1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Our Rating Neighborhood Ala Moana & Kakaako Hours Daily 11am–10pm Phone 808/955-8899 Prices Entrees $15–$29 Cuisine Type Japanese Web site Tempura Ichidai
This is the tempura version of a cocktail bar, serving the best tempura on the island. Sit at the counter and watch the chefs fry each piece right in front of you and place it on the rack on your plate in stages (so it doesn’t get soggy from the steam). The tempura is light, crisp, and practically greaseless. The impeccably fresh sashimi is terrific, too.