10 Best Kahala restaurants offer exquisite dishes and elegant ambiance

Kahala is a rather small part of the island, just on the outskirts of Honolulu. But it still manages to have a large selection of amazing restaurants. Since Kahala is one of the most upscale neighborhoods on the island, the eateries are too. From beachfront dining inside of the Kahala Resort, to more modest restaurants near the shopping center, Kahala will give you enough great dining options that you'll have to come back for a few different meals.

For a special brunch or night out with family, Hoku's inside of the Kahala Resort never fails to satisfy. The high end eatery requires a dress code of resort wear to enjoy their delicious food in the elegant ambiance the eatery provides. Also inside of the resort is the newest culinary addition to Kahala, Arancino's. Here you'll enjoy spectacular Italian food accented by a carefully selected wine list featuring wines from around the world.

Near the Kahala Shopping center are gems like the Olive Tree Cafe, that may be the only place on the island to specialize in Middle Eastern food. They do a great job with their unique cuisine. Nearby is Roy's, a famous and amazing restaurant serving gourmet regional dishes.

Kahala's restaurants are sure to satisfy any craving you may have. So whether you're staying in the area or out in Honolulu, make sure to go on a culinary tour of Kahala.

Kona Brewing Co.
Photo courtesy of Quinn Dombrowski

The second location of this popular bar and restaurant (the other is on the Big Island) makes its home on Oahu. Over a dozen ales and lagers are hand-crafted on the premises, including popular Wailua Wheat, Big Wave Golden Ale, and Longboard...  Read More

Reminiscent of a classic Italian eatery in Milan or Rome, Arancino serves gourmet Italian food at the high end Kahala Resort. Opened in June, 2013, this is one of the newest eateries in Kahala. Open for dinner seven nights a week, Arancino...  Read More

Spare, contemporary design not only makes an unassuming backdrop for this appealing bistro; it also serves as a thoughtful counterpoint to a menu of simply prepared but complex offerings. Stellar ingredients step in to be given loving attention...  Read More

Diamond Head

Bogart's is one of those hole-in-the-wall places that is a tried and true reliable joint for locals in search of that perfect breakfast. Whether taken to eat on the go or eaten at one of their small sidewalk or indoor tables, Bogart's is a not...  Read More

Under the masterful tutelage of chef Roy Yamaguchi, who skillfully fuses European and Asian cuisines, this establishment has earned a reputation for lively ambiance, attentive service, and incredible food. A devotion to impeccably fresh...  Read More

Nine white canvas tents set on the beach function as the "dining room" of this romantic, honeymoon-worthy restaurant � sea air and rolling waves accompany your meal. Most dishes are large enough for two or more to share, including...  Read More

Plumeria Beach House

Trying to please a number of different tastes? This wonderful, beachfront eatery deftly provides plenty of territory for satisfaction. Throughout the day, you'll find everything from ahi sandwiches to grilled steaks, steamed fish, savory pastas,...  Read More

Olive Tree Cafe

Casual and unpretentious, this well-attended eatery serves up some of the best Middle Eastern food you'll find. Everything is fresh and homemade, from fish souvlaki to tzatziki sauce. You'll also find grilled lamb, refreshing tabbouleh salads,...  Read More

If you're the sort who likes a touch of culinary drama, keep an eye on the open kitchen at this striking restaurant. Wood-burning ovens, a grill, and sizzling woks provide spectacle as the staff prepares roast fish, grilled rack of lamb, and...  Read More


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