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Places to Eat on Oahu

Dining in Oahu has become a truly special experience. The food scene has been rapidly evolving throughout Honolulu with chefs blending Polynesian influences and other cultures, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Portuguese. From incredible sushi to shaved ice, Honolulu offers a little of everything for the food lover, and SpeediShuttle is a great way to get started.

Our restaurant guide is a convenient way to find the best places to eat in Oahu. Discover the best cheap eats in Honolulu or great family friendly dining options. Oahu has incredible fine dining spots, great roadside shacks, and culinary institutions passed down through the generations.

Visiting Honolulu is always an experience to enjoy and that includes sampling the great food that Oahu has to offer. Check out some of our favorite spots to grab a meal in Hawaii and remember to reserve all of your group transportation with SpeediShuttle. SpeediShuttle offers shuttles throughout Oahu for all your travel needs.

Best Family-Friendly Restaurants

Duke’s Waikiki - 2335 Kalakaua Ave #116, Honolulu, HI 96815
Right on Waikiki Beach, Duke’s offers incredible ocean views and the freshest surf 'n' turf imaginable. Make yourself right at home, enjoy some tiki vibes, and experience a taste of Duke Kahanamoku’s old Waikiki. Named after the legendary Duke Kahanamoku, Duke’s is a family-friendly restaurant with a generous helping of Aloha spirit.

Helena's Hawaiian Food - 1240 N School St, Honolulu, HI 96817
Helena’s has been serving great food since 1946 and is a nOahu institution. It’s a no frills restaurant serving Hawaii’s classic soul food. Don’t be fooled though, this restaurant is a James Beard award winner. It’s a casual enough for kids, but the food is out of this world. Favorites include Hawaii-style smoky pulled pork, poi, lau lau, lomi salmon, and Helena’s legendary pan-fried short ribs.

Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha - 820 W Hind Dr #116, Honolulu, HI 96821
Looking for shaved ice with lots of heart? Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha (HOPA) is not just any shaved ice. There’s no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. Its all-natural, homemade, real fruit shave ice served with a taste of Pure Aloha. In 2018, HOPA opened its second House in the Ala Moana Center.

More Restaurants for the Whole Family

  • Hula Grill Waikiki - 2335 Kalakaua Ave #203, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Leonard's Bakery - 933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
  • Tikis Grill & Bar - 2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Restaurant 604 - 57 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, HI 96818
  • Seven Brothers - 55-510 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, HI 96762

Best Restaurants for Couples

La Mer - 2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Located inside the elegant Halekulani Hotel, La Mer is one of the most romantic atmospheres on Oahu. La Mer is an open-aired French restaurant offering haute cuisine, ocean views, and an extensive wine list. Trade in your shorts for a dinner jacket, and dress to impress at one of Honolulu’s fancier restaurants.


Senia - 75 N King St, Honolulu, HI 96817
In downtown Honolulu, Senia has a constantly changing elevated Hawaiian & New American menu with every ingredient thoughtfully arranged on the plate. One of the most buzzed-about restaurants in Honolulu history, Senia is definitely worth a reservation for a date night and posting pics on social media.

The Beachhouse at the Moana - 2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
The Beachhouse at the Moana is an upscale surf 'n' turf restaurant located at the Moana Surfrider. The restaurant offers modern takes on classic Hawaiian dishes and stunning ocean views with veranda seating. Be sure to check out the wine list, including a private Beachhouse label cabernet sauvignon.

Other Romantic Restaurants in Oahu

  • Hoku's - 5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
  • Hau Tree Lanai - 2863 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Chef Mavro - 1969 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826
  • Azure Restaurant - 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
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