Liholiho Yacht Club

Liho Liho Yacht Club 871 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94109 Yelp The much talked about Liholiho Yacht Club has been on my radar since it hit the SF scene.  I don’t even live in SF so that probably means this place has made quite the splash, if word has spread to a SoCal resident about…

Side Street Inn

Side Street Inn 1225 Hopaka St Honolulu, HI 96814 Yelp Triple F really wanted to check out Side Street Inn.  I did my research and the food did not look all that interesting.  Large quantities of greasy fried stuff is not really my thing.  Smooth Obturator gave this place a strong endorsement so I put…

Mama’s Fish House

We had our last dinner in Maui at this local favorite.  While the menu prices rivaled those of Lahaina Grill, the white linen and suited waiters was replaced by blue Hawaiian patterns and casual button ups.  The food is less fancy, but still tasty.  We were kind of in a hurry to get through our…

Kihei Caffe

So my favorite part of Maui was watching the sun rise at Haleakala Crater.  It was pretty painful waking up so early and driving up the windy mountain, only to wait for over an hour for the sun to rise in the blustery cold.  The picture does not do the experience justice.  You feel like…

Star Noodle

Before Sheldon Simeon took home the title of Top Chef, he was the executive chef of Star Noodle. I’m not sure if the place was as popular before or after his win, but it has 2679 reviews on Yelp averaging 4 stars now. That’s pretty stellar.  In any case, multiple friends have tried this place…

Lahaina Grill

The Annoyer prefaced Lahaina Grill as our fanciest meal of the entire trip.  So The Keeper and I made sure to wear our nicest outfits with heels, and basically look a little less Hawaii and little more LA.  Lahaina is quite a drive from Wailea so we were lucky to be able to push back…

Migrant

Most of our dinner reservations were made with recommendations from The Annoyer who has been to Maui now 6 times. But Migrant was a place of my choosing based on Yelp and Top Chef. The chef/owner here is none other than winner of season 10, Sheldon Simeon, the surprise dark horse who shocked many by…

Coconut’s Fish Cafe

So after a long flight we finally arrived in Maui. The weather was a very welcome change. Not that SoCal is like Siberia or anything but I’d take 70-80 degree weather over 50-60 degrees weather any day. And it turned out that we traded a week of rain for a week of sunshine as well!…

A-Frame

After Roy Choi’s big success with Kogi and Chego, A-Frame was his next attempt at bringing his style of Korean meets LA, street, soul, all the while keeping it real, to Angelenos.  I was supremely impressed at his offering during my first visit in 2010.  I had been back maybe 2 more times since then…

Da Poke Shack

I was super excited to try the #1 rated place on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US.  We were lucky since Da Poke Shack was only a 5 minute walk from our condo.  We showed up right when it opened, but a crowd quickly amassed.

Tex Drive In

I’ve never had a malasada before.  They’re sorta of like Portuguese donuts.  Yummy, sweety, yeasty, fried dough balls.  Hard to go wrong.  At Tex Drive In, they serve a whole host of Hawaiian classics, but the place is mostly known for the variety of malasadas.  You can choose malasadas with different fillings.  We opted for…

Pine Tree Cafe

After a grey morning in the mountains touring the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, sampling fresh Kona coffee, we Yelped our way to this nearby Hawaiian cafe.  It’s a really casual joint.  Order, take a number, and pick up your food on a tray.  The menu is quite extensive and it was hard to widdle down…