Ahi Assassins Fish Co. – Moilili, HI

The weather has been lovely this weekend! Last night as I walked out of a store, I actually felt windchill. Wind. Chill. It was great. Last night was positively chilly, I actually had to grab my blanket. This is fantastic. And Sunday? The nice weather continued, nice winds and not too hot temperatures. Please please please continue! So here I am, updating some posts for my blog. Yesterday was lost, there was a Law and Order Special Victims Unit marathon on and I can’t possibly study when that is going on. Today, what have I done so far? I tried to continue my presentation but can’t concentrate. I started my final paper a bit and well here I am updating my blog. Hehe…

Ahi Assassins Fish Co. has been open for less than a month and they are getting stellar reviews on Yelp. I love that they are so close to where I work so I got to give them a try for lunch. Their parking lot is a bit small but I was able to get a spot before it got busy! The most appealing part about this shop is that the owners are fishermen! How much fresher can that be? They also charge quite little to me…all good stuff! Let’s get to the pictures, shall we?


141110-02Menu as of October 2014 – Cash only!



Shoyu Garlic Ahi Poke Bowl – $7.00

I just realized I forgot to take a picture of my Spicy Ahi bowl! Good stuff, great slices of fish. The spicy ahi, it’s definitely spicier than other spicy ahi! So when they say spicy at this place, they mean it.


Pan Seared Ahi with Garlic Plate – $8.00

141110-06Yes, that’s garlic on top. Garlic garlic garlic.

141110-07Very raw inside. I like that so it’s okay.

I originally wanted to get the baked ahi stuffed crab but they were all out, that made me sad. So I settled for this, great piece of fish. Great portion but the taste was unfortunately not there. The ahi was not seasoned and I feel like they just sauteed a bunch of unseasoned garlic and put it on top. I was so disappointed that the ahi had no seasoning – I had to add a dressing to eat this meal. If I get this next time, I will probably try the furikake one.


Helena’s Hawaiian Food – Honolulu, HI

Helena’s Hawaiian Food is one of the most popular Hawaiian food joints in Hawaii. It might be controversial to say this, but they’re probably the best? If you don’t agree, feel free to comment on who is…cause I’d be more than happy to try them out! Helena’s is located in my neck of the woods and my first ever visit was two weeks ago. I know, what kind of Kalihi girl am I? Well even after I started hearing more about Helena’s, the lines and horrible parking lot certainly scared me off enough. So how was my experience? Um…magical! Take a look if you don’t believe me!

140202-01We ordered Menu D which includes: Kalua Pig, Lomi Salmon, Pipikaula Short Ribs & Luau Squid with 2 scoops of Rice ($18.40)

140202-03Lomi Salmon

140202-04Kalua Pig

140202-05Luau Squid (my favorite!!!!)

140202-07This set comes with haupia, raw onions and Hawaiian Sea Salt

140202-08Pipikaula Short Ribs

140202-09Yummmmmy – star of the show. Seriously!

140202-02 Lomi Salmon with Raw Fish & Limu – $4.95

140202-06Beef Stew – $3.95

What a great meal! We got here pretty early but not early enough…the parking lot was packed! Luckily, just as we were turning in, someone came out. Score! We had about a 10 minute wait and got right in! The staff are all so friendly. Especially the cashier who is the mother of the owner, super sweet lady. And genuine sweet – I love it. She also adds up your check manually first and then re-calculates it on her calculator. That’s a really good way to keep your mind sharp! I’d love to come back here again, but I will only brave it on a weekday at like opening time. I also got an order of pipikaula short ribs to go to take back to the office. I did share it, but not nearly as much as I should have, hehe…