10 Best Kapolei restaurants offer upscale ambiance and varied cuisines

Located on the western side of the island, Kapolei is a mix of a resort area and town utilized by locals. Mid-way between the North Shore and Honolulu, Kapolei is a nice out of the way location, that still manages to have plenty of wonderful restaurants to dine at. Most eateries out here are at least slightly upscale, as many are located inside of the luxurious resorts. There's varied cuisines that are sure to please the palate and any craving you may be having.

A lovely restaurant within the luxurious Disney Aulanni Resort is Makahiki. Utilizing locally grown produce in the spirit of eating local, Makahiki serves up Hawaiian and Asian fusion dishes in their lovely open air dining room. Nearby is the Paradise Cove Luau, and any Hawaiian vacation is complete without a traditional Hawaiian meal.

Inside of the Marriott is Ushio-Tei, where traditional Japanese food is served in a lovely restaurant that is adjacent to a Japanese garden. A unique element here is that they offer a Japanese buffet, which seems to be rare on the island. For some of the best Thai food on the island, head down the road to the Thai Kitchen. This home style eatery serves delicious and affordable food.

Whether you're staying in Kapolei or just venturing around the island, dining in the area is highly recommended. The restaurants are unique to others around the island.



Assagio's is a lovely Italian restaurant, that serves up classic Italian food. Ravioli, pasta, chicken parmesan, and Caesar salad made right at the table are some of the highlights. Assagio's meets in the middle between upscale and casual, and...  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



Resting in an exquisite location along the beach, Ama'ama is the ideal place to sit back and let the ocean breeze help you relax. Open air seating allows for amazing views and relaxation. Ama'ama serves up contemporary Hawaiian and Asian...  Read More

Cattle Company Steakhouse


Comfortable and relaxed, this family-oriented place invites you to kick back and enjoy good food, as they do in the West. The solid menu is full of hearty options, including top sirloins, New York strips, T-bones, and rib-eyes. Prime rib is a...  Read More



A bar and lounge inspired by Hawaiian language, the Olelo Room is a lovely, casual place to relax with some drinks and appetizers. Located inside of the brand new Aulani Resort, the Olelo Room is meant to highlight the Hawaiian language, and...  Read More



Hawaii's only all vegetarian natural food store has three locations around the island of Oahu. In addition to a thorough array of grocery shopping, each Down to Earth has a well thought out salad bar as well as a hot food bar open from early...  Read More



Really great Thai food can be enjoyed here, with Laotian options too. The owner is from Thailand and her, her mother, and some other elderly Thai women do all the cooking and it's awesome! The decor is very, well, plain. But it's clean and...  Read More



A seaside location capitalizes on incredible sunsets at this established luau. A luau is a Hawaiian take on the traditional buffet, where you'll find an abundance of Hawaiian and Polynesian food served buffet style. When guests arrive, they're...  Read More



Makahiki is all about serving up the bounty of the islands, vie both a buffet and � la carte options. The open air dining room is festive, and relaxing. For lunch diners can create their own pizza, salad or sandwich, or choose from...  Read More


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