Helena's Hawaiian Food in United States

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Local draw known for homestyle Hawaiian cooking in a casual, no-frills space. Cash only.


Most people love to try local cuisine while traveling. If you go to Hawaii, it will be a great idea if you visit Helena’s Hawaiian Food in Honolulu. If you’re looking for an authentic home-cooked Hawaiian meal, go to Helena’s Hawaiian Food which is located in 1240 N School St., Honolulu, Oahu. It is 1.4 miles from Downtown Honolulu. This restaurant has a real deal menu to be enjoyed. Helena’s Hawaiian Food was awarded the James Beard Foundation’s Regional Classics award in 2000. In 2009, Helena's Hawaiian Food was also featured on Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel, a food reality tv series that travels across the US to sample iconic regional dishes. This restaurant provides a popular and delicious Hawaiian menu, such as laulau, kalua pig, and poi. Also, it offers delicious and highly-recommenced food: ribs, pulled kalua pork, luau chicken, and salmon. Remember to bring cash because no credit cards are accepted. It is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Helena's Hawaiian Food usually open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. The price is around $3 up to $14.

Helena's Hawaiian Menu & Catering 

Helena's Hawaiian Menu offers traditional local Hawaiian food since 1946. This family-owned business has impacted locals and tourists from around the world. There are many delicious menus in this restaurant. You can try the marinated ribs of pork shoulder that flavored slightly sweet and with soy.  The kalua pork is very moist and delicious and has the flavor like tara leaves. The luau chicken is very delicious and worth trying. The salmon is very nice with a lot of onions and tomatoes. It is a good family restaurant with friendly staff. Not only those three delicious menus, but this restaurant also has refreshing beverages such as coke, diet coke, other soft drinks, beer, and fresh coconut water.

Place and Atmosphere

You will see many groups of families and friends here at all hours. This restaurant is a cozy place to eat with your family or friends. It will be more crowded during the summer months when the local kids having their holidays. The locals with their kids and the tourists love to enjoy their comfort Hawaiian food here. There is a limited parking lot here. Sometimes, you need to be patient to wait someone is bound to leave so just pull into the lot. In addition, street parking is also available but is sometimes hard to find. Don’t forget to go to Helena’s Hawaiian Food when you go to Honolulu Hawaii.

Take-out orders

Please kindly note that the take-out price is the same as a la carte menu. Also, portions and sizes are the same. It is also suggested to order by alphabet, for example, if you want to have poi (include the size: small/large) and after that rice. As additional information, onions, salt, and haupia are already included in all meals as long as they are available. While chili pepper water will be given by request and for take-out orders.  All sales are subject to a 4,712% tax.


Address 1240 N School St, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States

Phone +1 808-845-8044

Website helenashawaiianfood.com

Maps 84JM+9X Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Open Maps

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