In 1946, Helen Chock open the doors to Helena's Hawaiian Food, a humble eatery on North King Street in Honolulu, Hawaii. Over the Past 64 years Helena's Hawaiian Food has been serving the local community quality Hawaiian cuisine. In 2000, The James Beard Foundation awarded Helena's Hawaiian Food the Regional Classic Award. Helena's is one of a handful of restaurants in Hawaii to receive this distinctive award. After nearly 55 years, the restaurant was relocated to its current location on 1240 North School street. Helena's remains the simple and unpretentious eatery it was over 6 decades ago. The restaurant is now run by Helen's grandson, Craig Katsuyoshi.