Honolulu Restaurants

Honolulu Restaurants
Where You Can Eat Like A Local

Do Honolulu restaurants only have local food? Of course not, but many Oahu restaurants adapt their menus to include local food to please Oahu island residents.

I polled my local friends and ohana in order to provide you with a variety of cuisine… ranging from Hawaiian restaurants with ono plate lunches… to lively Japanese barbecue restaurants… as well as historical diners that have catered to Oahu locals for more than 60 years. Don’t worry, you will find some with good ole American comfort food too!

You will see many familiar chain restaurants on Oahu, but to experience Oahu like a local… venture out to some of these Honolulu restaurants… including Waikiki Beach restaurants… categorized by price range.

Scroll down and enjoy!



Budget to Average Price
Honolulu Restaurants

Art’s Hideaway

1110 Bishop Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

Takes Reservations (808) 531-1775

Local Food, Sandwiches, Pasta

Downtown Business Crowd

Karaoke Evenings, Closed Sat & Sun

Dee Lite Bakery

1930 Dillingham Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96819

No Reservations (808) 847-5396

Bakery With Specialty Cakes

Local Favorite Since 1977

Open Daily

Helena’s Hawaiian Food

1240 N School Street

Honolulu, HI 96734

No Reservations (808) 845-8044

Hawaiian Food Since 1946

Casual, Lunch and Dinner

Closed Sun & Mon

Kaka’ako Kitchen

1200 Ala Moana Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96814

No Reservations (808) 596-7488

Chef-Inspired Local-Style Plate Lunch

Casual Open Air Dining

Lunch, Dinner Daily (Sun till 5 pm)

Kenny’s Coffee House

1620 N School St.

Honolulu, HI 96817

No Reservations (808) 841-0931

Local-Style & American

Since 1966

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Koa Pancake House

1139 12th Ave

Honolulu, HI 96816

No Reservations (808) 739-7778

Local-Style & American

Breakfast & Lunch

Open Daily, Began 1988

Koa Pancake House

Hawaii Kai

333 Keahole St.

Honolulu, HI 96825

No Reservations (808) 739-7778

Local-Style & American

Breakfast & Lunch Daily

Kona Brewing Company

7192 Kalanianaole Hwy

Honolulu, HI 96825

Takes Reservations (808) 394-5662

Steak, Pizza, Pasta, Fish, Sandwiches

Koko Marina, Hawaii Kai, Live Music

Lunch, Dinner Daily

Kua ‘Aina

1200 Ala Moana Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96814

Ward Center

No Reservations (808) 591-9133

Specialty Burgers, Casual

Open Daily Lunch, Dinner Hours

Leonard’s Bakery

933 Kapahulu Ave

Honolulu, HI 96819

No Reservations (808) 737-5591

Specialty Malasadas & Donuts

Historic, Began 1962

Open Daily From Early Morning

Libby Manapua Shop

410 Kalihi St.

Honolulu, HI

No Reservations (808) 841-2253

Manapua, Pork Hash, Rice cake

Began 1962, Cash Only!

