Fave Friday - Hawaii's Best 24 Hour Eateries?

September 18th, 2009
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[This topic was a special request by the BIL (Brutha-In-Law). Please help a brutha out. (yeah, literally, my brother) :P ]

Later this year, the shift at BIL's job will be changing from "normal" to dracula-like, overnight hours. Other than the complete lifestyle change, one of his main concerns was where to grind after work. He'll be getting off of work when the rest of us non-zombies will be just waking up, so his "dinner" would essentially be in the wee hours of the morning!

So how about it? Where are your picks for the best 24 hour eateries around Oahu? My pea-sized brain can only think of the easy standards like Zippy's and Like Like (yeah, I meant to spell it like that ! :P ). What else y'all got?

P.S. Happy VHO7V Friday and have a good weekend y'all! I'll be back in a couple weeks. Wish me luck with sistah Colbs. Shoots!

30 Responses to “Fave Friday - Hawaii's Best 24 Hour Eateries?”

  1. NaPueo:

    Haven't been for a long time but Wailana Coffee House used to be good.
    Other places I can think of are looong gone.


  2. NaPueo:

    Anna Miller's. Another place I haven't been to for a while.


  3. rayboyjr:

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Good Morning :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    ... Happy Pau Hana Friday!!! ...

    ... I say TAIYO RAMEN ... but I'm not sure if it's open 24 hours ... at least used to be open until the wee hours of the morning ... not sure ... but that's close enough for me ...

    ... because I love the Ramen or the Curry Rice ... and I could eat either anytime of day or night or morning ... and get plenty of other stuff too ... like Kim Chee Fried Rice ... ooh I wanna go right now!!! :D ...

    ... if Taiyo doesn't qualify as 24 hrs, I say SANOYA ... but I'm not sure if they're open 24 hours either ...

    ... well, ok, ok, any other 24 hour Ramen place is my choice ... :)

    GO WARRIORS / GO BOWS


  4. bB:

    never tried yet, but i saw it on man vs food.

    mac 24-7

    zippy's is the easiest place though.

    or last resort get 7 11


  5. hemajang:

    Hmmm, can't help you there other than Zippy's. Is he planning to eat out every day? I guess there are people out there who will dine out for every meal for various reasons. Must be very costly and mostly unhealthy I would think. I can't imagine having roast pork with gravy over double scoop rice and mac salad every day...but then you'll have many different choices at most restaurants.

    Have a nice vacation Mr. Ed. Will you be blogging?


  6. NeedaHobby:

    I'm not much help ... I'll usually end up at Zippys for a late night or early morning meal. Have a nice weekend everyone and Ed, good luck w/ Colbie! ;)


  7. Kel Sr.:

    Aloha Ed,

    For easy access and convenience, gotta be Zippy's! Zippy's is slowly adjusting its prices and always offers specials and discounts, so going there is not as expensive as previous years. Not all Zippy;s are 24/7 anymore, so check before going to a particular one of your choice (weekends are 24/7).

    Wailana Coffee House has always been good too!

    If you like Korean food, Sorabal is open 24/7, as well as some other smaller ones.

    For the ramen guy, there are some open all the time on Keeamoku, I guess to take care of all those guys who frequent local bars in the area!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  8. M:

    Good morning Ed! :)

    Going vacatiion again????

    I'm not to fond of Zippy"s


  9. kako mochi:

    - mac 24/7
    - anna millers
    - likelike
    - zippy's (that's my last choice...the price/food ratio is not good :( )
    - millions (is it 24hrs?)

    have a grrreat vacay!! i looove colbie caillat, but couldn't think of any questions...if you see justin young though...i have a few questions for him ;) *teehee*

    have a good weekend everybody!!


  10. Ynaku:

    Ken's House of Pancakes in Hilo :P


  11. EMM386:

    In no particular order...

    1. Zippy's
    2. Anna Miller's
    3. Sorabol
    4. Jack in the Box (Drive thru is 24 hours right?) Well it was when I was in college.
    5. Dunno


  12. skycastles:

    Miki's in Pearl City . . . does anyone know if it's still there? Haven't been to that place in years and don't know if I spelled it right (or is it Micky's? Micki's?), but I know they open really, really early for the after-club crowd or the construction peeps who gotta get up early.


