A thriving area of Honolulu next to Waikiki, Kapahulu is a local neighborhood with a festive atmosphere and many places to shop from boutiques to vintage aloha shirts and Hawaiian souvenirs.
You can sample traditional Hawaiian food like kalua pork roasted on coals and wrapped in taro leaves at Ono Hawaiian Food. For more local flavor stop by Tokkuri-Tei or hot malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery or just grab a plate lunch at the Rainbow Drive In. The finish off with a shave ice from Waiola Bakery and Shave Ice.
There are also many places to eat in Kapahulu, from local food to more contemporary cuisine as well as mom and pop diners. From Waikiki taking Kapahulu Ave. is one way to get to the freeway to go to the airport.