6 am to 2 pm – Closed Mondays

Like Like Drive Inn

745 Keeaumoku St

Honolulu, HI 96814

No Reservations (808) 941-2515

Local, Asian, American

Historic, Began 1953, Casual

Open 24 Hours Daily

Liliha Bakery

515 N Kuakini St.

Honolulu, HI 96817

No Reservations (808) 531-1651

Local, Asian, American Diner & Bakery

Began 1950, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

24 hours, Closes 8 p.m. Sun

L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

310 Kamakee St.

Honolulu, HI 96814

No Reservations (808) 597-9088

Local Style Plate Lunch

Takeout or Eat In

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

2919 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 103

Honolulu, HI 96826

No Reservations (808) 737-8899

Local Style Plate Lunch

Takeout or Eat In

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Makai Market Food Court

Ala Moana Center

1450 Ala Moana Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96814

No Reservations (808) 955-9517

Asian, American, Local-Style

Huge Food Court, Mall Hours

Mauna Kea Marketplace

1120 Maunakea St. #200

Honolulu, HI 96817

No Reservations (808) 524-3409

Asian/Local-Style Food Court

Downtown – Produce, Fresh Fish, Meat

Open Daily From Early Morning

Mocha Java Café

1200 Ala Moana Blvd, #215

Honolulu, HI 96814

No Reservations (808) 591-9023

Local Food, Veggie Burgers,

Sandwiches, Crepes, Espresso

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hours

Olive Tree Café

4614 Kilauea Ave

Honolulu, HI 96816

No Reservations (808) 737-0303

Casual Greek Cuisine

Behind Kahala Mall

Dinner Nightly

Ono Hawaiian Foods

726 Kapahulu Ave

Honolulu, HI

No Reservations (808) 737-2275

Hawaiian Food, Casual

Close to Waikiki

Daily Lunch, Dinner

Original Pancake House

1414 Dillingham

Honolulu, HI 96817

No Reservations (808) 847-1496

Specialty Pancakes

Original began in Oregon 1953

Breakfast Daily

Original Pancake House

1221 Kapiolani, Suite 103

Honolulu, HI 96814

No Reservations (808) 596-8213

Specialty Pancakes

Original began in Oregon 1953

Breakfast Daily

Rainbow Drive-In

3308 Kanaina Ave

Honolulu, HI

No Reservations (808) 737-0177

Local-Style Breakfast & Plate Lunches

Historic, Since 1961

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wailana Coffee House

1860 Ala Moana Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96815

No Reservations (808) 955-1764

American & Local-Style Food

Since 1958, Historic

24-Hour Coffee Shop in Waikiki

Wai’oli Tea Room/Bakery

2950 Manoa Rd.

Honolulu, HI 96822

Reservations Large Groups (808) 988-5800

Breakfast, Salad, Soup Sandwiches

Historic, Indoor/Outdoor Dining

Breakfast Sat/Sun, Lunch daily

Zippy’s Ala Moana Center

1450 Ala Moana Blvd

Honolulu, HI

No Reservations (808) 973-0870

Local-Style & American Food, Bakery

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Ohana Friendly, Open Daily

Zippy’s Hawaii Kai

7192 Kalanianaole Hwy

Honolulu, HI 96825

No Reservations (808) 396-6977

Local-style and American Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open Daily

Zippy’s (Near Waikiki)

601 Kapahulu Ave

Honolulu, HI 96815

No Reservations (808) 733-3725

Local-Style and American Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open 24 Hours

Zippy’s (Near Downtown)

59 N Vineyard Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96817

No Reservations (808) 532-4211

Local-Style and American Food

Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Open 24 Hours

Zippy’s Kahala

4134 Waialae Ave

Honolulu, HI 96816gg

No Reservations (808) 733-3730

Local-Style and American Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Open 24 Hours

Budget to Average Price
Honolulu Restaurants


Gyu-Kaku is a Loud & Fun Honolulu Restaurant, BBQ at Your Table


Medium Price Honolulu Restaurants


Buca di Beppo

1030 Auahi St.

Honolulu, HI 96814

Takes Reservations (808) 591-0800

Home Style Italian

Lively/Fun, Good for Parties

Lunch, Dinner/Open Daily

Café Sistina

1314 S King St.

Honolulu, HI 96814

Takes Reservations (808) 596-0061

Italian Cuisine

Artistic Romantic Décor

Lunch Mon-Fri, Dinner Daily

Camellia Buffet

930 McCully St.

Honolulu, HI 96826

Takes Reservations (808) 951-0511

Korean Yakiniku-Style Buffet

You Grill at Table/+25 years

Lunch/Dinner Daily

 

