On the Windward side of Oahu, there is a charming little Italian bistro with great food and an Old World ambiance. The service and food are exceptional and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The owners, manager Bill Duval and executive chef Reza Azeri, are both dedicated and very involved in the day-to-day operation of their top-quality restaurant, Baci Bistro. Opened in 1997, it has been a labor of love which shows in the consistently high reviews and frequent return customers. Visitors and locals alike love Baci Bistro for the food and the friendly family feel!
Described as “European Cuisine with an Italian flair,” Baci Bistro has fresh veal, along with pork, chicken, and fresh fish entrees, as well as made-fresh-daily pasta specialties. Their desserts are also a big favorite with customers. All desserts are made fresh at the restaurant and the Tiramisu, Crème Brulee, and Cheesecake are simply the best! Manager Bill Duval tries to greet each guest to his restaurant with a warm welcome of Aloha! He and Chef Reza Azeri both say that the satisfaction of their guests is their main motivation.
30 Aulike Street, Kailua, HI 96734
Lanikai Bath and Body
Made in Hawaii, the products of Lanikai Bath and Body are fresh, natural, and Hawaiian! This little shop in Kailua features scents based on the fragrances of Hawaii and incorporates the healing properties of its fruits and berries as well. All the “recipes” have been developed by Lanikai Bath and Body, formulated with pure essential oils and some of the best ingredients nature has to offer. Botanical extracts such as papaya, sea kelp, macadamia and kukui nut oils, are some of the island elements found in Lanikai products. All products are botanically based, cruelty free, and safe for the environment also. The fragrances are distinctive blends such as Pineapple Lilikoi, Orchid Vanilla, Pikake Flower, and Pohaku Island Sandalwood. Lanikai Bath and Body offers lotions, body butters, bath salts, soaps, and more. There are unique items like “Poi”Dog” which naturally rids your pet of fleas and ticks, reduces shedding, and deodorizes, all in one shampoo! The Lanikai Baby Collection offers their Hawaiian Healing Salve along with shampoo, lotion, and powder for your infants and young children, and all are petroleum, talc, and paraben free. Gloria Garvey and Brook Gramann have been working for over 25 years to develop the many products offered, and customers can expect quality in everything they sell at Lanikai Bath and Body!
Kailua Beach Town, Kailua, HI 96734
Mike’s Kiawe Broiled Huli Huli Chicken
A local boy, born and raised in Haleiwa, on the North Shore of Oahu, Mike Fuse is the owner and culinary creator of Mike’s Kiawe Broiled Huli Huli Chicken. Growing up he loved surfing and kiawe broiled chicken! Nowadays, he loves cooking it and his yellow and red food truck, out in Kaneohe, is renowned for the “best chicken on the island”! People come from all over the island, and return here each time they visit Oahu, for his delicious Huli-Huli chicken, Kalua pork, Garlic shrimp, and Pulehu steak. Mike loves watching the smiles on their faces as they devour his food. He says that what sets his business apart from others is the people who work for him, and the pride they take in maintaining the excellent reputation of his food and service! You sit at outdoor picnic tables and dine on paper plates, but the fragrance of the outdoor grill and the magnificent view of the Koolau Mountains and Kaneohe Bay just can’t be beat! The food, the service, and the setting combine to give you a delectable and thoroughly enjoyable experience that you don’t want to miss. Open every day from 11am til dusk…just off Kamehameha Hwy in Kahalu`u.
47-525 Kamehameha Hwy. Kaneohe, HI 96744
Serving Kailua for nearly 50 years now, Windward Jewelers is a family owned, full service jeweler with a passion for perfection! They specialize in award-winning, custom designed jewelry, and offer a fine selection of designer jewelry from Hawaii and around the world, all at affordable prices! They are highly respected in the community and entrusted to repair every kind of jewelry and watches. Windward Jewelers takes pride in the personal connections they make with their customers, understanding that whether purchased as a gift, memento, or for a special occasion, their jewelry designs have significance and will be treasured. Quality and service are therefore of utmost importance to them!
It has taken decades of hard work and experience to keep Windward Jewelers the trusted place to come for beautiful, lasting, and unique jewelry, as well as excellent service and repair. They continue to strive to maintain this ideal and to have every customer leave happy with their purchase, satisfied with their service, and taking a little bit of Aloha with them! For location, hours, and to view some of their award winning designs you can go to…. windwardjewelershawaii.com
Kailua Shopping Center
600 Kailua Road, Suite 122, Kailua