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Check out the 3 freshest new businesses to debut in Honolulu

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By Hoodline - Published on August 12, 2019.

Itching to find out about the newest businesses to open in Honolulu? From a Hawaiian restaurant to a spot to score pita sandwiches, read on to see the newest businesses to open their doors recently.

Kuhio Grille

Photo: jan g./Yelp

Stop by 3036 Waialae Ave. in Diamond Head-Kapahulu-St. Louis and you'll find Kuhio Grille, a new Hawaiian spot, offering barbecue and burgers.

On the menu, expect to find authentic island dishes like chicken katsu, Kalua pig (slow-cooked pulled pork) and an eight-ounce charbroiled steak. Look also for fried rice, burgers and the restaurant's "famous one-pound laulau." 

With a 3.5-star Yelp rating out of 15 reviews, Kuhio Grille is off to a positive start with locals.

Hungry? Drop in to the business from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday. (It's closed on Wednesday.)

Hamada General Store

photo: melodie c./yelp

Now open at 885 Queen St. in Ala Moana-Kakaako is Hamada General Store, a traditional American spot, offering salads and coffee and tea. Yelpers are fans of Hamada General Store: it's got five stars out of 11 reviews, so far.

Originally a grocery store, the Hamada General Store reopened under new ownership as a take-out and catering restaurant. It serves poke bowls, salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrees like the katsu curry moco (breaded pork loin, Japanese curry, shredded cheese, two eggs, potato mac salad and tsukemono) and the Wafu hamburger steak (with tsukemono, onions, mushrooms, house-made ponzu and fried onions).

See the full menu here.

Head on over to check it out: Hamada General Store is open from 7 a.m.–2 p.m. on Monday-Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)

Pita Pit

photo: malia h./yelp

On the hunt for a new Mediterranean spot? Pita Pit has opened its latest outpost, located in Diamond Head-Kapahulu-St. Louis at 870 Kapahulu Ave., B-3.

At Pita Pit, customers build their own pita with an array of fillings, including a variety of meats, vegetables, cheeses and sauces.

There are also signature options on the menu, from the bacon cheeseburger (steak, bacon, melted cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes and onions) to the Baja chicken bacon ranch pita (chicken, bacon, grilled onions, avocado, lettuce, cilantro, Pepper Jack cheese and jalapeno ranch dressing).

Pita Pit is off to a strong start, with a four-star Yelp rating out of 33 reviews.  

The business is open from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 


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