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Updates to 6th Edition

It happens every time. The day after we send the disks 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 6th edition of Oahu RevealedNote: all pages numbers refer to the printed edition of the book.

COVID-19 Related Updates – visit our COVID Notice page.
We are trying our best, but it is impossible for us to list all the closures here.
Everyone stay safe.

  • Bars and restaurants will be closed for indoor dining for at least two weeks starting March 20, 2020. Takeout, pick-up and drive-thru only.
  • Polynesian Cultural Center (pages 85, 152 & 304) will close through end of March, 2020.
  • Sea Life Park (pages 35, 74, 168 & 69) and Wet N Wild (pages 35 & 169) will close until further notice. This also includes the Chief’s Lu‘au and Ka Moana Lu‘au.
  • Pearl Harbor & all attractions within it (page 108, 111 & 156) due to COVID-19 will be closed from March 18 till April 30, 2020 or until further notice.
  • Battleship USS Missouri Memorial (pages 109, 158 & 159) will be closed from March 18 till April 30, 2020 or until further notice.
  • Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tour (page 252) closed until further notice.

Temporary Updates:

  • Manoa Falls Trail (page 192) officials are warning the public to not even attempt to access the Manoa Falls trail because you will be turned around. This trail closure will be enforced and violators will be cited. Manoa Falls Trail will undergo periodic closures for construction to improve the upper portion of the trail. This is to ensure public safety as heavy equipment will be operating on potentially unstable terrain. Beginning December 9, 2019 the Manoa Falls Trail will be CLOSED Monday–Thursday until further notice. The trail will be open Friday–Sunday and all state and federal holidays.
  • Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tour (page 252) a landslide in December 2018 took out one of the bridges along the cliffside trail to Kalaupapa. Repairs will likely take many months to complete. Until the bridge is repaired, no one will be able to access Kalaupapa by land. You can still visit the settlement by securing a permit through Damien Tours (808-567-6171) and booking a flight through to the Kalaupapa peninsula through Mokulele Airlines (866-260-7070).

General Information & Updates:

  • JN Rentals (page 23) is now run by Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
  • Diamond Head Harley (page 24) is closed.
  • K1 Speed (page 35 & 170) closed.
  • Greeters of Hawai‘i (page 44) no longer does airport lei greetings.
  • King’s Village Shopping Center (page 58 & 229) is closed to make way for condos. This will affect businesses listed in there and Farmers Market.
  • San Lorenzo’s Shave Ice (page 96) is closed.
  • Makani Kai Helicopters (page 175) is closed.
  • Island Seaplane (page 176) is closed.
  • Pedal Power Bike Tours (page 179) is closed.
  • Breakout Waikiki (page 185) moved to 227 Lewers St, Waikiki.
  • Wild Bunch (page 187) sadly had original boat sink. But they have a new larger one.
  • Waihe‘e Falls Hike (page 208) is closed to the public and police are there to keep people out.
  • Senator Fong’s Plantation & Gardens (page 225) is closed.

From the Island Dining chapter, the following restaurants have changed: 

  • Karai Crab is moving to 1314 S. King Street. We’ll be reviewing them in their new location once they’ve had a chance to settle in.
  • Opal Thai is now only open for Dinner and now serves alcohol. Closed Mondays.

From the Island Dining chapter, the following restaurants have closed: 

  • Bic Tacos
  • Bubba Gump
  • Chart House
  • Da Crawfish & Crab Shack
  • Gordon Biersch
  • Kaka‘ako Kitchen
  • Karai Crab
  • Kobe Japanese Steak House
  • Luibueno’s
  • Nobu
  • Rock Island Café
  • San Lorenzo’s Shave Ice
  • The Greek Corner
  • Top of Waikiki
  • Two Scoops Ice Cream Parlor
  • Wailana Coffee House
  • Willows
  • Yard House

From the Where to Stay chapter:

  • The Waikiki Parc Renovated in late 2019. We will back to have a look after the dust settles.