After a good hike to Haipuapua Falls on Molokai Island, we asked our guide where we should eat and she recommended having the chicken katsu at Mana'e Goods and Grindz. You can't beat the recommendation of a local connoisseur!
Mana'e Goods and Grindz.
Mana'e Goods and Grindz might not look like much of a restaurant, but rather a counter like its name describes; however, its food was awesome. Well really, we can only vouch for the chicken katsu since we each ordered the Japanese fried chicken dish. The plate included a generous portion of fried chicken morsels, a serving of rice and a salad (there was a choice of potato salad I think too).
Chicken katsu plate.
The boneless pieces of chicken were still moist and so crispy. It was such a treat to dip them in the BBQ sauce. This chicken katsu became a baseline for fried chicken for the rest of our trip.
Mana'e Goods and Grindz is the perfect spot for local fare. We really felt like we got to try some good Hawaiian food! We even drove all the way there for seconds but it was unfortunately closed by the time we got there on Labour Day.