10 Best Places on Oahu to Savor Fresh, Local Seafood

It's to be expected that islands surrounded by the Pacific Ocean would have an amazing selection of seafood, and Honolulu has an abundance of great seafood restaurants. Seafood can be found around the island, from the heart of Waikiki to the coast of the North Shore. Whether you're in the mood for sushi rolls or sashimi, or fresh local tuna or Maine lobster, you can find it on the island. From casual and quaint, to high end and elegant, seafood can be enjoyed in many styles.

If you're looking to explore the beautiful beaches and big surf of the North Shore, make a reservation at Haleiwa Joe's. The surf and sea themed restaurant is a favorite with locals and offers fresh local fish and seafood. Just down the street is Banzai Sushi Bar offering exquisite seafood in a fun setting.

For high end meals from the ocean, Alan Wong's in the heart of Honolulu is renowned as the best food in the islands. Offering Pacific Rim flavors fused with local ingredients, Alan Wong's offers a dinner of delicious seafood and elegance combined. In Waikiki is Duke's Canoe Club, offering seafood cooked local style in an oceanfront restaurant with surf and island decor.

Whatever you may be craving fresh local tuna, sushi or Maine lobster, Honolulu has you covered when it comes to amazing seafood restaurants.

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

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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

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

As the name implies, Uncle's Fish Market & Grill is all about the fish - and other types of seafood, too. The name Uncle's pays homage to the local version of uncle, which generally refers to any older local who befriends someone younger,...  Read More


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