10 Best Restaurants on Oahu for a Romantic Night Out

You’ve spent the day with your loved one swimming in the deep blue sea, frolicking on the white sand beaches, or maybe you’ve both been engrossed in Hawaii’s cultural heritage watching hula or listening to the sweet strumming of ukulele players. Now it’s time to experience Hawaii’s rich food scene.  

Oahu has a variety of restaurants that not only provide an authentic local dining experience, but also top-notch service and a great atmosphere. For authentic Hawaii Regional Cuisine, make reservations for a romantic dinner at for two at Alan Wong’s in Honolulu. The restaurant is renowned for masterfully utilizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients. It’s also the restaurant where President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama dine each winter when they visit Oahu.

La Mer, located in the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki offers couples creative southern French cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant also has great views of Waikiki Beach.  

If you’re on the North Shore, don’t miss Paakai, in the Turtle Bay Resort. The menu feature’s “sea to table” cuisine, including its popular crispy Kampachi with hearts of palm.

A romantic meal at one of these great restaurants will have you dreaming of your romantic Oahu getaway for years to come. This 10 Best list has all the details for a romantic night out.

In Hawaiian, paakai means "sea salt," and the appropriately named Paakai restaurant in Turtle Bay Resort on the beautiful North Shore features sea-to-table cuisine. The upscale restaurant prides itself on offering fresh, locally caught fish,...  Read More

Hoku's, located in the Kahala Hotel & Resort in the upscale east Honolulu neighborhood, offers couples innovative dishes which deftly meld Hawaiian, Asian, Mediterranean and European flavors. The hotel's signature restaurant recently...  Read More

Head to Hawaii Kai in East Honolulu to the ocean-side Roy's restaurant. It's where owner and chef Roy Yamaguchi opened his first Hawaii Regional cuisine restaurant more than 25 years ago. And now that the internationally known chef has locations...  Read More

If you and your significant other want a little history, stellar views and top-notch service to go with your fine dining experience, then make reservations for two at the Beachhouse. The ocean-side restaurant is located in the Moana Surfrider,...  Read More


The French are known for romance, so treat you and your partner to a lovely evening with fabulous fine dining at Michel's. The traditional French cuisine restaurant is located at the Colony Surf hotel in Waikiki near the scenic Diamond Head....  Read More

For an artfully presented culinary experience, book a romantic dinner for two at Morimoto Waikiki. The stylish sushi restaurant is the namesake of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and is the signature restaurant of the Modern Honolulu hotel. Not...  Read More

La Mer
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If you want to splurge on a luxurious, romantic dinner, look no further than La Mer. Located in the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki, this southern French fusion restaurant with ocean views, is dining at its finest. Start off your elegant evening...  Read More

For a romantic dinner, head to MW Restaurant. The posh restaurant is tucked behind Ala Moana Center, just off Kapiolani Boulevard. The restaurant, known for its innovative takes on Hawaii Regional Cuisine, is the brainchild of husband and wife...  Read More

While this Honolulu restaurant may not look like much on the outside, it's what's on the inside that counts. And on the inside of Alan Wong's, located on King Street, in downtown Honolulu, is expertly prepared Hawaii Regional Cuisine by owner...  Read More


For a truly outstanding dining experience, from the food and wine to the service and intimate setting, Chef Mavro in Honolulu is the restaurant you and your significant other won't soon forget. The Hawaiian-French fusion restaurant is helmed by...  Read More


Meet Tiffany Hill

Tiffany Hill has lived on Oahu’s Leeward and Windward sides, but today she calls Honolulu home. She is a writer whose work is regularly published in regional and national publications,...  More About Tiffany Hill

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