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Sweet Home Cafe is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

1. Sweet Home Cafe

8.3
2334 S King St (at Old Stadium Mall), Honolulu, HI
Chinese Restaurant · Mccully - Moiliili · 31 tips and reviews

Chit Seng T.Chit Seng Tan: Best soup base are house special, healthy herb, mixed tofu. If you do not want to wait , prepare to come befor 415 pm or after 9pm.

Jazz Minds Honolulu is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

2. Jazz Minds Honolulu

7.3
1661 Kapiolani Blvd (btwn Mahukona St. & Atkinson Dr.), Honolulu, HI
Jazz Club · Ala Moana - Kakaako · 12 tips and reviews

KeyanaKeyana: Great live music, local bands, and kitschy decor.

Makapu‘u Lighthouse is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

3. Makapu‘u Lighthouse

9.1
Makapuu Lighthouse Rd, Honolulu, HI
Lighthouse · Hawaii Kai · 19 tips and reviews

Kelly M.Kelly Mitchell, The Wine Siren™: Fantastic trail! Great for young & old. Breathtaking views of South & East shores from Sandy Beach to Waimanalo.Free parking, hike to Makapuu Lookouts to view whales. Don't leave valuables in car!

Lanikai Beach is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

4. Lanikai Beach

9.6
Mokulua Dr, Kailua, HI
Beach · 122 tips and reviews

KeyanaKeyana: My favorite beach. White sand and a beautiful view of the Mokuluas. Much less crowded than Kailua Beach and calmer surf than Kalama.

Island Snow Hawaii is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

5. Island Snow Hawaii

8.5
130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI
Dessert Shop · 41 tips and reviews

KeyanaKeyana: If you're feeling daring, get this: root beer + li hing mui w/ ice cream on the bottom and a snow cap.

Liliha Bakery is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

6. Liliha Bakery

9.0
515 N Kuakini St (at Aipaako St), Honolulu, HI
Diner · Lanakila · 181 tips and reviews

Nathan K.Nathan Kam: Coco Puffs are famous here! Chocolate is awesome, but don't overlook the others available.

Mānoa Falls is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

7. Mānoa Falls

8.9
Manoa Rd., Honolulu, HI
Trail · Manoa · 80 tips and reviews

[Princess][Princess]: Nice hike and waterfall but most of the trail is very muddy so be prepared to get dirty. Make sure to wear the right shoes and use bug spray.

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

8. Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts

1010 University Ave (at Coyne St), Honolulu, HI
Ice Cream Shop · Mccully - Moiliili · 63 tips and reviews

KeyanaKeyana: With dessert names like "Multiple Orgasm" and "Balls to the Wall," who can resist?

Hale Vietnam is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

9. Hale Vietnam

8.2
1140 12th Ave (btwn Harding Ave. & Waialae Ave.), Honolulu, HI
Vietnamese Restaurant · Kaimuki · 22 tips and reviews

Nathan K.Nathan Kam: Killer pho served here. Love this place! Expect to wait as this place can get busy. But it's worth it.

Gecko Books & Comics is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

10. Gecko Books & Comics

8.0
1151 12th Ave, Honolulu, HI
Bookstore · Kaimuki · 8 tips and reviews

Leiji H.Leiji Harlock: You can always rely on Ted w/ his experience in the comic shop business. Want to find easy parking? Come after 8pm or on Sunday, so you don't really have to deal w/ afterschool kids and yoga student

Movie Museum is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

11. Movie Museum

7.5
3566 Harding Ave, Honolulu, HI
Indie Movie Theater · Kaimuki · 4 tips and reviews

Kamil .Kamil 😈: Sit back and relax in HI's coziest movie theatre. $5 for great foreign movies and dated Hollywood classics. Don't forget to bring your favorite snacks and drinks as you are welcome to enjoy them!

Ted's Bakery is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

12. Ted's Bakery

8.7
59-024 Kamehameha Hwy (at Oopuola St), Hale‘iwa, HI
American Restaurant · 120 tips and reviews
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

13. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

9.3
100 Hanauma Bay Rd (off Kalanianaole Hwy), Honolulu, HI
Nature Preserve · Portlock · 203 tips and reviews

Elena M.Elena MacPhee: spend the day, sunning, swimming and snorkeling. but, not on a Tuesday (closed) Read more.

