Everyone knows about Byron’s. Everyone. It’s a Honolulu institute and it is a quintessential dive spot so don’t expect much except food at a decent price. The location is nestled right by the airport so it is easy to access for people flying in and out of Oahu. There is at least a zillion things to choose from and you may even find time to look over everything offered depending on the amount of people in front of you. My wait was and easy 10 minutes. They have specials and other offerings posted on the windows so you may really want to look at every square inch if you don’t want to miss something.
I ordered the grilled ahi tuna steaks which were huge! It came with a side of rice and mac salad. I’ve never been a fan of Hawaiian macaroni salad and their version is no different. No flavor unless mayo is a flavor. Yuck. But the ahi was good and the portion was worth the the 10 or so dollars I spent there. It is no frills over at Bryon’s but I get the appeal for the tourists and locals who are looking to get cheapy food, good portions and relatively fast service. The seating is outdoors and you can peer into the restaurant while you wait and wonder how many health violations were made during their last inspection. I mean it’s not exactly the cleanest place but maybe the dingy ceilings and walls were grease stained from the many years of frying and it just won’t come off. That’s what I like to think anyways. Who knows. At least I didn’t get food poisoning so for that I am grateful. I would eat there again and this time try the deep fried desserts they offer. Twinkies? Oreos anyone?
Location: 3297 N Nimitz Hwy Honolulu, HI 96819 Phone: (808) 836-0541
Hours: Open all the time