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Oahu Dining

Oahu is home to the metropolitan center of Hawaii, and its vibrant dining scene means that it’s an excellent place to find creative and delicious food representing diverse cultures. Splurge on dinner at one of the buzzworthy high-end spots in Honolulu, or save your vacation funds by finding tasty fare at casual spots, coffee shops and food trucks. On Oahu, you can eat like a local in smaller neighborhoods like Kapahulu or dine in high style at Hawaii’s top-rated restaurants in neighborhoods like Waikiki, Kaimuki and Chinatown. 

Oahu is home to some of the best chefs in the world. Alan Wong (Alan Wong’s Restaurant), Roy Yamaguchi (Roy’s Waikiki), George Mavrothalassitis (Chef Mavro Restaurant) and Phillippe Padovani (Elua) were some of the founding chefs of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement 25 years ago, and their legacy has continued to spark Oahu’s restaurant renaissance today. These local legends take the freshest local produce and ingredients to create flavorful dishes, combining traditional Hawaiian cooking with influences from Japan, China, the Philippines and classic American cuisine among many others. 

You’ll also find delicious modern interpretations of Hawaiian and Asian cuisines from the next generation of great chefs as well, who carry on the traditions of using local ingredients and creative preparations at Honolulu restaurants like The Pig and the Lady, Lucky Belly and Mud Hen Water. 

On the North Shore, you’ll find a distinctly laidback vibe as well as a focus on fresh seafood. Fish tacos are a staple in surfer-friendly towns like Haleiwa. Shrimp trucks (food trucks whose menu offers a variety of shrimp-centric plates) are a local staple as well, along with the frozen Hawaiian treat shave ice (similar to a snow cone), which is a perfect way to cool off on a hot day. 

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Lychee
2490 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Lychee, located on our second floor, provides an exceptional breakfast experience. Indulge in our full buffet, or savor contemporary favorites from our à la carte menu.

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Mai Tai Bar
2259 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Located steps away from the beautiful sands of Waikiki Beach, the oceanfront Mai Tai Bar is an ideal setting for enjoying the Waikiki scene while sipping on your favorite umbrella drink and snacking on delicious appetizers.

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Surfer, The Bar
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731
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First there was Surfer the magazine. Now there’s Surfer the bar – except it’s more than a bar, it’s a true original, located in the flashpoint of global surfing, Oahu’s legendary North Shore.

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Pa'akai
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731
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Pa'akai – or "sea salt" in the Hawaiian language, reflecting Hawaii’s numerous seaside salt beds – features sea-to-table cuisine. Pa'akai’s menu highlights the best in fresh local fish, farm-raised lobster, Kauai prawns, sea asparagus, seaweed and sea salt produced in Hawaii.

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Surf Lanai
2259 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
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The Surf Lanai is an upscale outdoor beach side restaurant positioned alongside the pool providing al fresco breakfast and lunch service. Surf Lanai specializes in mainland classic dishes with tropical accents presented in a refreshing manner utilizing heirloom ingredients and artisan baked goods.

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