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The Battleship Missouri Memorial is now serving North Shore style shave ice at the Wai Momi Shave Ice Stand on the pier. Visitors can enjoy 15 local favorites such as pineapple, mango, guava, Blue Hawaii and more, while they make their way through the museum learning about the history of the Battleship Missouri.
A fun and nostalgic burger joint, Franky Fresh Burgers, has opened on Waialae Avenue. Adorned with cassette player boom boxes, Super Nintendo game stations, and 80s vinyl records, Franky Fresh serves flavorful burgers and sandwiches named after 80s hip-hop chart toppers as well as their popular cereal milkshakes.
Urban Bistro, located in the new 808 Center, opened quietly this past fall. Their modern space has urban industrial accents with an open kitchen for patrons to watch their food being made. Urban Bistro serves up a menu offering modern twists on favorites such as tacos, pizza and sliders.
The Dumb Coq, opened its doors bringing a new bistro offering to downtown Honolulu. Coq, meaning 'rooster' in French, is also the animal sign that owner Yoon Kim was born under. The bistro menu features French-inspired dishes such as the croquet monsieur, steak and potatoes and other delicious sandwiches.
Ai Love Nalo, a new cafe in Waimanalo, offers delicious and healthy vegan food. Their unique take on the roasted veggie Lau Lau, specialty sandwiches and refreshing smoothies have gotten the attention of locals and visitors alike. Patrons can dine at the cozy café which offers outdoor garden seating.
Oahu chef Chai Chaowasaree has reopened one of his eateries as Chai’s Waikiki. Marked by an upscale Hawaiian fusion concept, the restaurant focuses on the use of local ingredients and features a marketplace space featuring edibles and other curated items from chef Chai.
Sunny Days is a new cafe featuring a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Patrons can enjoy its signature dishes including caramel banana pancakes. The cafe also serves vegetarian and vegan options along with cold pressed juices from Japanese label, Parachutes.
The spirit of aloha and relaxed Tommy Bahama vibe come together in the latest Tommy Bahama Restaurant Bar & Store which opened on Oct. 30, 2015 in the heart of Waikiki. The impressive three-level, 19,200 square-foot flagship houses a ground-floor retail space, a second story restaurant, and a lively rooftop lounge with sand patio.
Turtle Bay Resort will welcome Roy’s Beach House in early 2016. Hawaii chef Roy Yamaguchi’s newest creation will overlook Turtle Bay Resort’s Kuilima Cove, providing an exceptional new offering to the Turtle Bay Resort and North Shore experience.