In my experience living in Hawai’i, I have found that the flavors from the food taste more intense and I think this is down to two factors — one being the island’s sun and the other being the rich dark volcanic soil. I have always maintained that “less is more in life” and this is very true when you apply it to food. We will showcase and sample a wide variety of tasty traditional Hawaiian and ethnic foods, enjoy the stories the locals provide, and explore the unique culture of this beautiful Island.
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Pass By: Hi5 Tours Hawaii LLC, 469 Ena Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Admission is free
Stop At: KoAloha Ukulele, Iolani, 1234 Kona St, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
Our second stop brings us to The KoAloha Ukulele factory located in downtown Honolulu. The brand officially started in 1995 and are proud to be regarded as one of the premier ukulele manufacturers on the island. They have a reputation for sound and quality. KoAloha ukuleles are crafted by hand and you will experience how the ukulele is made and learn about our most valuable wood, Koa.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Chinatown, 100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
Our third stop visits Alicia’s, one of the most famous poke bars! Since its birth as a small wooden hut in 1949, started by Alicia and Raymond Kam, the menu mix has gradually grown to 30 varieties of seafood and salads, thanks to continual experimentation that yields poke delights such as smoked tako, spicy scallop, clam, and mussel. We will supply some of these samples so you can really taste the difference with our seafood and the Asian influence with the spices and sauces used to marinate the seafood.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Kakaako street art, United States, Hawaii, Honolulu, 21051009
Aina awakea (Hawaiian word for lunch). We will dine at the iconic Highway Inn were the menu hasn’t changed much since they opened in 1947. The reason is pretty simple. Generations have grown up eating, loving and coming back for more. We will try all the famous dishes like poi, (underground plant stem or corm of the taro plant) ‘uala (sweet potato) laulau (authentic Hawaiian entrée, pork, chicken, butterfish, or vegetables covered in taro leaves typically pressure cooked or steamed. In the old days the imu (underground oven) was used. These are just a few of the tasty treats you will try.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Honolulu Beerworks, 328 Cooke St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5531
Our last stop brings us to the Honolulu Beerworks so we can enjoy samples of the island's best craft beers. The team at Honolulu Beerworks is fueled with passion to support the local beer loving community. My personal favorite is Pia Mahi’ai (Farmer's Beer). It is a tribute to the farmers of Hawai’i. It’s a classic Belgian farmhouse ale style, brewed with locally grown oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, lemongrass and Big Island Honey. Pia Mahi’ai explodes with fresh pungent citrus and spice aromas that follow through in the taste. The house saison yeast creates complex flavors of allspice, clove and a slight peppery finish.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park, Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
Our journey begins at one of the most scenic locations on the Island, where we will have a picnic styled morning tea and taste the famous Leonard’s Bakery malasada, a fried pastry, slightly crispier and chewier than a doughnut and with no hole. The malasada is Portuguese influenced with the first immigrants bringing it to Hawaii at the turn of the 20th century. Leonard’s bakery which opened in 1952 with franchises located in Japan, is now one of our most famous bakeries on the island. You will also taste 100% chocolate nibs grown on Oahu and taste a variety of our very own macadamia nuts.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- VEGANS & GLUTEN-FREE Guests: We will do our best to try to accommodate however this Tour is designed to showcase local foods of Hawaii so please keep this in mind if you are a VEGAN or GLUTEN-FREE person and decide to take our tour.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
- WiFi on board
- Bottled water
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Entry/Admission - KoAloha Ukulele
- Entry/Admission - Chinatown
Traveler pickup is offered
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5 hours 30 minutes
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