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BEST OF THE BEST 2009: FOOD & DINING

1 Best of the Best
American Food
— First Place —
California Pizza Kitchen

4 full service locations on O'ahu
1 CPK ASAP in Kailua
CPK.COM

— Second Place —
Big City Diner

5 Locations on Oahu
www.bigcitydinerhawaii.com

— Third Place —
Zippy's Restaurant

25 Locations Islandwide
www.zippys.com
2 Best of the Best
Chinese Food
— First Place —
Pah Ke's Chinese Restaurant

46-018 Kam. Hwy, Kaneohe
(808) 235-4505

— Second Place —
Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

3553 Waialae Ave.
(808) 738-8666

— Third Place —
Waimalu Chop Suey

98-020 Kamehameha Hwy
(808) 488-1616
3 Best of the Best
Filipino Food
— First Place —
Elena's Home of Finest Filipino Food

94-866 Moloalo St., #D4A
(808) 676-8005

— Second Place —
Bautista's Filipino Kitchen

Pearl City Shopping Center
(808) 455-3920

— Third Place —
Mabuhay Cafe and Restaurant

1049 River Street
(808) 545-1956
4 Best of the Best
Hawaiian Food
— First Place —
Highway Inn

94-226 Leoku Street
www.myhighwayinn.com

— Second Place —
Young's Fish Market

1286 Kalani St., #101
(808) 841-4885

— Third Place —
Ono Hawaiian Food

726 Kapahulu Ave.
(808) 737-2275
 
5 Best of the Best
Italian Food
— First Place —
Assaggio

5 Locations
(808) 942-3446

— Second Place —
Verbano

3 Locations on Oahu
www.verbanohawaii.com

— Third Place —
Bravo's Italian Restaurant & Bar

98-115 Kaonohi St.
www.bravorestaurant.com
6 Best of the Best
Japanese Food
— First Place —
Gyotaku

Pearl City, McCully, Niu Valley
www.gyotakuhawaii.com

— Second Place —
Kabuki Restaurant

Kapiolani & Waimalu
(808) 545-5995 / (808) 487-2424

— Third Place —
Chirashi at Zippy's Pearl City

in Zippy's Pearl City
(808) 453-3715
7 Best of the Best
Korean Food
— First Place —
Kum Chee Korean Buffet

98-1247 Kaahumanu St., Ste 101 & 102
(808) 488-0315

— Second Place —
Gina BBQ

2919 Kapiolani Blvd.
(808) 735-7964

— Third Place —
Young's Kal Bee

99-084 Kauhale St. #A-2
(808) 488-0251
8 Best of the Best
Pacific-Rim Food
— First Place —
Alan Wong's Restaurant

1857 S. King St., 3rd Floor
(808) 949-2526

— Second Place —
Roy's

Waikiki, Ko Olina, Hawaii Kai
(808) 923-7697, (808) 676-7697, (808) 396-7697

— Third Place —
3660 on the Rise

3660 Waialae Ave.
www.3660.com
 
9 Best of the Best
Seafood
— First Place —
Tanioka's Seafoods and Catering

94-903 Farrington Hwy.
www.taniokas.com

— Second Place —
John Dominis Restaurant

43 Ahui St
(808) 523-0955

— Third Place —
Makino Chaya

Aloha Tower & Pearlridge
(808) 585-6360/ (808) 486-5100
10 Best of the Best
Thai Food
— First Place —
Thai Kitchen

94-300 Farrington Hwy., B-03
(808) 671-9488

— Second Place —
Champa Thai

Pearl Kai, Kailua, Waialae
www.champathai.com

— Third Place —
Phuket Thai

Mililani Town Center
McCully Ctr, Kamakee St.
11 Best of the Best
Vietnamese Food
— First Place —
Ba-Le Sandwiches & Bakery

20 Locations
www.ba-le.com

— Second Place —
Hale Vietnam

1140 12th Ave.
(808) 735-7581

— Third Place —
Pho 1 Vietnamese Restaurant

1617 Kapiolani Blvd.
(808) 955-3438
12 Best of the Best
Vegetarian
— First Place —
Down to Earth

Honolulu, Kailua, Pearlridge
www.downtoearth.org

— Second Place —
Legends Seafood Restaurant

100 N. Beretania St, #108
(808) 532-1868

— Third Place —
California Pizza Kitchen

4 full service locations on O'ahu
1 CPK ASAP in Kailua
CPK.COM
 
13 Best of the Best
Bento
— First Place —
Zippy's Restaurants

25 Locations Islandwide
www.zippys.com

— Second Place —
Sugoi's Bento & Catering

1286 Kalani St., Suite #B-106
(808) 841-7984

— Third Place —
Tanioka's Seafood and Catering

94-903 Farrington Hwy.
www.taniokas.com
14 Best of the Best
Buffet
— First Place —
Prince Court Restaurant

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
(808) 944-4494

— Second Place —
The Willows

(808) 952-9200
www.willowshawaii.com

— Third Place —
Makino Chaya

Aloha Tower & Pearlridge
(808) 585-6360/ (808) 486-5100
15 Best of the Best
Caterer
— First Place —
Ige's Catering Service, Inc

