Top Choice Hawaiian in Hawaiʻi Kai

Roy’s Hawaiʻi Kai

Roy Yamaguchi is one of the driving forces behind Hawaii Regional cuisine, emphasizing fresh local ingredients with artfully blended European, Asian and Pacific Rim influences. A pilgrimage to the chef’s original ou…
Top Choice Fusion in Kahala


Chef Wayne Hirabayashi is revered for his elegant East-West creations such as braised short ribs with avocado tempura and wok-fried market-fresh fish paired with a world-ranging wine list. The Sunday brunch buffet s…
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…
Top Choice Cafe in Hawaiʻi Kai

Island Brew Coffeehouse

With umbrella-shaded tables gazing out at the marina, this unhurried hangout individually brews cups of Hawaii-grown coffee – try richly roasted 100% Kona, Kaʻu or Maui Mokka. Thai ice tea, espresso drinks, baked go…
Pizza in Hawaiʻi Kai

Sophie’s Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria

Create the pizza of your dreams from the myriad options at this hip pizza place. You can sit outside and enjoy marina views. The ingredients are sourced from top local produce. Some of the more exotic options includ…
Pub Food in Hawaiʻi Kai

Kona Brewing Company

This Big Island import is known for its microbrewed beers, especially the Longboard Lager, the Pipeline Porter and the Big Wave Golden Ale. There's live Hawaiian music some nights, and the brewpub’s island-style pup…
Cafe in Hawaiʻi Kai

Moena Cafe

Farm-fresh salads, grilled panini and all-day breakfasts of crepes, crab eggs Benedict and short-rib loco moco bring hungry crowds of locals back to this simple storefront kitchen. Service is not exceptionally fast…
Sweets in Hawaiʻi Kai

Kokonuts Shave Ice & Snacks

After a tough day at Hanauma Bay, do as former President Obama has done (attested to by photos of Obama modeling a Kokonuts Shave Ice T-shirt) and drop into Kokonuts at Koko Marina for some tasty refreshments. The a…
Fast Food in Diamond Head

Magoo's Burgers

The burgers (and hot dogs) at this parking-lot food truck are good, but what really makes this a near mandatory stop is the excellent shave ice. It's the perfect refreshment after the hot hike up to the lookout. The…
Ice Cream in Hawaiʻi Kai


Could it possibly get any better than a Bubbies mochi (Japanese sticky-rice cake) ice cream? There are so many great flavors to try that it will be hard to stop, especially after a day at the beach.