Tag: Kakaako

Oahu’s best yakiniku – Sizzle

Deeming Yakiniku Sizzle “Oahu’s best yakiniku” restaurant may be hyperbolic but considering our small sample size of one (1) such non-chain Japanese barbeque establishment in the past 10-or-so-years, we are sticking with our assessment and our enthusiastic recommendation. Also, it’s close to the HAT Blog Home Office, it’s quite reasonably priced, and it’s run by […]

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3 best Honolulu pub crawls

The wind and rain continue to howl and lash here in Honolulu, and throughout most of Hawaii, with no sign of letting up any time soon. It’s fine, though, except perhaps for my wife’s new clutch of doomed houseplants and the Aloha State residents who’ve been inundated by turbid floodwaters or had their property whipped […]

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A Sleek, Casual Dinner at Moku Kitchen on Oahu

After my recent dinner at Moku Kitchen, I’m eager to share all about this fantastic restaurant. For our 13th wedding anniversary, my wife and I decided to forgo our tradition of dining out at a fine-dining Oahu steakhouse and opt for something different.  We were after something more casual, and with a more eclectic selection […]

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A Walk Through Downtown Honolulu

Downtown Honolulu is very much a walkable city, which is great news for residents and visitors alike. It’s a little over six miles from the iconic Diamond Head State Monument to the heart of Downtown, a flat south-to-north stretch with several straight-line routes along Ala Moana Boulevard, King Street, and Beretania Street.  And along those […]

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Comfort brews at Honolulu Beerworks

Tucked just off of Ala Moana Boulevard on Cooke Street in Kakaako on the way from Waikiki to Downtown, Honolulu Beerworks looks much more like a charming farmhouse than a warehouse. Its corrugated walls are painted a clean blue-jeans blue, trimmed with white. It opened in 2014 and has been a vital part of Kakaako’s […]

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Kakaako Mural art enlivens the area

As Kakaako continues to gentrify and grow skyward, the entire zip code has become known for its Kakaako murals, an ad-hoc gallery of large scale murals created by accomplished artists from all over the world. The former industrial district was once plagued by the indecipherable scribblings of graffiti taggers common in cities everywhere. But as […]

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A Brewery Waikiki Is Proud Of

If you’re looking for the best brewery Waikiki offers, you’ll likely head straight to Waikiki Brewing Company. This icon stands proudly at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard. They serve up an awesome menu of beer, cocktails, and food – definitely don’t miss it when you’re in town.  But that’s not the […]

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