  13. Kage:

    Everybody already listed the ones I know.

    Have a great weekend everyone.


  14. soogs:

    byrons' and liliha bakery are either open 24hrs or open till late, i think. memory fuzzy cuz i haven't been out and about at the wee hours for a long time. getting old = cannot stay awake like i used to.

    bob's big boy was another one but its still being renovated due to fire.


  15. frankie:

    Zippy's has become overrated and overpriced! The best, actually are the little Korean restaurants near and around "Korea"moku. Most are not 24 hrs but are open past midnight. (Except Sorabol, which is 24 hrs and overrated like Rashad Evans.)

    But the BEST 24 HOUR RESTAURANT EVAAAAAAR? --> Mom's house!


  16. t-roy:

    Bob's Big Boy: The food is passable, not great, not awful... ok, a few items might hit either extreme. Stick to the simple stuff, burgers, hotcakes, etc.

    Byrons Drive-in: Near the Airport, probably the most varied menu of any of the 24 hour places. This is take-out plate lunch style food, while there is no actual dining room there is a covered lanai with seating.

    Denny's: In Waikiki on Kuhio.

    Flamingo Pearl City: Food is OK, about what you expect for a 24 hour diner.

    Jack-in-the-Box

    Likelike Drive-In: The food is above average for a 24 hour diner, while the saimin and the fried rice have been midnight favorites for the last how many decades.

    Liliha Bakery: Closed on Tuesdays, but open 24 hours the other 6 days of the week.

    Mac 24/7

    Sorabol - Korean Food

    Wailana Coffee Shop: Fried Chicken and breakfasts are favorites for the late night crowd at Wailana's.

    Zippy's


  17. NEO:

    What about Dennys... they open 24 hours and the late night menu is pretty ono... Go for da HOOBURRITO... burrito w/ spicy, crispy chicken strips, onion strings, jack cheese, cheese sauce and BBQ sauce... served with queso and chips... 8.99 at the one in Kaneohe... buggahz perfs!!!


  18. Chicken Grease:

    Ah. Would qualify as a Friday or Saturday night thing. The Grease is pushing it to stay out late on a work night (not that he did when he was a younger Grease).

    Tie -- Liliha Bakery (if I lazy cook); or Star Market (24 hours), then, to my . . . how do you say it, Ed? Oh, yeah, to the Grease's "crib" to rustle something up. The latter helps. Cook something up really, REALLY good to eat, think about the gal with whom I could've gone at end of night . . . to HER crib [! Hey, now . . . this is a FAMILY publication (!)].

    2nd place: Zip's.

    Love this question.


  19. snow:

    hmmm... for late night dining, i gotta go with zippy's, primarily for convenience. maybe denny's once in a blue moon. otherwise, i'd probably just go through the drive through at mcdonald's or jack in the box! years ago, maybe i would have gone to anna miller's or wailana.

    rayboyjr - taiyo is good but i think they close at 2 or 3 am... which is late enough for me!

    t-roy - great list! liliha bakery is closed on mondays, though. they close at 8 pm on sunday night, then open on tuesday morning... at 6 am? (not sure about the opening time)

    skycastles - miki's (i think that's how you spell it... ?) is still there! they were featured in a metromix review a while back.


  20. snow:

    ed - have a great vacation and good luck with your interview with colbie! it'll be great, i'm sure!! ;)


  21. mcat:

    haha too late... my contribution would've been zippys. :P wish i knew more. does safeway have stuff too eat too?

    oh colbie... love her! have a great time, good luck w/ the interview...can't wait to read it!!!!!


  22. pink lady:

    hey ed, have a great vacation. i'm leaving for my alaska cruise tonight - it was great reading your recaps on around hawaii so now i know what to expect!


  23. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.NaPueo:
    Haven't been for a long time but Wailana Coffee House used to be good.

    Me too, but good call NP!

    * 2.NaPueo:
    Anna Miller's. Another place I haven't been to for a while.

    BIL might actually do this one sometimes I think!

