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Your guide to the 4 top spots in Honolulu's Punchbowl neighborhood

Pu'uwai Aloha Bakery | Photo: Susan F./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 02, 2019.

Looking to uncover all that Punchbowl has to offer? Get to know this Honolulu neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a bakery to a Thai spot.

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

1. Pu'uwai Aloha Bakery

Photo: Pu'uwai Aloha Bakery/Yelp

Topping the list is bakery and gluten-free spot Pu'uwai Aloha Bakery, which offers comfort food and more. Located at 1670 Lusitana St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 78 reviews on Yelp. 

Here, you'll find plenty of gluten-free options, like lilikoi cheesecake, blueberry caramel and dragonfruit dark chocolate scones, zucchini date lavender teacake, carrot coconut cake, volcano brownies, basil pesto rolls and more. 

2. Bangkok Chef

Photo: Gina H./Yelp

Next up is Thai spot Bangkok Chef, situated at 1627 Nuuanu Ave. With four stars out of 574 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

The menu features traditional Thai and Southeast Asian dishes like pad Thai, chicken curry, papaya salad, spring rolls, beef noodle soup and Thai iced tea. 

3. The Girls Who Bake Next Door

Photo: Yummy Pictures/Yelp

Food truck The Girls Who Bake Next Door, which offers desserts and cupcakes, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 210 Iolani Ave., Suite 1, 4.5 stars out of 145 reviews. 

The Girls Who Bake Next Door specializes in cupcakes in flavors like chocolate toffee peanut butter, red velvet and cookies and cream. It also offers mochi pastries, cookies and brownies. 


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