Address: 1614 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826
Do-Ne is a Japanese restaurant in Honolulu that my family has been going to a lot recently during the quarantine period. The food is really well suited for takeout, and it holds well even after it has been refrigerated.
Some of my favorite dishes are the marinated fried chicken, pork and eggplant, and the katsu-don. The fried chicken isn’t like traditional Japanese karaage, but it still has a really good flavor. The pork and eggplant dish has a miso sauce, and it is flavorful without being too heavy.
Since I have never actually been to the restaurant for dine-in (only takeout), I do not know what their full menu is like. However, from the quality of dishes that I have eaten during takeout, I would guess that most of their dishes are pretty good.
According to one Yelp review, the owners of the restaurant are from Fukuoka, so this is how you know it is authentic Japanese food. The restaurant is getting 4.5 stars on Yelp with around 300 reviews, so I am not the only one who is a fan of the restaurant. Like so many other restaurants in Hawaii, I am sure they are struggling due to the lockdown and people not being able to go out to eat, so if you are around the area be sure to support them!
Do-Ne Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
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!