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Check out the 5 top spots in Honolulu's Kapahulu neighborhood

Ono Seafood | Photo: Anny L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on September 10, 2019.

Visiting Kapahulu, 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 a drive-in to a shaved ice spot.

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

1. Monsarrat Shave Ice

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Topping the list is Monsarrat Shave Ice, a spot to score shaved ice, ice cream and frozen yogurt. Located at 3046 Monsarrat Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 163 reviews on Yelp. 

Shaved ice flavors include strawberry, mango, mixed berry, green tea, açaí, pineapple and more. Choose toppings like mochi balls, vanilla ice cream and azuki beans to complete your snack.

2. Ono Seafood

photo: kevin p./yelp

Next up is Ono Seafood, a spot to score seafood and poke, situated at 747 Kapahulu Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 3,092 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

On the menu, you'll find poke bowls with flavorings like spicy ahi, octopus, spicy tuna, seaweed salad and more. 

3. Sweet E's Cafe

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Cafe and breakfast and brunch spot Sweet E's Cafe is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1006 Kapahulu Ave., 4.5 stars out of 1,397 reviews. 

The menu features brunch favorites like omelets, French toast, eggs Benedict, banana pancakes, croissant sandwiches and more. 

4. Rainbow Drive-In

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Rainbow Drive-In, a Hawaiian, fast food and breakfast and brunch spot, is another high-traffic neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 3,942 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3308 Kanaina Ave. to see for yourself. 

The drive-in has been open since 1961, and has been featured on the Food Network’s "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives," according to the business' website. 

The menu features items like barbecue pork, Spam and eggs, burgers, mahi mahi sandwiches, curry stew and more. There's also slushy floats topped with vanilla ice cream. 

5. Tonkatsu Tamafuji

photo: doyle h./yelp

Check out Tonkatsu Tamafuji, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 921 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Japanese spot at 449 Kapahulu Ave., Suite 203. 

The restaurant specializes in tonkatsu, which consists of breaded and deep-fried pork. The eatery also serves pork fillet katsu, cheese chicken katsu, shrimp katsu and more.


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