910 Mapunapuna St.
(808) 831-0050

— Second Place —
Tanioka's Seafood and Catering

94-903 Farrington Hwy.
www.taniokas.com

— Third Place —
Marian's Island Wide Catering

(808) 621-6758
www.marianscatering.com
16 Best of the Best
Hamburger
— First Place —
Kua'aina Sandwich

Haleiwa & Ward Centre
(808) 637-6067 / (808) 591-9133

— Second Place —
Teddy's Bigger Burgers

Kailua, Waikiki, Hawaii Kai
www.teddysbiggerburgers.com

— Third Place —
W and M BBQ Burgers

3104 Waialae Ave.
(808) 734-3350
 
17 Best of the Best
Dessert
— First Place —
Cafe Laufer

3565 Waialae Ave.
(808) 735-7717

— Second Place —
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Ward Warehouse
808-592-9292

— Third Place —
A Latta Gelata

An Italian gelateria
www.alattagelata.com
18 Best of the Best
Fried Rice
— First Place —
Big City Diner

5 Locations on Oahu
www.bigcitydinerhawaii.com

— Second Place —
Sunny Side

1017 Kilani Avenue
(808) 651-7188

— Third Place —
Side Street Inn

1225 Hopaka St.
(808) 591-0253
19 Best of the Best
Health Food Store
— First Place —
Down to Earth

Honolulu, Kailua, Pearlridge
www.downtoearth.org

— Second Place —
Umeke Market

Kahala & Downtown
www.umekemarket.com

— Third Place —
Whole Foods Market

Kahala Mall
(808) 738-0820
20 Best of the Best
Loco Moco
— First Place —
Big City Diner

5 Locations on Oahu
www.bigcitydinerhawaii.com

— Second Place —
L&L Drive-Inn

Overr 185 Locations Nationwide!
www.hawaiianbarbecue.com

— Third Place —
Rainbow Drive-In

3308 Kanaina Avenue
(808) 737-0177
 
21 Best of the Best
Okazu-ya
— First Place —
Gulick Delicatessen

Kalihi and McCully
847-1461 (K) and 941-2835 (M)

— Second Place —
Kabuki Restaurant

Kapiolani & Waimalu
(808) 545-5995 / (808) 487-2424

— Third Place —
Fukuya Deli & Catering

2710 S. King Street
(808) 946-2073
22 Best of the Best
Pancakes
— First Place —
Koa Pancake House

6 Locations
www.koapancakehouse.net

— Second Place —
The Original Pancake House

1221 Kapiolani Blvd.
1414 Dillingham Blvd.

— Third Place —
Boots 'n Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen

119 Hekili Street
(808) 263-7929
23 Best of the Best
Pizza
— First Place —
California Pizza Kitchen

4 full service locations on O'ahu
1 CPK ASAP in Kailua
CPK.COM

— Second Place —
Pizza Hut

643-1111
www.pizzahuthawaii.com

— Third Place —
Boston's North End Pizza Bakery

10 Locations on Oahu
www.bostonspizzahawaii.com
24 Best of the Best
Plate Lunch
— First Place —
Rainbow Drive-Inn

3308 Kanaina Avenue
(808) 737-0177

— Second Place —
L&L Drive-Inn

Overr 185 Locations Nationwide!
www.hawaiianbarbecue.com

— Third Place —
Zippy's Restaurants

25 Locations Islandwide
www.zippys.com
 
25 Best of the Best
Poke
— First Place —
Tanioka's Seafoods and Catering

94-903 Farrington Hwy.
www.taniokas.com

— Second Place —
Foodland Super Market

30 Locations
www.foodland.com

— Third Place —
Poke Stop

94-050 Farrington Hwy., #E-4
(808) 676-8100
26 Best of the Best
Salad
— First Place —
California Pizza Kitchen

4 full service locations on O'ahu
1 CPK ASAP in Kailua
CPK.COM

— Second Place —
Big City Diner

5 Locations on Oahu
www.bigcitydinerhawaii.com

— Third Place —
Aloha Salads

Kahala Mall, Kahala, Kapolei
www.alohasalads.com
27 Best of the Best
Sandwich
— First Place —
Subway Restaurants of Oahu

93 Locations on Oahu
www.subwayfreshbuzz.com

— Second Place —
Ba-Le Sandwiches & Bakery

20 Locations
www.ba-le.com

— Third Place —
Andy's Sandwiches & Smoothies

2904 E. Manoa Road
(808) 988-6161
28 Best of the Best
Spam Musubi
— First Place —
7-Eleven

1755 Nuuanu Ave.
(808) 526-1711

— Second Place —
Tanioka's Seafoods and Catering

94-903 Farrington Hwy.
www.taniokas.com

— Third Place —
L&L Drive-Inn

Overr 185 Locations Nationwide!
www.hawaiianbarbecue.com
 
29 Best of the Best
Steak
— First Place —
Hy's Steakhouse

2440 Kuhio Avenue
(808) 922-5555
www.hyshawaii.com

— Second Place —
Ruth Chris Steak House

5 Locations in Hawaii
www.ruthschris.com

— Third Place —
Outback Steakhouse

4 Locations on Oahu
(808) 396-7576
30 Best of the Best
Bakery
— First Place —
Liliha Bakery

515 N. Kuakini St.
www.lilihabakeryhawaii.com

— Second Place —
Elvin's Bakery

1210 Dillingham Blvd.
(808) 848-8118

— Third Place —
Great Harvest

Kahala, Waimalu, Kailua & Downtown
www.greatharvesthawaii.com
31 Best of the Best
Candy
— First Place —
Big Island Candies

