Best Restaurants in Honolulu for an Amazing Lunch Experience

Jade Eckardt

By , Local Expert, Honolulu
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Enjoying good food is a part of both traditional and modern Hawaiian culture, so it is only appropriate for visitors to seek out the best lunch spots on the island and enjoy an array of dishes. To help you find the best lunch restaurants Oahu has to offer, 10 Best has compiled a list of the top 10 best lunches on the island. Whether you're in search of Pacific Rim fare or chart house style dishes, casual or formal, 10 Best has you covered for ono (delicious) lunch joints.

If you're spending a day enjoying the surf and sun of the North Shore, drop in to Haleiwa Joe's in historic Haleiwa Town. Chart house style steaks, seafood,...  Read more »

  • 1

    Alan Wong's

    Alan Wong's is Hawaii's most renowned chef and is known for healthy gourmet Hawaiian fusion.

    Local Expert Tip: "Always make a reservation for Alan Wong's."

  • 2

    Banzai Sushi Bar

    Banzai has a delightful ambiance in historical Haleiwa and serves fresh local fish.

    Local Expert Tip: "Happy hour is 5 to 6 p.m. daily and they don't take reservations on Friday and Saturday."

  • 3

    Heeia Pier General Store and Deli

    This ocean side eatery puts a gourmet and healthy spin on traditional local dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the guava chicken."

  • 4

    Mocha Java Café

    Mocha Java Cafe can be quick and easy, but serves delicious and healthy meals and coffees.

    Local Expert Tip: "Call in for a to go order or dine in. "

  • 5

    Lei Lei's Bar and Grill

    Lei Lei's has lunch down to a perfection. Great food served on the golf course on the gorgeous North Shore, you can't go wrong here.

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

  • 6

    Haleiwa Joe's

    Haleiwa Joe's is a favorite with visitors but also a tried and true local staple, thanks for their amazing food and drinks.

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

  • 7

    Hang Ten Bar & Grill

    • Average Main Course Price: $15
    • Neighborhood: North Shore

    Hang Ten is located right along the ocean in a beautiful resort, and serves great food and drinks.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the mai tai watch surfers out front."

  • 8

    Bogart's Cafe

    Bogart's is one of the top spots for wonderful coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch that can be eaten in the small cafe or taken to go.

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

  • 9

    Ono Hawaiian Foods

    Ono Hawaiian Foods serves traditional Hawaiian food that is truly ono (delicious).

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to try poi, a traditional Hawaiian staple. "

  • 10


    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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