The Oldest Restaurant In Hawaii Has A Truly Incredible History

The Hawaiian Islands have a rich and unique history, and though we love learning about the islands’ history and looking at vintage photos of our beautiful home as much as the next person, sometimes we’d rather learn about fun subjects. For example, the oldest restaurant in the islands, a title given to a small Captain Cook establishment that has been in business for more than 100 years. While the Manago Hotel — established more than a century ago in 1917 — may not be the state’s oldest hotel, it is home to the oldest restaurant in continuous operation. The small Big Island eatery of the same name predates Hawaii’s induction into statehood by more than 40 years, and stepping inside is like journeying to a bygone era of Old Hawaii unlike you’ve ever experienced before.

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For more information about the Manago Hotel And Restaurant, check out their website, or give them a call at 808.323.2642. Have you ever dined at the Mango Hotel Restaurant? What’s your favorite dish? Share your experiences and opinions with us in the comments below, then click here to discover the oldest hotel in Hawaii, a beauty standing in the heart of Waikiki that’s rumored to be haunted.

Address: 82-6155 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA
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Hawaii's Local Cuisine

September 28, 2020

What are the most popular foods in Hawaii?

Sweet and savory, Hawaii’s most popular dishes are as unique as they are delicious. Whether you’ve called the Hawaiian Islands home for your entire life or recently made your first-ever trip to the Aloha State, you’re likely already familiar with Hawaii’s most famous foods. From malasadas, Kona coffee, and haupia pie to poke, plate lunches, and kalua pork, Hawaii’s iconic foods sure are delicious.

Which restaurants serve the foods Hawaii is known for?

From mouth-watering loco mocos and traditional plate lunches to kalua pork, lau lau, and poi, Hawaiian cuisine represents the islands’ melting pot of culture and there’s nowhere better to taste these mouthwatering dishes than at Da Poke Shack, Rainbow Drive-In, Ono Hawaiian Foods, and these other classic restaurants found across the state.

What are the most popular restaurants in Hawaii? 

Though the Hawaiian Islands are small in terms of landmass, the islands feel huge as soon as you consider the countless restaurant options found across the state, some more popular than others. From casual drive-ins and seaside poke joints to upscale seafood restaurants and resort restaurants, these 14 famous restaurants found throughout Hawaii are totally worth the hype — and 100 percent worth the wait. We also suggest you check out our recent 2020 dining bucket list, featuring one delicious restaurant for each month of the year. Other personal favorites include Giovanni’s Shrimp and Aloha Mixed Plate.

Address: 82-6155 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA