In 1946, Helen Chock open the doors to Helena's Hawaiian Food, a humble eatery on North King Street in Honolulu, Hawaii. Over the Past 64 years ... More
Helenas Hawaiian Food
In 1946, Helen Chock open the doors to Helena's Hawaiian Food, a humble eatery on North King Street in Honolulu, Hawaii. Over the Past 64 years Helena's Hawaiian Food has been serving the local community quality Hawaiian cuisine. In 2000, The James Beard Foundation awarded Helena's Hawaiian Food the Regional Classic Award. Helena's is one of a handful of restaurants in Hawaii to receive this distinctive award. After nearly 55 years, the restaurant was relocated to its current location on 1240 North School street. Helena's remains the simple and unpretentious eatery it was over 6 decades ago. The restaurant is now run by Helen's grandson, Craig Katsuyoshi.
Just to say, thank you Man vs Food. This place is wonderful. The food is great and very reasonably priced. The short ribs and the lomi lomi are to die for. My girlfriend and I ate here on our last full day in Hawaii. I just wish we could have found it earlier in our trip. The staff is very friendly. Parking is a bit tricky due to its location. We drove up and down the street waiting for a space to open or atleast get into te parking lot. There was about 8 people out the door when we got in line. I would wait if their were a hundred people out the door. We had the short ribs, lomi salmon, the luau luau, rice, poi, and a couple other items from the menu and spent less than 25 dollars. The only item I would not get again is the poi, it just wasnt for me. I ate it due to the fact that is is highly regarded to the hawaiin people and is one of their original food staples. The rest of what i had was wonderful, I crave it 10 months later... mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm gooood.