One of my favourite meals I had when I was last in Hawaii was at Town, in Kaimuki.
“Local first, organic where possible, and with aloha always” – their menu focuses on local ingredients and flavours with Italian influences.
Six of us split everything family-style, and I’d definitely recommend going that route, cause you’ll want to try a bit of everything.
The pate was one of my favourites, and like everything I tried at Town was simple, but crafted perfectly. You really can’t go wrong with fresh ingredients, and there is clearly a lot of thought behind each ingredient and dish.
The chicken leg with aioli, freekeh, fennel and tatsoi was another favourite – I loved the combination of flavours and cuisines, which is quite Hawaiian in itself.
I don’t usually have a sweet tooth, but I couldn’t resist the apple banana cream pie. I absolutely love apple bananas, and this was so creamy, but not too overpowering as I can find banoffee pie to be sometimes – it had a cleaner flavour, and was seriously incredible.
The neighbourhood is also further out from the bustling tourist area of Waikiki, so there weren’t as many tourists there which made for a really nice meal out.
Town, Kaimuki, 3435 Waialae Ave # 104, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA.