OGO Ono-Loa Hawaii

2004-04-29

My friend Eric told me there was a Hawaiian restaurant near his place he had walked by many times and wanted to try.  We both expected it would be the typical ""Hawaiian"" restaurant with basically some Hawaiian motif and pineapple in the dishes but it turned out it was REAL HAWAIIAN!!!!  KICK ASS!!!

Like an idiot I was so stunned I didn't take any pictures of the food or the place.  It's a small place and easy to miss in the densely packed area of Akasaka.  It's pretty small with just 4 or 5 tables and it's run by the a Hawaiian guy that moved to Tokyo from Hawaii with his Japanese wife.

I ordered their Aki Poke which was great and their Kalua Pig platter which included roast pork and lomi samlon.  We also ordered some Portuguese sausage fried rice, another Hawaiian staple.  It was all good.

Unfortunately there was no poi.  The owner said it was way too expensive to import.  Also, I was really craving a lau−lau but he said they were seasonal and that he wouldn't have them until June or July.  I'll definitely be going back.  I'll try to remember to take some pictures for this page next time I go.

The closest station would be Akasaka station.  Walk down the street Tilly's Coffee is on and toward Akasaka−Mitsuke, it's about a block and a half down.

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