    * 3.rayboyjr:
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Good Morning :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    LOL! Ho, someone woke up on the RIGHT side of the bed! ;)

    * 4.bB:
    or last resort get 7 11

    Hahaha! Hot dog and Slurpee? 8)

    * 5.hemajang:
    Have a nice vacation Mr. Ed. Will you be blogging?

    Nah, nevah had time fo queue stuffs up. Sorry hemmaz. But I will be microblogging via Twitter if you get bored. ;)

    * 6.NeedaHobby:
    Ed, good luck w/ Colbie!

    Thanks Hobbz! Still crossing my fingers! :\

    * 7.Kel Sr.:
    Not all Zippy;s are 24/7 anymore, so check before going to a particular one of your choice (weekends are 24/7).

    Really!?!? I did not know that Kel Sr. Thanks for the 411! Gotta find out which ones aren't now! Haha!

    * 8.M:
    Going vacatiion again????

    Yeah, half mini vacay and half for work shmall kine. I'll miss ya guys!

    * 9.kako mochi:
    i looove colbie caillat, but couldn't think of any questions...if you see justin young though...i have a few questions for him *teehee*

    Ahahaha! Such as...? *nudge* 8)

    * 10.Ynaku:
    Ken's House of Pancakes in Hilo

    LOL! Loooove it there! Good call naks. Next time BIL's job takes him to Hilo, I'll let him know! ;)

    * 11.EMM386:
    4. Jack in the Box (Drive thru is 24 hours right?) Well it was when I was in college.

    LOL! That was the meal of champions back when we were in college yeah EMMbot? Cheap and easy. The food, not us! :P

    * 12.skycastles:
    Miki's in Pearl City . . . does anyone know if it's still there? Haven't been to that place in years and don't know if I spelled it right (or is it Micky's? Micki's?), but I know they open really, really early for the after-club crowd or the construction peeps who gotta get up early.

    Is that the one that looks like a house and is open from like 11PM-11AM!? If so, I went there a few times. Odd hours, but YUM!

    * 13.Kage:
    Everybody already listed the ones I know.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    Thanks you too Kagz!

    * 14.soogs:
    getting old = cannot stay awake like i used to.

    Me too! Strange how that works yeah big bro?

    * 15.frankie:
    Zippy's has become overrated and overpriced! The best, actually are the little Korean restaurants near and around "Korea"moku. Most are not 24 hrs but are open past midnight. (Except Sorabol, which is 24 hrs and overrated like Rashad Evans.)

    But the BEST 24 HOUR RESTAURANT EVAAAAAAR? --> Mom's house!

    Bwahahahaha! 3 funniest moments: "Korea"moku, overrated like Rashad Evans, and But the BEST 24 HOUR RESTAURANT EVAAAAAAR? --> Mom's house! Can I sample mom's cooking? 8)

    * 16.t-roy:
    Bob's Big Boy: The food is passable, not great, not awful... ok, a few items might hit either extreme. Stick to the simple stuff, burgers, hotcakes, etc.

    Byrons Drive-in: Near the Airport, probably the most varied menu of any of the 24 hour places. This is take-out plate lunch style food, while there is no actual dining room there is a covered lanai with seating.

    Denny's: In Waikiki on Kuhio.

    Flamingo Pearl City: Food is OK, about what you expect for a 24 hour diner.

    Jack-in-the-Box

    Likelike Drive-In: The food is above average for a 24 hour diner, while the saimin and the fried rice have been midnight favorites for the last how many decades.

    Liliha Bakery: Closed on Tuesdays, but open 24 hours the other 6 days of the week.

    Mac 24/7

    Sorabol - Korean Food

    Wailana Coffee Shop: Fried Chicken and breakfasts are favorites for the late night crowd at Wailana's.

    Zippy's

    Holy cow t-roy! You like one restaurant encyclopedia! Human yelp! Mahaloz for the edumacation!

    * 17.NEO:
    What about Dennys... they open 24 hours and the late night menu is pretty ono... Go for da HOOBURRITO... burrito w/ spicy, crispy chicken strips, onion strings, jack cheese, cheese sauce and BBQ sauce... served with queso and chips... 8.99 at the one in Kaneohe... buggahz perfs!!!

    I don't think I've ever been to a Denny's in Hawaii NEO. You and some others mentioned it though so she must go!

