The metropolitan center of Hawaii, Oahu has a variety of excellent restaurants to choose from. On Oahu you can eat like a local in small neighborhoods like Kapahulu or Haleiwa or dine in high style at some of Hawaii’s finest restaurants in Waikiki and beyond.
Oahu is home to arguably some of the best chefs in the world. Alan Wong (Alan Wong’s Restaurant), Roy Yamaguchi (Roy’s Waikiki), George Mavrothalassitis (Chef Mavro Restaurant), Sam Choy (Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab) and Phillippe Padovani (Elua) were some of the founding chefs of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement. These local legends take the freshest, locally grown produce and ingredients to create flavorful dishes for visitors and locals alike. Make your reservations at these Honolulu restaurants or at hot spots throughout Oahu and get a taste of this unique culinary fusion of Hawaii’s ethnic influences. For a list of restaurants right in the heart of the action, go to Waikiki dining or click on Honolulu Dining for everything from quaint cafes to city chic.