Words by Sage Battad | Photos by Sage Battad, Vina Cristobal
Wait,“Oh so yummy?” No, ‘Osoyami!’
Osoyami is nothing short of the typical hole-in-the-wall burger and bar joint. The inside’s ambience is very hip and trendy, with a nicely-lit mini bar contrasting a black color scheme. Available is a medium-spaced bathroom that is very clean and well maintained. And if you’re looking for something to do while waiting for your order, they have a wall with two dart boards off to the side of the area to play with.
Osoyami is more known for their sliders, all coming with two 3 oz. of locally raised beef burgers. I ordered the ‘Hollandaise Signature’ slider, which includes beer braised sausage topped with crispy frazzled onions in their original hollandaise sauce, and of course with a side order of the ‘basket-o-fries.’
I received my fries first. I snacked on them until I received my sliders, which were nice and crispy. The burgers came shortly after, and were fresh and steaming hot. Taking a bite, I could really taste the flavor from the hollandaise sauce. I originally thought that the burgers were going to be small, and that two of them weren’t going to fill up my stomach (I had a big appetite that day). But it turns out that the two burgers were just the perfect size and I was already getting full eating one of the burgers and majority of my fries.
Their pricing on the menu is very cheap, with the most expensive thing on the menu being $9. One thing to note though is that their sliders do not come with any sides, so you’d have to pay an additional amount of money if you were wanting fries. But if you come before 7pm, they have happy hour specials which include a slider and fries combo for only $5. If you’re a student on a budget, this would be a cool place to hang out with a group of friends.
Fun fact: This is Scarlet Cord’s (featured in Issue 7) favorite burger place to eat after a long night of practice or playing a gig. Definitely check this place out if you’re a fan of theirs!
Osoyami is located on 1820 Algaroba Street, which is right around the corner of McCully Street, more known as the “M-Block.” So either if you’re partying with the DJ’s at About The Goods or if you’re a sneakerhead browsing new kicks from Truest, swing by Osoyami afterwards for an “oh so yummy” treat.
Osoyami Bar and Grill
1820 Algaroba Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Free private parking and street parking available
Sunday – Saturday 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Fridays 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.