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Hotel Reviews

A Day At The Vive Hotel Waikiki

There’s nothing like a good getaway. On an island like Oahu, such a place might be hard to find, especially if you’re looking for it in the middle of Waikiki. Not to worry, because tucked away on Kuhio Avenue is a lively boutique hotel ready to give you that getaway: Vive Hotel Waikiki.

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Food

Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar at Waikiki

We might not have a Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Hawaii, but we do have a Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar. The Waikiki cafe on Seaside Avenue is the first in Hawaii to offer the company’s small-lot Reserve coffees in the premium Reserve Bar setting.

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Food Hotel Reviews Itinerary

A Weekend At The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki + A Foodie Itinerary for Waikiki

The Shoreline Hotel recently opened their doors for us to enjoy a weekend stay at their sleek, modern hotel, located in the Heart of Waikiki. We used this time as an opportunity to enjoy the amenities that they offered and also explore some of the nearby food attractions…and my, oh my, there are many new options to consider.

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Food

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin

On the cover of of the most recent issue of BRUTUS Magazine, a Japanese popular culture magazine that I follow, were the words: “No Tonkatsu, No Life.” I can relate. I love tonkatsu. My most recent trip to Japan happened because I was craving a taste of tonkatsu that I had on a previous visit. I’ve been known to have dreams of tonkatsu. So when we found ourselves having to run an errand in Waikiki, well, we just had to make a stop at Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin.

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Food

Tommy Bahama Waikiki, Backyard BBQ & Brews

There are Tommy Bahama restaurants located around the world, but there’s only one in Waikiki. When I heard that they had a new Backyard BBQ & Brews menu, well, you know that I just had to check it out.

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Food

Brunch at Flour & Barley Waikiki, Brick Oven Pizza

Got brunch plans? You do now…at Flour & Barley. The popular brick oven pizzeria at the International Market Place recently launched a new brunch menu and of course they’ve got sweet and savory breakfast pizzas to satisfy every pizza loving soul. Let’s taste our way through a few of them!

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Food

The Royal Breakfast Buffet at the Royal Hawaiian

Opened in 1927, the Royal Hawaiian Resort is one of Hawaii’s oldest and most luxurious hotels. Experience a taste of that luxury and enjoy the Royal Breakfast Buffet at the Surf Lanai, featuring edible creations by Executive Chef Colin Hazama.

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Food

Musubi & Bento Iyasume

Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame might wince at the sight of SPAM, but Hawaii residents love the canned meat concoction. The SPAM musubi is a local favorite and a popular snack to take along on a hike or to curb midday munchies. I always take one when I hit the trails. For a crash course on all things musubi, swing by Musubi & Bento Iyasume on Seaside Avenue. They have a wide selection to choose from, including ones stuffed with egg, bacon, avocado, fish roe, and even spicy tuna. My favorite? the classic SPAM Musubi of course. A slice of SPAM, over a block of rice, and wrapped in nori (seaweed). That’s all you need.