Helena’s Hawaiian Food | Where to Eat in Oahu
January 11, 2018 by Jen Balisi
A favorite with both locals and tourists alike, Helena’s Hawaiian Food serves up no-frills, local food that’s 20x better than the versions you’ll find at a paid luau. It’s served in small portions (as you can see in the photo at the beginning of this post) so you can try many items at once, and they also have set menus that make it easy to order a sampling of their best dishes.
Menu set D is perfect for 2 people, and comes with their standout short ribs & kalua pig that both pair great with the pink Himalayan sea salt & maui onions provided. We also loved the luau squid, with small chunks of squid cooked in taro leaves and coconut milk. The haupia, or coconut gelatin was also delicious, so much so that we ordered extra to go to eat in our hotel after dinner. Add on their laulau (pork cooked in taro leaves) and fish dishes if you have more people and dig into some great Hawaiian food that was my favorite local meal of our trip.
Eat this: Menu set D (pipikaula short ribs, kalua pig, lomi salmon, luau squid, haupia), fried buttermilk fish collar, poke, laulau, macaroni salad