Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, on the North Shore of Oahu, is known the world over.

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Best of Oahu 2018: ​Food & Drink

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Chef 

1. Alan Wong  

2. Roy  

3. Chef Mavro  

4. Ed Kenney  

5. Peter Merriman  

6. Lee Anne Wong  

Restaurant  ($61+ per person) 

1. Alan Wongs  

2. La Mer  

3. Roys  

4. Orchids at Halekulani  

5. Hokus at The Kahala Hotel & Resort 

Restaurant  ($3o–$6o per person) 

1. Dukes  

2. Roys  

3. Orchids at Halekulani  

4. Uncles Fish Market and Grill  

5. Hula Grill  

Restaurant  (<$29 per person) 

1. Konos  

2. Dukes 

3. Rainbow Drive-In  

4. Cheeseburger in Paradise  

5. Zippys  

New Restaurant 

1. Senia 

2. Moku Kitchen  

3. Scratch Kitchen & Meatery  

Gastropub 

1. Real a Gastropub 

2. Kona Brewing Co.  

3. Pint + Jigger  

4. Brewd Craftpub 

Bartender 

1. Keola Lasconia from Embassy Suites  

2. Jesse Greenleaf at Dukes Waikiki  

3. Rex Bermundo at the Hale Koa  

Bar or Lounge 

1. Dukes  

2. Lewers Lounge  

3. Mai Tai Bar  

4. RumFire  

5. La Mariana Sailing Club  

Nightclub 

1. RumFire  

2. Addiction Nightclub 

3. Scarlet Honolulu  

4. Hulas Bar & Lei Stand  

5. The District   

Breakfast 

1. Konos  

2. Eggs n Things  

3. Cinnamons  

4. Sweet Es Café  

5. Orchids  

Buffet 

1. Dukes at Outrigger Waikiki 

2. Orchids at Halekulani  

3. The Willows  

4. Kai Market at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel 

5. Plumeria Beach House at The Kahala Hotel & Resort 

Burger 

1. Teddys Bigger Burgers  

2. Cheeseburger in Paradise  

3. Hard Rock Café  

4. Honolulu Burger Co.  

5. Burgers and Things  

Cheap Eats

1. Konos  

2. Zippys  

3. Rainbow Drive-In  

4. Marukame Udon  

5. The Steak Shack  

Chinese Restaurant

1. Little Village Noodle House 

2. Legend Seafood Restaurant  

3. PF Changs  

4. Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant 

5. Kin Wah Chop Suey  

Farm-to-Table Restaurant

1. Town  

2. Kahuku Farms Café  

3. Kahumana Organic Farm & Café 

4. Monkeypod Kitchen 

5. Kaimana Farm Café  

Filipino Restaurant 

1. Elenas Restaurant  

2. Maxs Restaurant, Cuisine of the Philippines  

3. Thelmas Restaurant 

4. Bautistas Filipino Kitchen 

5. Shays Filipino Café 

Food Truck

1. Giovannis Shrimp Truck 

2. Leonards Bakery 

3. Surf N Salsa 

4. Romys Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp  

5. Hawaiian Fresh Farms 

Hotel or Resort Restaurant 

1. Orchids at Halekulani 

2. Dukes at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort 

3. La Mer at Halekulani 

4. House Without a Key at Halekulani 

5. Hau Tree Lanai at The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel 

Italian Restaurant 

1. Arancino  

2. Assaggio  

3. Baci Bistro  

4. La Cucina Ristorante Italiano  

5. Taormina Sicilian Cuisine 

Hawaiian Restaurant (Editors Picks) 

1. Helenas Hawaiian Food 

2. Highway Inn 

3. Waiahole Poi Factory 

4. Hailis Hawaiian Food 

5. Hale Kealoha Restaurant 

Japanese Restaurant 

1. Gyotaku  

2. Nobu  

3. Tanaka of Tokyo  

4. Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar 

5. Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar 

Korean Restaurant 

1. Yummy Korean B-B-Q 

2. Sura Hawaii  

3. Youngs Kalbee  

4. Gen Korean BBQ House 

5. Me Bar-B-Q  

Noodle, Saimin or Ramen Restaurant 

1. Marukame Udon  

2. Goma Tei  

3. Agu Ramen Bistro 

4. Shiros Saimin Haven 

5. Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant 

Pizza 

1. J.J. Dolans  

2. Giovanni Pastrami  

3. Round Table Pizza 

4. Big Kahunas Pizza 

5. Brick Oven Pizza  

Plate Lunch

1. Konos  

2. Rainbow Drive-In  

3. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue 

4. Teds Bakery  

5. Kakaako Kitchen  

Poke 

1. Foodland  

2. Ono Seafood Products  

3. Nicos Pier 38 

4. Taniokas Seafoods & Catering 

5. Tamuras Fine Wine 

Romantic Restaurant 

1. La Mer  

2. Michels at the Colony Surf  

3. Orchids  

4. House Without A Key  

5. Beachhouse at the Moana  

Seafood Restaurant 

1. Nicos Pier 38 

2. Roys  

3. Uncles Fish Market & Grill 

4. Azure  

5. Hokus  

Shave Ice Stand or Store

1. Matsumoto Shave Ice  

2. Waiola Shave Ice  

3. Island Vintage Shave Ice  

4. Uncle Clays House of Pure Aloha  

5. Baldwins Sweet Shop

Steakhouse 

1. Ruths Chris Steak House  

2. Hys Steak House  

3. Wolfgangs Steakhouse  

4. Buzzs Original Steak House  

5. StripSteak  

Thai Restaurant 

1. Bangkok Chef  

2. Phuket Thai  

3. Noi Thai Cuisine 

4. To Thai For  

5. Opal Thai  

Vietnamese Restaurant 

1. The Pig & The Lady  

2. Pho Thinh  

3. Hale Vietnam Restaurant 

4. Pho Kapahulu  

5. Saigons Restaurant 


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