Address: 41-037 Wailea St, Waimānalo, HI 96795
Ono Steaks and Shrimp is a hidden gem in Waimanalo; it is not the nicest restaurant (design wise), and it is out of the way unless you are going to the beach, but the food is really good.
As the name suggests, it is famous for its steak and shrimp. The steak is good, and I do order it, but the seafood is better in my opinion. Their garlic shrimp (pictured above) is one of their most popular dishes, and it has so much flavor with the amount of garlic, butter, and oil they use. While it is probably not the healthiest dish, it is super delicious. I haven’t been to other famous shrimp places recently such as Giovanni’s, but from what I remember them being, Ono’s is better.
However, Ono’s does not only have shrimp. They also have garlic and furikake ahi which are really good. I would say those are the two strongest fish dishes, and you can also do combo plates (ahi+shrimp or something like that).
Finally, the fish tacos are also really good. They have different types of fish tacos, but they all come with a mango topping. This might sound a little bit weird for a taco, but the combination works really well. It is definitely one of the better fish tacos you can find on Oahu.
If you are ever heading to the beach, or just want to try some really good garlic shrimp without driving all the way to the North Shore, I would definitely recommend checking out Ono Steaks and Shrimp!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
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I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!