Best of O‘ahu 2022: Food and Drink

A Girl Eating And Enjoying Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowl On Waikiki Beach
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Oʻahu has a vibrant food scene with an eclectic mix of old-school establishments, inventive farm-to-table restaurants and award-winning bakeries. Of course, Oʻahu also has some of the most picturesque spots for happy hour and cocktails in Hawaiʻi. Residents and visitors alike share memories of sipping mai tais while soaking in postcard-worthy views of Waikīkī and Leʻāhi. Here’s the restaurants and happy hours they voted as their favorite.  

Best Restaurant 

  1. Roy’s Waikīkī
  2. Hy’s Steak House
  3. Merriman’s Honolulu
  4. Signature Prime Steak & Seafood
  5. Orchids

Best Cheap Eats 

  1. Zippy’s
  2. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
  3. Helena’s Hawaiian Food
  4. Nico’s Pier 38
  5. Marukame Udon

Best Bar or Lounge 

  1. Duke’s Waikīkī
  2. Maui Brewing Co.
  3. House Without a Key
  4. RumFire Waikīkī
  5. Bar Leather Apron

Best Bakery 

  1. Leonard’s Bakery
  2. Liliha Bakery
  3. Kamehameha Bakery
  4. Ted’s Bakery
  5. Sugarlina Bakeshop

Best Breakfast or Brunch 

  1. Eggs ‘n Things
  2. Liliha Bakery
  3. Cinnamon’s
  4. Koko Head Café
  5. Café Kaila

Best Burger 

  1. Cheeseburger in Paradise
  2. Rainbow Drive-in
  3. Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
  4. Ku ‘Āina Burger
  5. Chubbies Burgers

 Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant 

  1. Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman
  2. Merriman’s Honolulu
  3. Kahumana Organic Farm & Café
  4. Moku Kitchen
  5. Mud Hen Water

 Best Food Truck 

  1. Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
  2. Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp Truck
  3. Big Wave Shrimp
  4. Chubbies Burgers
  5. Flyin’ ʻAhi

 Best Hotel or Resort Restaurant 

  1. Duke’s Waikīkī at the Outrigger Waikīkī Beach Resort
  2. House Without a Key at the Halekūlani
  3. Morimoto at ‘Alohilani
  4. The Beachhouse at the Moana Surfrider
  5. Plumeria Beach House at The Kāhala Hotel & Resort

Best Traditional Hawaiian Restaurant 

  1. Helena’s Hawaiian Food
  2. Waiāhole Poi Factory
  3. Highway Inn
  4. Haili’s Hawaiian Food
  5. Yama’s Fish Market

Best Noodle, Saimin or Ramen 

  1. Marukame Udon
  2. Shiro’s Saimin Haven
  3. Palace Saimin
  4. Shige’s Saimin Stand
  5. Bario Ramen

Best Pizza 

  1. Big Kahuna’s Pizza
  2. Round Table Pizza
  3. Pieology Pizzeria
  4. J. Dolan’s
  5. Boston Pizza

Best Plate Lunch 

  1. Rainbow Drive-In
  2. L&L Hawaiian BBQ
  3. Kono’s
  4. Nico’s Pier 38
  5. Alicia’s Market

Best Poke

  1. Foodland
  2. ‘Ono Seafood
  3. Nico’s Fish Market
  4. Tanioka’s Seafood and Catering
  5. Fresh Catch

Best Happy Hour 

  1. Duke’s Waikīkī
  2. Maui Brewing Co.
  3. Kona Brewing Co.
  4. Tiki’s Grill & Bar
  5. The Chart House

Best Seafood Restaurant 

  1. 53 By The Sea
  2. Duke’s Waikīkī
  3. Hale‘iwa Joe’s
  4. Nico’s Pier 38
  5. Roy’s Waikīkī

 Best Shave Ice Stand or Store 

  1. Matsumoto Shave Ice
  2. Waiola Shave Ice
  3. Island Vintage Shave Ice
  4. Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha
  5. Shimazu Shave Ice

Best Steak House 

  1. Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  2. Roy’s Waikīkī
  3. Hy’s Steak House
  4. Bali Steak & Seafood
  5. D.K Steak House


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