Oahu Restaurants, Honolulu Restaurants, Oahu Dining

7 Oahu Restaurants Locals and Visitors Shouldn’t Miss

The Oahu Dining scene offers something for every taste and budget. Here are 7 of the Honolulu Restaurants that are worth a visit.

August 11, 2015

Oahu Restaurants run the gamut from those offering a 4-star, fine dining experience to those that offer great local food at budget-friendly prices. If you’re looking for some can’t-miss Oahu Dining spots, then these 7 Restaurants are a great place to start.

Helena’s Hawaiian Food
1240 North School Street Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: 808.845.8044
Cuisine: Hawaiian
When some people think of the best Oahu Restaurants, visions of fire dancers and traditional costumes dance through their heads. For others, it’s all about the food, and Helena’s Hawaiian Food serves up traditionally prepared Island favorites. This Honolulu Restaurant was a James Beard Award winner for regional cuisine, but the food here is budget-friendly and so delicious that both locals and in-the-know visitors count it as a top spot.

Crab Bucket
1020 Keeaumoku Street Honolulu, HI 96814
Tel: 808.591.2722
Cuisine: Cajun/Creole
You can check some of your manners at the door when you visit this Oahu Restaurant. Forget a knife and fork - at Crab Bucket it’s all about digging in and getting your hands dirty. Even the daintiest of eaters will be happy to dine in such a way once they taste some of the Island’s best seafood topped with the Restaurant’s delicious house sauce.

Le Bistro
Kalanianaole Highway Honolulu, HI 96821
Tel: 808-373-7990
Cuisine: French
Fine French dining on Oahu? Why not? If you want to enjoy a splurge dinner during your visit to the Island then Le Bistro is one of many fabulous options. Enjoy the lovely weather with a dinner in the Restaurant’s outdoor dining space. The food is amazing, and dinner here will be a memorable one.

Roy’s Waikiki
226 Lewers Street Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: 808.923.7697
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Thanks to the 30 Restaurants opened by Roy Yamaguchi, some of the flavors of Hawaii are available in cities around the country. His Oahu Restaurant, Roy’s Waikiki, is where you’ll find tempting offerings like Misoyaki Butterfish, perfect sashimi and desserts such as pineapple upside down cake and chocolate soufflé.

Iyasume Musubi
334 Seaside Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: 808.921.0168
Type: Japanese
When you’re looking for a Honolulu Restaurant that you can enjoy on a budget, Iyasume Musubi is a delicious choice. Most of the entrees are less than $10, and the Japanese dishes such as bento and musubi will keep you coming back for more.

The Pig and the Lady
83 North King Street Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: 808.585.8255
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian Fusion
Fabulous food is sometimes worth waiting for, so if you encounter a line at this Honolulu Restaurant, do not be put off. For enduring the wait, you will be rewarded with amazing Laotian fried chicken, noodle soup, Kiawe grilled pork jowls, and other favorites. Head to Chinatown to check out The Pig & The Lady which has been recognized by Travel + Leisure for its contribution to the next generation of Hawaiian cuisine.

Monkeypod Kitchen
92-1048 Olani Street Kapolei, HI 96707
Tel: 808.380.4086
Type: American
Another popular Oahu Restaurant is Monkeypod Kitchen. You’ll find hormone-free meat, fresh-picked veggies and 3 dozen craft beers on tap. This Dining spot is also known for their fabulous cocktails. Don’t miss the garlic truffle fries, or the macadamia nut crusted fish. The prices at this Restaurant are very reasonable, so you can afford to eat here more than once during your stay – and that’s a good thing since there are so many delicious menu items that you’ll surely want to try.

Read about more of the top Oahu Restaurants in our Oahu Dining Guide.