10 Best restaurants for outdoor dining in Honolulu offer sun, starts, moons and ocean

On the beach, under the moon, on a pier, or during sunset, those are the outdoor dining options you have on the gorgeous island of Oahu. Yet there is still more. With varied surroundings and terrain Honolulu and the other areas on the island offer a multitude of outdoor dining experiences, from restaurants on the beach to one's outside in the heart of Waikiki. 10 Best is here to guide you to the best of them so you can find something under the sky to fit your needs.

If your looking to dress up and hit the city yet dine outdoors, make a reservation at Roy's Bar and Grill in Waikiki and dine under the light of tiki torches and the stars. On the other side of the island is the Heeia Pier General Store & Deli, offering gourmet local food outdoors on the pier overlooking the east side bay.

For an exquisite upscale and ocean front experience under the sun or moon, make reservations at the fine dining restaurant La Mer, located inside the Halekulani Hotel. Orchids in Honolulu is an outdoor dining staple, offering one of the best brunch menus in the city as well as a lovely dinner menu. And for a truly traditional and outdoor dining experience, make sure to spend at night at the Paradise Cove Luau.

The options are vast, so 10 Best is here to guide you to the top 10 outdoor places to dine on Oahu.

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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Boasting lovely views of Diamond Head and an abundance of signature flowers, this celebrated restaurant does everything right. With an expansive opening to the ocean and a white sand beach, Orchids offers an exquisite outdoor dining experience...  Read More

Relax true local style in a fisherman's style beach side shack that serves as a bar and lounge called Off the Hook at the extravagant Aulani Resort. Here you'll find a wide array of tropical drinks, and Hawaiian and Pacific inspired...  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

Mocha Java Café

At this fantastic caf�, you can either step in for a smoothie or a full-bodied cup or coffee, or you can stay awhile and have a light meal as well. Cr�pes are a specialty, both savory and sweet, and you can also pick up an omelet,...  Read More

A seaside location capitalizes on incredible sunsets at this established luau. This luau offers an outdoor experience in several ways, dining by moonlight, dancing on the beach, and learning fishing methods in the water. When guests arrive,...  Read More

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 sunset,...  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

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...  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


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