8 Best Honolulu Restaurants: Must-Try Eats

Indulge in the flavors of paradise with our guide to the 8 best Honolulu restaurants. From oceanfront feasts to hidden culinary gems, explore Hawaii's vibrant dining scene.

Quintessential Waikīkī dining with ocean views and iconic dishes like mai tai and coconut cake. Enjoy nightly Hawaiian music and hula on the patio.

#1  House Without A Key

James Beard award-winning spot in Chinatown offering sustainable New American cuisine with local flavors. Chef Maii's menu features housemade pastas and fish plates.

#2 Fête

Casual Kalihi dining since 1946, famed for aged, grilled Hawaiian-style short ribs and traditional fare like kālua pig and haupia

#3  Helena’s Hawaiian Food

Pioneering Hawaii Regional Cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy classics like macadamia, nut-crusted fish, and escargot-style tako.

#4 Merriman’s Honolulu

Discover elegant Ala Moana dining with sophisticated local dishes by Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka. Don't miss the mochi-crusted Kona kampachi.

#5 MW Restaurant

The birthplace of Roy Yamaguchi's Hawaiian fusion cuisine, offering a blend of Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Filipino flavors.

#6 Original Roy’s, Hawaii Kai

Chef Ed Kenny's modern twists on traditional Hawaiian dishes in a sun-drenched dining room. Try the Molokaʻi venison lau lau and preserved Akule.

#7 Mud Hen Water

Hawaii’s sole AAA Five Diamond & Forbes 5 Star restaurant, serving classic French cuisine with ocean views. Tasting menu for an opulent experience.

#8 La Mer at Halekulani Hotel


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