Restaurants in Hawaii

Joe Schmelzer

Is it still dark but you’re jet-lagged and starving? Luckily, this casual breakfast joint starts cooking at 5 a.m. The local favorites like eggs and... Read More

A local institution, Kilauea Bakery and Pau Hana Pizza serve specialty pizzas, tropical cakes and pastries, and beverages from its espresso bar.... Read More

Happy hour is “Aloha Hour” at this famous Front Street hangout—and the sound of waves gently crashing on rocks accompanies every meal. Relax on the... Read More

Kintaro on the Kuhio Highway in Kapa’a focuses on Japanese fare, but is best known for their inventive--and inexpensive--sushi like the Hanalei... Read More

Though Maui was once homogenously Hawaiian, field laborers who arrived to work the plantations brought their flavors with them. At Kō restaurant in the... Read More

A favorite of President Barack Obama, this casual burger joint is located across the street from the Haleiwa Shopping Plaza on the North Shore.... Read More

What A luncheonette with surfboards on the wall, and sandwiches made with fish right out of the sea.... Read More

Like a sliver of French countryside transplanted in Kula, this rural bakery has all the charm of a patisserie in Provence. Enjoy a warm, flaky, freshly... Read More

From its opening on Valentine’s Day back in 1990, this New American bistro with a European feel has been Lahaina's most romantic restaurant. Fine china... Read More

From the moment it opened on Valentine’s Day back in 1990, this New American bistro with a European feel has been the most romantic restaurant in... Read More

When it comes to fish tacos, the overall vibe plays a big role in determining the strength of the taco. In the case of Lahainaluna Café—a takeout window... Read More

One of the North Shore’s prized properties features seven restaurants, but Lei Lei’s is the only Turtle Bay restaurant that offers views of... Read More

If you're craving fish tacos on Ka'anapali Beach, look no further than Leilani's patio at the front of Whalers Village. Arguably Ka'anapali's most... Read More

The Maui vote is unanimously in favor of these Ka‘anapali fish tacos. Served in large, flour tortillas with pico de gallo and cheese, the sour cream,... Read More

Part bakery, part sandwich shop, and part pure isolation, Leoda's has become a Maui classic in just a few short years. Leoda's has burgers, sandwiches,... Read More

This colorful truck in the Kahului oasis specializes in Hawaii’s favorite fish dish, and features local twists such as ahi katsu and everyone’s favorite... Read More

One of Little Village’s signature dishes, honey walnut shrimp, gets high praise from patrons. Other favorites are the mu-shu roll, hot and sour... Read More

It’s sexy, it’s swanky, and there’s live music each night—just what you’d expect from a Four Seasons Bar. Stop by at sunset for the evening hula shows... Read More

Behind an ordinary green stucco storefront on Wailuku's central thoroughfare, Main Street Bistro serves contemporary Mediterranean and American dishes... Read More

Makawao Garden Cafe is tucked off of Baldwin Avenue in a green board and batten building; the only seating is ten tables located on a shady patio... Read More

Mark Ellman was part of the movement known as Hawaii Regional Cuisine, which is based on regionally produced farm goods. He and his wife Judy started... Read More

In Maui, "Mama's" is synonymous with fine dining—and simply mentioning the restaurant's name may be enough to make your date swoon. Truly an experience... Read More

“Mama’s” is synonymous with Maui fine dining, and the mere mention of the restaurant may be enough to make your special somebody swoon. Arrive for... Read More

Chef-owner Shingo Chibana makes his house-specialty soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles) from scratch six to eight times a day at Matsugen. The master is... Read More

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