Best Restaurants in Honolulu for an Amazing Lunch Experience

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, burgers, salads and a full bar come together to bring you local food and beer during an ocean view meal.

For a more upscale meal, Alan Wong's in Honolulu for exquisite food and a more formal luncheon atmosphere. The locally sourced food and Pacific Rim cuisine bring the taste of the islands to your palate.

A truly local and casual experience can be had at the Heeia Pier General Store and Deli, where top notch local chefs bring the best of local food to the table. Freshly caught seafood from off the same pier, locally raised beef and unique locally grown vegetables all come together to create high end versions of common local staples.

So get out and on the road and make sure you're stomach is ready for the 10 Best lunches on the island.

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So ono (delicious), as the locals would say! At Irifune you'll find perhaps the best Japanese food a person can find in Honolulu, and it's decently priced, low key, a home style. The hole in the wall restaurant hides it great food behind a very...  Read More

Authentic Hawaiian food - what real island folks eat - is the amazing draw at this unassuming place. So as the saying goes, when in Rome... It's always crowded, and it's largely take-out, but it's worth searching out. Kalua (roast) pig is a...  Read More

Diamond Head

Bogart's is one of those hole-in-the-wall places that is a tried and true reliable joint for locals in search of that perfect breakfast. Whether taken to eat on the go or eaten at one of their small sidewalk or indoor tables, Bogart's is a not...  Read More

Take in the North Shore's relaxed lifestyle at this fantastic eatery. Kick back on the lanai, take in the incredible island scenery, and revel in the moment. While you do, make sure to sample terrific seafood and steak entrees. Prime rib is...  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

Mocha Java Café

At this fantastic caf�, you can either step in for a smoothie or a full-bodied cup or coffee, or you can stay awhile and have a light meal as well. Cr�pes are a specialty, both savory and sweet, and you can also pick up an omelet,...  Read More

The Heeia Pier General Store and Deli is a classic Kaneohe eatery enjoyed by dedicated locals for three decades as it served up local classic like plate lunches and loco mocos (beef patty, egg and gravy over rice). But recently top chef Mark...  Read More

Banzai Sushi Bar
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Sushi, sushi, and more sushi - all made from locally caught fresh fish and seafood can be found at the North Shore's Banzai Sushi Bar. And yes, there's definitely a full bar boasting a varies amount of beers, wine and specialty cocktails. Live...  Read More

A beautiful, pale room, accented with gleaming wood and sprinkled with flowers and artwork, welcomes guests to this exceptional place. The exhibition kitchen makes the most of fresh, regional ingredients, crafting such delicacies as kiawe...  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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