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Restaurants in Oahu

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Oahu restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Oahu restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Oahu to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Oahu restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Oahu.

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cabanas

  • Café Haleiwa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Situated on the North Shore, a world-renowned surfing mecca, Café Haleiwa embraces its surroundings with a surf-inspired design and menu. Inside, t... More
  • Chef Mavro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Owned by the French-born chef, and James Beard Award-winner, George Mavrothalassitis, the critically-acclaimed Chef Mavro is regarded as one of the... More
  • Diamond Head Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Posh hotel restaurant and lounge. On Friday and Saturday nights, the W hotel's Diamond Head Grill transforms into the Wonder Lounge, a multi-bar cl... More
  • Diamond Head Market & Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    What This informal joint in a residential neighborhood east of Waikiki is a takeout favorite.   Who Kelvin Ro used to cook at the governor’s mansio... More
  • Downtown

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Owner Ed Kenney composts with a worm bin, then uses the fertilizer on the greenery outside of Downtown. More
  • Duc's Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Surrounded by the lei stands and street merchants of Chinatown, the small, 80-seat Duc’s Bistro is a slightly off-the-beaten path Vietnamese and Fr... More
  • Elua

    European transplants Donato Loperfido and Philippe Padovani shuttered their eponymous local restaurants before teaming up in 2008 to open ’Elua, wh... More
  • Formaggio Wine Bar & Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Formaggio Wine Bar is located on the edge of Waikiki, set away from the tourist hustle and bustle. Devoid of any signage, the restaurant only indic... More

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