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Check out the 4 top spots in Honolulu's Manoa neighborhood

Morning Glass Coffee + Café | Photo: Destin C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

Visiting Manoa, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Honolulu neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an ice cream joint to a cafe.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Manoa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Paesano

photo: nat n./yelp

Topping the list is Italian spot Paesano. Located at 2752 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 5-104, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 209 reviews on Yelp. 

Check out house specialties like the cheese ravioli with meat sauce; the chicken vegetable linguine in garlic sauce; or the shrimp portobello with a touch of wine, served with vegetables. Appetizers, soups, salads and other Italian-centric entrees are also on offer. 

2. Banán

photo: banán/yelp

Banán, a vegan spot that offers ice cream and frozen yogurt, acai bowls and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 382 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1810 University Ave. to see for yourself. 

Founded and established by a group of four friends, Banán serves up dairy-free soft serve ice cream and fruit-centric cups. Check out popular options like the Chocolate Mac with bananas, cacao, macadamia nuts and honey or the Olena with bananas, turmeric, ginger and black pepper.

Craving something fruity? Try one of the spot's signature creations like The Original with banana, papaya, pineapple, strawberry, quinoa, coconut and honey. Check out the website here for a full line of offerings and for more information. 

3. Off the Hook Poke Market

Photo: kelly m./Yelp

Check out Off the Hook Poke Market, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 198 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score poke and more at 2908 E. Manoa Road.

Stop by to try out a wide array of different poke options, as well as shaved ice in flavors like mango, strawberry and coconut.

4. Morning Glass Coffee + Café

Photo: sophie r./Yelp

And then there's Morning Glass Coffee + Café, a local favorite with four stars out of 743 reviews. Stop by 2955 E. Manoa Road to hit up the bakery, breakfast and brunch spot, which offers coffee, tea and more, next time you're in the neighborhood. 

Check out this spot for espressos, macchiatos, Americanos, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and iced coffee. Hungry? Grab some mac and cheese pancakes or breakfast tacos in the morning or dig into a tuna sandwich for lunch.


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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