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Where to grab food for this year's online Okinawan Festival Sept 4-6

Because you'll be drooling for andagi, pork belly and soki soba when you tune in to watch
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The Okinawan Festival, one of Hawaii's largest, is going virtual this year with a jam-packed weekend of Zoom events. There's one guarantee when you tune in to the drumming, virtual bon dance, cooking demos and performances by ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and your favorite Okinan troupes: You're going to get hungry.

There's no reason to miss out on festival favorites like andagi (130,000 were fried up at last year's festival), shoyu pork and Okinawan soba. Here's a guide to where to order your favorite foods for takeout, plus a list I've compiled of Okinawan-owned restaurants that are open for takeout (if you know of any I missed, please email me at 

Here's the festival schedule so you can plan your takeout runs. Virtual events start on Zoom on Friday, Sept. 4 and run through Sunday, Sept. 6.


Ige's Lunchwagon & Catering, Aiea
Plain andagi (3 pieces for $1)
Call 486-8728 to pre-order, pickup Tuesday through Saturday

Utage Restaurant, Kalihi
Plain andagi (5 pieces for $5) and mochi andagi ($.80 apiece)
Call 843-8109 to pre-order, pickup on Friday

Teruya’s Andagi, Makiki
Andagi ($1 each) and sweet potato mochi ($.80 each)
Call 389-1714 to pre-order, pickup on Friday or Saturday

Da Andagi Guy
Don Quijote Waipahu parking on Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Don Quijote Kaheka parking lot on Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Masa & Joyce Okazuya, Kaneohe
Plain andagi (40 cents apiece or 3 for $1)
Fri-Sat 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon Wed Thu 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

Okinawan restaurants

Hide-Chan Restaurant

See also: Eating Okinawan: Hide-Chan

Sunrise Restaurant
Pigs feet soup, spare rib (soki) soup, Okinawa soba, Okinawan shoyu pork - each limited to 30 dishes per day

See also: Eating Okinawan: Sunrise Restaurant

Utage Restaurant

See also: Eating Okinawan: Utage

Okinawan-owned restaurants

Ethel’s Grill

Gochi Grill


Hank’s Haute Dogs

Henry Loui’s Restaurant

Hibachi Honolulu

Highway Inn

Ige’s Lunchwagon & Catering

Kam Bowl Restaurant

KC Waffle Dog in Hawaii’s Favorite Kitchens

Kin Wah Chop Suey


Masa & Joyce Okazuya

Masa’s Cafeteria

Morio’s Sushi Bistro

Mr. Ojisan Restaurant

Pagoda Floating Restaurant & Catering

Palace Saimin

Popeye’s Hawaii (multiple locations)

Rainbow Drive-In (Okinawan Festival sponsor)


Sakana Grill

Sun Noodle (Okinawan Festival sponsor)

Tamashiro Market

Tatsuo’s (closed until Sept. 8)

Teruya’s Andagi

W&M Bar B-Q Burger

Zippys (Okinawan Festival sponsor)
“Shoyu Care” shoyu pork plate available Sept. 1 - 7

Note: Hours and information are constantly changing, so please call or check their social media for the latest information.