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Oahu is a place for all people to slow down, relax, decompress. There are numerous things to do on the island. Tastes from around the world to enjoy, and golf as well as shopping. Sitting on a rock under a palm tree in North Shore and watching the big surf is something you cannot do in Cleveland.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

9 Places

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9 Places

Empress Restaurant

Restaurants

Tai Pan Dim Sum

Restaurants

Blimpie

Restaurants

Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel

Hotels

Lucky Belly

Restaurants

Soul DE Cuba Cafe

Restaurants

Aloha Salads

Restaurants

Waikiki Beach

Beaches

Honolulu Harbor

Historic Sites

Frank S's City Tips

  • Breathe, slow down, get in the slow lane of life. You live in the fast lane back home.
  • Breakfast can be had at Zippy's, sort of a Denny's type restaurant. Save your appetite for Huli Huli chicken. Let this be an adventure, not a regimented time table.
  • Take pictures with your smartphone, and you wont have to carry that monster camera.
  • Select an inexpensive, smaller rent-a-car. You will have to park in limited smaller parking places. Easier to get around in a small car.
  • Select a good hotel, such as the Aston- next to China town. Even one of the "Outriggers" or Best Western Plaza is fine, you will be out and about most of the day.
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    Empress Restaurant
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
    Frank S Says:

    Dim sum at its finest. Don't be shy. As the carts are rolled by make your selection and enjoy. Park ion Hi rise parking, get your parking ticket validated. Don't lose it- will cost you $50.00.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You are charged per item, lunch for 2 will cost about $20.00. Tip 15%
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,909 of 2,825 restaurants in Oahu
    • Great place to have family party! 11/09/2017
    • Best dim sum in Honolulu 27/02/2017
    • Empress Restaurant
    Address:
    100 N Beretania St Ste 205
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4709
    Phone:
    +1 808-521-5055
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Tai Pan Dim Sum
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
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    Frank S Says:

    Excellent dim sum and Chinese dishes. Friendly atmosphere, great spot for locals.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • After your meal, walk old Honolulu. Park in Hi rise parking lots and get yor tickey validated.
    From the community
    Ranked #1,081 of 2,825 restaurants in Oahu
    • Decent chinese dim sum 31/08/2017
    • Great food, poor service 04/07/2017
    • Tai Pan Dim Sum
    Address:
    100 N Beretania St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
    Phone:
    +1 808-599-8899
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 16:00
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    Blimpie
    Restaurants
    Frank S Says:

    Great sandwiches, about $7 - $10 each. Take your sandwich to the end of Lagoon Drive and watch the big planes take off. There is limited seating at Blimpies.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Blimpy's Best is the BEST sandwich
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    • Blimpie
    Address:
    1001 Bishop St
    #103
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-3429
    Phone:
    +1 808-525-7827
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    Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel
    Hotels
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    Frank S Says:

    Luxury at a fair price. Living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom. There are cheaper hotels, but you are only here for a week. Enjoy yourself. Parking is extra $. Beach Bum Cafe at base of hotel. This is REAL coffee, sit and enjoy a cup. Owner is great to talk to and can give you some good tips.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Negotiate for price when making reservation. Any room, any floor. Look through travel package through a travel agent. 6 elevators, drug store and convenience store very close.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #66 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Disappointment in Paradise 11/10/2017
    • Wonderful condo -- Convenient location, modern/clean, exceptional service 11/10/2017
    • Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel
    Address:
    1088 Bishop St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-3141
    Phone:
    (808) 201-1078
    Other:
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    Lucky Belly
    Restaurants (Asian)
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    Frank S Says:

    The finest soups and dishes. Combination of French and Viet Namese. You ARE going to like this.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Look over the menu and order.
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 2,825 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • EXPENSIVE 16/10/2017
    • Lucky Us! 04/10/2017
    • Lucky Belly
    Address:
    50 N Hotel St
    Smith Street
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5102
    Phone:
    +1 808-531-1888
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 - 14:00
    17:00 - 00:00
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    Soul DE Cuba Cafe
    Restaurants (Latin, Cuban, American, Caribbean, Spanish)
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    Frank S Says:

    NOW we're talking. You must come here. The menu is an adventure. Try something new, and enjoy. You will come back during your stay.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Be bold, enjoy the ambience.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Delicious option! 02/07/2015
    • Great food 02/07/2015
    • Soul DE Cuba Cafe
    Address:
    1121 Bethel St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2202
    Phone:
    +1 808-545-2822
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    Aloha Salads
    Restaurants (American, Healthy, Hawaiian)
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    Frank S Says:

    Very fresh salads from produce grown on the islands. Shear pleasure. Close at 5PM.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Spinach, strawberries, walnuts, cherry tomato's, raspberry vinagret
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,747 of 2,825 restaurants in Oahu
    • Great salads with fresh ingredients 24/07/2016
    • Quick and Healty in Downtown 11/11/2015
    • Aloha Salads
    Address:
    1102 Bishop St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2836
    Phone:
    +1 808-534-0000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Waikiki Beach
    Beaches
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    Frank S Says:

    Walking, people watching, shopping, getting a tan, more shopping, high end stores- Prada, Coach, Macy's, International Market, enjoy this one.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Keep your money secure.
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 333 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Beach 19/10/2017
    • Beautiful 19/10/2017
    • Waikiki Beach
    Address:
    Kalakaua Avenuue
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    Phone:
    0862211885
    Other:
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    Honolulu Harbor
    Historic Sites
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    Frank S Says:

    Peaceful, quiet. Enjoy a cold beer, or soft drink here. Listen to the sounds of the city.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Walk, sit, relax. Watch the yacht people polish their boats, and be glad you don't have one.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #97 of 333 things to do in Honolulu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • We were lucky 16/10/2017
    • Beautiful views 24/06/2017
    • Honolulu Harbor
    Address:
    Honolulu Waterfront
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
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