Restaurants in Hawaii

Joe Schmelzer

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

Perched at 3,200 feet on the slopes of Haleakala, this Kula restaurant offers a romantic escape for watching a storm roll through. Combat the chill with... Read More

The name itself is somewhat of a misnomer, as “delicious,” “surprising,” and “borderline ridiculous” would be a better fit for the name. The crab cake... Read More

Maui has a rule that prohibits dancing in an establishment without a dance floor (weird, we know). Luckily, not only does the “Tiki Lounge” have a... Read More

It's safe to say the secret is out: Star Noodle is one of Maui's absolute must-visit restaurants. Given the venue's explosive success since opening in... Read More

This cozy, wood–paneled restaurant may look like scores of other places in Honolulu, but chef-owner Manabu Kikuchi’s izakaya (Japanese tapas... Read More

The terrace of this oceanside global restaurant at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Kapalua overlooks Pailolo Channel and Molokai Island. Decor is minimal,... Read More

In Hawaii, going to a formal dining room doesn’t always mean dressing up; attire is resort casual at this 44-seat, dinner-only restaurant. Warm... Read More

What do you get when you combine macadamia nut pancakes with sweeping views of Moloka‘i? One of Maui's best breakfast spots and a 20-person line out the... Read More

What do you get when you combine macadamia nut pancakes with a sweeping view of Moloka‘i? A 20-person line before the restaurant even opens. The Gazebo... Read More

A newcomer to Oahu’s established shave-ice scene (that classic sweet treat that might as well be the unofficial state dessert of Hawaii), the Local... Read More

What started as a buzzy pop-up with stands at farmers’ markets around the island turned into an actual—and just as popular—restaurant in Chinatown in... Read More

Not only does your table look out towards Moloka‘i and the famous Plantation golf course, (which hosts the annual PGA Hyundai Tournament of Champions),... Read More

A Honolulu institution, the Willows was founded by Kathleen Perry and her husband, Al, on July 4, 1944 to help Kathleen’s family maintain their... Read More

In partnership with the popular South Kihei restaurant, this truck features genre-bending culinary concoctions that are worthy of a fine dining kitchen.... Read More

Superstar Oahu chef Ed Kenney opened Town, his first restaurant, in 2005, and it's been perennially popular with both locals and visitors ever since.... Read More

While nearly every Maui bar has some sort of award-winning Mai Tai, there’s something to be said for consistency. Dale, the bartender at the Ka‘anapali... Read More

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