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Sunday, June 4, 2017

THE STREET - A MICHAEL MINA SOCIAL HOUSE

THE STREET - A MICHAEL MINA SOCIAL HOUSE
INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE
2330 KALAKAUA AVENUE
HONOLULU, HI  96815
HOURS:  Daily 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Chef Michael Mina is making his claim to Waikiki with his second venture within the International Market Place.  The Street is a food hall featuring 13 different dining options.  From Greens to Burgers and Cocktails, The Street has something for everyone.  We ventured through the place on a Saturday evening and found a mix of locals and tourists enjoying food and beverages.  There are two bars in the hall and both were stocked with friendly bartenders eager to serve.  There were a lot of employees roaming the hall.  As soon as we were done with a plate it was picked up and taken away.  The concept is you order and pay at each counter, pick up your food and find a seat.  Most places had the vibrating things that alert you when your food is ready if you do not want to wait at the counter.  We found service at the various counters to be pretty poor.  This may be because they were just opened a few days.  We started our dinner adventure at Adam Nana Lu's Italian.  Ordered a slice of Grandma's Classic and Pepperoni Pizza ($5.99 per slice).  The pizza is thick crust which we do not like, but the flavor was ok.  My Daughter said it was light and pretty good.  Would I order this pizza again?  No.  We were also served a complimentary Polenta with Tomato Sauce.  It was a bit tough and I did not get past two bites.  Next up were Tacos from Khi Poke.  The Kai Taco Trio ($9.99) includes three mini tacos (Ahi, Salmon and Fish Taco).  I liked the Ahi Taco the best out of the three. Would I order these tacos again?  No.   Next was the Little Lafa.  We ordered the Chicken Lafa ($12.99).  The Lafa was ok but would I order it again?  No.  Next up was International Smoke which is owned by Ayesha Curry who is the better half to basketball player Stephen Curry.  I ordered the Pork Rib Plate ($15.99) which included three bbq ribs, two sides and a scoop of rice.  We picked the Mac n' Cheese and Cole Slaw for sides.  The ribs were ok but the Mac n' Cheese was the worst I have ever tasted.  Loaded with mayonnaise instead of cheese.  Terrible...yuck.  The Cole Slaw was also the worst I have ever tasted.  Terrible...yuck.  Would I eat here again?  No.  Last up was Maui Onion Burger.  Ordered the Large Burger ($15) and Fried Pickles ($7).  I think these prices are close but I forgot exactly how much these items were and did not keep the receipt.  Of all the things we ate at The Street, the Maui Onion Burger was my favorite.  The meat was moist, juicy and full of flavor and the onion toppings were delicious.  The Fried Pickles were perfectly cooked and delicious.  Yummy!
Would I eat at Maui Onion Burger again?  Yes!

THE STREET - A MICHAEL MINA SOCIAL HOUSE
A GOOD MIX OF LOCALS AND TOURISTS 
OPEN EATING HALL WITH TWO BARS
BARS WERE WELL STAFFED WITH FRIENDLY PEOPLE
NANA LU ITALIAN
PIZZA BY THE SLICE OR FULL PAN
SIDE SALADS
THICK STYLE PIZZA
PEPPERONI SLICE
CLASSIC GRANDMA SLICE WITH TOMATO SAUCE AND BASIL
THICK CRUST PIZZA
POLENTA WITH TOMATO SAUCE
KHI POKE
POKE BOWLS AND TACOS
KHI HAS FULL BAR AND SEATING 
KHI TACO TRIO (LEFT TO RIGHT: AHI, SALMON AND FISH)
THE AHI TACO WAS THE ONE I LIKED BEST
LITTLE LAFA
FOLD - CHOMP - CHEW 
CHICKEN LAFA
FOLD - CHOMP - CHEW
INTERNATIONAL SMOKE 
AYESHA CURRY'S RESTAURANT
CHOOSE YOUR SIDES
SIDE SELECTIONS
PORK BBQ PLATE
THREE RIBS AND TWO SIDES FOR $16
MAC N' CHEESE WITH BURNT ENDS - YUCK!
COLE SLAW - YUCK!
MAUI ONION BURGER
MAUI ONION BURGER
THIS WAS THE DOUBLE BURGER AND IT WAS DELICIOUS
FRIED PICKLES


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