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2019 Top 10 Hawaii Regional Restaurants
in Hawaii

Hawaii Regional Cuisine
in Hawaii

How could a state as agriculturally rich as Hawaii not have a trademark cuisine? That was the question a group of influential local chefs set about answering in the early 1990s. What emerged was Hawaii Regional Cuisine: cooking that celebrates the diverse culture of the fiftieth state and utilizes local ingredients. Dining on this kahlua pig-meets-Keahole lobster fare is yet another reason to idle in the Islands.

If you need some convincing, just visit one of our top restaurants, presented in alphabetical order, to experience Hawaii Regional Cuisine. You'll have your answer faster than you can say “Pass the poi.”


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