Chuck’s Steakhouse Waikiki

2335 Kalakaua Ave

Honolulu, HI 96815

In Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach

Takes Reservations (808) 923-1228

Steak, Seafood, Salad Bar

Oceanfront, Dinner Daily

Duke’s Waikiki Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

2335 Kalakaua Ave, Suite 116

Honolulu, HI 96815

Takes Reservations (808) 922-2268

Local, Fish, Pizza, Burgers, Buffets

Historic, Oceanfront

Daily Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

1 Aloha Tower Drive, Suite 1123

Honolulu, HI 96813

Takes Reservations (808) 599-4877

Steaks, Seafood, Pasta, Tacos

Waterfront at Pier

Daily Lunch, Dinner

Gyu-Kaku Japanese Barbecue

221 Kapiolani Blvd, #105

Honolulu, HI 96814

Takes Reservations (808) 589-2989

Japanese, You Barbecue at Table

Lively & Fun

Daily Lunch, Dinner

Hee Hing

449 Kapahulu, Suite 204

Honolulu, HI 96815

Takes Reservations (808) 735-5544

Chinese Food

Since 1963

Lunch & Dinner Daily

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

1450 Ala Moana, 4th Floor

Honolulu, HI 96814

Takes Reservations (808) 947-8818

Chinese Food/Large, Ornate Décor

Live Perry & Price Brkfst Show Sat 8-11

Lunch, Dinner Daily

Kincaid’s

1050 Ala Moana Blvd.

Honolulu, HI 96814

Takes Reservations (808) 591-2005

Steak, Seafood, Pasta, Sandwiches

Dinner House Atmosphere

Lunch, Dinner Daily

Longhi’s Ala Moana Center

1450 Ala Moana Blvd, #3001

Honolulu, HI 96814

Takes Reservations (808) 947-9899

Italian, Seafood, Steak, Chicken

Ocean View Dining

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pagoda Floating Restaurant

1525 Rycroft St.

Honolulu, HI 96814

Takes Reservations (808) 948-8356

Asian, Hawaiian, Western

Waterfalls, Tea Houses – Lunch Mon-Fri

Sat-Sun Brunch, Buffet Wed-Sun

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

410 Atkinson

Honolulu, HI 96814

Ala Moana Hotel

Takes Reservations 942-7788

Chinese Food

Daily Lunch, Dinner

Ryan’s Grill at Ward Center

1200 Ala Moana Blvd #360

Honolulu, HI 96815

Takes Reservations (808) 591-9132

Local Style, Meat, Fish, Poultry

Pasta, Pizza, Sandwiches, Salads

Daily Lunch, Dinner

Sam Choy’s Breakfast Lunch & Crab

580 N. Nimitz Hwy

Honolulu, HI 96817

Takes Reservations (808) 545-7979

Local-Style Seafood, Steaks

Chicken, Plate Lunch & Breakfast

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shore Bird (Waikiki)

2169 Kalia Rd

Honolulu, HI 96815

Takes Reservations (808) 922-2887

Fish, Steak, Salad Bar, Local-Style

Oceanfront, Grill Your Own Food

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Willows

901 Hausten St.

Honolulu, HI 96826

Take Reservations (808) 952-9200

Hawaiian, Asian, American

Historic, Hawaiian Music Some Nights

Daily Lunch & Dinner Buffet

Uncle Bo’s

559 Kapahulu Ave

Honolulu, HI 96815

Takes Reservations (808) 735-8311

Steak, Seafood, Pasta, Pizza

Local, Asian, American Food

Dinner Nightly


High Price Honolulu Restaurants


La Mer

2199 Kalia Rd

Honolulu, HI 96815

Halekulani Hotel

Takes Reservations (808) 923-2311

French Fine Dining, Dress Code

Dinner Nightly

Michel’s at the Colony Surf

2895 Kalakaua Ave

Honolulu, HI 96815

Takes Reservations (808) 923-6552

Romantic French Fine Dining

Oceanfront, Live Music

Dinner Nightly, Sunday Brunch

Orchids, Halekulani Hotel

2199 Kalia Rd.

Honolulu, HI 96815

Takes Reservations 923-2311

Island-Style Seafood, Beef, Lamb

Oceanfront Fine Dining, Sun Buffet

Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Roy’s Hawaii Kai

6600 Kalanianaole Hwy

Honolulu, HI 96825

Takes Reservations (808) 396-7697

Asian/Hawaiian Seafood, Steak

Fine Dining Atmosphere

Dinner Nightly

Roy’s Waikiki

226 Lewers St.

Honolulu, HI 96815

Takes Reservations (808) 923-7697

Asian/Hawaiian, Seafood, Steak

Fine Dining Atmosphere

Dinner Nightly

La Mer, Michel’s and Orchids are recommended for really special occasions … experience some of the best fine dining found in all Honolulu restaurants.


Hope you enjoy some of these Honolulu restaurants or many others that are too numerous to list!


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