Dukes hula pie from Dukes Waikīkī at OUTRIGGER Waikīkī Beach Resort
Dukes hula pie from Dukes Waikīkī at OUTRIGGER Waikīkī Beach Resort

Best restaurants and cafés in Waikīkī

From grabbing a casual bite by the beach at an iconic eatery like Duke’s Waikīkī to fine dining restaurants, there’s an eatery for every budget in Waikīkī

Duke’s Waikīkī

Known for its barefoot bar, tiki vibe and umbrella drinks, Duke’s Waikīkī, named after water sports pioneer Duke Kahanamoku, is a great place to get into the Hawai‘i groove. Don’t miss its famous hula pie, made with macadamia nut ice-cream stacked high on a chocolate cookie crust.

dukeswaikiki.com

Roy’s Waikīkī

Roy’s Waikīkī on Beach Walk, which was opened by Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine co-founder Roy Yamaguchi, is another must.

royyamaguchi.com

Tommy Bahama Restaurant Bar and Store Waikiki rooftop
Tommy Bahama Restaurant Bar and Store Waikīkī rooftop

Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store

You can also find farm-to-table cuisine at Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store, which has a living wall of herbs and tropical plant life and an open-air rooftop complete with sand, a fire pit, live music, and sensational views.

tommybahama.com

Lāhainā Shave Ice

Stop by Lāhainā Shave Ice, also on Beach Walk, to try the traditional dessert.

Poke Fix Hawai‘i

This eatery offers traditional and contemporary poke from a tiny counter tucked away off Seaside Ave.

pokefixhawaii.com

Maui Brewing Co.

Maui Brewing Co. has a family-friendly vibe and 36 craft and specialty beers on tap.

mauibrewingco.com

Morimoto Asia Waikiki on Oahu
Morimoto Asia Waikiki on O‘ahu

Morimoto Asia

Taste Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s world-class cuisine at Morimoto Asia, which creatively integrates traditional Asian and Western ingredients, at ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach.

morimotoasia.com

Momosan Ramen & Sake

‘Alohilani is also home to Momosan Ramen & Sake, which showcases the diversity of noodles and also offers small plates such as pork gyoza, sushi and classic izakaya-style dishes. Enjoy a signature sake and an extensive selection of local and craft beer.

momosanwaikiki.com

SWELL Restaurant and Pool Bar

SWELL Restaurant and Pool Bar has a cool ‘Earth to Cup’ menu series from 4pm to 6pm, offering small bites that reflect the bounty of each island, centred around sustainable farming.

alohilaniresort.com

100 Sails Restaurant and Bar at Prince Waikīkī
100 Sails Restaurant and Bar at Prince Waikīkī

100 Sails Restaurant & Bar

Watch boats bobbing on Ala Wai Harbor from 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, located inside Prince Waikīkī, whilst dining on tasty small bites for lunch or sipping craft cocktails in the evening.

100sails.com

A couple at DECK at Queen Kapiolani Hotel Waikīkī. Image: Hawaii Tourism Authority-Ben Ono
A couple at DECK at Queen Kapiolani Hotel Waikīkī. Image: Hawaii Tourism Authority-Ben Ono

Deck

On the third floor of Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel, DECK. Restaurant and Bar is hard to beat for al fresco dining, with fire pits and mesmerising views of Lē‘ahi (Diamond Head State Monument) from the terrace.

deckwaikiki.com

Arden

Arden at The Lotus Honolulu offers modern interpretations of Hawai‘i cuisine at the foot of Lē‘ahi.

ardenwaikiki.com

Women dining at International Market Place
Women dining at International Market Place

International Market Place

It’s also worth checking out the eateries at International Market Place, which has the largest collection of outdoor and open-air restaurants in Waikīkī, including Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi, STRIPSTEAK Waikīkī, ShoreFyre, Skybox Taphouse, Moani Waikīkī, Herringbone, Crackin’ Kitchen and Liliha Bakery. 

shopinternationalmarketplace.com

Waikīkī Food Hall

Waikīkī Food Hall at the Royal Hawaiian Center also has some fantastic offerings on the third floor of building C, including Waikiki Brewing Co., Wiki Wiki Cheese Burger, Meataly Boys, POTAMA, 5-Star Shrimp, Allegrini Waikīkī, ITZAYANA, and MILK.

waikikifoodhall.com

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