The food of Kakaako is a blend of Eastern and Western tastes most prominently featuring American and Japanese influences with entrees such as hamburger steak and fried chicken atop rice and mac salad. There are names of some common dishes which may sound unfamiliar to you. Loco moco is hamburger steak with eggs and gravy. Katsu chicken and mochiko chicken both refer to fried chicken, with the latter breaded with rice powder instead of flour. The curry that is popular here is the Japanese stew-like variant learned from the British. You will encounter plenty of canned Spam meat here, introduced to the islands to feed soldiers during World War II, and became a local favorite in Kakaako.
For the more health minded visitor, there are Whole Foods Markets in Waikiki and Kailua, along with it's local version called Down to Earth. Down to Earth features vegan foods which are surprisingly delicious. Aside from Spam and the occasional MSG, people in Kakaako are generally health concious, preferring natural and locally grown foods.
Poke is seafood cut into cubes including raw fish, most often tuna, but also salmon and marlin. A popular flavor for raw tuna is a California roll like combination of mayonaisse and Sriracha sause commonly referred to simply as 'spicy'. Poke bowls served over rice start at around $6.99 in supermarkets.
You can expect to pay $10 and up for a hearty portion dish typical of Kakaako. However there are specials to be found all over such as $5 plates, happy hour deals, and $1 tacos depending on the day. Let us know your preferred cuisine and location and we'll direct you to the best food for the best price taking all such factors into consideration.
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Kakaʻako is a commercial and retail district of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi between Ala Moana near Waikīkī to the east and downtown Honolulu and Honolulu Harbor to the west.
"Our Kakaʻako" is a residential and commercial project led by Kamehameha Schools and Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaiʻi Inc. that aims to improve Hawaiʻi's urban-island lifestyle. The $60 million project will add 183 homes to Kakaʻako, with 88 rental units to be developed by Kamehameha Schools and Castle & Cooke developing the remaining 95 units for buyers. The project will redevelop existing properties in Kakaʻako for residential and commercial space, as well as integrate mid-block pedestrian crossways, networked walking paths, complete streetscapes, green spaces, and unique retail experiences. Our Kakaʻako is estimated to take 15–20 years to complete.
"Salt" is one of the new developments of Kamehameha Schools' master plan, designed for locals and visitors to enjoy a cosmopolitan environment accompanied with green and open-air spaces. It will serve as a marketplace that includes a variety of local retailers and restaurateurs. In accordance to Kamehameha Schools' sustainability efforts, Our Kakaʻako plans to reuse existing warehouses and other structures to preserve the feel of Kakaʻako. The area where the new commercial building will be has become the home of the world-renowned artist-gathering POW! WOW! and the Honolulu Night Market. The development of Salt aims to cater to a larger and more creative demographic in the Kakaʻako area.
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Be sure to check their specials menu. They have a supposed breakfast and happy hour menu but the specials are served all day long. Featured are meatball and chicken pho and some rice platters as well. Be sure to mention their website is terrible and they need a new one!