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Waikiki: Playground of the Rich

This surf-obsessed beach lined with expensive shops (and probably Hawaii’s most expensive restaurants) is definitely a haven for lovers of posh hotels and convertibles. When I arrived on May 18th I saw a lot of Mustangs, so I guess that’s the preferred rental cabrio of Oahu.

As I’d been traveling for 24 hours, I didn’t do much upon my late-afternoon arrival. But I did head to Waikiki Beach, five minutes’ walk from my hostel, to take in the sunset:

Sunset at Waikiki Beach on Oahu, Hawaii

There was a free hula show going on with native Hawaiian music, but I’ll have more about that in two days.

For dinner I checked out a delicious Japanese restaurant, which has branches in Waikiki and Tokyo: Jinroku Pacific, a Teppan Grill & Bar (2427 Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki). My longtime readers might remember another post about okonomiyaki, a large Japanese savory pancake:

Okonomyaki being cooked at Jinroku Pacific

And the tasty final product, topped with an egg, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, seaweed flakes, and fish flakes:

Okonomyaki at Jinroku Pacific in Waikiki

Here’s another Japanese “fast food” specialty, takoyaki. I tried the takoyaki for lunch another day. Mine was a little undercooked, but still good. There’s truly an art form to shaping these round octopus dumplings.

Cooking takoyaki at Jinroku Pacific in Waikiki

Let’s just say I slept well this night, after 24h of travel and a good Japanese meal. Though I did wake up early the next day due to 5h of jet lag. Tune in tomorrow to see Diamond Head crater and Honolulu!

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Posted in Around the World 8 years, 1 month ago at 3:17 pm.

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  1. Pics look great Dave.

    Are you able to get your emails?
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Walter Knight. My Quest To Be Published. =-.

  2. Thanks Wendy! Yup, I’m able to get emails on and off, but right now I have wireless internet at the place I’m staying for 1.5 more days.

  3. You’ve definitely gotta have some money to survive in Waikiki, but it’s a blast and I love it here. Those are some great photos of the Japanese cuisine!
    .-= Waikiki Beach Bum´s last blog ..Aqua Waikiki Pearl =-.

  4. Thanks! Nice resource blog for Waikiki, by the way – cool photos! :-)

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