Restaurants

Top Choice Hawaiian in Waikiki

Rainbow Drive-In

If you only hit one classic Hawaiian plate-lunch joint, make it this one. Wrapped in rainbow-colored neon, this famous drive-in is a throwback to another era. Construction workers, surfers and gangly teens order all…
Top Choice Steak in Waikiki

Hy's Steakhouse

Hy's is so old-school that you expect to find inkwells on the tables. This traditional steakhouse has a timeless old leather and wood interior. But ultimately, it's not whether you expect to see Frank and Dean at a …
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's signature misoyaki butterfish, blackened ahi (yellowfin t…
Top Choice Desserts in Waikiki

Waiola Shave Ice

This clapboard corner shop has been making the same super-fine shave ice since 1940, and we’d argue that it’s got the formula exactly right. Get yours doused with 20-plus flavors of syrup and topped by azuki beans, …
Top Choice Seafood in Waikiki

Azure

Azure is the signature restaurant at the Royal Hawaiian Resort. Seafood fresh from the market, such as Kona abalone, red snapper and ono (white-fleshed mackerel), are all exquisitely prepared island-style. Daily spe…
Top Choice Japanese in Waikiki

Marukame Udon

Everybody loves this Japanese noodle shop, which is so popular there is often a line stretching down the sidewalk. Watch those thick udon noodles get rolled, cut and boiled fresh right in front of you, then stack mi…
Top Choice Pizza in Waikiki

Lovin' Oven

Amidst flickering tiki torches around a hotel pool, this simple cafe turns out some of Waikiki's best pizza. Choose from a full range of pizzas or build your own. Enjoy crispy thin-crust and a bounty of excellent to…
American in Waikiki

MAC 24/7

If it's 3am and you're famished, skip the temptation for a cold $25 burger from room service (if you have room service) and drop by Waikiki's best all-night diner. The dining room has a bold style palette (the bette…
Hawaiian in Waikiki

Haili's Hawaiian Foods

Haili’s has been cooking up homegrown Hawaiian fare since 1950. Locals cheerfully shoehorn themselves into kid-friendly booths and tables, then dig into heaping plates of kalua pig (cooked in an underground pit), lo…
Buffet in Waikiki

Orchids

Oʻahu’s most elegant Sunday brunch spread covers all the bases, with a made-to-order omelet station; a buffet of poke, sashimi, sushi and salads; and a decadent dessert bar with coconut pie and homemade Kona coffee …