10 Best Restaurants for Beachfront Dining in Honolulu

You've crossed the Pacific to get to Honolulu, now it's time to dine ocean side for some of the best views and most tranquil dining the island has to offer. Each part of the island offers ocean front restaurants where you can see, smell and hear the ocean and take in spectacular sunsets. The great news is that waterfront dining on Oahu is available in a range of prices and ambiances, from very affordable casual eateries to high end fine dining.

For a seaside start to the day with breakfast or lunch on the ocean, drop by the Heeia Pier General Store and Deli. Fresh caught fish and other local ingredients are fused together for gourmet local food enjoyed on a dock over the water. From nice and casual at Haleiwa Joe's on the North Shore to high end ambiance near the water at La Mer and upscale French food at Michel's in Waikiki, there's a huge variety of beachfront cuisines and locations. 

When you book seaside dinner reservations it's a good idea to remember to bring the camera along with the appetite. Whatever part of the island you're staying on you'll be able to find great food in full view of the big blue and spectacular sunsets.

Dining beneath a graceful, arching hau tree by the water � could there be any more gracious setting? This outdoor venue delights diners with its idyllic ambiance and then confirms the pleasure with delicious cuisine. Dinner, especially at...  Read More

Located right on the edge of both the ocean and pool at Turtle Bay Resort, The Point is the place you'll want to hang at to get your night started with cocktails or to wrap up the day with an ocean side dinner. With amazingly strong mai tais...  Read More

La Mer
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If you choose a single, prodigal splurge during your time on Oahu, this sublime restaurant is an ideal choice. Refined and elegant, the dining room sets a quiet scene for impeccable southern French cuisine, colored with Hawaiian ingredients....  Read More

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Boasting lovely views of Diamond Head and an abundance of signature flowers, this celebrated restaurant does everything right. Breakfast each day is an event, whether you opt for a Continental, American, or Japanese morning meal. Sunday brunch,...  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


Fabulous French cuisine tempts diners at this elegant oceanside restaurant, making for potent sensory stimulation. While you revel in beautiful views and romantic sunsets, feast from a menu of mouthwatering dishes, such as lobster bisque, tender...  Read More

In tribute to Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii's renowned swimmer, surfer, and Olympic athlete, this casual bar and restaurant in the Outrigger Waikiki offers patrons a wealth of island culture. Memorabilia, live Hawaiian music, fruity cocktails, and...  Read More

If you can drag yourself away from the pounding surf of the North Shore, reserve a table at this this newly revamped and renamed upscale restaurant, which prepares local cuisine with fresh ingredients. Aim for a table by the floor-to-ceiling...  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


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