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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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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“laulau” (60 reviews)
“kalua pig” (114 reviews)
“short ribs” (76 reviews)
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CUISINES
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
1240 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2013
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1 - 10 of 632 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When in Hawaii, a local or a tourist, this is a must visit place. At Helena’s we had great service and wonderful food! This restaurant is highly recommended. It is best best to come at a non-peak time to get a seat fast and enjoy...More

Thank Stephan B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Here at Helena's you get just about the best local cuisine around. They don't spend time making it fancy looking but all in the flavor!! Definitely try this spot while on O'ahu..you won't be disappointed!!

Thank 702dustins
Reviewed 4 days ago

We like to visit local eateries when we travel. Helen's is a typical restaurant for locals. Order family style and enjoy!

Thank caljang
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here to eat on the recommendations of several friends and family. Parking was tough but we found a street spot a few blocks down. It was small but friendly and we were seated very quickly. We got the short ribs, kalua pig, poi, Mac...More

Thank Rquinn09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot for authentic Hawaiian food. My family loves to come here at least once every time we visit Hawaii.

1  Thank pnitake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must to eat at if you are visiting Oahu and want to eat authentic Hawaiian food! The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The prices are great for the amount of food you get. You won’t be disappointed!

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, if you are visiting the islands, this great food joint is visited by locals all over the island, so you know it's good food. But Hawaiian food is far from cheap. So us locals come here only if we are willing to...More

1  Thank D Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go there if you want to see the real side of Hawaii. The food is great! But this is not for everyone. If you prefer fancy surrounding and generic food please please please stay in Waikiki. All others - this is the must visit place...More

Thank Ruslan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard a lot about this place this was on our must eat list. Very different experience as it is true local Hawaiian food. Portions were small for the short ribs but they were good...not like the Korean short ribs I’ve been used to eating....More

Thank Dots98
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Well on this 4th day we adhered to the Man Vs Food bible and felt adventurous so we Ubered this place after visiting Pearl Harbor. Look, it is what it is and remember when in Rome do as the Romans do. We arrived with 2...More

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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
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Rita D
9 March 2017|
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Response from Gordon R | Reviewed this property |
1240 N. School St. Enjoy!
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occasional_traveler6
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
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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