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“Great Mom and Pop cooking japanese okinawan food.”

Hide-Chan Restaurant
Ranked #732 of 2,579 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: USD 20 - USD 30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 13 June 2015

Had Lunch with my Ladies today and the food was great, But you must know a little Japanese. the menu is written in japanese with very little english, But the ladies there can explaine it to you in english. It takes a while before your food arrives so if you are in a hurry, it's no place for you. The dinning area is very small. But the food is excellent. The prices is average. But worth it.

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Thank Coryntanaka
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

If you like good Okinawan food at a reasonable price. Check it out!

The pigs feet soup is delicious but not greasy and too salty which is what you come to expect from this dish. The ribeye steak although smaller than 16oz.s is excellent. At $21-$22, not too bad a price. The miso butterfish teishoku is a nice portion but very, very tasty. I highly recommend this dish. The caramelization was just right. Not too burnt. Their salmon dishes are quite good also. Most if not all of their dishes come with miso soup, vegetables and rice.

We usually come in with a party from between 5-8 people once a month. All of the people in our ohana are local, oriental and elderly. We are not into scarfing down a really big meal but instead we look for quality with a friendly and relaxing ambience. You know, like the restaurants of old. Kind of like when we were growing up. Not to say these dishes are passé'. The meat, pork, fish and the vegetables are fresh and when combined in their own juices they make excellent fare. No matter what the age of one's palate.

When coming to this place i recommend going outside the box. Like the chicken moyashi champuru or the miso rafute don and some of the other stuff you don't normally find on most menus. Even if you don't like it at least you tried. You could always order different things with your friends and share. That way, "No harm, no foul!"

NUFFSAID!

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1  Thank Dominick550
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Da Boyz went to Hide-chan restaurant in Moiliili, across from Longs, da old Star Market. Nice mom-pop place with Okinawan and Japanese kaukau. Limited parking. Last month in Okinawa, I asked one store clerk what’s the 2 hottest Okinawan chili sauce you got (out of 50-60 on the display rack), bought them and one other at another place. So we got to test them today. They have a nice menu selection and I wanted to try 3-4 dishes – wow, hard to make decision.

'T' and 'K' had the Pork Curry, 'M' had the Moyashi Champuru and 'D' had his usual Goya Champuru. Ono food. 'K' brought back some mochi and/or kanten kind of confections from Istanbul (flew in last night). Ono! Sorry forgot to take pictures.

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Thank DYA717
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Great family style Japanese food aimed at locals. Not as formalized as Japan and not aimed at the Californians in Waikiki. Tasty food with great service at great prices. I was very surprised how good their soba was for an outlet of this type. Hele on down.

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1  Thank HI_Rich
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Ok, it is not really "hidden" although it is so non-descript that many people...including me..pass by it without even realizing that it is a restaurant. It might be termed a hole-in-the-wall place for Japanese and Okinawan home cooking. If that is what you are looking for, you can't do any better. The teishoku meals are good value and we have not found anything we didn't find tasty and satisfying. The Okinawan dishes in particular have an earthy, homey flavor. The staff is unfailingly polite, offering a bow and an "Arigato Gozaimasu" as you leave.

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1  Thank Asianista
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