10 Best Restaurants Not to Be Missed in Honolulu

Jade Eckardt

By , Local Expert, Honolulu
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Honolulu's best restaurants are as diverse as the cultures in the islands. In Honolulu the best meal doesn't mean it's the most elegant, as there's many family run hole-in-the-walls that fit under the "best" category. Yet for those high end dinners, there's beautiful selection of exquisite meals to be had. From dressing up for ocean front meals, to keeping it casual at locals style eateries, these are the ten best restaurants in Honolulu.

For an amazing casual breakfast at a true hole-in-the-wall, Bogart's Cafe delivers simple yet delicious takes on breakfast dishes and espresso. As a local favorite it's teeming with...  Read more »

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    Bogart's Cafe

    A true hole in the wall, Bogart's is a hidden treasure offering delicious breakfast and coffee.

    Local Expert Tip: "It's a good idea to call ahead and order, they can be quite packed in the mornings. "

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    Alan Wong's

    Serving exquisite dishes of Pacific fusion, Alan Wong's is reputed as the best in the islands.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Mini Loco Moco for a gourmet twist on a local staple."

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    Roy's offers elegant island style ambiance and delicious Pacific Rim dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the chocolate souffle."

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    3660 on the Rise

    3660 on the Rise serves up delicious local fare, fusing together all of the cuisines found in the islands.

    Local Expert Tip: "The ahi katsu shouldn't be missed for fish lovers."

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    Chef Mavro

    Chef Mavro is well known for exquisitely fusing together French cuisine with Hawaiian ingredients.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the burgundy truffles flown in from France."

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    Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch & Crab

    Sam Choy's offers the most extensive buffet of fresh Hawaiian seafood in Honolulu.

    Local Expert Tip: "Show up very hungry and try the house micro brews."

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    Traditional Japanese food made up of locally caught seafood is prepared in the finest way possible.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the ahi/avocado tartar and/or the breaded tofu, and BYOB."

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    Haleiwa Joe's

    Haleiwa Joe's is a long standing North Shore staple and a local favorite.

    Local Expert Tip: "Fill up at this ocean side eatery after spending a day on the North Shore."

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    Michel's offers wonderfully cooked, traditional French food in an elegant ocean side venue.

    Local Expert Tip: "Live on the edge, try the frog legs."

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    Lei Lei's Bar and Grill

    Lei Lei's is beautifully placed on a golf course and serves delicious food with a classy, yet home style feel.

    Local Expert Tip: "There's a different menu for lunch and dinner."



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