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Off Track: Hawai‘i’s Oldest Restaurants Are Still ‘Ono After All These Years

February 12, 2022

From the Honolulu Magazine website

House Without A Key – photograph from the Travel Advisor website

Every town has restaurants that have become more than just spots to get a meal. They are places where regulars grow up with the owners’ families and their grandchildren meet across the counter. They serve the ultimate old-school comfort foods that are woven into our childhoods. Here are some of those places that have been feeding us for more than 60 years. 


The Tip Top Motel Café & Bakery is run by the Ota family. One of their sons is Owen Ota, a retired weapons controller at the 150th Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron. Earlier Retiree News post about Owen Ota: Retiree Update: Owen Ota

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