Hawaii is much more than lush beaches, palm trees and crystal clear waters. It’s a multitude of islands where cultures mingle and traditions meld, creating endless culinary blends.
Anthony Bourdain knew this. Before the chef died in 2018, he documented his favorite places to eat in Hawaii on his TV shows “Parts Unknown” and “No Reservations.” Unlike other food-driven TV shows, Bourdain didn’t find his own spots — he wanted the locals, who happened to be chefs on the island, to bring him to where they liked to eat. After all, Hawaii is where they lived, not Bourdain. These are the places that his newfound ohana (family) showcased to the legendary chef, TV personality and torchbearer of culture.