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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Oahu, Hawaii( Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times )
Reviews by Rosemary McClure, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
In Waikiki, tourist food comes in two flavors: exorbitant and outrageous. This becomes clear to visitors when they walk into the restaurant at their beachfront hotel and find their only option is a breakfast buffet that serves up bacon and bankruptcy. They'll shell out $20 or more a person for eggs and pineapple juice.
Lunch? Expect to pay $21 for a burger, fries and a soda. The dinner buffet will tally about $35 each.
And then, of course, there's the hotel luau -- chalk up about $100 a person. But what's a visit to Hawaii without living high on the hog at a hotel pig roast? You might not have another chance to savor poi or watch hula dancers.
Oh yes, you will. We're going to tell you how.