Check out these new Oahu restaurants for fall 2019

By Olena Heu

It’s all about comfort food this fall and that means lobster rolls, soft serve and ono-licious plate lunches. Familiar favorites and delicious delicacies are topping our list of best new restaurants to try on Oahu this fall.

Jolene’s Market

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A casual food hall hidden in Honolulu’s Chinatown district, Jolene’s Market pairs East and West in an approachable setting with attractive prices. Fan favorites include the Maine lobster rolls, cajun style seafood with an asian twist and other delights popular in Vietnam, Hong Kong and China.

Jolene’s Market
100 North Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Tex 808

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Sizzling steaks, fried pickles, brisket/pulled pork BBQ is the name of the game in this new Hawaii Kai eatery. Southern comfort foods abound in this cozy restaurant known for it’s Texas-style BBQ and brews. Portions are generous, the Mac-N-Cheese is delicious and be sure to save room for bread pudding.

Tex 808
333 Keahole Street
Honolulu, HI 96825

TBD Hawaii

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Just as its name suggests the future of this pop-up restaurant is TBD (to be determined). Chic fine dining with a worldly twist, TBD has an 18 month commitment at this location (Lotus Honolulu) and will likely find a new home next year. A plethora of Indian/Global-inspired dishes are crafted using local ingredients and innovative techniques. Try the meatballs, escargot and mango dessert!

TBD Hawaii
2885 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Hamada General Store

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Hello Hamburger Steak, Loco Moco, Garlic Shrimp and other local favorites. Hamada General Store takes classic island favorites and elevates them to the next level. Gourmet plate lunches also means you’ll find sous vide items and simple SPAM and eggs too. The food is filling, flavorful and perfect for when you’re craving a hearty meal.

Hamada General Store
885 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

The Moani Island Bistro & Bar

Photo: The Moani Island Bistro & Bar


island cuisine paired with refreshing drinks and live entertainment is what you’ll find at this new Kapolei restaurant. Greatly inspired by the local music scene and Hawaii entertainers, you’ll find specialty burgers, fried rice and perfectly prepared chicken karaage. Local delights and comforts are easy to spot and enjoy.

The Moani Island Bistro & Bar
91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy
Kapolei, HI 96707

Thrills

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A soft serve and frozen yogurt shop that has taken Honolulu by storm, Thrills is both delicious and extremely photogenic. New and exciting flavors create the perfect combination for your sugar addiction. Items like Mango, Ube and Oreo are more than just a lick or two and the cones can be dazzled with toppings including like cookies and cereal too.

Thrills
510 Piikoi Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

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