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The 24-Hour Self-Guided Foodie Tour of Waikiki

August 28th, 2020 Food & Drink
The 24-Hour Self-Guided Foodie Tour of Waikiki

Take your food fanaticism to a new level by visiting Waikiki’s unique eateries and fresh food markets. Bring your appetite as you eat your way through the neighborhood with our 24-hour self-guided foodie tour of Waikiki. This walkable itinerary stays near Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and includes a taste of Kona coffee, poke, Dole Whip, and more.

Due to COVID-19, restaurants and markets mentioned may be closed, offering reduced menus, or open for takeout only. We recommend checking individual websites for operating hours, updates, and social distancing measures before visiting.

Stop 1: Kona Street Purveyors for Kona Coffee

Begin your 24-hour food tour of Waikiki at Kona Street Purveyors at the Kuhio Avenue mall entrance of the International Marketplace. The high-end café sources from a third generation coffee farm in Kona and the rich flavor profile of the bean is evident in each cup of artisanal coffee. Grab a cup to go, along with a James Beard award-winning pineapple, coconut, and almond croissant, before heading to your next destination. 2330 Kalakaua Ave. #160 - walking map

Want a taste of Kona in your cup right when you wake up? Tiki’s Grill & Bar offers grab-and-go coffee that is easily accessible for Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel guests. Stop by Tiki’s Grill & Bar on the third floor on your way out.

Stop 2: Eggs ‘n Things for SPAM and Eggs

While sipping your morning brew, take the short walk to Eggs n’ Things for an array of breakfast items indicative of the native flavors you’ll find throughout your Waikiki culinary journey. If SPAM isn’t your thing, Eggs 'n Things serves up pineapple, coconut, and macadamia nut pancakes with tropical syrups, Hawaiian sweet bread French toast, açaí bowls, and savory items like smoked salmon or crab cake eggs benedict and specialty omelets. 2464 Kalakaua Ave. - walking map

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Stop 3: Sam’s Kitchen for Plate-Lunch

Plate-lunch is popular in Hawaiian cuisine, both as an inexpensive and filling dish to fuel your body for the day ahead. Traditionally, the Pan-Asian influenced plate-lunch consists of white rice, macaroni salad, and an entrée. Sam’s Kitchen executes the dish flawlessly, with the meal designed to be eaten without a table so you can enjoy your plate-lunch wherever you’d like. Choose from extra jumbo peeled shrimp, chicken, top sirloin, or fresh ahi poke and pair with their world famous garlic sauce and Japanese short-grained white rice for a delicious meal on the go. 353 Royal Hawaiian Ave. - walking map

Stop 4: Waikiki Farmers Market for Local, Exotic Fruits

The outdoor farmers market only operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 - 8 p.m., so you’ll have to time your 24-hour foodie tour just right to make a stop at this magical spot. Mingle with locals, talk to farmers, and sample locally grown fresh fruits, baked goods, and O‘ahu snacks. Sample colorful, local fruits like pitaya (dragon fruit), rambutan, papaya, lilikoi (passionfruit), mango, ulu (breadfruit), and lychee. 2424 Kalakaua Ave. - walking map

Stop 5: Tiki’s Grill & Bar for Fresh Poke

End your Waikiki food tour with a plate of poke, one of the main dishes of Hawaiian cuisine. Tiki’s Grill & Bar at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel offers the diced and dressed, raw fish in a variety of flavorful dishes. Choose from the Hawaiian Ahi Poke with raw, yellowfin tuna and ʻinamona (a traditional Hawaiian condiment made of roasted kukui nuts and sea salt), ‘Ahi Poke Bowl topped with fresh avocado and pipikaula (a Hawaiian dish of salted and dried beef), or a Prime Rib Poke, sans fish, with seared prime rib cubes. Pair your poke dish with nightly live music from local musicians, amazing views of Kuhio Beach, and Tiki’s Grill & Bar signature 1944 Mai Tai made with Cruzan light rum, Bacardi Black rum, orange curaçao, fresh lime juice, and housemade vanilla passion fruit foam. 2570 Kalakaua Ave. - walking map

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Stop 6: Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel for Dole Whip

Chances are you’ve heard about this world-famous soft serve dessert created by Dole Food Company in 1986. Your Hawaiian trip isn’t complete without a cup of the creamy pineapple cup of joy. End the day just steps from your hotel room with O‘ahu’s favorite frozen treat. While soaking up the sun by the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel pool, enjoy a Dole Whip from Surf Shack. 2570 Kalakaua Ave.

All this talk of food making you hungry for a food fest of your own? See special offers at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, located just steps from Kuhio Beach, to begin planning your culinary tour of Waikiki.

We continue to be inspired by how the community comes together to support one another during these times. In thanks, we would like to invite kamaʻāina, or Hawai‘i locals, to be our guest. Book our LOVE HAWAI‘I package to enjoy an exclusive offer of up to 20% off, plus complimentary valet parking, a waived Resort Fee, and so much more. Read more.

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