Mud Hen Water
3452 Waiʻalae Ave. (at 9th St.), Honolulu
Our Rating Neighborhood Kaimuki Hours Tues–Sat 5:30–10pm (Fri–Sat until midnight) Phone 808/737-6000 Prices Small plates $8–$28 Cuisine Type Modern Hawaiian Web site Mud Hen Water Other Reservations highly recommended for dinner
This is the sister restaurant to Town. Whereas Town is Italian in its flavors, Mud Hen Water draws inspiration from all of the cultures influencing Hawaii. What that translates into: mapo tofu gravy and biscuits for brunch and ia lawalu, fish wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled over an open fire. You won’t find dishes like this anywhere else. Plates are small and made for sharing.