HAWAII FREE TOURS' Recommendations 

Food:

Hawaiian/Local/Poke

FRESH CATCH - GOOD POKE! (TEMP. CLOSED)

3109 Waialae Ave

Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 735-7653

TAMURAS - GOOD POKE!

3496 Waialae Ave

Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 735-7100

TAMASHIROS - GOOD POKE!

802 N. King St

Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 841-8047

FORT RUGERS - GOOD POKE!

3585 Alohea Ave.

Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 737-4531

HELENAS - Traditional Hawaiian Food

1240 N School St

Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 845-8044

 

HIGHWAY INN - Traditional Hawaiian Food

680 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 105

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 954-4955

HIBACHI HONOLULU - Local Plate Lunches

514 Keawe St.

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 762-0845

PIONEER SALOON - Fusion Local & Japanese "Plate Lunch" Dishes

675 Auahi St

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 600-5612

GUAVA SMOKED - variety of smoked meat, local style plate lunches

567 Kapahulu Ave

Honolulu, Hi 86815

(808) 913-2100

Japanese/Sushi

KATSUMIDORI (Make a reservation as they get very busy)

100 Holomoana St

Honolulu, HI 96815

(808) 946-7603

 

IZAKAYA NONBEI (They have sushi, appetizer dishes, and other authentic Japanese dishes)

3108 Olu St

Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 734-5573

 

SUSHI II

655 Keeaumoku St Ste 109 (Make a reservation as it is very busy)
Samsung Plaza
Honolulu, HI 96814 

(808) 942-5350

RB SUSHI - OMAKASE (Reservations is a must)

2535 Coyne St. 2nd Floor

Honolulu, HI 96815

(808)393-7354

Chinese

FOOK LAM SEAFOOD RESTAURANT (on the side of the Cultural Plaza) - breakfast/lunch dim sum spot

100 N Beretania St. 

Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 523-9168

FOOK YUEN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT (Make a reservation as they get very busy) - lunch / dinner

1960 Kapiolani Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 973-0168

Korean

CHOI'S GARDEN (Korean BBQ & food) 

1303 Rycroft St. 

Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 596-7555

MAMA WOOS (Korean + Local Fusion Plate Lunch)
2080 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96826

Vietnamese / Thai


PHO NINA (Vietnamese Hot Noodle Broth) 

2743 S. King St.

Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 942-4577

PHO SAIGON (Vietnamese Hot Noodle Broth + Sandwitches)
1538 Kapiolani Blvd #101
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 955-1069

Local Beaches:

LANIKAI BEACH (East Oahu)

KAIMANA BEACH/SAN SOUCI (Near Waikiki)

WAIMANALO BEACH (East Oahu)

MAKAHA BEACH (West Oahu)

 

Hikes & Waterfalls:

LULUMAHU FALLS (Waterfall)

KOKOHEAD CRATER (Mountain with scenic views at the top) - A 20-45 minute hike up Kokohead crater via stairs.  Please note that this hike may not be suitable for young children or the elderly or for those with bad knees.  Bring water.

DIAMONDHEAD CRATER (Mountain)

MANOA FALLS - short hike (10-15 minute) to reach this beautiful waterfall deep in Manoa valley

Scenic Stops & Lookouts:

TANTALUS LOOKOUT - Here you can have a picnic on the grass overlooking Honolulu.

PALI LOOKOUT - This is where King Kamehameha had his final battle pushing over 400 enemy troops.  The lookout is super windy but you can see the beautiful east side of Oahu.

HALONA BLOWHOLE LOOKOUT - Located on the east side of the island, Halona blowhole is an ocean powered geyser that offers an elevated view of the east Pacific and on a clear day you can see the islands of Maui & Molokai and even whales.

 

MAKAPU'U LOOKOUT - Just further down the road of Halona blowhole is the Makapuu cliff look out.  It overlooks Makapuu beach.