Best Restaurants to Eat at in Honolulu: Broken Rice

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Address: 3607 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Since my family has been doing a lot of takeout recently during lockdown, I have been lucky enough to try some new restaurants in Honolulu. One of my favorites that I have had recently is a Vietnamese restaurant called Broken Rice.

I have never eaten at the restaurant myself (only done takeout), but I heard that it is just a small, family-owned business. These are the businesses that are suffering the most during COVID, so it is just another reason to eat at a place like this.

The food is great, and some of my favorite dishes are the crab fried rice, pho, and spring rolls. The crab fried rice in particular is especially good, and it uses what I think is “broken rice”. I am not sure whether this is a different grain of rice, or whether it is just cooked in a different way, but the result is really unique. The grains are significantly smaller than white/brown rice, and they have a slightly different texture as well. The resulting dish is really good, and it goes really well with the crab.

Out of all of the Vietnamese restaurants in Honolulu, Broken Rice is my personal favorite. Besides the crab fried rice, the traditional dishes such as bun and pho were also really good. No matter what type of traditional Vietnamese dish you are looking for, you can probably find it at Broken Rice!

Broken Rice Recommendation Rating: 3.5

This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:

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


2 responses to “Best Restaurants to Eat at in Honolulu: Broken Rice”

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