One of the things I love about working in downtown Honolulu is the endless choices of restaurants available for lunch. A welcome addition to the neighborhood is Lucky Belly, a ramen joint that opened in June in the old Mini Garden space on N. Hotel Street. I visited a couple weeks after it opened, so yes, this post is loooooong overdue.
The signature Belly Bowl (pictured above) is worth the visit and the calories for $12. Delicious pork belly, smoked bacon, and sausage await you along side a perfectly cooked soft boiled egg and vegetable garnishes. It’s a delicious and satisfying bowl that will have you coming back for more.
The menu also features a veggie only ramen, as well as a spicy Kim Chee version, in addition to appetizers like Pork Belly Bao Buns and the delicious Braised Brisket Sandwich, which I also highly recommend.
Did I mention there also a late night window serving a limited menu till early morning? I hear it’s ideal for the late night pau hana crowd.
If you’re downtown and looking for some good grub in a hip place, this is your restaurant. The restaurant gets busy for lunch and the wait can be long, so come early or take advantage of the communal table by the door or seating at the bar.
50 N. Hotel Street (corner of Smith Street)
Honolulu, HI 96817
Hours: Monday – Saturday, Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dinner: 5 p.m. – midnight; “The Window” open Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 – 2:30 a.m.