Discover some of the most incredible dining experiences right here. We are pleased to share some of our adventures with you! Enjoy a Taste of Oahu Dining from malasada at leonards bakery to Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory, Kapolei
Haleiwa Joes in Kaneohe 46-336 Haiku Rd, KANEOHE (247-6671)
Overlooking lush, tropical foliage and the majestic Koolau mountain setting at Haiku Gardens, this lush restaurant creates an unworried ambiance that is pure paradise. The unspoiled backdrop is the perfect location for wedding. A unique tropical experience for the tourists, yet casual and authentic enough to draw the local crowd — dining at the destination restaurant is food for the soul. The view is one of Windward Oahu’s most beautiful and begs arriving early enough to enjoy it.
If the lovely surroundings and fresh air aren’t intoxicating enough, order up some of Haleiwa Joes adult beverages —specials include Madam Pele, a blend of light run, pineapple juice, coconut and vanilla ice cream with a strawberry swirl; Sandy Snorkel, Absolut vodka, Triple Sec, sweet and sour and a splash of cranberry juice; or Liquid Sunshine, made with Captain Morgan’s, banana liquor, Triple Sec, with orange and pineapple juice. Made with plenty of fresh local ingredients, flavors are delightfully refreshing.
For starters, try the ahi lettuce wraps, served with two dipping sauces, or the Thai fried calamari. The paradise pupu platter is a great way to share lots of poke. For fish lovers, the fish monger soup is a tomato based seafood stew. Or for a wonderful light appetizer, try the Haleiwa paradise salad, with local organic pup kea greens tossed in an orange-ginger vinaigrette topped with candied walnuts.
Hope you’re hungry. One of the signature entrees is the prime rib, while it lasts. Some say it is the best on the island. Slow roasted, served bone in with au jus, garlic mashed potatoes and seasoned vegetable; this mouth-watering meal will leave you satisfied. Dinner is served daily from 5:30 p.m. with happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday brunch at Haleiwa Joe’s is wonderful and starts at 10 a.m.
Sarento’s 1777 Ala Moana Blvd, HONOLULU (955-5559)
This is the perfect spot for celebrations, romantic evenings and Friday night fireworks.
Take the glass elevator from the lobby of the Ilikai Hotel & Suites to the 30th floor and the dramatic views at Sarento’s at the Top of the “I”.
Sit back and enjoy the view while enjoying your favorite cocktail and something from the small plates menu — perhaps the filet mignon meatball sliders, served with crispy Maui onions. Or for a healthier option, try the Caprese salad, with Kamuela tomatoes, mozzarella and arugula.
This award-winning, landmark restaurant with outstanding views serves authentic Italian menu with a hint of Mediterranean flavors. Comfort foods include their homemade pasta, osso buco, lobster ravioli, and the double stuffed pork chop, with fontina-prosciutto stuffing.
The portions are large, and the views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, and the Downtown Honolulu skyline from this award-winning location are outstanding.
Hula Grill 2335 Kalakaua Ave, HONOLULU (923-4852)
Located upstairs from Duke’s, is the seaside setting of Hula Grill. The setting will renew you. Soak up the Waikiki experience with the soothing sounds of the breaking surf. Dine in the glow of the sunsets by day and tiki torches into the night.
Here, it is worth it to make a reservation in advance for a perimeter table — on the lanai overlooking Waikiki Beach and the ocean.
While you wait for your lanai table, check out the pupu menu in the bar. Favorites include the crab and mac nut wontons, Kahuku corn crab cakes, poke tacos and Hoisin-soy pork ribs.
Entrees include a variety of fresh Hawaiian fish, steaks, chicken, scampi and vegetarian options.
Hula Grill’s breakfast menu is for those who love going out for breakfast. A fancy stack of banana mac nut or Maui pineapple and coconut buttermilk pancakes, French toast or waffles top the list of favorites. Ono omelets, and loco moco, along with a Portuguese sausage Benedict are among the specialties in the morning.
Hula Grill also has a special Keiki and gluten free menu as well as Sunday brunch specials. This will be your new favorite restaurant. Worth the trip.
La Mer - Halekulani 2199 Kalia Rd, HONOLULU (923-2311)
Specializing in red-carpet service, La Mer’s dramatic postcard views will make the sunset more colorful and the moonlight more romantic. In fact, make a full-moon date for that next special occasion, you won’t be disappointed. Be sure to request seating at the lanai edge.
Located at Halekulani, this is Hawaii’s longest consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond Restaurant. It is internationally acclaimed and features Neoclassic French cuisine.
Photo courtesy of La Mer
Top of Waikiki 2270 Kalakaua Ave, HONOLULU (923-3877)
Revolving restaurants aren’t normally known for their food, it is more about the novelty of 360-degree views. But the Top of Waikiki is unique. In addition to sexy skylines and twinkling city lights at night, the food here is first class, as is the friendly service.
Daily happy hour specials from 5 to 7 p.m. and then again from 9 to 11 p.m. are part of the draw — with $4 martinis, draft beer and house wine and a $7 special pupu selection.
The Spicy Ahi Poke Stack has Sambal and shoyu, crispy won ton skins, avocado crème, papaya slaw, kiwi lime vinaigrette and micro greens.
Check out the dinner menu, including a vegetarian section and a keiki menu, including spaghetti & meatballs, and macaroni & cheese.
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