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March 16, 2007

Where to eat authentic Hawaiian on Oahu?

Schang, a big mahalo to you for sharing a little local information on Oahu

I want to let you know that our Hawaii itinerary has been modified, for reasons that have something to do with the Coast Guard, apparently. Anyway, we get in at 10 a.m. on Saturday, then depart midnight that day. Not a lot of time. I'm planning on renting a car and taking the family to Hanauma Bay for some snorkelling, then to Waikiki Beach so I can try my hand at surfing. Does that sound doable to you?

I'd love to know where to grab a bite for dinner. Ideally, I'd really like to sample something Hawaiian, if that makes any sense. I imagine the fish and produce are excellent here and would love to find a chef who knows what he's doing. (I can get steak and burgers anywhere, after all.) And yet, I don't want to spend too much money. Any suggestions?

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Nice. Mahalos to you too for writing this blog. For dinner, try Ono (delicious) Hawaiian food. It's very close to Waikiki - close at 7:45. (Waiola's for shaved ice is on the same street as Ono's.) The waves are small this time of the year in Waikiki, but you'll have a blast. Just getting up and surfing the wave once is worth it. There are plenty of shops on the beach renting boards for a couple of hours. Hanauma will be fairly busy tomorrow, so plan accordingly. We're going to be at Hanauma tomorrow morning too, so I'll look out for a very fair skinned family. :-) Give me a shout if you have any problems tomorrow - 808-782-9966.

No GPS co-ordinates today?

Mark, did we miss your day in Hawaii? If not, Tony suggests the following: Alan Wong's (for higher price, really authentic Hawaiian food) and Sam Choy's for a little less expensive. For lighter fare you could try Zippy's Napolean Bakery or L&L Drive In. Both popular local spots. Can't wait to hear the stories.

Try Indigo's in old town Honolulu. Cost should not be an issue as 1) if you paid for a cruise on Crystal Symphony (Symphony will arrive late in Honolulu - great web page that has dialy posts from Symphony tells all), you cna afford it or 2) if your magazine paid then they can foot bill for diner or you have enough becuse they paid for the cruise.

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