Dollie’s North Shore Pub and Cafe
120 Hana Hwy, Pāʻia
(808) 579-9070, dolliespizzanorthshore.com
Dollie’s in Kahana expanded to Pāʻia around June of last year. Taking up the former Rock and Brews location, they have lots of open air dining space, and a huge menu. They finally got their liquor license before the close of 2021, and now have a full bar of offerings. The menu runs the gamut from sandwiches to pizza to appetizers to salads and great sides like tater tots and potato salad. There is something for everyone on this menu. My server recommended the cobb salad, as Dollie’s makes all their salad dressings from scratch.
780 Haʻikū Rd, Haʻikū
The misoyaki butterfish and eggplant are my go to dishes here, but the sushi is outstanding as well. Nuka does not take reservations, their dining room is cozy, so be prepared to be patient and take turns. My tip is to go for lunch here because it is relaxing, delicious and sometimes not as busy as the dinner service. Their menu and dining room are exquisite. The donburi bowls are steeped in serious dashi, nuka bowls are the modern take on rice bowl meals, with fresh veggies and your choice of protein. Salads are fantastic, with several variations. Sushi offerings are specialty rolls, nigiri, classic rolls and sashimi. They also do full service take away.
759 Lower Main St., Wailuku
Golden Coin is a Filipino cuisine bake shop and restaurant in Wailuku. It’s O’ahu famous with seven locations on that island. There is a fast, casual dining style inside, order at the counter and then take a seat, or take it to go. Last time we were there they were out of ube ice cream for the halo halo, but we will still make it with vanilla. The chicken empanadas, lumpia, and BBQ sticks are some of my go-to snacks. The pianomo rolls are light and fluffy. I also enjoyed the ube and mocha rolls. Plate lunches are $12-$15 depending on your choices. They also have a catering menu and stocked frozen meals that you can prepare at home.