10 Best Steakhouses on the Island of Oahu



Steak, it's what's for dinner. And 10 Best is guiding those craving a great steak to the best on Oahu. From casual to formal, and from traditional to a steak with a Pacific twist, Honolulu has no shortage of awesome steakhouses. Those looking to mix it up can deviate from the norm with a calamari steak, or  for something more traditional, try a tried and true ol' steak and potatoes. Either way, hungry travelers won't go hungry in Honolulu. Steakhouses are always an ideal place for a big group get together, and Honolulu also offers smaller steakhouses that are perfect for an intimate date or celebration.

Popular restaurants like Buzz's Original Steakhouse have been satisfying customers for years, and then there's the upscale and locally run Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar where dishes are cooked table side. Sounds like an interesting combo, doesn't it? 

North Shore joints like Haleiwa Joe's have exquisite steaks, and this hot spot is known for it's prime rib that must be reserved and sells out nightly. Also in the area is Lei Lei's Bar & Grill that serves local, free range steak.

After full days of swimming, hiking, and surfing, visitors may need a protein packed rejuvenating meal. So take advantage of 10 Best's advice and find the right steakhouse. And remember, great steak can be found all over the island which is a great excuse to venture out and see more of the island.




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


Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steak House
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A convenient location and terrific service would recommend this restaurant even if it didn't serve great food, but the latter is what makes it so loved and famous. Professionals and groups count Kincaid's as an ideal place to enjoy a meal,...  Read More




Founded by surfer Joey Cabell in 1969, this restaurant remains the only independently-owned Chart House in the chain. It's also a perennial favorite with islanders, thanks to beautiful harbor views and great steaks and fish. Service is...  Read More




Intimate, subtly lit, and genteel, this well-respected steak house is a special-occasion favorite, thanks to its refined ambiance and pricey entrees. Waiters in tuxedos add class to an evening out, as do table side preparations of caesar salad...  Read More


Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar


It's dinner and entertainment rolled into one at this Japanese hot spot. Vivacious chefs chop, slice, and sauté steak, chicken, shellfish, and vegetables right before your eyes in an exuberant display of teppanyaki cooking. It's just the place...  Read More


Morton's, The Steakhouse


Tuxedo-clad waiters set the tone for a Midwest classic that's staked a claim in the North Pacific. Known for table side presentations (yes, that's a live lobster on the cart), this steakhouse is famous for its 24-ounce porterhouse and its hearty...  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




Not far from Kailua Beach on Oahu's windward side, this venerable institution captures the spirit of Hawaii as it existed in years past. Rustic and comfortable, Buzz's also boasts walls full of photographs, which add a note of personality. The...  Read More


d.k Steak House


Cozy wooden booths line the dining room at this local favorite - perfect for a romantic dinner. Subdued lighting, elegant table settings, and understated, graceful decor set the scene for a fantastic meal with a mellow and quiet ambiance....  Read More


Ruth's Chris Steak House


Whether it's rare or well-done, prime corn-fed beef is this steakhouse's trademark. A favorite of the business set, the place exudes class. Each cut of meat is sublime, boasting sensational flavor and texture thanks to the signature "cooked from...  Read More


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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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