    * 18.Chicken Grease:
    Cook something up really, REALLY good to eat, think about the gal with whom I could've gone at end of night . . . to HER crib [! Hey, now . . . this is a FAMILY publication (!)].

    Hey-yoooo! :P

    * 19.snow:
    skycastles - miki's (i think that's how you spell it... ?) is still there! they were featured in a metromix review a while back.

    Oooh. Gotsta see if that's the place I'm thinking of... :)

    * 20.snow:
    ed - have a great vacation and good luck with your interview with colbie! it'll be great, i'm sure!!

    Awww... thanks Informer! You da bes!

    * 21.mcat:
    oh colbie... love her! have a great time, good luck w/ the interview...can't wait to read it!!!!!

    Yeah, I'm still hoping it happens McCat! Just gotta cross my fingers! :)

    * 22.pink lady:
    hey ed, have a great vacation. i'm leaving for my alaska cruise tonight - it was great reading your recaps on around hawaii so now i know what to expect!

    Yay! Glad it helped ya out pinky! You have a good time too! Be sure to report back on how it went! :)


  24. mypassionbucketisfull:

    zippy's is overrated. i'm partial to like like because i've been going there for years friday night after bowling, so we got our usual orders and same waitress. in my early college years, we hit up liliha bakery a couple of times. food is okay, but the prices were pretty awesome. anna miller's is another good one (farmer's breakfast is one of the better deals). for me, pretty much anywhere but zippys. is eggs and things in waikiki still open? i know they used to be open really early in morning. i think i went there a couple of times around 3 a.m. kind of pricey, but they gave a lot of food.

    btw, go easy on me team wwe. i got smoked the first week in that league. funny, because i smoked my opponent in my other money league with a less "flashy" line-up. now i get to go up against brady and the elder manning. hopefully i can get another monster game out of hasseljunk and flacco.


  25. skycastles:

    @Ed - Yeah, that's probably the one. It's on Lehua Ave across the street from some car dealership and next door to a barber shop.


  26. NEO:

    oh BTW Ed, tell Colbie that I think she's beautiful, and extremely talented, and that if she ever needs a date in Hawaii, she should hit me up... I can catch bus to her hotel... and I can carry her bags as we go to the McDonalds, and I would let her order extra cheese if she like... brah, she can even supah size em! :o) HAHA have fun!

    NEO


  27. kuya.d:

    WIHIES? withdrawals .... I'm gonna guess you're in the Bay Area at a restaurant!


  28. kuya.d:

    Miss you Ed!


  29. Ryan:

    Miki's not open 10 pm - 11 am anymore...too much noise and other issues. Harry's down the street open overnites now.


  30. World Wide Ed:

    * 24.mypassionbucketisfull:
    btw, go easy on me team wwe. i got smoked the first week in that league. funny, because i smoked my opponent in my other money league with a less "flashy" line-up. now i get to go up against brady and the elder manning. hopefully i can get another monster game out of hasseljunk and flacco.

    Pssshhh! Have you seen my horrible team pash? They're destined for the basement! :(

    * 25.skycastles:
    @Ed - Yeah, that's probably the one. It's on Lehua Ave across the street from some car dealership and next door to a barber shop.

    Ooooh, now I'm curious if they are still open. Might be a good option for BIL. :)

    * 26.NEO:
    oh BTW Ed, tell Colbie that I think she's beautiful, and extremely talented, and that if she ever needs a date in Hawaii, she should hit me up... I can catch bus to her hotel... and I can carry her bags as we go to the McDonalds, and I would let her order extra cheese if she like... brah, she can even supah size em! ) HAHA have fun!

    NEO

    LOL! You'll be happy to hear that she actually replied to your comment/question using your name. The only time she did that. Hope that made your day! :)

    * 27.kuya.d:
    WIHIES? withdrawals .... I'm gonna guess you're in the Bay Area at a restaurant!

    Miss you Ed!

    LOL! Thanks man! This week's WIHIES will be SFO fo sho, so study up! :)

    * 29.Ryan:
    Miki's not open 10 pm - 11 am anymore...too much noise and other issues. Harry's down the street open overnites now.

    Interesting... Thanks for the scoops Ryan!