Top Choice Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Honolulu

Alan Wong's

One of Oʻahu’s big-gun chefs, Alan Wong offers his creative interpretations of Hawaii Regional Cuisine with emphasis on fresh seafood and local produce. Order Wong’s time-tested signature dishes such as ginger-crust…
Top Choice Hawaiian in Honolulu

Helena's Hawaiian Food

Walking through the door is like stepping into another era. Even though long-time owner Helena Chock has passed away, her relatives still command the family kitchen, which opened in 1946. Most people order à la cart…
Top Choice Bakery in Waikiki


It’s almost impossible to drive by the Leonard’s eye-catching vintage 1950s neon sign without stopping in. This bakery is famous on Oʻahu for its malasadas, sweet fried dough rolled in sugar, Portuguese-style – like…
Top Choice Supermarket in Kailua

Kalapawai Market

A don’t-miss 1930s landmark market near the beach stocks picnic supplies and serves the same fancy, made-to-order sandwiches and market-fresh salads as its in-town sister. Good coffee, too.
Top Choice Sweets in Haleʻiwa

Matsumoto's Shave Ice

Oʻahu’s classic circle-island drive just isn’t complete without stopping for shave ice at this legendary tin-roofed 1920s general store, locally known as Matsumoto’s. Some families drive from Honolulu to the North S…
Top Choice Hawaiian in Sunset Beach to Haleʻiwa

Ted's Bakery

Quintessential North Shore, Ted’s is the place surfers load up for breakfast, laid-back locals grab a snack, suntanned vacationers dig into plate lunches – and everybody goes for dessert. The chocolate-haupia (cocon…
Top Choice Hawaii Regional in Waikiki

Roy's Waikiki

This contemporary incarnation of Roy Yamaguchi’s island-born chain is perfect for a flirty date or just celebrating the good life. The ground-breaking chef doesn’t actually cook in the kitchen here, but his signatur…
Taiwanese in Honolulu

Sweet Home Café

You won’t believe the lines snaking outside this strip-mall eatery’s door. On long wooden family-style tables squat heavily laden, steaming-hot pots filled with lemongrass beef, sour cabbage, mixed tofu or Asian pum…
Top Choice Cafe in Waikiki

Diamond Head Cove Health Bar

This place specialises in acai bowls, fruit smoothies, healthy wraps, fresh poke and sashimi. Chill out with a coconut-husk dose of ʻawa (kava), Polynesia’s mildly intoxicating elixir and enjoy a relaxed vibe on 'aw…
Top Choice Market in Diamond Head

KCC Farmers Market

At Oʻahu’s premier gathering of farmers and their fans, everything sold is locally made or grown and has a loyal following, from Nalo greens to Kahuku shrimp and corn. Restaurants and vendors sell all kinds of tasty…