The Daley serves up classic smash burgers in Honolulu

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If you’re looking for the perfect burger without all the fuss, look no further than The Daley! HI Now host Kanoe Gibson stopped by to see why some are calling it the best in town.

The Daley is a neighborhood burger bar specializing in smash burgers, fries, and local draft beer. It originally opened in the fall of 2019 as a burger bar and takeout restaurant.

“When we closed in the spring of 2020, we pivoted to a take-out only concept to ensure our valued customers could still access our smash burgers throughout the pandemic,” owner Danny Kaaialii explains. “We have a five-item menu: burgers, fries, beer, shots, and pickles.”

Kaaialii says the Daley’s burgers are unique because of their simplicity.

“We do one burger and with our own signature style,” he adds. “We love our version and we hope you do too.”

The Daley uses Hawaii grass-fed ground beef smashed on the flat top. It’s then topped with diced onions, American cheese, the special “Boss sauce,” and topped with a toasted La Tour potato bun. For non-meat eaters, The Daley also offers a beyond burger option.

The restaurant’s name was inspired by a road trip to Chicago Kaaialii took with his partner Jonny Vasquez a few summers back.

“Every neighborhood there has their local bar, and we wanted to create a local neighborhood bar that people came to on the daily,” he explains. “We’ve riffed off the legacy and name of Mayor Daley of Chicago who was also known as ‘the Boss.’ Our motto is ‘It takes a good burger to move a great city forward.’”

The Daley is located at the corner of Nuuanu and Hotel Street. At this time, the restaurant is only offering takeout. For your convenience, you can find us at and the Toast App under the Daley Burger. You can also walk in and order at the counter and even enjoy a drink while you wait for your order to be cooked.

The Daley Burger
1110 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817

For more information:, or on Instagram: @thedaleyburger

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