Kailua restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Kailua

Moke’s Bread & Breakfast

Locals reading the paper or petting their dogs at the blue-checker-clothed tables are the norm at this open-air cafe. The famous lilikoʻi (passion fruit) pancakes and fresh veggie frittatas are mighty fine. It has p…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Kailua

Island Snow Hawaii

Cool off with a Lanikai Lime or a Banzai Banana shave ice at Island Snow, which serves up some of the best shave ice on Oʻahu; it's creamier than most. A favorite of the Obamas during their Kailua holidays, the tidy…
Top Choice Market in Kailua

Kailua Town Farmers’ Market

An excellent addition to the local farmers markets lineup, this one lasts all morning. Wake up with local coffee and browse fresh foods, prepared foods, crafts and more. There's live music and breakfasts from vendor…
Top Choice Market in Kailua

Kailua Farmers Market

Artisan breads, organic fruit and veggies and filling plate meals, from island-style barbecue to Filipino stew, are sold by vendors in the large parking areas behind Longs Drugs.
Breakfast in Kailua

Cinnamon's Restaurant

Locals pack this family cafe for the airy chiffon pancakes drowning in guava syrup, red velvet pancakes (yum!), Portuguese-sweet-bread French toast, eggs Benedict, mahimahi (with proper hash browns), curried-chicken…
Bistro in Kailua

Kalapawai Cafe & Deli

An excellent gourmet, self-serve deli by day, Kalapawai transforms after 5pm into an inviting, eclectic bistro. The eggplant bruschetta and other share dishes are excellent paired with a wine flight (a series of tas…
Hawaiian in Kailua

Hale Kealoha Restaurant

It's like going to a community feast. A great crew of locals serves up Hawaiian faves each day in a setting not far removed from a community center. Pull up a folding chair to the plastic-topped tables and enjoy exc…
Hawaiian in Kailua


Supercasual poke place renowned for the freshness of its seafood. Watch the chefs hard at work. The choices change daily; enjoy them to go or at one of the tables inside and out. It also has warm dishes like chicken…
Seafood in Kailua

Tamura’s Poke

The wine is fine, but you're really here for the poke. Tucked into the back of Tamura's Fine Wines & Liquors is a deli with a top poke selection. It's strictly take-out; get some on the way to the beach.
Steak in Kailua


Classic vacationer territory, this is one of the only options to dine near the gorgeous beach, and even then you can hear the surf way more than you can see it. Buzz's has been here forever; the old-school island de…