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Helena's Hawaiian Food

) #2 of 1,917 Restaurants in Honolulu $ , Hawaiian
1240 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2013
+1 808-845-8044
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kalua pig” (102 reviews)
“short ribs” (87 reviews)
“haupia” (69 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
1240 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is very homestyle, authentic and delicious. You can get most of your favorite Hawaiian food items here.

Thank Marty L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait outside before getting a table, as the place is quite small and very popular, but it was totally worth it! The food is very tasty, the dishes are traditional Hawaiian (like really traditional Hawaiian - the restaurant is not so touristy...More

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been a customer here for years and have never been disipoitend. The standard dishes are kalua pig, chicken long rice, squud luau and pipikaula. Try the butterfish collar also if ghey haven't run out. The hauoia is a great finisher. Good job Craig!

Thank rustam812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always yummy food, can't go wrong here. Very satisfying meals, tasty! Go early before it's gets busy.

Thank Conroy808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is inexpensive and real Hawaiian, i loved the food and the staff was great to me, it was a fantastic little place

Thank vadsaunders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Hawaiian food, have to go early. Parking is limited! If you real hungry for Hawaiian Food - its worth the wait.

Thank ltandct
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible parking situation and decent food. I would be willing to fight through bad parking for good food, but the food here was just OK. We circled the block many times trying to find a good place to park and when we finally got situated,...More

Thank road_tripping9110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We placed this restaurant on our list of places to visit for lunch based on reviews in a tour guide book. Very long lines at lunch time. Went back for carry-out and ate at out rental. The Kalua Pork was the highlight of the food....More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking forward to identifying a place to take my family and friends from the Mainland for Hawaiian food. Cashier had the aloha spirit and was helpful, but food was only o.k. Would I go back without out of towners? No, so can't really recommend.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you need authentic and great tasting Hawaiian food, Helena's is the place. The food is so delicious. They make the best pipikaula. It is a must when you go there. Everyone in my family orders their own plate and we don't share...it's that good....More

Thank Donald O
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France L
6 April 2017|
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Response from evil-G-nius | Reviewed this property |
As long as you don't get rice or macaroni salad with your meal. I believe it comes with the combo plates but you dont have to eat it. The Lau Lau is just veggie and meat, the squid luau is as well. Short answer...yes you can... More
Rita D
9 March 2017|
Response from Gordon R | Reviewed this property |
1240 N. School St. Enjoy!
16 January 2017|
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Response from travellingdoctor48 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where you are coming from ....certainly we rang ahead to get directions then certainly ate there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2013
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-845-8044
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