Honolulu's 5 best spots to score sandwiches, without breaking the bank

Island Burgers. | Photo: Barney H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 20, 2019.

Need more sandwiches in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable sandwich spots in Honolulu, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

1. Island Burgers

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Topping the list is Island Burgers, located at 2752 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 5-118 in Manoa. The deli, which offers burgers, sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated, low-priced sandwich spot in Honolulu, boasting 3.5 stars out of 170 reviews on Yelp. 

Sandwiches such as corned beef and pastrami are featured on the menu. You'll also find a variety of reubens served on grilled rye and gourmet burgers among the menu items.

2. Kono's Northshore

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Diamond Head-Kapahulu Kono's Northshore, located at 945 Kapahulu Ave., is another top choice. Yelpers give the inexpensive breakfast, brunch and Hawaiian spot, which offers sandwiches and more, 4.5 stars out of 654 reviews. 

Open since 2002, you'll find kalua pork in sandwiches and on plates. Along with the kalua pork sandwiches, also look for other options such as the turkey cheddar bacon melt. (See the full menu here.)

3. Ali'i Coffee

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Ali'i Coffee, a coffee roastery that offers coffee, tea and sandwiches located downtown, is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to spot. With five stars out of 149 Yelp reviews, head over to 35 S. Beretania St. to see for yourself. 

Serving toasted sandwiches, try the turkey avocado and the hot pastrami among the menu items. (See the full menu here.)

4. Andy's Sandwiches & Smoothies

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Over in Manoa, check out Andy's Sandwiches & Smoothies, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 521 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers sandwiches, juices and smoothies, by heading over to 2904 E. Manoa Road. 

Select from a variety of freshly made sandwiches, soups and more at this spot. (See the menu here.)

5. Spero Spera

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Last but not least, there's Spero Spera, a Makiki-Lower Punchbowl-Tantalus favorite with 4.5 stars out of 331 reviews. Stop by 1334 Young St., Suite 102, to hit up the spot to score coffee, sandwiches and desserts the next time you're in the mood for cheap eats. 

Check out the steak avocado and potato salami sandwiches from the menu items, as well as the various desserts. (See the menu here.)

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