10 Best Farm to Table Restaurants in Honolulu

The locovore movement is hot in Hawaii, and has rapidly gained momentum over the years leading to new farm to table restaurants to be established island wide. All around the island restaurants that feature a menu with locally grown fruits and vegetables, and locally raised fish and meats can be found. While several offer local food at the casual level, many restaurants combine gourmet cooking with locally grown foods. From the busy streets of Honolulu to the country side of the island, farm to table restaurants decorate the island.

Centrally located in Honolulu is Town, one of the original farm to table restaurants on the island. Known for their slogan of "always local, organic when possible," Town offers a hip and modern atmosphere to enjoy locally sourced meals and drinks. Also in the heart of Honolulu you'll find gems like Alan Wong's and the Pineapple Room. Both feature menus compiled by famed chef Alan Wong, who has blended gourmet and local food together.

Out in the countryside on the North Shore, restaurant-slash-nightlife spot Surfer, the Bar offers a menu of local dishes made with locally grown produce. Come in for dinner and drinks, and catch some live music later on. Pa'akai is the North Shore's latest endeavor in the farm to table movement, and offers gourmet local dishes.

Enjoy the abundance of the island with our guide to the ten best farm to table restaurants on the island, and eat healthy and delicious.

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Lobby Lounge at Turtle Bay
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Sitting inside of the luxurious Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore, the Lobby Lounge is open from 6 a.m. to p.m. daily and turns from cafe to bar and lounge at 2 p.m. Enjoy freshly brewed coffees, latt�s, cappuccinos, espresso drinks,...  Read More

Pineapple Room

This airy, department-store restaurant is much more than just a stop-off eatery. Instead, its lovely decor and talented kitchen regale diners with a host of Hawaiian fare. Using a wide array of locally grown ingredients, the Pineapple Rooms...  Read More

A beautiful, pale room, accented with gleaming wood and sprinkled with flowers and artwork, welcomes guests to this exceptional place. Using a wide array of locally grown ingredients, the Pineapple Rooms combines gourmet cooking with the...  Read More

Lei Lei's Bar and Grill sits right on the golf course at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Like a bar and grill would be, it's laid back and casual, yet somewhat upscale and classy. There's a putting green out front where the kids...  Read More

Surfer, the Bar
Photo courtesy of Jade Eckardt

Surfer, the Bar is Turtle Bay Resorts new endeavor into into a farm to table restaurants that also offers nighttime entertainment. Opening at 6 p.m. daily, Surfer is part bar, part restaurant and part night club. Great happy hour cocktails are...  Read More

This juice bar is famous with locals. You'll find a combo of treats, smoothies and juices. Lanikai Juice is located in the Kailua shopping center and is named after beautiful Lanikai Beach, a long, white sand stretch of heaven on the east side....  Read More

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If you can drag yourself away from the pounding surf of the North Shore, reserve a table at this this newly revamped and renamed upscale restaurant, which prepares local cuisine with fresh ingredients. Aim for a table by the floor-to-ceiling...  Read More

Spare, contemporary design not only makes an unassuming backdrop for this appealing bistro; it also serves as a thoughtful counterpoint to a menu of simply prepared but complex offerings. Stellar ingredients step in to be given loving attention...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade

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