Check out the 5 top spots in Honolulu's McCully-Moiliili neighborhood

Check out the 5 top spots in Honolulu's McCully-Moiliili neighborhood
Izakaya Naru | Photo: Cat K./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on September 06, 2019.

Looking to uncover all that McCully-Moiliili has to offer? Get to know this Honolulu neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a shaved ice shop to a day spa.

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

1. Izakaya Naru

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Topping the list is Izakaya Naru. Located at 2700 S. King St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 254 reviews on Yelp.

The Okinawan and Japanese restaurant offers entrees like beef tongue with salt onion sauce, chicken karaage with ume sauce and Shoyu pork belly.

Save room for Okinawan doughnuts or ice cream and natto for dessert. (View the menu here.)

2. Waiola Shave Ice


Next up is Waiola Shave Ice, a spot to score ice cream and shaved ice, situated at 2135 Waiola St. With 4.5 stars out of 2,224 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Choose from a variety of shaved ice flavors — from coffee and green tea to lychee and passionfruit. (View the offerings here.)

3. Sweet Home Cafe

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Taiwanese spot Sweet Home Cafe, which offers hot pot and soups, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2334 S. King St., 4.5 stars out of 1,439 reviews.

Menu standouts include the Taiwanese style hot pot, which comes with pumpkin, seafood and sour cabbage, and the spicy miso soup with homemade chili sauce, oil and miso. Boba tea and iced Vietnamese coffee are also on offer.

4. Pho Bistro 2

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Pho Bistro 2, a Vietnamese spot that offers noodles and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 831 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1694 Kalakaua Ave., Suite C to see for yourself.

The menu features rice dishes with beef, chicken or pork, as well as noodle soup, vermicelli cold noodles and specialty plates like pad thai noodles, served with chicken, tofu or shrimp.

5. Lava Massage & Day Spa

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Check out Lava Massage & Day Spa, which has earned five stars out of 186 reviews on Yelp. You can find the massage, skin care and eyelash service spot at 1750 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 2502.

Lava Massage & Day Spa offers such services as massages, facials, eyelash extensions and spa packages, which include aromatherapy, hot stone treatments, foot reflexology and both deep tissue and Swedish massages, among others.

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