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Dagon Burmese

2671 S. King St. (Kahuna Ln.) Send to Phone
808-947-0088
Honolulu's only Burmese restaurant serves food with bright flavors, making the exotic accessible.
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Dagon Burmese Restaurant Review

: Honolulu is known for its diverse ethnic cuisines, so it's a surprise that Dagon is the island's only Burmese restaurant. It’s a neighborhood gem in an area full of eateries that cater to the University crowd, and servers are friendly and willing to walk first-time diners through the menu. Some items may look familiar, as the cooking of Myanmar often resembles that of neighboring countries --- so novices may recognize hints of India in the biryani listed among rice selections, or in the spice mixture in the curries, which cross Indian and Thai flavors. Fermented tea leaf salad is, of course, the must-order dish. It's brought out as separate components --- colors and textures that delight the eye and soon the palate are then mixed tableside with fresh lemon juice. Kabocha stew (with pork or shrimp) is also quite good. It's BYOB, so feel free to bring along a light wine or beer to complement your meal.

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