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Hawaii Food Tours

Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Hawaii Food Tours

A fabulous blend of flavor, taste and culture. Matthew Gray and his colleague Crystal wowed us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mcstal
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Atlanta, Georgia
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An Overpriced Disappointment: Long on Driving, Light on Food

I am a big fan of food tours when traveling; there is no better way to get to really understand a... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Beyond_YXU
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London, Canada
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Hawaii Food Tours™ was created by Hawaii's #1 Food Writer and Restaurant Reviewer, Chef Matthew Gray. It's for those who love food & fun. Voted Best Tours on Oahu for the past two years in a row! Two different daily tours; one takes place in & around Honolulu... the other goes to the North Shore. We will feed, educate and entertain you all day long! MSNBC Network called us one of the best food experiences in the world! These fantastic tours feature Yummy Food, Fascinating History, and Culinary Decadence! Our Famous Hole-in-the-Wall Tour™ includes a behind-the-scenes walking and tasting tour in Honolulu's amazingly colorful Chinatown! It's an entertaining, informative and FUN Honolulu City Tour with several stops, including 2 of Hawaii's most famous Bakeries & one of a kind Marketplaces. You'll be eating between 15 & 20 different foods! This tour takes place all over Honolulu, away from the touristy areas of Waikiki, where only the real locals go to eat. Our North Shore Food Tour™ gives guests a tasty glimpse of the colorful and rural "countryside" area of our island of Oahu. Many people read about the North Shore, about the beautiful huge waves, the garlic shrimp trucks, and rustic away-from-the-city areas, and that's what we give our guests, including some genuine Hawaiian food, a garlic shrimp plate, various pastries, Hawaiian Beer, and a visit to a coffee and sugar plantation.
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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Mililani Mauka - Launani Valley
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous blend of flavor, taste and culture. Matthew Gray and his colleague Crystal wowed us with their knowledge of the local foods which they backed up with tasty bites. We learned the Hawaiian word 'Ono' which means delicious and underscores what we experienced with...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I am a big fan of food tours when traveling; there is no better way to get to really understand a neighbourhood, a city, or a culture. I have participated in food tours in Mexico City, Paris, Seville, Madrid, and Lisbon, so I feel I...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We went on this food tour because the idea of a small group (10 guests) and local rather than chain restaurants really appealed to us and this tour delivered. Doug and Echo, our guides were very knowledgeable as well as being personable and easy to...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We have made it our goal to do a foodie tour on every vacation. This adventure was by far the best yet! Knowledgeable guides, well organized, and left us full! It was on the higher end, but worth it. The China town adventure was a...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I´ve been to lots of food tours across the world and I have to say that this tour was outstanding. Great hosts in Krystal and Doug who were informative and relaxed. We got to experience a variety of tasty food while getting to know more...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We took the Honolulu Food tour yesterday with Matthew and Doug. It felt like we were traveling with friends. We laughed, we learned, we ate great food that we might never have tried and we loved every minute! The coco puffs at Liliha Bakery were...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

This is a late review of the Hole in the Wall tour which we took at the end of November. I believe that the tour description has changed since then, to more accurately reflect the tour. I did not expect to spend 2 hours sitting...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We really enjoyed the Hole In the Wall food tour. Even though we are no strangers to Oahu, we were introduced to many hidden gems that we would have missed without this tour. The variety of dishes we tried, from mana pua and sweets to...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Hawaii Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Aloha Friends! We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves on our Famous Hole-in-the-Wall Tour! Guests like you are the reason we are Rated #1 in the Food & Drink category here in Honolulu. You are now automatically members of our Foodie Ohana (Family) and look...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

The hole-in-the-wall tour is great! It was so much fun to explore Honolulu and get out of the Waikiki area. It was also nice to try foods that aren't normal in other cultures. The tour guides were very informative and passionate about food. They were...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Hawaii Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Aloha Emily! Meeting and feeding you was our pleasure. We devote ourselves to our guests, their comfort, and enjoyment, while mixing in culture, history, and so much more, as you now know. Several Thousand of our guests have been kind enough to spend their precious...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Friendly and enthusiastic Doug and Krystal led our small group through the best “hole in the wall” spots in Honolulu and shared their extensive knowledge of food, Honolulu eats and Hawaiian culture. We started at the Royal Kitchen where we enjoyed some really delicious baked...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Hawaii Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Aloha ChiGirl1074! Wow, what an amazing review! (Would you consider being our Marketing Guru? - LOL) We're blessed with people who appreciate what our Mission Statement is, and that is to "Feed, Entertain and Educate." We're tickled you took that to heart. You'll LOVE the...More

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Orlando M
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Yes, you need reservations. Hawaiiholeinthewallfoodtours. It's after you make reservations that they tell you where to meet the van for pick up.
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There was one solo traveler on our tour, and it was fun and interesting to meet him. My friend and I were raised in the Midwest; this solo traveler was of Middle Eastern descent raised in the UK. I loved chatting with him... More
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Response from scriby | Reviewed this property |
I think JoAnn answered it best. But I'll add my two cents lol. I had read and reviewed A LOT before coming to the island and "needing" to get to the North Shore and its shrimp. I started feeling a little disappointed as we... More
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