Welcome to
Kau Kau Korner
To answer the question: Where can I eat?
| Intro/News/Disclaimer | Walking Distance |By Car |UH Manoa Campus |Special Treat |On Maui |In Hilo |
By car, not too far from IfA Manoa
approximately nearest to farthest
Waioli Tea Room
Contemporary Museum
Volcano Joe
Hawaii Caterers Lunchwagon
Robata Grill
Greek Corner
Curry House
Sunshine Bakery
Well Bento
Burger King
Yama's Fish Mkt
Diego's Taco
Chiang Mai
So Gong Dong
Yakiniku Camellia
Pee Wee Drive In
Waioli Tea Room
2950 Manoa Road
8am-4pm daily
Fri.,Sat.,Sun 5:30pm-9pm for fondue dinners
Check web site for exact times for breakfast, lunch, tea time.
Ph: 988-5800
Diner's comment: The old restuarant has been refurbished and it really looks nice now and the soup and sandwiches we had were great. Best to make reservations.
Contemporary Museum Cafe
2411 Makiki Hts Drive
Ph: 523-3362
Diner's comment: Small but quaint place on beautiful grounds with a nice gift shop.
Volcano Joe
Corner of University Ave. and Metcalf St.; across the street from Sinclair Library
CLOSED 11/2007
Hawaii Caterers Lunchwagon
Plate lunches
Metcalf St. across the College of Education
10am to 1:45pm M-F
For advance orders, page 578-2555 and pickup orders in the back of the lunchwagon.
Robata Grill Tsukuneya Style
corner of University Ave. and Dole St.

Kaleo review
Greek Corner
Puck's Alley
ph. 942-5503
Web page menu
Diner's Comments: This is really a gem of a place. They are a bit pricy for lunch, but the gyros are great, as are most things on the menu. I think there is a kind of sampler plate, which you can specify 3 or 4 items for 10 or 11 bucks. Reasonably efficient, no nonsense service.
Puck's Alley
Diner's Comments: This place thinks of itself as a pizza parlor. The former pizza parlor that occupied that spot, Mama Mia's, was shut down because the cooks were dealing drugs out of the kitchen. The clientele has become much less scary since the ...ahem... change in management, but the pizza has gotten worse. The redeeming feature of Magoo's is $5 pitchers of reasonable beer.
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya
1009 University Ave., #2 (Puck's Alley)
Phone-in Order: 947-2206
11am - 2am (Fri & Sat)
Take Out Menu
Diner's comments: The restaurant is bright and airy, and looks very clean.
Review in Kaleo July 8, 2004
Sunshine Bakery
2570 South Beretania St. (between Blimpie's and Jiffy Lube)
Ph. 942-3120
The Well Bento
Organic Plate Lunches
2570 S. Beretania St. (building ewa of Blimpie's)
2nd Floor
Phone-in Order: 941-5261
Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 6pm
Sat: 11:30am - 5pm
Take-out lunch and dinner:
Grilled items: tofu, tempeh, seitan, chicken, salmon (bbq. louisiana, tamari)
Web page menu
Burger King
Yama's Fish Market
2332 Young St. (near Diamond Head end of Young St.)
ph 941-3463
Mon - Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 9am - 5pm
They used to be located where the Manoa Marketplace Bank of Hawaii is now.
take-out plate lunch, poki, poi, spam musubi (gone early), sushi (gone early), chicken/pork laulau, call for special orders delivery available
Web page menu
2633 S. King St.
Japanese Izakaya
2 choices $12.95, domestic beer $2.50
Corner of King and McCully
Healthy recommendation: Chicken Teriyaki bowl $3.99. Excellent low fat rating by State Health Dept. survey of fast food (this item only, nothing else on the menu is low fat).
Diner's Comments: The service in any of the Honolulu franchises seems to be quite a bit slower than in other fast food operations. However, their menu is unbeatable, and at least the McCully and Beretania store is open until 1:00 AM. My least favorite item is the fish and chips combo, due to excessive grease. My favorite is really a toss-up between the Sourdough Jack and the Ultimate/Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger. Remember, that burger was never meant for elves....
more comments
Diego's Taco Shop
2239 S. King St.
Next to Chiang Mai
"Authentic Mexican Food"
Chiang Mai
2239 S. King St.
Thai Cuisine
Diner's Comments: Some people swear by Keo's, but my heart belongs to this place when it comes to Thai food. The prices are moderate, the sticky rice is great, and most of the entrees are well worth the 7-8 bucks you'll fork over for them. In particular, anything with "evil" in the title and any of the "pad thai" dishes are excellent.
So Gong Dong
1518-B Makaloa St (across from Ala Moana Tower Records)
Korean food
eat in or take out phone order
open 7 days lunch/dinner
Their specialty is the pork/beef tofu soup
average price $6-8
Yakiniku Camellia
930 Mccully Street (behind Mavro)
Korean Yakiniku
eat in/cook your own
open 7 days
Lunch price $10 all you can eat
Dinner price more. They bus out the sashimi and chumulok beef at night.
805 Keeaumoku Street (across from Ross)
Korean food-all kinds
eat in, take out phone order
open 24-7
breakfast soups $6
Pee Wee Drive In
1602 S. King Street (across Washington Middle School)
Local kine grinds
eat outside, take out
closed Sun, open for breakfast and lunch
go early for the bento.

Top of page

updated Nov 24, 2019