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Honolulu Food Tour: Eat Like a Local

Highlights
  • Try a variety of Hawaiian treats during tastings that include up to six hearty samples
  • Visit locally owned establishments that are favorites of Honolulu residents
  • Sample classics including shave ice and snacks made with taro (a starchy root that is a native Hawaiian staple)
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Honolulu Food Tour: Eat Like a Local
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Honolulu Food Tour: Eat Like a Local
US$109.99
Overview
Walk through the Ala Moana neighborhood and sample Hawaiian cuisine during this 2.5-hour tour. Visit some of the local hidden gems, led by a Hawaiian native who fills you in on the history, culture and influences that have shaped traditional Hawaiian food. Taste an array of savory and sweet dishes with a small group of twelve people or less, ensuring an intimate experience. 
What to Expect
Find your way to the tour's meeting point in central Honolulu to meet your native guide and small group of twelve people or less. Listen to a short introduction to traditional Hawaiian food and get to know your group as you dig in to your first dish. Your local guide is a food-loving native who will show you the best places to eat in Ala Moana, far off the beaten path. 

During the course of your 2.5-hour walking tour, cover about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) and stop at up to seven locally-owned and operated establishments. As you walk, your guide will share cultural and historic commentary about Ala Moana, one of the most populous neighborhoods in Honolulu. 

The menu is subject to change, but you may sample such traditional Hawaiian delicacies as garlic shrimp, Hawaiian BBQ baby back ribs, takoyaki (Japanese dumplings), SPAM sushi, ube pancakes, loco moco and the ubiquitous shave ice. 

At the conclusion of the tour, return to your original meeting spot with a full belly and lots of ideas of where to eat during the rest of your time in Honolulu. 

Please note: This is a sample itinerary, and the dishes are subject to change due to availability without notice. If you have any food allergies or special requests, please note them at the time of checkout in the 'special requirements' field. 
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1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile
Food off the beaten path

We were dropped off by Lyft at the address shown on the website. It was a sketchy looking parking lot behind the restaurant (Yogurstory). We walked to the front and it was much nicer. We were early so we waited inside for Ryan. He came...More

Thank j2kdad
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
A great way to get a local view

We enjoyed ourselves on the walking tour. We ate at 4 lications, should have been 5 but that didn't take away from experience. Poke, spam, oxtail, shaved ice, fish were items sampled. You do get to take leftover back home. Not sure if young kids...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 4 February 2018
A Little Bit of Everything

Had a wonderful time getting an opportunity to walk around a few blocks of Ala Moana and sampling some of the local eats that you can't really get back home. Every stop had something new and interesting to try, and there wasn't a single thing...More

1  Thank Torin F
Reviewed 28 December 2017
food tour like no other

Ryan was great, took us to some local restaurants, he has knowledge and patience to show us what Hawaii has to give. Highly recommended for people who are not looking for high end classy restaurants and willing to try out something very local

Thank mango138
Reviewed 28 December 2017
Fun tour of local places

Loved it all and I am a pescatarian! Poke bar in local Asian market was amazing. The rest of the group enjoyed the oxtail soup, loco moco and spam musubi while I had some wonderful seafood alternatives that were also a hit with the others.

Thank Stacy R
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