Address: 1610 S King St # A, Honolulu, HI 96826
Soba and tempura are two of my favorite foods individually, and together they make for my favorite meal combination. Unfortunately, it is pretty hard to find really good soba and tempura in Hawaii, and there is nothing I have found yet that can compare to Japan.
However, the closest thing I have found to Japan in terms of quality is I-naba. According to I-naba’s website, all of their ingredients are shipped directly from Japan. This includes buckwheat flour from Shinshu, unagi from Shizuoka, etc. This helps to make their food taste as authentic as possible.
You can check out I-naba’s full menu here. I-naba has some really good combos with tempura and soba, but they also have speciality sobas such as their curry soba, duck nanban soba, etc. They also have traditional appetizers such as tamagoyaki, kakuni, etc. Even if you do not like soba, I-naba also gives an option to choose udon instead.
If you are like me and really enjoy eating fresh soba, I-naba is one of the best options that you can find in Hawaii. They have two locations, one in Honolulu and one called i-naba Hanalei’i (it just opened, and it has their traditional soba and tempura dishes, as well as teppanyaki). They are also supposed to open a location soon in Hawaii Kai!
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!