10 Best Restaurants for Good Times with a Group in Honolulu

Group meals at fun restaurants make some of the best memories. But of course those looking for group fun want to make reservations at restaurants suited for laughs, liveliness, and good times. Look no further, because Oahu is home to a number of great restaurants that are ideal for group meals, and the good news is that their cuisines and atmospheres vary as much as their locations around the island.

The North Shore of Oahu is known for good times and fun, perhaps that's why there's so many places ideal for group meals there. Hot spot Haleiwa Joe's is known for welcoming groups looking for a good time and taking great care of them. Also in the area is Lei Lei's Bar & Grill located at Turtle Bay Resort. Overlooking the golf course, Lei Lei's blends class with a fun environment.

In Waikiki staples like Duke's Canoe Club make sure groups have a good time at their oceanfront location. Groups can enjoy delicious tropical drinks, food, and fun while overlooking Waikiki Beach. Nearby are Japanese eateries Yanagi and Irifune. While the former offers private rooms and sushi, the latter offers home style dishes and a very festive atmosphere, where they offer a special birthday surprise.

Whether is search of a venue for a celebratory festive meal, or a low key family dinner, 10 Best's list is sure to please the palate.



Cafe Haleiwa is a North Shore staple, owned and operation by a family who's lived there for decades. The cafe has been open for over a decade too, and is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Until recently the cafe served breakfast only,...  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

Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar


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



Yanagi's been around for decades and is a favorite destination of celebs, so it's frequently crowded, especially at dinner. That's hardly a surprise when you consider its impeccable food and convivial atmosphere. Sushi is outstanding, and the...  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

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



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



In tribute to Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii's renowned swimmer, surfer and Olympic athlete, this casual restaurant offers patrons a wealth of island culture. Memorabilia, live Hawaiian music, and fresh local seafood are among the attractions that have...  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


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