Waikiki Dining & Restaurants
Waikiki offers endless culinary adventures. From 5 star cuisine to shrimp trucks on the North Shore, Waikiki offers a wide array of dining options that’ll surely satisfy any appetite.
With a diverse mix of cultures and cuisines – from Hawaiian and Pacific Rim to Japanese and Puerto Rican, Waikiki Beach/Honolulu is a cosmopolitan melting pot of international dishes and incredible dining establishments. From kalbi ribs to fresh, local seafood, you’ll discover mouthwatering island fare at an array of wonderful waterfront restaurants and cafes that line the vibrant streets of Waikiki Beach.
Top of Waikiki
Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant, Top of Waikiki offers breathtaking panoramic views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. The menu features innovative creations like grilled roasted garlic rib eye, steak, grilled lamb three ways, tenderloin beef on a hot rock and spicy tuna tartare Caesar salad. With delectable cuisine, sweeping island vistas and vibrant sunsets, Top of Waikiki is an amazing dining experience.
A Waikiki Beach favorite, Puka Dog is a grilled Polish sausage in a bun-sized loaf of bread with a hole – a “puka” – paired with unique Hawaiian relishes and tropical sauces – the perfect beach snack. Catch a wave, head to Puka Dog Waikiki and enjoy this Waikiki twist on an American classic.
Duke’s Canoe Club
Located on Waikiki Beach, Duke’s serves delicious island fare to beach boys, lifeguards, students, and visitors. Duke’s offers great steaks, seafood, burgers, all-you-can-eat salad bars and a variety of tropical cocktails, including the famous Lava Flow.
Join a festive Oahu luau with authentic Hawaiian cuisine, Polynesian dance and entertainment, traditional games, and lei making. The largest luau is Germaine’s Luau, on a private beach on Barber’s Point on West Oahu. The Paradise Cove Luau is a beach party at Ko Olina Resort that feels like a Hawaiian theme park, with Hawaiian games, hukilau net-throwing, craft demonstrations, and views of a beautiful shoreline. On the windward side, by Makapuu Point, Sea Life Park Luau offers Hawaiian food, dolphin shows, and a Polynesian revue. Legends of the North Shore Luau offers a “Taste of the Islands” luau buffet and Polynesian revue overlooking the ocean. The Polynesian Cultural Center’s Alii Luau on Oahu’s North Shore is an island favorite.
International Marketplace Dining
Built around a 100-year old banyan tree, International Market Place is a Waikiki landmark. This festive open-air market is a maze of restaurants and over 150 shops, carts, kiosks, and artisan stands. The International Food Court offers several restaurants with local and international cuisine and Hawaiian entertainment. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Oahu Shrimp Trucks
For the juiciest, sweetest, most mouthwatering island shrimp, drive to the shrimp trucks that line the entry to Haleiwa on the North Shore. Surf your way into gastronomic ecstasy at Giovanni’s Original White Shrimp Truck, featuring flavorful shrimp— garlic, lemon-butter or spicy— over rice.