Hawaii: Food Guide - Dining Out
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With so many international travellers visiting Hawaii every year, there are many cultures influencing the islands’ food and restaurant scene. Visitors can experience an explosion of new flavours in authentic and popular Hawaiian cuisine whether it be traditional favourites like a roasted pig over an open fire and classic poi or to more modern fair like short ribs, musubi, and macaroni salad. With a large Asian population and the Pacific Ocean at its feet, Honolulu boasts some of the freshest Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Thai, and seafood cooking on the planet. Many popular American eateries from steakhouses to diners to famous name brand restaurants are available in the larger cities.
Local cafes and food stands are more common on the other islands outside of Oahu. Luxury resorts offer 5 star 5 course dining experiences for the well versed epicurean. However, no trip to Hawaii is complete for any foodie without visiting a famous Hawaiian luau feast with food, music, and hula dancing! Feasts are priced around $100 for an adult and include buffet style food, drinks, and entertainment over a 3 to 4 hour event.