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Helena's Hawaiian Food

1240 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2013
+1 808-845-8044
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kalua pig” (107 reviews)
“laulau” (58 reviews)
“short ribs” (72 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PMAll hours
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
1240 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2013
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had wanted to come here for years and since it's ranked 6 out of 2900 restaurants in Hawaii on TA our expectations were high. Service was good and friendly - pork and cabbage very tasty. Butter fish very bony and overcooked - and ribs chewy...More

Thank mwooduk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have seen Helena's on almost every travel show on Hawaii since the beginning of time and now I understand why every travel host wants to visit, the food is indescribably good....Ono. While we waited in line to go in we were lucky enough to get...More

Thank Max_Power_Oz
Reviewed 6 days ago

The famous Helena's, coming to Honolulu Helena's was on the list of places to go and visit. Helena's is a bit of a drive from Waikiki, I suggest to Uber if you don't have a car. When we arrived at Helena's the line was out...More

Thank Andr3w_A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommened place for everyone who want to taste a Hawaiian specials. Best ribs I ever ate ! Will back there one day. Came here because of Man vs Food TV show recomendation, and Adam Richman was right! Mahalo!

Thank Hojrakhej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to everyone at Helena’s today. We had a lovely meal and the staff helped us to get the best choices on the menu. We’re from Australia and heard about your restaurant on a food program. We were sold when we saw it so we...More

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Hawaiian Food, you might have to wait a while, but it is worth it. And parking is very limited.

Thank Luke T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No frills, but the food was very good--especially the poi, the tarot, the lau lau and the delicious short ribs.

Thank royce1517
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The parking took forever but the tender Kalua Pork immediately made us forget our worries. Yet another incredibly affordable yet quality establishment within a few miles of the busy Waikiki beach. The Kalua pork is served in a bowl individually and one large portion is...More

Thank Wilhelm C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This place has the best Hawaiian food in Honolulu. I had Lau Lau with a large poi. The lau Lau was very good, with Butterfish. Not many places add butterfish to the laulau any more. The poi was really good too. My friend got the...More

Thank bsuzuki
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Food is very delicious and price is very affordable. We ordered a lot of dishes. We did have to wait for about 15 minutes at around 2 o'clock. We then took the bus to Waikiki. A must go if you want to try local favorites.

Thank Na J
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France L
6 April 2017|
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Response from evil-G-nius | Reviewed this property |
As long as you don't get rice or macaroni salad with your meal. I believe it comes with the combo plates but you dont have to eat it. The Lau Lau is just veggie and meat, the squid luau is as well. Short answer...yes you can... More
Rita D
9 March 2017|
Response from Gordon R | Reviewed this property |
1240 N. School St. Enjoy!
16 January 2017|
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Response from travellingdoctor48 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where you are coming from ....certainly we rang ahead to get directions then certainly ate there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2013
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-845-8044
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