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Ube Pancake

Local Eats Ala Moana Area Hawaii Food Tour

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Our 2.5 hour food tasting and cultural walking Hawaii tours combine delicious food tastings with some serious fun in Honolulu’s most delicious, off-the-beaten-path hole in the wall restaurants and food trucks. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, you’ll experience delectable foods from one-of-a-kind specialty food stores and local eateries while receiving a Hawaii born and raised local’s view into the culture and history that defines the Aloha State. Walk away with new culinary perspectives, big smiles, a satisfied stomach and the confidence to continue exploring the neighborhoods where locals live.

We highly recommend you make this one of the first things you do when you arrive in Hawaii, so you have the option to revisit those restaurants which you enjoyed the most!

Walking food tour throughout the Ala Moana area featuring 6-7 tastings from 5-6 local eateries known by the locals throughout Hawaii. You will sample some of the foods which made Hawaii famous when it comes to it's local cuisine.

What’s Included:
 All food tastings, enough for lunch for most people. We visit 5-6 different eateries with 6-7 different tastings. Also included is 20% gratuity for servers at any sit down establishment we dine at. Some of the dishes we may sample may possibly include (subject to change): Ube Pancake, Taro Latte, Loco Moco, Steak Roll with garlic chips and Ponzu Sauce, Takoyaki, Char Siu Manapua, Spam Musubi, and how can we not end a Hawaii local food tour without the most infamous dessert in all of Hawaii – shave ice with ice cream!

Who: All age groups and fitness levels, all participants will be walking 1.5 miles

Capacity: 12 people per tour

What to wear:
 Comfortable clothing, shoes, sunscreen

Weather Conditions: 
Tours depart rain or shine

Where: Meet close to the Ala Moana area  (exact location will be provided with email order confirmation).  About a 5  minute walk from Ala Moana Shopping Center.


Passionate and Knowledgeable Tour Guides
Our Aloha Food Tours guides love Hawaii and they love food. They are excited to share their love of our beautiful islands with you. You'll get a view of Honolulu you won't find in travel brochures.

Discover The Real Hawaii
The Waikiki and the North Shore are fantastic. However, the best way to really enjoy you travels is to discover what the locals do. We have great stories to tell about Hawaii and the many food traditions we have created due to our diverse cultures. Even Honolulu residents learn lots of interesting things about their hometown.

Great Local Food
There is something special about going on a flavor packed food adventure. Six different taste in a three hour window and memories to share for a lifetime. Aloha Food tours will save you the trouble of hunting for the best local eats in Honolulu, we will take you there!
Price Includes Tax
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Tours typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed on the tour. Our tours often sell out. No partial credits or rescheduling is allowed for partial attendance, no shows, or late arrivals. It is your responsibility to show up at the right location, on time. The tours depart promptly.
All food and drink tastings (enough for a meal), 20% gratuity for your server at any sit down establishment we dine at & our expert recommendations on local restaurants and bars.
If you are bringing a child that is 2 years of age or younger, and he/she will not be eating during the tour, you do not need to purchase a ticket for him/her. If your child is 3 years of age or older, you will need to purchase a ticket for him/her, regardless if he/she will be participating in the tastings.
On our tours, you will taste foods and beverages that Honolulu is famous for, and some that are just unique and hard to find anywhere else. We would tell you, but it will ruin the surprise!
Our tours include 5-6 tasting locations, with 6-7 mini-plate size samples (depends on the tour) along the way. Our goal is to leave you completely stuffed, and to give you a taste of the best culinary treats Honolulu has to offer.
Yes! We will supply everyone with a bottle of water. If more refreshments are required, you may purchase them at the different locations we stop at.
We recommend that you don’t eat anything before joining us for the tour. The amount of food eaten on the tour is significant enough that many people skip lunch afterwards, or will opt for a later dinner depending on the tour time.
Sorry but unfortunately at this time there are no vegetarian options.
Absolutely not! You will taste locally made foods that will awaken your palate, while learning about and meeting the storied characters and vendors that give Honolulu life. Soak up the rich and vibrant history that even locals don’t know about!
Children are welcome on the tours, but please bear in mind that some children have a limited attention span and therefore a 2-3 hour tour may not be appropriate for them. Parents know their children best and should assess the situation individually. Since there is a lot of standing and walking, please consider this when deciding whether the tours are appropriate for your child. If your child is 2 years of age or younger and will not be eating, you will not need to purchase a ticket for him/her. If your child is 3 years of age or older, you will need to purchase a ticket for him/her, regardless if he/she will be eating. Please bear in mind that strollers and wheelchairs are not allowed on the tours. The tours require a certain level of physical stamina. We are on our feet for approximately 2-3 hours. There are no hills on the Aloha Food Tour Lunch Tour and this tour requires the least amount of physical fitness. Tastings are on the go and seating opportunities are limited and sporadic.
Due to the various food establishments we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed on the tours.
The tours require a certain level of physical stamina. We are on our feet for approximately 2-3 hours.
Definitely! Many of our attendees live right here in Hawaii. Locals often join us to learn about the great food finds in the “Heart and Soul of Honolulu” that have been under their noses the entire time! Honolulu is brimming with lively tales and history that you will be surprised by.
The tours end within a few blocks of the starting point. Your tour guide will be happy to assist with directions at the end of the tour.
The tours are held rain or shine. You should dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and bring an umbrella if necessary.
We ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour so that we can stay on schedule and continue with the informative tour and food tastings in a timely manner. Allow time at the end of the tour to return to your favorite stores and vendors.
Yes, park in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
Yes, bathrooms are available throughout the tours. However, we strongly recommend that you use the facilities before meeting up for the tour, so that we can stay on schedule and maximize our tastings!
Gratuities for good service are always greatly appreciated. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%.
Yes! In fact, we strongly encourage participants to take photos during the tour. However, we do not allow video cameras or tape recorders.
No, unfortunately we are not allowed to have baby strollers or wheelchairs on our tours, due to the crowds and tight spaces in the food establishments we visit. Some of the artisans and businesses we visit are very small, crowded, and not wheelchair or stroller accessible in a tour group of up to 12 guests.
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Check In Location
Ala Moana, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 14 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 4 days before Date & Time will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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