Restaurants in Oahu

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A unique, alternative to the abundant Hawaiian fare on Oahu, the 12th Avenue Grill serves modern twists on classic American dishes. The small restaurant... Read More

This dinner-only restaurant at the Turtle Bay Resort overlooks the Pacific Ocean and balances formal white tablecloths with a relatively casual resort... Read More

Named after its location at 3660 Waialae Avenue near the Wilhelmina Rise in East Honolulu, this Euro-Island bistro is a collaboration between Russell... Read More

The creation of James Beard Award winner and celebrity chef, Alan Wong, this restaurant is a success with both critics and customers. Wong’s... Read More

This unassuming restaurant in Kaimuki is known around the island for its authentic Mexican fare. Azteca has been owned and operated by the Sanchez... Read More

Situated on the North Shore, a world-renowned surfing mecca, Café Haleiwa embraces its surroundings with a surf-inspired design and menu. Inside,... Read More

Owned by the French-born chef, and James Beard Award-winner, George Mavrothalassitis, the critically-acclaimed Chef Mavro is regarded as one of the... Read More

What This informal joint in a residential neighborhood east of Waikiki is a takeout favorite.... Read More

Owner Ed Kenney composts with a worm bin, then uses the fertilizer on the greenery outside of Downtown. Read More

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... Read More

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 indicates... Read More

Specializing in the traditional Japanese noodle dish, oden, Hakkei is an outpost of an onsen ryokan (hot spring inn) restaurant... Read More

Haleiwa Joe's provides a casual dining experience on the North Shore near the famous Rainbow Bridge, which is visible from the café’s... Read More

Henry Adaniya might be the city’s most improbable new restaurateur. He closed his acclaimed Chicago restaurant Trio—where chefs Rick... Read More

A joint venture between chef Hiroshi Fukui and master sommelier Chuck Furuya, Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas was established to showcase Fukui’s skill at... Read More

Located inside the Kahala Hotel & Resort, Hoku’s has earned critical praise for its inventive and upscale Pacific Rim cuisine, crafted by chef... Read More

Grab a deceptive mai tai at this open-air beachfront bar and restaurant. Read More

Quirky, family-owned hole-in-the-wall Irifune is one of the best finds (and best values), Japanese or otherwise, in Waikiki. The petite space is an... Read More

A fountain depicting dolphins at play adds to the beach vibe of this casual roadside eatery, a North Shore favorite known for its fresh seafood and... Read More

Located on the second floor of the Waikiki Beach Walk—a large development with restaurants, hotels, and shops—Kaiwa is a teppan-fusion and... 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

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