There are so many great places to eat in Oahu.  Here are just a few you will not find anywhere else in the world.

Cinnamons Restaurant

My Notes:  Do you want to know what they will be serving in heaven?  Cinnamons pancakes with guava chiffon syrup.  Locals told me about this place, it is still not too touristy.  Voted top 15 pancakes in the United States.

Teddys Bigger Burgers

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The best big greasy burger, and garlic cheese fries on the island.  If thats your thing you will love this place.  There are many locations on Oahu, go to their website for more locations.


My Notes:  Best Garlic shrimp on the island.

Maui Mike’s

My Notes:  Fire roasted chicken with a very tasty barbecue cheese cover.  Great Hawaiian food

Leonards Bakery

My Notes:  Leonard’s Bakery is a very popular Hawaiian bakery.  They make malasadas which is a Portuguese doughnut without a hole. They fry these balls of dough until they are golden brown on the outside and light & fluffy on the inside.  Check out the reviews on google and yelp cus people just love these things.  Located 1 mile from WAIKIKI.  Ive seen people walk from WAIKIKI to it they love it that much.

Teds Bakery

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My Notes:  Ted’s Bakery is another very popular Hawaiian bakery but it is known more for its local foods.   Check out their website to get details on the unique dishes they have. 

Sweet Creams Ice Cream

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Very unique tasting ice creams with great flavors.  If you want to try something new, this will not disappoint.  Also known to have a booth at the Hyatt Regency Farmers market on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-8pm.
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Dole Pineapple 

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The Dole is an attraction but they also have some really good food.  They have the BEST fresh pineapple the trick is to have them “core it” for you.  Click here to see how to pick the ripest sweetest one for coring.  Besides the fresh pineapple, there are always lines for the grill at the back of the store.

Best Shaved Ice Places in Oahu

Hawaiian shaved Ice is different then mainland shaved Ice.  With so many shaved ice places in Oahu, this is a list of my personal favorites and top rated shaved ice stores off google and yelp in almost every location of the island.
Matsumoto Shave Ice:  Save Location
If you are at the north shore you have got to go here.  Try the condensed milk on top.  Yum!
Keneke’s Shaved Ice:  Save Waimanalo Location   Save Punaluu Location
Keneke’s not only have awesome shaved ice but have great hawaiian food.  A very popular local restaurant.  
Uncle Clays House of pure Aloha:  Save Location
I’ve heard this is one of the best, its just  outside of Waikiki.
Island Vintage Shave Ice:  Save Location
My favorite shaved ice place in WAIKIKI
Island Snow Hawaii:  Save Location
Obama supposedly loves this place.  Right next to the two best beaches in Oahu.
Dan’s Maili Shave Ice:  Save Location
A west side top-rated shaved ice place.
Waiola Shave Ice:  Save Location
Another Waikiki area shaved ice place.
Shimazu Store:  Save Location
A bit off the beaten path google rates this one very high, so if you are in the area stop by.
Aoki’s Shave Ice:  Save Location
Another great North shore shaved Ice place

Farmers Markets

There are many Farmers Markets in the Oahu, full of fresh fruit, yummy Hawaiian breads, and sometimes Hawaiian dishes.  The Swap meet also has market food too but more spread out. Download this schedule and either “Save Location” to the right or go to from your PHONE to be navigated to the Markets.
Waikiki Hyatt Regency’s Farmer’s Market  Save Location  Website Here
When: 4-8pm Tuesday and Thursdays
Waikiki King’s Village Market  Save Location   Website Here
When:  The Farmers Market is Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 4-9
Waikiki Beach Walk  Save Location   Website Here
A farmers market Every Thursdays 4 – 8 PM
Waikiki AREA KCC Farmers Market  Save Location  Website Here
When: Saturday Morning – 7:30 – 11:00 am Tuesday Night – 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Kapiolani Community College’s Farmers Market is one of the Big ones, about a mile and a half from WAIKIKI by Diamond Head.  
Waikiki AREA Ala Moana Mall Farmers Market  Save Location  Website Here
When: Every Sunday, 9 am–12 pm
Located at the Ala Moana Mall Level 2, fronting Genki Sushi.  About a mile from Waikiki.
Waikiki AREA China Town Farmers Market  Save Location
When: Mondays to Saturdays, 9:00am – 5:00 pm
Located in the heart of China Town at Kekaulike St. between N. King St. and N. Hotel Street.
Kailua Farmers’ Market  Save Location
When: Thursday 5pm  -7pm
If you are in Kailua, this is a local farmers market


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If you are going to be on the west side of the island MonkeyPod is a little on the pricey side but has great food and a nice atmosphere.

Eat The Street Hawaii

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Hawaiian food festival only happens on the last Friday of the month.  All authentic Hawaiian and tai cuisine.