Shrimp over broccoli in sauce
August 22, 2018

6 Top Reviewed Oahu Restaurants

Oahu is a great place for surf and sand, but you have to eat sometime so why not eat at the Top-Rated Oahu Restaurants?

When you plan your visit to Oahu, you plan for days on the beach, enjoying the sun, the tropical weather and possibly taking a surf lesson – but what about eating?  You must eat each day…several times and, if you are like me, when you are on vacation there is a lot more time spent eating than time spent not eating.

We wanted help you select your can’t-miss dining spots by providing a list of the 6 Top Reviewed Oahu Restaurants. These are not the most expensive Oahu Restaurants, or even the highest rated Oahu Restaurants. This list is a collection of the Top Rated and Reviewed Oahu Restaurants.  

This list includes only 6 Top Reviewed Oahu Restaurants for now, we’ll create a new list very soon…for now, here’s the list.

Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera
Cuisine: Teppanyaki
Location: 1726 S King St. Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: 808-784-0567 

Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera is only restaurant able to serve pure A5 Kobe Beef in Hawaii. 
If you enjoy Japanese cuisine…no if you LOVE Japanese cuisine, and the best Sushi, Teppanyaki, and the highest quality A5 Kobe Beef as part of your lunch or dinner there is but one place in all of Hawaii to go—or at least attempt to get a reservation—Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera.

With only 12 seats, the intimate atmosphere makes you feel like you have your own personal chef. 

Plan your visit to Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera as far in advance as you can as seating (only 13 seats) is very limited.

Helena’s Hawaiian Food
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Location: 1240 N. School St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-845-8044

Helena’s has been serving some of the very best Hawaiian food since 1946 in this family-owned, local (and tourist) favored eatery.

Family is a big part of the Hawaiian community and this is no different with how the food is prepared and served at Helena’s Hawaiian Food.  

The food at Helena’s is always the highest quality, fresh and affordable, hence the many years of success and the long lines that tend to form out the door of the humble location daily.

Helena’s has a variety of favorites to choose from, house-made Pipikaula Ribs, Fried Fish, Sauid Luau, Kalua Pig and more.

Want to talk about ‘award-winning’ dining?  Sure, there are many high priced, oceanfront restaurants in Waikiki, but how about Helena’s being awarded the Hawaiian Food the Regional Classic Award by the James Beard Foundation. Helena’s is one of only a few Hawaii restaurants to receive this recognition.

Takeaway container of meat and rice

Ono Seafood
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Seafood, Poke
Location: 747 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-732-4806

Ono Seafood is a very popular local restaurant, with a seafood counter serving up amazing fresh fish, made to order dishes as well as some of the best Poke on the island.

The Shoyu Ahi is an all-time favorite along with spicy Ahi Rice, House Smoked Tako (Octopus) and other prime selections.

Come early to best the lines of Ono Seafood fans that tend to line up to enjoy the dishes served by this local favorite.

Marukame Udon
Cuisine: Japanese, Noodles
Location: 2310 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-931-6000

Location: 1104 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-545-3000

We think Marukame Udon said it best on their Website: “We dedicate ourselves to providing handmade, freshly cooked Udon. Sanuki Udon are freshly made, boiled, and prepared using noodle-making machines and 100% Japanese-imported wheat flour. Our soups are prepared daily in small batches and we use only the finest Japanese-grown ingredients for our condiments.”

Originating in Japan, Marukame Udon is famous for their unique, self-service restaurant which allows diners to choose from a variety of dishes and ingredients.  You can choose from Tempura items, including Musubi.  Other favorites include Niku Udon, Curry Udon, Zara Udon, and other items such as Vegetable Tempura, Seafood Tempura, and more.

Come try Marukame Udon and find your favorite dish.

Japanese noodle bowl

Duke’s Waikiki
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Seafood, Cocktails
Location: 2335 Kalakaua Ave. Suite 116, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-922-2268

If you have ever visited Waikiki you have no doubt heard of Duke’s, and more likely you have enjoyed this long-time favorite beachfront Waikiki eatery.

Duke’s is named after Duke Kahanamoku, a native Hawaiian and a 6-time Olympic swimming and water polo medalist. He is also recognized as the father of surfing.
Duke Kahanamoku spent much of his life traveling and introducing the world to the Hawaiian lifestyle, cuisine and surfing.

This spot is an iconic Oahu Restaurant located right on the sand of Waikiki Beach in the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.  It is best to enter Duke’s from the beach, where you can see the wide-open bar area and the outdoor patio and indoor dining areas.  From almost all dining tables you can look right out onto Waikiki Beach and enjoy the amazing sunsets.  

Duke’s offers great food, drinks and music that set the tone for a great meal and memorable experience at this Oahu Restaurant.  Duke’s is famous for specific items including Fish Tacos, fresh salads, and beers like Longboard and Fire Rock Pale ale. Do not leave the bar without a classic Mai Tai!

Duke’s is also a great choice for breakfast, either the off the menu selections or their more famous Breakfast Buffet. Get to the restaurant early and watch Waikiki Beach come alive with surfers, paddle boarders, and tourists.

Tiki’s Grill & Bar
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Seafood, Cocktails
Location: 2570 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-923-8454

If you enjoy great food, great drinks and great live music you can not do better than Tiki’s Grill & Bar. 

Tiki’s Grill & Bar is located on the 3rd floor of the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel with indoor and outdoor seating so views of Waikiki Beach and the ocean are endless.

Chef Ronnie Nasuti sources fresh fish, meats and locally grown farm fresh ingredients to create his dishes including Hawaiian Poke, Prime Rib Poke, Seared Ahi Tuna, Thai Shrimp Puttanesca, and 
Lamb and USDA Steak.

The next time you are on Oahu stop by Tiki Grill & Bar and enjoy the view, the food and the music.


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