Restaurants in Hawaii

Joe Schmelzer

If the line out the door isn't a dead giveaway, then the first bite into an ahi fish burger should be: This restaurant's menu is full of succulent... Read More

Does it get better than a sports bar set right on the beach, screening football at 7 a.m.? The nine TVs in this Ka‘anapali pool bar mean you’ll never... Read More

Some nights of the week are mellow and casual here, but the Thursday and Friday live music jams are as authentic as Hawaiian music gets. It’s common for... Read More

After surfing, kayaking, or simply enjoying the north shore in the morning, many visitors have lunch at the white taco truck parked on Weke Road at the... Read More

This curious and casual Pa‘ia enclave opened in 2013, and has been turning heads with its cross-cultural creations and Korean inspired cuisine ever... Read More

The 1930s manor house of Hawaii’s first sugar plantation is now one of the most beautiful restaurants on Kauai. Verandas overlook manicured... Read More

Set right in the heart of historic Makawao at the only intersection in town, Polli's has been a staple of the Upcountry community since 1980. At this... Read More

Tacos are served with chunks of ono and are topped with Maui avocados, and to add a tropical buzz to the meal, pair with the restaurant’s highly lauded... Read More

What One of the last drive-in restaurants in Honolulu, its parking lot is often filled with vans topped with surfboards. Rainbow is a favorite pit stop... Read More

Locally-made spirits and locally-sourced fruit have become common in Maui cocktails, but this bar at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort goes a step... Read More

What A flaming-red shrimp shack, in Kahuku, near the Turtle Bay Resort, Romy’s serves up its signature giant prawns wok-seared in butter with... Read More

Now with restaurants throughout the mainland, Roy's Ko Olina is one of three Hawaii locations in chef-restaurateur Roy Yamaguchi's Hawaiian-fusion... Read More

Deliciously absent of tourists (and even lacking a sign), this no-frills diner is always packed to the gills with hungry islanders scarfing down pho ... Read More

Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch, Crab & Big Aloha Brewery serves the foods of Hawaii like poke, moco, macadamia nut-crusted chicken with papaya... Read More

Ask a local where to get sushi and nearly everyone will tell you Sansei. Legendary for its brand of flavorful hand rolls, the restaurant also has a late... Read More

Sansei Kapalua has Maui’s best sushi—and any local will agree. What’s even better is getting discounted rates, and happy hour from 5:15-6pm is 25% off... Read More

D.K. Kodama, a third-generation Japanese American, founded this Asian-fusion restaurant, whose name translates in Japanese to “third generation.... Read More

A lot of Maui restaurants look out at the beach, but Sarento’s is one of the only places with tables right next to the sand. If possible, arrive before... Read More

With a view looking out towards Napili Bay and one of the island's best happy hours, the Sea House restaurant is a local favorite for breakfast, happy... Read More

Shhh…don’t tell anyone, but the afternoon happy hour at this oceanfront patio is one of the best deals on Maui. All appetizers are 50% off between 2-5pm... Read More

Named after the popular Lahaina surf spot, “The Pit” creates a land-based feeding frenzy every day around lunchtime. Fish and shrimp tacos are drizzled... Read More

What An aquamarine-paneled truck parked in a palm-shaded gravel lot across the road from the eponymous cove, this propane-powered galley kitchen serves... Read More

Shokudo translates to "dining room" in English, and this Honolulu eatery, part traditional Japanese izakaya and part sushi bar, is just that. The... Read More

On an island where space is the prized commodity, strange couplings occur. Like karaoke and fried chicken. Side Street Inn, a chef’s hangout in... Read More

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