Leonard's Bakery is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

14. Leonard's Bakery

9.3
933 Kapahulu Ave (at Charles St), Honolulu, HI
Bakery · Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis · 266 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: Leonard Rego started baking malasadas (Portuguese pastries similar to doughnuts) at his bakery in the 1950s. His son continues the tradition, serving the rolled-sugar pastries hot from the oven.

Hungry Ear Records is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

15. Hungry Ear Records

418 Kuulei Rd (Oneawa St.), Kailua, HI
Record Shop · 3 tips and reviews

KeyanaKeyana: One of the best record stores on the island, specializing in vinyl, rare Hawaiian albums, and classic rock-and-roll. Say hi to the managers Ward and Dennie when you're there!

Bookends is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

16. Bookends

8.8
600 Kailua Rd #126 (at Hahani St.), Kailua, HI
Bookstore · 6 tips and reviews

Conrad D.Conrad Doucette: One of the best used bookstores I've ever visited. It is stocked with goodies-found two old K Amis novels! Tons of used music, too.

Ichiriki is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

17. Ichiriki

8.8
510 Piikoi St (at Kapiolani), Honolulu, HI
Japanese Restaurant · Ala Moana - Kakaako · 20 tips and reviews

JasonJason: Kim chee nabe is grinds! Other items of note are the cucumber salad w/ ume dressing and the calamari

Rai Rai Ramen - Kailua is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

18. Rai Rai Ramen - Kailua

6.4
124 Oneawa St, Kailua, HI
Noodle House · 8 tips and reviews

stephiedoostephiedoo: House special is super delicious! Don't skimp on the garlic chili sauce from the condiments on the table, it's divine.

Proof is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

19. Proof

1154 Fort Street Mall #10, Honolulu, HI
Music Venue · Downtown Honolulu · 11 tips and reviews

Tracy C.Tracy Chan: Try the Baltika beer, lager or porter by the pint.

Caryn's Okazu-ya is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

20. Caryn's Okazu-ya

1270 Young St Ste 1, Honolulu, HI
Japanese Restaurant · Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu · 1 tip

Gordon P.Gordon Pang: Ono cone sushi and mochiko chicken!

Hakkei is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

21. Hakkei

7.2
1436 Young St, Honolulu, HI
Japanese Restaurant · Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu · 10 tips and reviews

Yuko Y.Yuko Yuko: Oden, Nabe, Sake...Saturday's Okazu Buffet Lunch is goooood!

Likeke Falls is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

22. Likeke Falls

Kāne‘ohe, HI
Trail · 3 tips and reviews

Chris S.Chris Sicotte: Muddy and slippery but a nice hike.

Dan's Guitars is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

23. Dan's Guitars

2000 S Beretania St (McCully St), Honolulu, HI
Music Store · Mccully - Moiliili · 1 tip

@WRXtacy@WRXtacy: Dan's is a great shop that has a good selection of new and consignment guitars/amps. I believe they are the only authorized PRS dealer on island. Need a PRS fix? Go to Dan's! Read more.

Camellia Buffet is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

24. Camellia Buffet

6.3
930 McCully St, Honolulu, HI
Korean Restaurant · Mccully - Moiliili · 15 tips and reviews

ann n.ann narimatsu: Lunch $17.95 and dinner is $25.95. Use a coupon in the Midweek for 10% off

Tô-Châu is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

25. Tô-Châu

7.4
1007 River St (at N King St), Honolulu, HI
Vietnamese Restaurant · Kalihi - Palama · 12 tips and reviews

KeyanaKeyana: For the uninitiated: respect the Soup Nazi-esque servers. Don't try to seat yourself, change your order after it's been taken, or rearrange the silverware. The food is worth it.

Marukame Udon is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

26. Marukame Udon

8.8
2310 Kuhio Ave (at Kuhio Ave. and Nohonani St.), Honolulu, HI
Udon Restaurant · Waikiki · 301 tips and reviews

Kahea D.Kahea Doss: Great eats at a reasonable price. Like someone else said, don't let the line intimidate you. Goes real quick & worth the wait! Simply delish!!

Hawaiian Brian's Billiards is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

27. Hawaiian Brian's Billiards

6.6
1680 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI
Pool Hall · Ala Moana - Kakaako · 17 tips and reviews

Jao S.Jao Sean: Good food, good drinks, good live musics/karaoke/DJ, plus plety of billiard tables & an arcade...what more can jao ask for, for $1.25 validated parking?? (/)8_)~

Cafe Duck Butt is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

28. Cafe Duck Butt

8.4
901 Kawaiahao St (at Kamani St), Honolulu, HI
Karaoke Bar · Ala Moana - Kakaako · 23 tips and reviews

@JaymesSong@JaymesSong: Try the Korean fried chicken, seafood pancake and dukbokki (spicy rice cake) with the ramen on top. Ah mashita!

