Restaurants

Top Choice Hawaii Regional in Honolulu

Alan Wong's

One of Oʻahu’s big-gun chefs, Alan Wong offers his creative interpretations of Hawaii Regional cuisine with a menu inspired by the state's diverse ethnic cultures. Emphasis is on fresh seafood and local produce. Ord…
Top Choice Fusion in Honolulu

Ethel's Grill

One of the greatest hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Honolulu, head to Ethel's for the tastiest food and the homely atmosphere. This bustling, cash-only place has 24 seats and six parking spots, and both are usually …
Top Choice Asian in Honolulu

Pig & the Lady

An award-winning Vietnamese fusion restaurant that you'll need to reserve in the evening, the Pig & the Lady is one of the hottest spots to dine on the island. Imaginative lunch sandwiches come with shrimp chips…
Top Choice Taiwanese in Honolulu

Sweet Home Café

Expect lines of locals waiting outside this place's door. On wooden family-style tables sit steaming-hot pots; choose your broth, then peruse the refrigerators and figure out what to cook in it. Choose from countles…
Top Choice Hawaiian in Honolulu

Helena's Hawaiian Food

Walking through the door is like stepping into another era at this legendary institution. Even though long-time owner Helena Chock has passed away, her relatives still command the family kitchen, which opened in 194…
Top Choice Asian in Honolulu

Lucky Belly

Sleek bistro tables are packed elbows-to-shoulders at this arts-district noodle bar that crafts hot and spicy Asian-fusion bites, knock-out artisanal cocktails and amazingly fresh, almost architectural salads that t…
Top Choice Cafe in Honolulu

Cafe Kaila

This place at the top of Kapiʻolani Blvd has racked up Best Breakfast gold medals in local culinary awards. And Kaila is so successful that she has opened two more shops…in Japan! Expect to queue to get in for the l…
Top Choice Desserts in Honolulu

Waiola Shave Ice

The flagship store from the 1940s for this growing business that also has super-popular outlets just off Kapahulu Ave and in Kakaʻako. For a lesson in old-school shave ice, Waiola's is superfine with add-ons that se…
Top Choice Supermarket in Honolulu

Kokua Market Natural Foods

Hawaii’s only natural-food co-op is extremely good value and has an organic hot-and-cold meal and salad bar, plus a vegetarian- and vegan-friendly deli for takeout on S King St near UH. Kombucha is on tap in differe…
Top Choice Seafood in Honolulu

Tamura's Poke

Arguably the best poke on the island is up on Wai'alae Rd in undistinguished-looking Tamura's Fine Wines & Liquors. Head inside, turn right, wander down to poke corner and feast your eyes. The 'spicy ahi' and th…