10 Best Restaurants in Honolulu for a Late Night Meal

Honolulu is Hawaii's version of the city that never sleeps, and that's why late night and 24 hour eateries are a staple on the island. On any given night of the week, many Honolulu restaurants keep their doors open till the wee hours of the night, and some around the clock. Whether you need a bite to eat after a night in a club, or just looking for a late night snack, you'll be able to find what your craving in Honolulu.

Craving coffee and pancakes at 3 a.m.? What about a burger or bowl of saimin? Whichever it may be, you're in luck because the Wailana Coffee House is centrally located in Waikiki and open 24 hours a day. This Honolulu staple is a classic round the clock coffee house. Diner style booths, brown coffee cups, and simple traditional fare. Whether you've emerged from a nearby nightclub or just an early riser, this place is there for you.

If you're in search of a late night meal highlighted by live music and a party vibe, Bar 35 in Chinatown provides a full bar along with a delicious menu of gourmet bar food (yes, it can be done and they do it well). Nearby is RumFire, an ocean side bar-slash-restaurant that offers a great menu late into the night.

Please note that most of the late night places to eat are in the heart of Honolulu, but a few lie on the North Shore. Enjoy your late night - or early morning - dining.



It's fast food � Hawaiian-style! And it's ono (delicious)! Open 24 hours with locations all around the island, Zippy's offers local style meals, desserts, and pastries all day long. These convenient eateries satisfy local folks with a...  Read More



Following a clever do-it-yourself pattern, Amuse Wine Bar allows young 20 to 30 somethings to test their taste buds on 80 different wines in a very modern, trendy atmosphere. You take the role of server, pouring your desired portion from a...  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



Hugely popular thanks to great music and incredible views of Waikiki Beach, this hotel nightclub is a sure bet any night of the year. Yet it's more than just a night club, you can also stop in for a few great cocktails before moving down the...  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

Surfer, the Bar
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Surfer, the Bar is Turtle Bay Resorts new endeavor into into a farm to table restaurants that also offers nighttime entertainment. Opening at 6 p.m. daily, Surfer is part bar, part restaurant and part night club. Great happy hour cocktails are...  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

Wailana Coffee House
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Since it never closes, this coffee shop is a perpetual favorite with those looking for sustenance in the wee hours. Its relaxed ambiance welcomes a laid-back crowd, and the all-day breakfast pulls in its share of satisfied patrons too. Ideal in...  Read More



Beer connoisseurs and pizza lovers can find haven in Honolulu when they visit Bar 35. Situated in downtown Chinatown, this casual, upscale bar slash restaurants presents over 150 brews from over 20 different countries. Belgian to American, lager...  Read More


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