Sunday, September 19, 2021

Happy Hawaiian Holiday - day 14 - Kailua, Japanese BBQ and the Skull & Crown


This photo show the bar at the awesome Skull and Crown Trading Company in Honolulu. More on that below.

On this Saturday we got an Uber from Waikiki to Kailua, on the Oahu north coast. We did some shopping and eating. The only photo I have is of some wild chickens. I found a Hawaiian silk shirt, made in Hawaii ($86). I would later find a cotton shirt (made in Hawaii) in Waikiki for $35. Most Hawaiian shirts are made in Asia.

We returned to Waikiki and had dinner at the Gyu-Kaku Japanese barbecue. This is a restaurant chain not present in upstate New York. You sit at a table with a cooking flame and the staff brings food that you cook to your taste on a grill. We had a lot of fun with this.

Then another Uber ride to Chinatown to the Skull and Crown Trading Company. We visited yesterday without a reservation and sat in the courtyard, but this evening we reserved a spot in the Tiki Room near the bar. This place is known for its mixed drinks and traditional Hawaiian décor, plus a few extra touches such as shrunken heads in jars. See the photo at the top. My phone died here, but we got more photos from Susan's phone. It is an adventure to get to this bar because traffic is restricted, possibly due to a police substation on a nearby corner. The S&C is a great sensory experience, with the special drinks, crazy décor and Hawaiian music.

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