585 Hinane St., Hilo
(808) 935-5510
www.bigislandcandies.com

— Second Place —
Menehune Mac

707 Waiakamilo Road
(808) 841-3344
www.menehunemac.com

— Third Place —
See's Candies

3 Stores on Oahu
(808) 371-8007
astephens@sees.com
32 Best of the Best
Cookies
— First Place —
The Cookie Corner

12 Locations
www.cookiecornerhawaii.com

— Second Place —
Big Island Candies

585 Hinane St., Hilo
(808) 935-5510
www.bigislandcandies.com

— Third Place —
Donna's Cookies

P.O. Box 1710, Honokaa, HI 96727
(808) 776-1668
 
33 Best of the Best
Crack Seed
— First Place —
Wholesale Unlimited, Inc.

8 Locations
(808) 839-5258

— Second Place —
Ala Moana Crack Seed Center

Ala Moana Ctr. / Mauka - Street Level
www.crackseedcenter.com

— Third Place —
Kaimuki Crack Seed Store

1156 Koko Head Ave.
(808) 737-1022
34 Best of the Best
Ice Cream
— First Place —
Baskin Robbins

25 Locations
www.baskinrobbins.com

— Second Place —
Dave's Ice Cream

96-1361 Waihona Street
(808) 453-0500

— Third Place —
Maui's Own Roselani Ice Cream

Stores & Ice Cream Parlors Statewide
www.roselani.com
35 Best of the Best
Malasada
— First Place —
Leonard's Bakery

933 Kapahulu Ave.
(808) 737-5591

— Second Place —
Champion Malasadas

1926 S. Beretania St.
(808) 947-8778

— Third Place —
Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop

46 Ho'olai St., Kailua
www.agnesbakeshop.com
36 Best of the Best
Mochi/Manju/Senbei
— First Place —
Nisshodo Candy Store

1095 Dillingham Blvd. #I-5
(808) 847-1244

— Second Place —
Shirokiya

1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #2250
(808) 973-9111

— Third Place —
Ishiharaya

94-101 Waipahu Depot St.
(808) 671-3175
 
37 Best of the Best
Shave Ice
— First Place —
Waiola Shave Ice

McCully & Kapahulu
(808) 949-2269

— Second Place —
Matsumoto Shave Ice

66-087 Kamehameha Hwy.
www.matsumotoshaveice.com

— Third Place —
Aoki's Shave Ice

66-117 Kamehameha Hwy.
www.aokishaveice.com
38 Best of the Best
Beer
— First Place —
Heineken International

Available Statewide
Keeping Hawaii Green

— Second Place —
Anheuser-Busch

99-877 Iwaena St.
(808) 487-0055

— Third Place —
Kona Brewing Company

7192 Kalanianaole Hwy.
www.konabrewingco.com
39 Best of the Best
Bottled Water
— First Place —
Dasani

949 Mapunapuna St.
www.dasani.com

— Second Place —
Hawaiian Springs

3375 Koapaka St. #F
(808) 483-0520

— Third Place —
Menehune Water Co.

99-1205 Halawa Valley St.
joe@hawaiiwater.com
40 Best of the Best
Coffee
— First Place —
Starbucks Coffee

Waking up Hawaii for 12 years
www.starbucks.com

— Second Place —
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

17 Locations (on Oahu, Kauai & BI)
www.coffeebeanhawaii.com

— Third Place —
The Pacific Place Tea Garden

Ala Moana Ctr, 3rd Flr
(808) 944-2004
 
41 Best of the Best
Martini
— First Place —
3660 on the Rise

3660 Waialae Ave.
www.3660.com

— Second Place —
Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steakhouse

1200 Ala Moana Blvd. Ste 2100
www.kincaids.com

— Third Place —
Indigo Eurasian Cuisine

1121 Nu'uanu Ave.
www.indigo-hawaii.com
42 Best of the Best
Carbonated Beverage
— First Place —
Coca-Cola

949 Mapunapuna St.
www.coca-cola.com

— Second Place —
Pepsi Cola Co.

99-1325 Halawa Valley St.
(808) 484-1777

— Third Place —
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

www.drpepper.com
(808) 696-5891
43 Best of the Best
Wine Store
— First Place —
Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors

Kaimuki & Aikahi
(808) 735-7100 or (808) 254-2000

— Second Place —
Shiroma's Wine & More

98-1277 Kaahumanu St.
www.swamwine.com

— Third Place —
Costco Wholesale

7 Hawaii Locations
www.costco.com