Last Saturday, we went to Waikiki Yokocho for the first time. With a variety of restaurants to choose from, we decided to try Kaneko Hannosuke. The pictures of tempura looked delicious, and there was a line of people waiting to get into the tiny eatery. Must be good, right? It ended up being an excellent choice!
The line moved quickly and we were seated in about 15-20 minutes. I ordered the Special Tempura Bowl, which included shrimp, shishito pepper, nori, and a soft boiled egg over rice with their special sauce. The tempura was cooked perfectly and there was the perfect amount of sauce poured over the bowl.
My date ordered the Special Tempura Plate, which came with the rice and sauce separate from the tempura. He also got miso soup with his meal. He enjoyed the radish inside the sauce. However, we both really enjoyed the soft boiled egg and all of its runny yolk goodness.
With a 10% kama’aina discount, it was a reasonable dinner for two in Waikiki. I would highly recommend Hannosuke if you’re a fan of tempura and want a quick, casual meal.
We spotted Nana’s Green Tea on the way into Yokocho, and we knew we would be having dessert there. As green tea fans, we both enjoyed our cones. My date ordered the Matcha Soft Cream with Shiratama Azuki. He really liked the azuki beans and the cone was very crispy.
I had the Hoji Soft Cream with Warabimochi. Hoji is a roasted green tea, which paired really nicely with the soft warabimochi.
For about $40 we enjoyed a nice, casual dinner in Waikiki. We would definitely come back to Yokocho to try some of their other eateries.
- Waikiki Yokocho: Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalakaua Ave., Lower Level 100, Honolulu, HI 96815
- parking available in Waikiki Shopping Plaza lot with hourly parking during the day and flat rates at night and on weekends
- service was quick and efficient at both places
- open 11am-12am daily