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Restaurants in Hawaii

Hawaiian cuisine—once consisting mostly of fish, boar, and vegetables—now often incorporates Asian elements from China, Japan, and the Philippines. Considered by many to be the best restaurant in Hawaii (on the Big Island), the Kamuela Provisions Company is located inside the Hilton Waikoloa Village and serves fresh seafood along with perfectly prepared prime rib, lamb, and chicken. With jaw-dropping views of the ocean at sunset, reservations are strongly recommended. Another of the most beloved Hawaii restaurants is Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill, which has a casual vibe but top-notch food. Freshly prepared grilled meats, salads, steaks, and seafood are headliners on the menu. Finally, Brown's Beach House on the Kohala Coast has a changing menu featuring dishes such as Hawaiian ahi tuna topped with shredded green papaya and ogo ginger prepared at your table. It's located by the ocean and has tables among the palm trees; on most evenings, local musicians play. Of all the restaurants in Hawaii, this is one of the most refined. But be sure to sip from a coconut picked up from a roadside market.  

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  • 12th Avenue Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A unique, alternative to the abundant Hawaiian fare on Oahu, the 12th Avenue Grill serves modern twists on classic American dishes. The small resta... More
  • 21 Degrees North

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This dinner-only restaurant at the Turtle Bay Resort overlooks the Pacific Ocean and balances formal white tablecloths with a relatively casual res... More
  • 22° North

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Meals are prepared with ingredients sourced from the restaurant's two-acre farm. More
  • 3660 On the Rise

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Named after its location at 3660 Waialae Avenue near the Wilhelmina Rise in East Honolulu, this Euro-Island bistro is a collaboration between Russe... More
  • Aioli's Restaurant

  • Alan Wong's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The creation of James Beard Award winner and celebrity chef, Alan Wong, this restaurant is a success with both critics and customers. Wong’s restau... More
  • Aloha Mixed Plate

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Back when sugar plantations filled the area, workers would gather at lunch, and the “mixed plate” concept began when the Japanese, Koreans, and Fil... More
  • Anthony's Coffee Co.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located in the typical Hawaiian version of a strip mall, Anthony's is tightly packed with a few small wooden tables and rows of wooden shelves on t... More
  • Azteca Mexican Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This unassuming restaurant in Kaimuki is known around the island for its authentic Mexican fare. Azteca has been owned and operated by the Sanchez ... More
  • Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Some of the state’s best pot stickers (plump with chicken, basil, cilantro, ginger, and peanuts) and baby back ribs (tender and smoky, barbecued in... More
  • Bar Acuda

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A list of 50 wines with a focus on Rhone-style varieties, half of them offered by the glass, accompanies the Spanish-style tapas dishes at Kauai's ... More
  • Bouchon's Hanalei Grill & Sushi Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Formerly Sushi Blues, Bouchon’s is still a sushi bar but has also added a fusion of island, Pacific-American, and French flavors. Dishes include sc... More
  • Brown's Beach House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    It may seem like ocean-side restaurants are a dime a dozen in Hawaii, but Brown's Beach House puts its tables among the palms. Named after 19th-cen... More
  • Cabanas

  • Cabanas Seaside Grill

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