Hawaiian Breeze makes a great version of saimin (basically ramen on steroids) with veggies, Spam, linguica, or barbecued chicken. The bowls are massive, and the broth is ocean-savory (with cabbage and carrot, too), but it's the shoyu-and-ginger-marinated, charcoal-tinged bird that conjures up a really good beach-park picnic. You can also order sushi from Hawaiian Breeze's sister restaurant, Shima
. Note that service runs on island time, that is, sloooow.
1719 N 45th Street,
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 am-9:30 pm, Sat 11:45 am-10 pm, Sun 3-10 pm