The Social Honolulu – Honolulu, HI

I haven’t been to The Social Honolulu in many years but always enjoyed their food. Honestly, I have had pretty junk service experiences in the past which made me a bit weary to come in this time. I do think sometimes if you do not plan to drink alcohol, there is a prejudice! Well this time, I was coming in with two teenage boys which even more so signaled no drinking would happen. We came in during a weeknight and it was SUPER slow. Like only one other table slow and this was during dinner time. Hopefully they pick up later in the night for the drinkers. I was pleasantly surprised because I got very good and attentive service this time!

Garlic Fries | $16.00
Add Fried Pepperoni | $3.00

crispy fries tossed in our social seasoning and topped with garlic sauteed in butter

Uh yeah, you see that right. This dish cost $19.00. Insanity. What can I do? Teenagers freaking love fries. Was it good? Well yeah, they made the fries well done and crispy. But the cost? Do I think it’s worth it? No, too pricey but it is good if that helps!

The Social Moco | $23.00
beef patty, crispy corn beef, sauteed onions and mushrooms, 2 sunny side eggs, brown gravy, rice

A pretty nice heaping! Enough that my bro couldn’t finish it. And brada can EAT. He enjoyed it! Don’t think he realized corn beef would be part of it but luckily he doesn’t mind corn beef. Also, isn’t it cornED beef?

Truffle Bacon Penne Pasta | $24.00
bacon, black truffle pate, beurre blanc, penne, shredded parmesan

Shared this dish with my brother. Pretty good! Good truffle taste – a nice dish!!

Garlic Bacon Fried Rice | $19.00
sauteed garlic, caramelized onions, bacon, corn, special sauce, harizuke, 2 sunny side eggs

If you know me, you know that bacon is not my thing. But for some dishes, it just works. This is one of them. I love this fried rice. I don’t know why. It’s nothing stellar but it just all works together. Just a good classic comfort dish. Yum!

8 responses to “The Social Honolulu – Honolulu, HI

  1. vickinags

    Another thing I’ve been craving is loco moco. Haven’t had one in a few years! I used to like the one at Eggs and Things on PIikoi, but whenever I pass by, there’s a line outside so I’m like, Nah.

    • Jenny

      Mmm loco moco. I haven’t had a good loco moco in long time. I want a nice juicy burger with over easy egg and choke gravy. Then I douse it in tobasco. Yum! I had eggs and things not too long ago! Was good but pricey….

  2. jalna

    OMG. Everything looks so good!

  3. Ho, the prices! Yesterday I went to Bank of Hawaii downtown and they validated my parking ticket for 2 hours – nice! So I walked to Alakea Street to find that musubi place that had really good rectangle musubis – but it was all papered up and gone? So I walked into the only eating place at the corner of Alakea and King. Not sure of the name but it is Alakea something. I thought I saw a post of yours that featured them.

    Anywho, they had hamburger steak plate lunches for $7.67! And they had loco moco for cheap too! I saw their mini bentos and I ordered a fried noodles with mandoo (3 pieces) for $7 something and a hamburger to take home for $3 something. I LOVED their noodles – super simple fried saimin with spam and little bit veggies.

    This will be my go-to the next time I need to go to Bank of Hawaii. Can’t beat free parking and cheap ono eats!

    • Jenny

      Oh wow! I was gonna go BOH to do something, didn’t know they validate for 2 hours! Is the parking entrance on bishop and merchant??

      Sounds like you went to Alakea steak? I’ve always wanted to try there! And wow all the accolades? Now I gotta go!!!!

  4. kat

    never been or heard of this place but everything sounded delicious:)

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