Warm, super premium grade short grain rice topped with delicious SPAM, all held in place by a piece of seaweed wrapped around it. Simple yet mouthwateringly delicious!
This is just one of the many SPAM musubi variations available at Iyasume Musubi. This is a breakfast/lunch MUST EAT on our list everytime we’re in Honolulu.
Our favorite? Egg Cucumber Spam Musubi and the Bacon & Egg Spam Musubi!
That’s not all! In addition to the musubi, they’ve also perfected various flavors of the onigiri! It’s hard to pick a favorite because every single one we have tried has always been delicious. You can’t go wrong picking any of the onigiri on the menu.
The “fluffy and moist” rice enveloping the various perfectly flavored fillings just screams perfection and quality!
Iyasume Musubi is undoubtedly a “must visit” everytime we’re in Honolulu. The store is a typical hole in the wall in one of the alleys on Koa Avenue in Waikiki. You really must pay attention in order to locate the store. Once you know where the store is, going back is fairly easy. Here’s the address:
Locating the Store
It’s in an alley across the street from The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. On Koa Avenue, look out for an alley with a sign that says “Hana no Sato” near it’s entrance.
Peek inside the alley and you’ll see a stall on the left selling surfing lessons called Big Wave Dave.
The store is opposite the surfing stall on the first floor of the Hale Waikiki Hotel. There’s typically a line everytime we go there, so you can’t miss the line of people standing outside the store.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the various signs all over the store. You can’t go wrong with whatever it is you order from here. The musubi and onigiri are freshly made to order. There might be a short wait while they prepare your order but it’s worth the wait! Don’t just take our word for it! Check it out next time you’re in Waikiki. We might even see you there when we get another chance to go to Honolulu in the future!
Are you headed to Waikiki? What is your favorite breakfast/lunch places? Is Iyasume Musubi on your radar?