Cincinnati, OH

A new restaurant has opened in Cincinnati, Ohio

Isla Chiu

A new restaurant has come to the city of Cincinnati.

Are you in the mood for some Hawaiian food? If so, you might want to check out Onolicious Hawaii, which just opened in downtown Cincinnati earlier this month.

The restaurant was in Oakley Kitchen Food Hall before moving to its new brick-and-mortar location.

At the new restaurant, you can get started on appetizers like musubi (which is a sushi-like food with marinated grilled Spam instead of fish), lumpia (which are Filipino vegetable spring rolls), and Nanakuli pork hash, which is vegan-friendly and consists of a fried gyoza wrapper filled with Impossible pork, onions, water chestnuts, and shoyu.

Also on the menu are kalua pork (which is roasted shredded pork shoulder with Hawaiian salt), shoyu chicken (which is boneless chicken that's braised in Aloha Shoyu, garlic, and ginger), and teriyaki beef (which is beef that's marinated in the restaurant's house-made teriyaki sauce).

If you have room for dessert, check out the haupia (which is Hawaiian coconut pudding) or pineapple rolls.

On Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant also offers brunch items such as Portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice; matcha mochi waffles with chicken katsu and coconut syrup; and loco moco, which consists of two scoops of steamed rice, hamburger patty, two eggs covered in mushroom gravy, and fried papaya strings.

Similar to its time at Oakley Kitchen, Onolicious's new location has gotten a very positive reception from customers. Here is what a customer had to say in a recent Google review:

Went to their recently opened space on Walnut Street. They are still in their soft opening so the menu is currently limited. It was all new to me anyway so my husband and I both got the lunch plate with two meats. He tried the teriyaki chicken and the Kalua pork and I tried the shoyu chicken and teriyaki beef. He got the potato salad as his side and I got the Mac salad. We had Lumpia as an appetizer. We also got the Singapore Sling cocktail. Everything was excellent. My favorite was the shoyu chicken and his was the pork. Every employee we interacted with was kind and passionate about the restaurant and its food. The space is colorful, bright, and very relaxed. I highly recommend it and look forward to becoming a regular.

If you want to visit the new restaurant, you can find it at 1005 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

The new restaurant is open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday from 11 AM to 8 PM. It is closed on Monday.

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