8 Best Foods in Honolulu

Honolulu's food scene is constantly developing, driven by an increasingly diverse immigrant population, Instagram-worthy aesthetics, and a shift in local tastes.


Poke is a beloved dish in Hawaii. This raw fish dish can be served as an appetizer or main course and usually features ahi tuna.


Loco Moco

Loco moco is a beloved dish in Hawaii that's made with white rice, hamburger patties smothered in gravy, and then finished off with an egg.


Plate Lunch

Plate lunch is one of Hawaii's iconic dishes, representing how its food culture can bring together young and old, rich and poor alike.


Shave Ice

Shave Ice is an iconic Hawaiian treat enjoyed year-round and can be found throughout the islands.



These hybrid creations look like a cross between traditional donuts and yeast doughnuts and can be found at many bakeries around the island.


Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp is a beloved dish in Hawaii, easily available and suitable as either an appetizer or main course.



Poi is a traditional starch in Hawaiian food. Made from the roots of the taro (kalo) plant, it's sticky, sweet, and slightly tart.


Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi is one of Hawaii's most beloved snacks, and it's not hard to understand why! A Japanese-style rice ball that has been fried and topped with spam,