4. South King St
Essential restaurants: Morio’s Sushi Bistro, Kyung’s Seafood, Mediterraneo Italian Restaurant
South King St is a thoroughfare through Honolulu, filled with businesses and restaurants that could easily be forgotten. However, there are definitely a handful of great eateries that should absolutely make your have-to-try list. The most important, arguably, is Morio’s Sushi Bistro, a legendary omakase sushi joint; it’s a three to six month wait for reservations kind of place. And a BYOB, and share your booze with the sushi chef kind of place. Amazing food, fun atmosphere, and high-quality sushi at a moderate price... basically, you should call in your reservations right now. Speaking of raw fish, Kyung's Seafood is a small, unassuming corner restaurant, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it type of place... but don't, because you must come here if you are a sashimi lover, offering plentiful and generous cuts of fresh fish. They also serve typical Korean dishes here, which are equally delicious. One of the best Italian restaurants in Honolulu can be found in what looks like a small house: Mediterraneo Italian Restaurant feels downright homey, with bookshelves and a window into the kitchen. Chef and owner Fabrizio is friendly, and creates legit Italian food that will keep you coming back for more. Other excellent restaurants along King St include Sushi Izakaya Gaku, Da Spot, and Chez Kenzo Bar & Grill.