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.
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.
Lāhainā Shave Ice
Stop by Lāhainā Shave Ice, also on Beach Walk, to try the traditional dessert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arden at The Lotus Honolulu offers modern interpretations of Hawai‘i cuisine at the foot of Lē‘ahi.
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.
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.