Kapahulu, Oahu


  • Name: Kapahulu
  • What: Local neighborhood with a variety of restaurants
  • Where: Five minutes away from the eastern end of Waikiki

Looking for local flavor near Waikiki? Then take a short trip down to Kapahulu Avenue and discover unique shops that sell everything from vintage aloha shirts to ocean sports rentals. Bailey’s Antiques & Aloha Shirts boasts thousands of vintage aloha shirts, some worth thousands of dollars. But the real find in this busy neighborhood is some of Honolulu’s best, ono (delicious) local food.

It may take just five minutes to drive through Kapahulu Avenue but in that time you’ll pass a restaurant for every appetite. In the mood for sushi or gourmet burgers? Japanese, Chinese, or Thai tonight? A massive plate of Hawaiian food at Ono Hawaiian Foods or a plate lunch at the Rainbow Drive In? Eat like a local in Kapahulu with a hot malasada from Leonard’s Bakery or cool down with a colorful shave ice from Waiola Bakery and Shave Ice. From fine restaurants to fast food, you’ll have plenty of reasons to bring your appetite on your next visit to Kapahulu.