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November 18, 2019
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Karen Fields

Oahu Restaurants: 7 Highest Rated Seafood Restaurants on Oahu

After a day of enjoying the beautiful beaches, hiking and other island activities, you’re ready to enjoy some great food. This latest, Oahu Travel Blog Article, ‘Oahu Restaurants: 7 Highest Rated Seafood Restaurants on Oahu’ gives you 6 of the most loved, ‘local’ restaurants on Oahu!

Oahu is known for perfect weather, soft sandy beaches, Luau’s and great food! If you are a diehard ‘foodie’ or just someone fan of great tasting food, you’ll love this list of the ‘7 Highest Rated Seafood Restaurants on Oahu.’ 

This latest Oahu Travel Blog article; 'Oahu Restaurants: 7 Highest Rated Seafood Restaurants on Oahu' – introduces some of the best restaurants you should  in the city.

There are countless lists of the ‘very best’ or ‘highest rated’ restaurants and you would likely enjoy a dinner at any of these ‘Top 10’s.’ This guide is based on the 7 ‘highest rated’ Seafood Restaurants on Oahu according to Yelp as of December 2019. Not all the restaurants on our list are the fanciest, the oldest, or have the highest prices, which is good, but they all have great tasting food which you will appreciate!


Fish Hook Cafe 
Location: 2045 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Telephone: 808-942-0999
Website
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 4 Blocks

Like many of the restaurants on this list Fish Hook Café uses locally sourced ingredients from island farmers and fishermen – which is just one of the reasons Fish Hook Café was the 2018 Ilima Award Winner. Try their rethought Avocado Toast with buttered lobster, radish slices and microgreens on toast fried in bacon fat. Or perhaps you may like their Pork Belly Donburi Bowl, a top pick. A ‘can’t miss’ selection is their Wasabi Cinnamon Toast Crusted Salmon with Chilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy, Kabayaki Sauce and your choice of White or Brown Rice, Potatoes, or Toast. Diners enjoy the open kitchen set-up with only 16 seats in their dining area. See the Website link above for updated hours, menus and pricing.


Ono Seafood
Location: 747 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816
Telephone: 808- 732-4806
Website
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 2 Miles

‘The best Poke on Oahu’ – this is a strong statement, but it has often made in reference to Ono Seafood for years which is just one reason they are among the highest rated Oahu Seafood Restaurants. Ono always use the freshest Ahi for made to order poke by the pound & Poke Bowls. Try Ono’s Sashimi platters, Fried Fish & Shrimp with Pickled Mango & Onions.  See the Website link above for updated hours, menus and pricing.


Maguro Brothers Hawaii
Location: 1039 Kekaulike Street, Suite 113, Honolulu, HI 96817
Telephone: 808-259-7100
Website
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 3.8 Miles

Not easy to find but so worth it once you do! These guys know how to make some of the very best, fresh seafood, amazing Poke, fish dishes and Japanese food on Oahu. One of the brothers, Jun, worked at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market for years and learned the craft of selecting and preparing some of the best fish that I provided to the best restaurants around the world. Some fan favorite items at Maguro Brothers is the King Salmon Danburi, Hawaiian Limu Ahi, Spicy Mayo Ahi and for a special Hawaiian taste try, Chu-Toro & Poke. See the Website link above for updated hours, menus and pricing.

 

Various Poke Dishes in Hawaii
This guide lists the 7 ‘highest rated’ Seafood Restaurants on Oahu according to Yelp. These are great restaurants who have received the highest average rating for votes by customers.

Paia Fish Market Waikiki
Location: 2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Telephone: 808-200-0200
Website
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 8 Blocks

Paia Fish Market on Maui has been one of Maui’s most popular seafood restaurants for years and their Oahu/Waikiki location is on pace to win over the taste buds of the residents and visitors to Oahu as well. Guests will appreciate the commitment the owners have to the history and culinary culture of Hawaii and infusing the tastes of the islands in their dishes. Some of the popular dishes include; Seafood Pasta, Blackened Sashimi, (amazing) Soft Fish Tacos, Fish Burger and their Blackened Fresh Catch Plate.


Olena By Chef Ron Simon 
Location: 1933 Republican Street, Honolulu, HI 96819
Telephone: 808-745-7777
Website
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 6 Miles

Olena is the creation of top Chef Ron Simon. This ‘Grab-n-Go Gourmet’ restaurant is committed to the use of simple, clean and the highest quality ingredients to create dishes to nourish the body and soul – and great tasting plates. Some of the most popular dishes include their Fish & Chips, Jumbo Sliders, Pineapple Calamansi drink, Poke Bowl, Truffle Fries and Soba Noodle Salad.  See the Website link above for updated hours, menus and pricing.


Ahi Assassins Fish
Location: 2570 S Beretania Street, Suite 204, Honolulu, HI 96826
Telephone: 808-439-4045
Website
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 1.5 Miles

This is another ‘tough to find, but worth the hunt’ smaller restaurants on Oahu that serves some amazing dishes and plate lunches. There is no seating inside the restaurant, so guests place their order and step outside to wait for the dish to be cooked. Diners then eat outside, in their car or take the tasty dish home. It seems like a hassle but when the food is this good, it is worth it. Some of the most popular items include their Plate lunches, Bone Bags and some of the best Poke you may taste. All their fish is freshly caught which is the exact definition of their ‘Boat to Table’ cuisine.


Tanaka of Tokyo East
Location: 150 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Telephone: 808-922-4233
Website
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 1 Mile

Dinner and a show! If you enjoy great food prepared with a bit of flare by a master Teppanyaki Chef on the grill in front of your group. Guests can choose from a variety of Seafood and Steak items, Blackened Ahi, Ahi Poke, Beef Tataki and the prized Wagyu Beef. The Teppanyaki style of cooking style uses a large grill where guests sit around and watch the Chef prepare their various dishes. This is a great way for small groups to enjoy a great dining experience or for couples to enjoy a bit of entertainment with a great meal. See the Website link above for updated hours, menus and pricing.

Oahu has an amazing selection of restaurants to choose from, this Oahu Travel Blog article, 'Oahu Restaurants: 7 Highest Rated Seafood Restaurants on Oahu’ introduces you to only a few of the ‘can’t miss’ eateries for you to choose from.  With so many choices, you can be sure that we will publish a follow up article to present you with more delicious options for your visit.

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