20 cheap eats for under $20 on Oahu
Finding authentic food at cheap prices in Oahu requires a little exploration and a touch of daring.
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Meals( Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times / December 5, 2013 )
Fatty's Chinese Kitchen
Price: Most dishes $6.50
This tiny takeout or eat-in Chinese cookery is behind the International Marketplace, an easy-to-reach location for the Waikiki tourist set. Tourists often miss it, but locals don't. They line up for the Cantonese stir-fry that's cooked as they watch. The restaurant, which has been in the same location below the Miramar Hotel for 27 years, has nine plastic chairs outside and 11 stools at its well-worn counter inside. Among the popular dishes are chicken and mushroom stir fry, beef curry over rice and a sea bass plate.
We loved . . . watching the food being prepared and cooked in a wok.
We didn't love . . . being told to come back later in the day for sea bass. When we did, we were told there was no sea bass that day.
Fatty's Chinese Kitchen, Miramar at Waikiki, 2345 Kuhio Ave.; (808) 922-9600.