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Top Choice Latin American in Waiʻanae

Coquitos Latin Cuisine

Inside a breezy green plantation-style house that looks like it belongs in the Caribbean or Key West, this Puerto Rican kitchen has hooked locals with its mofongo (mashed plantains with garlic and bacon), grilled Cu…
Top Choice Pizza in Ko Olina

Pizza Corner

These innovators are earning raves from locals for their new Hawaiian-style pizzas. We're talking about their Poke Pizza with spicy ahi and lomilomi chopped tomato and red onions on a thin-crust hand-tossed base, an…
Museum in Kapolei Area

Hawaii's Plantation Village

Waipahu was one of Oʻahu’s last plantation towns and this outdoor museum tells the story of life on the sugar plantations. Though the village is definitely showing its age, you can still learn plenty about the lives…
Temple in Makaha

Kaneʻaki Heiau

Hidden within a gated residential community in Makaha Valley, this quietly impressive heiau is one of Oʻahu's best-restored sacred sites. Originally an agricultural temple dedicated to Lono, the Hawaiian god of agri…
Seafood in Kapolei Area

Poke Stop

Tucked into a sleepy corner of a nondescript minimall, you’ll find some of the freshest raw fish on Oʻahu. We love the deconstructed sushi bowls and more than 20 kinds of poke – the sweet onion ʻahi tuna and furikak…
Luau in Kapolei Area

Paradise Cove

Pre-buffet pig-out, activities include Hawaiian games and a hukilau (net-fishing party), adding an interactivity that kids love at this luau. The dinner show features dances from across Polynesia.
Local in Ko Olina

Ko Olina Hawaiian Bar-B-Que

Had too many $8 hot dogs? Opt instead for hearty plate lunches of mochiko (batter-fried) chicken, BBQ short ribs, teriyaki beef, pork katsu (deep-fried cutlets) and much more. All can be served with brown rice and g…
Health Food in Waiʻanae

Kahumana Cafe

Way off the beaten track, this organic farm’s cafe inhabits a cool, tranquil hardwood-floored dining room with green-field views. Fork into fresh daily specials, bountiful salads and sandwiches or macadamia-nut pest…
Beach in Kaʻena Point State Park

Yokohama Bay

Some say this is the best sunset spot on the island. It certainly has the right west-facing orientation and a blissfully scenic mile-long sandy beach. You’ll find rest rooms, showers and a lifeguard station at the p…
Beach in Leeward O'ahu

Kaʻena Point State Park

From Army Beach you can drive further down the road, passing still more white-sand beaches with aqua-blue waters. The bit of sand off the pull-out just beyond the first Kaʻena State Park sign has a small rock-free s…