10 Best Places on Oahu to Savor Fresh, Local Seafood

Jade Eckardt

By , Local Expert, Honolulu
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It's to be expected that islands surrounded by the Pacific Ocean would have an amazing selection of seafood, and Honolulu has an abundance of great seafood restaurants. Seafood can be found around the island, from the heart of Waikiki to the coast of the North Shore. Whether you're in the mood for sushi rolls or sashimi, or fresh local tuna or Maine lobster, you can find it on the island. From casual and quaint, to high end and elegant, seafood can be enjoyed in many styles.

If you're looking to explore the beautiful beaches and big surf of the North Shore, make a reservation at Haleiwa Joe's. The surf and sea themed...  Read more »

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    Uncle's Fish Market & Grill

    Uncle's is famous for their fresh local seafood and idyllic oceanfront location.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the famous poke tower and always make dinner reservations. "

  • 2

    Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steak House

    Kincaid's is known for having a broad and delicious seafood menu.

    Local Expert Tip: "Begin the night with their happy hour offering great deals. "

  • 3

    Seafood Village

    Seafood Village offers not only fresh and delicious local seafood, but also Maine lobster.

    Local Expert Tip: "Reserve a private dining room to add to the fun. "

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    With the largest sushi buffet in Honolulu, Todai is a local favorite.

    Local Expert Tip: "Forty item sushi buffet runs daily, including on weekends. "

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    Duke's Canoe Club

    Duke's is a Waikiki staple, offers great food and drinks with a local twist on the ocean.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go in time for the sunset and enjoy it from the beach front eatery."

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    Haleiwa Joe's

    Haleiwa Joe's is an ocean side bar and restaurant that serves fresh seafood and steaks in a surf themed restaurant.

    Local Expert Tip: "Drop by Joe's (as locals call it) as a start or ending to a day on the North Shore. "

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    Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch & Crab

    Sam Choy's offers the largest seafood buffet in Honolulu, and it's delish!

    Local Expert Tip: "Come hungry and try a house micro-brewed beer."

  • 8

    Alan Wong's

    Alan Wong's is renowned as one of the best Pacific fusion restaurants in the island.

    Local Expert Tip: "Just make sure you don't miss this place!"

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    Lei Lei's Bar and Grill

    Lei Lei's feature fresh catch of the days dishes along with regular seafood dishes in their idyllic golf course setting.

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

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    Banzai Sushi Bar

    Banzai serves fresh, locally caught fish in the historic beach town of Haleiwa.

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



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