Oahu Journals

2 Days on Oahu

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A January 2009 trip to Oahu by azsunluvr

Koa Pancake House Photo, Oahu, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: A weekend trip is far too short, but it was worth it just for the beauty.

Sharks Cove Grill

Restaurant | "Roadside Grill"

Sharks Cove Grill Photo, Oahu, Hawaii
Searching for local cuisine, we pulled over across the street from Sharks Cove at the trailer labelled Sharks Cove Grill.

I was disappointed with my teriyaki tri-tip sandwich. Not very flavorable, it really wasn't what I was hoping for. My husband ordered the Ahi and was also not impressed. It was cooked more than seared, but he said it tasted good. The young woman who took our order was not overly friendly. It appeared she'd rather have been surfing that working.

Limited seating under a canopy and a couple of old picnic tables under the trees gave the place the feel of a surfer hangout. Quaint, but not worth the stop.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 16, 2009

Sharks Cove Grill
59-712 Kam Hwy.
Oahu 96712

Koa Pancake House

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Restaurant | "Local Flavor"

Koa Pancake House Photo, Oahu, Hawaii
I was hungry for Portuguese sausage. Our local hosts recommended Koa Pancake House for breakfast the morning before our flight home. A restaurant where the locals go was a perfect place to get a taste of Hawaii culture.I ordered eggs over easy, Portuguese sausage and pancakes. My son ordered the french toast, as did my husband. They both said it was excellent. My sausage was spicy and greasy, just as I had remembered it and I savored it. My pancakes were fluffy and very good with the coconut syrup. Maple syrup and and orange syrup were also offered, but the coconut was fabulous.The restaurant is quite small and was busy on this morning. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a tab...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 16, 2009

Koa Pancake House
46-126 Kahuhipa Street, Kaneohe, HI

(808) 235-5772?

Sunset Beach Photo, Hawaii, United States
The weather had been wet and windy before our arrival and the waves at Sunset Beach were still rough, attracting surfers. As a beach full of surf-watchers looked on, a man waved for help in answer to the life guard station's bullhorn request for a sign that he was in trouble.One of the life guards ran down the beach and dove into the surf heading for the overcome swimmer. We were amazed at how difficult the swim was for the life guard. It seemed he was swimming in slow motion.He finally reached the man and, swimming laterally to a calmer area, was able to bring him closer to shore. Another lifeguard joined him in helping bring the man onto the beach. Everyone clapped and cheered for the li...Read More

Beach Hopping

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Oahu Beaches Photo, Oahu, Hawaii
It had been raining for weeks. Our hosts said they hadn’t seen the peaks of the mountains outside their windows for a really long time. We brought luck…the peaks were visible and the sun shined for the 2 days of our visit. But the previous lack of sunshine had kept the ocean water too cool for us. So instead of snorkeling and frolicking in the waves as planned, we did a lot of driving around the island and just walking on the beaches. From Waikiki to Kaneohe to Haleiwa, we stopped at any beach that caught our fancy.Sunset Beach and Sharks Cove showcased the high surf and crashing waves. Laie Beach Park was peaceful, with soft sand and beautiful rock formations. Waikiki was busy with cata...Read More

Shore Bird Beach Broiler

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Restaurant | "Sunset and BBQ"

Shore Bird Beach Broiler Photo, Honolulu, Oahu
Looking for a great place for a Waikiki sunset dinner? The Shorebird at the Outrigger Reef Hotel offers a fun environment with a great view. Order a grill-your-own steak, boneless chicken breast or pork ribs and then help yourself to the all you can eat gourmet salad bar. The salad bar offers crisp salad greens and terrific toppings. Fresh fruit, pasta side dishes and warm bread complete your meal. Your server brings large plates with your uncooked dinner and explains the ideal cooking technique for your meal. My teriyaki beef kabob with green peppers and onions, medium well, would require grilling 4 minutes per side. The huge grill, with a chef to guide you if needed, is stocked with seasonin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2009

Shore Bird Beach Broiler
2169 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
+1 808 922 2887