OUR STORY

“Hawai’i as the island locals know it”

We were blessed to be born of native Hawaiian ancestry on the island of Oahu where a strong culture of aloha (love) is rooted in 'ohana (family), traditions, the ocean, and the 'āina (land). When we started Mo' Bettahs in 2008, we wanted to bring that special experience to everyone who entered our restaurant and share Hawai'i as the island locals know it, which is very different from the stereotypical representation.

Our goal was to recreate the feel of family gatherings on the island. It is very common to see families gathered in the backyard or garage to share meals. Our mother and aunties were wonderful cooks who always made sure there was enough for us and any guests who might drop by. They cooked with real aloha, with a love of great taste and a love for those who were eating. With those meals, aloha was shared and relationships strengthened. It was there we learned to love the diversity of foods present in Hawaiian culture.

With Mo' Bettahs, we also wanted to share our special connection to the ocean. In Hawai'i, the ocean is used for more than just recreation. Surfers and paddlers will tell you that the ocean has a cleansing effect on their bodies and souls. They tell of the humility and gratitude that comes from being vulnerable in a powerful ocean. Handmade surfboards and paddles carry the mana (power/influence) of those who have made and used them.

All the surfboards and paddles in our restaurants come from Hawai'i and most have been used in Hawaiian waters. They all tell a story and contribute to the uniqueness of island living. We strive to honor our ohana and lifestyle with Mo'Bettahs.

The Mo' Bettahs menu reflects our favorite Hawaiian staples. We keep it true to the Hawai'i we know and love. It is our hope that with each visit you will feel your love grow for your family and friends as you share experiences in our "backyard."

Aloha!

Kimo and Kalani Mack

Kimo and Kalani Mack. Founders of Mo' Bettahs

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Mo' Bettahs Symbolism

Look above at the plantation-style tin roofs that mimic our grandparent’s home on Kauai where we’d spend our summers as kids.

Mo' Bettahs Hawaiian Style Surfboards

Each surfboard you see in the stores has touched Hawaiian waters. They are shaped specifically for the constant swells that grace the islands.

Mo' Bettahs Hawaiian style paddle

A steersman paddle, like the one hung on our walls, helps to remind us of the responsibility the steersman has; to lead and guide the outrigger canoe (Hawaii’s official team sport) in the right direction.

Hawaii State Flag Mo' Bettahs Hawaiian Style

We hang the Hawai’i state flag in our stores to pay homage to our heritage.

Mo' Bettahs Hawaiian style Aloha

Throw up a shaka anytime and it magically makes you feel good The shaka is one of the most recognizable symbols of aloha, always bringing with it a feeling of happiness, friendship, and positivity. ?It can send any of the following meanings: Right on, everything is all right, take it easy, no worry, hang loose, cool.

The Mo’ Bettahs experience revolves around a diverse ocean lifestyle that many Hawai’i locals of all ages and races find rejuvenating and empowering.

OUR STORY

“Hawai’i as the island locals know it”

We were blessed to be born of native Hawaiin ancestry on the island of Oahu where a strong culture of aloha (love) is rooted in 'ohana (family), traditions, the ocean, and the 'āina (land). When we started Mo' Bettahs in 2008, we wanted to bring that special experience to everyone who entered our restaurant and share Hawai'i as the island locals know it, which is very different from the stereotypical representation.

Our goal was to recreate the feel of family gatherings on the island. It is very common to see families gathered in the backyard or garage to share meals. Our mother and aunties were wonderful cooks who always made sure there was enough for us and any guests who might drop by. They cooked with real aloha, with a love of great taste and a love for those who were eating. With those meals, aloha was shared and relationships strengthened. It was there we learned to love the diversity of foods present in Hawaiin culture.

With Mo' Bettahs, we also wanted to share our special connection to the ocean. In Hawai'i, the ocean is used for more than just recreation. Surfers and paddlers will tell you that the ocean has a cleansing effect on their bodies and souls. They tell of the humility and gratitude that comes from being vulnerable in a powerful ocean. Handmade surfboards and paddles carry the mana (power/influence) of those who have made and used them.

All the surfboards and paddles in our restaurants come from Hawai'i and most have been used in Hawaiin waters. They all tell a story and contribute to the uniqueness of island living. We strive to honor our ohana and lifestyle with Mo'Bettahs.

The Mo' Bettahs menu reflects our favorite Hawaiin staples. We keep it true to the Hawai'i we know and love. It is our hope that with each visit you will feel your love grow for your family and friends as you share experiences in our "backyard."

Aloha!

Kimo and Kalani Mack

Join the Ohana

(Family)

About The Stores

Mo' Bettahs Symbolism

Look above at the plantation-style tin roofs that mimic our grandparent’s home on Kauai where we’d spend our summers as kids.

Mo' Bettahs Hawaiian Style Surfboards

Each surfboard you see in the stores has touched Hawaiian waters. They are shaped specifically for the constant swells that grace the islands.

Mo' Bettahs Hawaiian style paddle

A steersman paddle, like the one hung on our walls, helps to remind us of the responsibility the steersman has; to lead and guide the outrigger canoe (Hawaii’s official team sport) in the right direction.

Hawaii State Flag Mo' Bettahs Hawaiian Style

We hang the Hawai’i state flag in our stores to pay homage to our heritage.

Mo' Bettahs Hawaiian style Aloha

Throw up a shaka anytime and it magically makes you feel good The shaka is one of the most recognizable symbols of aloha, always bringing with it a feeling of happiness, friendship, and positivity. ?It can send any of the following meanings: Right on, everything is all right, take it easy, no worry, hang loose, cool.

The Mo’ Bettahs experience revolves around a diverse ocean lifestyle that many Hawai’i locals of all ages and races find rejuvenating and empowering.

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