Oahu Revealed Guidebook Updates

Oahu Revealed Guidebook Updates

Updates to 7th Edition

It happens every time. The day after we send the files off to the printers for our brand new edition, somebody changes something that directly affects what we write. Several times we’ve e-mailed these changes to the printers. (It’s our only chance to yell that classic publisher line, Stop the presses!) But after the presses roll we’re left shaking our heads, saying, “Yeah, we know that changed. We’ll correct that in our next printing.” The internet is the next best thing to yanking back all the books in print and scribbling in the changes that always occur.

At Wizard Publications we continually strive to bring you the most up-to-date and accurate information on the islands. We are the only publisher who updates our books every time we reprint them. So if you see the updates below already listed in the book you just bought, you may have a recent printing.

The updates below are for the 7th edition of Oahu Revealed. There are no longer any updates to previous editions on this site.

Note: all pages numbers refer to the printed edition of the book.

  • Ka‘ena Point State Park (Page 120) All vehicles must be out of the park by 7:00 p.m. during the 3-day Memorial holiday weekend, except for valid permit holders.
  • Sand Island Recreation Area (page 127) is closed to camping due to sewer repairs. The water is off and restrooms are also closed, but there are portable restrooms available.
  • State Parks are now charging a $10 parking fee per vehicle for out-of-state visitors. Pedestrians, motorcycle and moped riders pay $5 per person. The camping fee is now $30 per night per campsite.
  • Kukaniloko Birthing Stones (pages 15 & 104) is closed to public and can only be visited with an escort arranged in advance at kukaniloko.org.
  • Fishing (page 190) the state is now asking all visitors to obtain a fishing license from the DLNR for $20/day or $70/week.
  • Diamond Head Hike (page 193) visitors from out of state need a reservation in advance from gostateparks.hawaii.gov/diamondhead, and you’ll need parking reservations (which are good for 2 hours) if you’re driving into the crater. For non-residents, it’s $10 per car and $5 per person entrance fee, credit cards only.
  • Twogood Kayaks (page 222) is now called Sun & Salt Adventures.
  • 3660 on the Rise is only doing private group dining for now.
  • A Place to Eat – closed
  • Azteca – closed
  • Breakers Restaurant & Bar is closed.
  • Brick Fire Tavern phone number should be 808-379-2430.
  • Chart House – closed
  • Chuck’s Cellar – closed
  • Coffee Talk is now called Talk Kaimuki and added alcohol.
  • Crêpes No Ka ‘Oi – closed
  • Eggs’n Things (Saratoga) is located at 339 Saratgoa Rd. not 343 Saratoga Rd.
  • Golden Palace – owner retired, fond aloha to them.
  • Hula Dog correct address is 206 Kapuni Street, Waikiki.
  • Little Village Noodle House closed after 21 years. Fond aloha.
  • Loco Moco Drive Inn moved to 930 Valkenburgh St, Honolulu and changed phone number to 808-423-8228. We will be back to take a look at them again.
  • Magic of Polynesia dinner show is closed.
  • Original Pancake House in Waikiki closed.
  • Sunny Days Café phone number should be 808-367-0059.
  • Ambassador Hotel is closed for renos and changes to come.
  • Waikiki Beach Hotel (page 48) is now The Twin Fin we will be reviewing it shortly.
  • Waikiki Sand Villa (page 48) is now Wayfinder Waikiki we will be reviewing it shortly.
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