Midnight Munchies: The Top 5 Late-Night Restaurants in Honolulu

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1 Mac 24/7

  With pancakes as large as hubcaps and macaroni and cheese oozing with hot white cheddar, "mac" on some serious comfort food into the wee hours of the night at Mac 24/7. This ultra contemporary spot is reminiscent of a sleek cafeteria meets '50s diner.  Sure to satisfy any late-night craving, Mac 24/7 lists items like fried chicken and waffles, grilled cheese and roasted vine ripened tomato soup, hot fudge banana splits, and root beer floats on its menu.
  Mac 24/7 Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio www.mac247waikiki.com 808.921.5564.

2 Kanpai Bar & Grill

  Kanpai is a late-night sports grill boasting a full bar, locally brewed beers on tap, and traditional island friendly plates like kim chee rib eye steak, short rib loco moco, pan fried ahi belly, saimin and fried rice. With a meat and rice (Hawaii's potato substitute) laden menu, Kanpai is the ultimate choice for the hungry carnivore seeking late night grinds.
 Kanpai 404 Ward Ave. 808.593.9202.

3 Zippy’s

  Zippy’s is THE local late night favorite and it’s safe to say the most popular restaurant chain found in Hawaii. Like Starbucks, Zippy’s can be found on nearly every street corner serving up Hawaiian plate lunches, bento boxes and their famous chili and rice. Zippy’s also dishes out a variety of entrees, salads, sandwiches and soups and almost every location houses a Napolean Bakery stocked with pastries, pies and cakes. Open 24 hours a day and always consistent, Zippy’s is the neighborhood hangout for a late-night bite.
Zippy’s has several locations. For more information visit www.zippys.com

4 Side Street Inn

What started as a stereotypical “hole-in-the-wall” local bar with good, "never let you down" grinds quickly grew into an even larger “hole-in-the-wall” with a variety of Hawaiian fusion menu selections. Popular with “in the know” locals from the very start, Side Street Inn is also a favorite stomping ground for some of the world's most famous chefs and has won several awards including Critics' Choice and Best Bar accolades. Offering local style comfort food, the fried rice is the way to go along with Pocho clams, escargot drenched in melted cheese, and the Lilikoi barbecue baby back ribs.
 Side Street Inn 1225 Hopaka St. www.sidestreetinn.com 808.591.0253.

5 Giovanni’s Pastrami

  Giovanni’s Pastrami is equal parts New York-style deli, pizzeria and sports bar serving up mega-huge portions of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes served all day until midnight. Sample eight different types of eggs Benedict and 11 styles of omelets. Try the Sumo chili burger, Giovanni’s pastrami patty melt, an all-beef hot dog Reuben, brisket of beef or some matzo ball soup. With several flat-screen TVs, the serious sport spectator with an even more serious appetite is sure to be satisfied at Giovanni’s Pastrami.
Giovanni’s Pastrami 227 Lewers St. www.giovannispastrami.com 808.923.2100
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