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Best Food in Honolulu

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Honolulu boasts one of the most dynamic dining scenes in America, and is one of this planet’s most delicious destinations. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.

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  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

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bills Hawaii

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Dagon Burmese Cuisine

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Koko Head Cafe

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La Mariana Restaurant & Bar

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MW Restaurant

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ONO Hawaiian Foods

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Saturday Farmer's Market KCC

Farmers Markets

Shimazu Store

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Chris O's City Tips

  • Be on the lookout for Hawaiian-grown treats. The islands are home to some of the best produce, coffee, and seafood in the world.
  • Is there a specific restaurant you’re most keen to visit? Be smart and make that reservation now.
  • Honolulu traffic can be a nightmare. Expect delays during normal rush hour times and weekend nights.
  • Staying in Honolulu? "TheBus" is an easy and affordable way to get around town and much of the island of Oahu, hitting some of the best beaches along the way.
  • A little "aloha spirit" goes a long way anywhere — especially in Hawaii.
  • bills Hawaii
    Restaurants (American, Contemporary, Healthy)
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    Chris O Says:

    This is Aussie wonder chef Bill Granger’s first location in the US. Set on Waikiki Beach Walk, this two-story restaurant with bar and café is a beauty of foothold too. Granger is best known for his fresh, fun and easy going take on Pacific Rim cuisine.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Go for the “dancing” Bonito pizza. Delicious — and unusual.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #221 of 3,038 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best food in Waikiki 18/05/2019
    • Best meal we had in Waikiki 07/05/2019
    • bills Hawaii
    Address:
    280 Beach Walk
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1931
    Phone:
    +1 808-922-1500
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Dagon Burmese Cuisine
    Restaurants (Asian, Burmese)
    Chris O Says:

    Originally from Burma, owner Khun Sai recently opened Honolulu’s newest Burmese restaurant, Dagon. Never had Burmese cuisine? To get a sense of how gorgeous it is, have a look at where Burma (Myanmar) is on a map: wedged between India and Thailand. Yummy!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • The tealeaf salad comes highly recommended.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #480 of 3,038 restaurants in Oahu
    • Amazing! 05/03/2019
    • Hmmmm? 17/02/2019
    • Dagon Burmese Cuisine
    Address:
    2671 S King St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3258
    Phone:
    +1 808-947-0088
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Koko Head Cafe
    Restaurants (American, Cafe, Asian, Hawaiian)
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    Chris O Says:

    Restaurateur Kevin Hanney and Chef Lee Anne Wong opened Koko Head Café in 2014. This island-style brunch house showcases some of Hawaii’s best produce, with a menu featuring local favorites and Asian classics with inspired culinary twists.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Kimchi bacon cheddar scones? Yes please!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 3,038 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth the wait 21/05/2019
    • Hidden Gem in Kaimuki 10/05/2019
    • Koko Head Cafe
    Address:
    1145 12th Ave Ste C
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3754
    Phone:
    +1 808-732-8920
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Other:
  • La Mariana Restaurant & Bar
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian)
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    Chris O Says:

    While to be honest, the food’s just 'okay' here, the cocktails and the old-school tiki bar atmosphere make this club — hidden away at the marina since the late 50s — a real gem.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Give La Marianna a call to see when there will be live music during your time in Honolulu.
    From the community
    Ranked #101 of 3,038 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Want to step back in tv time 17/05/2019
    • Old Hawaii, Fresh food, great atmosphere, strong drinks 11/05/2019
    • La Mariana Restaurant & Bar
    Address:
    50 Sand Island Access Rd
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-4910
    Phone:
    +1 808-848-2800
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • MW Restaurant
    Restaurants (Hawaiian, Fusion)
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    Chris O Says:

    Before opening their popular MW Restaurant, Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka spent more than three decades working alongside superstar chef Alan Wong. At MW, the husband-and-wife team make the most of the islands’ amazing farmers and food producers to 'express their vision of balance and harmony on the plate.'

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • A great way to enjoy MW is to visit between 2 and 5pm for the discounted happy hour plates.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #98 of 3,038 restaurants in Oahu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Service not the best 07/05/2019
    • Dinner 24/04/2019
    • MW Restaurant
    Address:
    1538 Kapiolani Blvd
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3788
    Phone:
    +1 808-955-6505
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • ONO Hawaiian Foods
    Restaurants
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    Chris O Says:

    This low key Waikiki mainstay is an excellent eatery for your first taste of classic Hawaiian dishes such as poke or poi.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go early or be prepared for the most popular dishes to be sold out.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Not what it used to be 31/03/2019
    • Ono Hawaiian re-opens as Da Ono Hawaiian 25/12/2018
    • ONO Hawaiian Foods
    Address:
    726 Kapahulu Ave
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1133
    Phone:
    +1 808-737-0006
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$10
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Saturday Farmer's Market KCC
    Farmers Markets
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    Chris O Says:

    With its rich, fertile soil and diverse blend of cultures, Hawaii is one of the most delicious places in the world. Have a taste of what’s freshest and best at this friendly Farmer’s Market.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The Market is located on the Kapiolani Community College Campus in parking lot C .
    • It’s open every Saturday from 7.30am to 11am.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 292 things to do in Honolulu
    • KCC Farmer's Mkt 18/05/2019
    • Make this your Saturday breakfast or lunch! 12/04/2019
    • Saturday Farmer's Market KCC
    Address:
    4303 Diamond Head Rd
    Kapi`olani Community College
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-4421
    Phone:
    +1 808-734-9000
    Hours:
    Tue
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Sat
    7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Other:
  • Shimazu Store
    Restaurants
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    Chris O Says:

    Overshadowed by some of other more touristy shops on Oahu, loads of savvy locals flock to Shimazu for the fluffiest and most flavorful shave ice in town.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the li hing mui.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #432 of 3,038 restaurants in Oahu
    • Best Shave Ice on Oahu - Even Tourists Must Do 02/10/2018
    • Refreshing and Close By 01/07/2018
    • Shimazu Store
    Address:
    330 N School St
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-3199
    Phone:
    +1 808-721-2441
    Hours:
    Tue
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wed - Sun
    11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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