Crispy coconut crusted black tiger shrimp – Duke’s Waikiki

Crispy coconut crusted black tiger shrimp - Duke's Waikiki
With spicy lilikoi sauce. $10.95
Duke’s Waikiki, Honolulu HI

This had good flavor, but it was a bit greasy – lame. The sauce was very subtle tasting. (lilikoi is Hawaiian passion fruit). Our bartender was super cool though so that made up for the mediocre food. 🙂

Place setting - Duke's Waikiki
Place setting.

Waterfall and alpinia

Waterfall and alpinia flowers (Zingiberaceae), Polynesian Cultural Center.


Kilauea roll – Tokkuri Tei

Kilauea roll - Tokkuri Tei
California roll with spicy tuna on top, sweet and sour sauce, tempura flakes. $18
Tokkuri Tei, Honolulu HI

Kilauea is a volcano on the island of Hawaii so they stacked this sushi roll to resemble it – pretty creative. The reddish spicy tuna on top even mimics flowing lava. It tasted pretty good but I’m not sure it was worth eighteen bucks. The spicy tuna had a slimy, squishy texture that I didn’t particularly enjoy.

Light-covered palm trees

Light-covered palm trees, Kapahulu Avenue.

Onolicious pupu platter – Huggo’s on the Rocks

Onolicious pupu platter - Huggo's on the Rocks
“Bulgogi” beef, Hawaiian poke and Ka’lua pork. $16.95
Huggo’s on the Rocks, Kailua-Kona HI

Mmm, this was SO good and filling! I also liked the root vegetable chips that came with it. They were hearty and helped cut a lot of the saltiness from the proteins. I will say that my least favorite pupu was the Ka’lua pork. It was a bit on the dry side. Noms overall!

Huggo's menu cover

Huggo’s menu cover.

Oceanside view
Oceanside view from our table.