Cholo's Homestyle Mexican is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

29. Cholo's Homestyle Mexican

6.8
66-250 Kamehameha Hwy (at Emerson Rd), Hale‘iwa, HI
Mexican Restaurant · North Shore · 63 tips and reviews

KeyanaKeyana: Li-hing margarita. That is all.

Leonard's Bakery is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

30. Leonard's Bakery

9.3
933 Kapahulu Ave (at Charles St), Honolulu, HI
Bakery · Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis · 266 tips and reviews

xSP00NSx K.xSP00NSx Kimoto: best malasadas in town. get here early tho, line gets huge once the tour busses roll up.

Rainbow Drive-in is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

31. Rainbow Drive-in

8.7
3308 Kanaina Ave (at Kapahulu Ave), Honolulu, HI
Diner · Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis · 157 tips and reviews

Nicole K.Nicole Kato: i've been going to rainbow drive in ever since i was a kid. it's good for family, friends, and dates. it looks kinda shady because there are often homeless people, but who cares? the food is awesom

Waiola Shave Ice is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

32. Waiola Shave Ice

8.8
2135 Waiola St (at Paani St), Honolulu, HI
Dessert Shop · Mccully - Moiliili · 74 tips and reviews

Ashley R.Ashley Raethel: In the endless argument about the best shave ice, Waiola's gets my vote.

Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant - King Street is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

33. Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant - King Street

7.5
1824 S King St, Honolulu, HI
Japanese Restaurant · Mccully - Moiliili · 21 tips and reviews

John S.John Schwartz: Okinawan sweet potato pie is EPIC and not to be missed. Best dessert in Hawaii. Great service.

Cinnamon's Restaurant is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

34. Cinnamon's Restaurant

8.6
315 Uluniu St (Kailua Square), Kailua, HI
Breakfast Spot · 131 tips and reviews

HONOLULU MagazineHONOLULU Magazine: Try Guava chiffon or Red Velvet pancakes and the crab-cake eggs benedict. This is another Kailua favorite that is well-worth the wait. -The Perfect Weekend, April 2012

808 Skate is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

35. 808 Skate

337 Uluniu St, Kailua, HI
Board Shop · No tips or reviews
Ulupo Heiau State Historical Monument is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

36. Ulupo Heiau State Historical Monument

Manu Oo Street, Kailua, HI
Monument / Landmark · No tips or reviews
Shokudo Japanese Restaurant is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

37. Shokudo Japanese Restaurant

8.6
1585 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI
Japanese Restaurant · Ala Moana - Kakaako · 79 tips and reviews

Zen L.Zen Lao: do yourself a favor and grab a honey toast ;) also come by on Sunday-Wednesday after 10pm for Shokudo After Dark!

Zippy's Makiki is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

38. Zippy's Makiki

7.9
1222 S King St, Honolulu, HI
Diner · Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu · 44 tips and reviews
The ARTS at Marks Garage is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

39. The ARTS at Marks Garage

7.1
1159 Nuuanu Ave (at N Pauahi St.), Honolulu, HI
Art Gallery · Downtown Honolulu · 13 tips and reviews

Christine S.Christine Strobel: Shakespeare Festival in the summer and performances year-round, art exhibits that range from the informative to the strange. Read more.

Ong King Art Center is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

40. Ong King Art Center

6.8
184 N King St, Honolulu, HI
Art Gallery · Downtown Honolulu · No tips or reviews
Side Street Inn is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

41. Side Street Inn

8.9
1225 Hopaka St (btwn Piikoi & Pensacola St), Honolulu, HI
Diner · Ala Moana - Kakaako · 90 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: A restaurant's ultimate 5-star review is the presence of off-duty chefs eating at its bar. Classic dishes are supplemented by more unconventional dishes to form a well-rounded, delectable meal.

Eggs 'n Things is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

42. Eggs 'n Things

7.7
343 Saratoga Rd (Kalakaua Ave), Honolulu, HI
Breakfast Spot · Waikiki · 118 tips and reviews
Big City Diner is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

43. Big City Diner

8.2
3565 Waialae Ave #3, Honolulu, HI
American Restaurant · Kaimuki · 20 tips and reviews

44. Teddy's Bigger Burgers

8.1
539 Kailua Rd #101 (Kailua Vilage Shops), Kailua, HI
Burger Joint · 34 tips and reviews

Ashley R.Ashley Raethel: Best onion rings I've ever had! And don't you dare get the special sauce on the side.

