/dk-steakhouse.html

A LITTLE VINO OVERLOOKING KALAKAUA AVENUE
SEARED AHI
CARMELIZED BACON
ONION SOUP
PANIOLO RIB EYE