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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%
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“laulau” (60 reviews)
“kalua pig” (114 reviews)
“short ribs” (76 reviews)
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
1240 N School St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is not the easiest to find and the wait for a table can be long. The three of us waited for 45 minutes in the humid hot weather. Luckily they have a big jug of cold water outside that you can get a cup...More

Thank KWong55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to discover Hawaiian food and we did ! Helena's Hawaiian Food is definitely a good address. Of course, that's nothing to compare with the fancy restaurant you can find in Waikiki but if you're reading this comments this is probably not what you...More

1  Thank JulEye87
Reviewed 21 April 2018 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

1  Thank Stephan B
Reviewed 20 April 2018 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 19 April 2018

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 16 April 2018 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 6 April 2018

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 3 April 2018

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 3 April 2018

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

2  Thank D Y
Reviewed 28 March 2018

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
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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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