Crepes No Ka Oi is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

45. Crepes No Ka Oi

9.1
131 Hekili St, Kailua, HI
Creperie · 37 tips and reviews

Bernie U.Bernie Uy: Great savory or dessert crepes and excellent Illy coffee. Benches outside in case there's a wait and service is generally friendly and quick.

Lanikai Juice is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

46. Lanikai Juice

9.2
600 Kailua Rd (Kailua Shopping Center), Kailua, HI
Juice Bar · 33 tips and reviews

Tiago S.Tiago Saldanha: Every kind of juice. Fresh and tasty!!

Kin Wah Chop Suey is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

47. Kin Wah Chop Suey

7.6
45-588 Kamehameha Hwy, Kāne‘ohe, HI
Chinese Restaurant · 20 tips and reviews

CherOCherO: Don't forget to get your bag (or two) of Chinese pretzels on your way out. You'll be back for more for sure!

Lanikai Pillboxes Hike is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

48. Lanikai Pillboxes Hike

9.0
Kaelepulu Dr (at Aalapapa Dr), Kailua, HI
Trail · 45 tips and reviews

Terence C.Terence Chan: Tricky to find the start of the trail but well worth the slightly difficult hike up to the pillboxes for an amazing view. Def not for slipper wearers!

Agnes Portuguese Bakeshop is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

49. Agnes Portuguese Bakeshop

46 Hoolai St (at Kihapai St), Kailua, HI
Bakery · 23 tips and reviews

Lori H.Lori H: Ono malasadas - fresh! Plan on 10-15 minutes extra while they make 'em

Aloha Sunday Supply Co. // Shoots Outpost is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

50. Aloha Sunday Supply Co. // Shoots Outpost

131 Hekili St Ste 108, Kailua, HI
Men's Store · No tips or reviews
Pioneer Saloon is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

51. Pioneer Saloon

9.1
3046 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI
Japanese Restaurant · Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis · 32 tips and reviews

HONOLULU MagazineHONOLULU Magazine: Some plates to try here are the locally sourced 'ahi plates, such as the Cajun 'ahi and the 'ahi katsu. Mochiko chicken is great, too! -Monsarrat Avenue, December 2011

The Local Hawaii is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

52. The Local Hawaii

7.7
131 Hekili St Ste 108A, Kailua, HI
Café · 4 tips and reviews

Megan K.Megan Kennedy: Delicious shave ice. They use natural ingredients, which they source locally. Try the lime and coffee!

Manifest is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

53. Manifest

8.9
32 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI
Lounge · Downtown Honolulu · 33 tips and reviews

Ian K.Ian Kai: If you're going on First Friday get there early! It fills up fast and the line is always long. Be sure to check out THE GET RIGHT every Wednesday night!

Matsumoto Shave Ice is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

54. Matsumoto Shave Ice

8.4
66-087 Kamehameha Hwy, Hale‘iwa, HI
Ice Cream Shop · North Shore · 168 tips and reviews

BravoBravo: Colorful varieties of flavors and colors of shaved ice, hurry to finish before it melts, the portions are huge. -Heather Hurlbert, Top Chef Just Desserts

The Doris Duke Theatre is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

55. The Doris Duke Theatre

7.4
900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI
Movie Theater · Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu · 3 tips and reviews

jenniferro10jenniferro10: *Not* a movie theater, but a theater hosting movies, spoken word, lectures, and musical performances. It's part of the Academy complex that includes the buildings of instruction and the Museum.

Honolulu Museum of Art is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

56. Honolulu Museum of Art

9.3
900 S Beretania St (btwn Ward Ave & Victoria St), Honolulu, HI
Art Museum · Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu · 34 tips and reviews

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: This island institution holds one of the biggest collections of Asian art in the country. It's one of our 10 Great Places to See Art in Smaller Cities. Read more.

Famous Kahuku Shrimp is one of Not For Tourists Hawaii.

57. Famous Kahuku Shrimp

8.3
56-580 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI
Seafood Restaurant · 11 tips and reviews

KeyanaKeyana: Everybody from Hawaii has a favorite Kahuku shrimp truck out of the 5 or 6 that dot Kam Hwy on the way to the North Shore. Famous is my personal pick.