These Hawaii restaurants are creating dishes for a good cause

Where to go and what to eat during the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation’s Localicious Hawaii statewide campaign.
Localicious eating house

Localicious Hawaii is back this year with a lineup of 262 restaurants, promoting the use of locally sourced ingredients and the restaurants who buy local. From now until the end of March, all associated restaurants are creating one or more dishes using only locally sourced ingredients, and, every time it’s ordered, those restaurants are donating $1 to educational programs benefiting Hawaii’s local public schools. The dishes are only available during a limited time, but the good news is this is an all-island event.

The Truffle & Bacon Gremolata crusted Mahi available at Roy’s Waikiki features Pono pork bolognaise, potato gnocchi, Hamakua mushrooms, and a Nalo herb relish.
Photo courtesy: Localicious Hawaii

To get a better representation of which restaurants are involved near you, download the free Kynbo app. It features a map with a complete list of Localicious restaurants around you, as well as a search bar to look for a specific dish or ingredient. To get a better idea of what types of food a restaurant offers, simply click on the restaurant’s icon to see a picture of the Localicious dish it’s offering.

Lava Lava Beach Club’s Hapa Burger consists of a Big Island beef & Portuguese sausage burger, grilled pineapple, teriyaki sauce, and Maui onion.
Photo courtesy: Localicious Hawaii

While most restaurants are located on Oahu, Localicious has branched out to the rest of the Hawaiian Islands. Find 13 restaurants on Kauai, 21 on Maui, 21 on Hawaii Island and one on Lanai.

For more information, visit or download Kynbo in the app store.

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