As each ethnic group came to Hawai'i, they brought with them their foods and food ways.
Fine dining in Hawaii offers the most cosmopolitan mix of dishes, techniques, tools and customs in the country, possibly the world. Significant contributions have been made by Hawaiians, Caucasians from America and elsewhere, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Koreans, Filipinos and Puerto Ricans and more lately, Southeast Asians including Vietnamese, Thai, Laotians and Cambodians.
It is a place where rice is the staple starch, although it was never eaten by the indigenous people; where the classic plate lunch - entree, mac salad, two scoops rice - may be built around anything from fried chicken to kal bi ribs; and where the roots of Hawai'i Regional Cuisine are sunk deep in the rudimentary kitchens of plantation villages and shared lunches taken in the cane and pineapple fields.
La Mariana - This unique, nearly 50-year-old restaurant is popular for lunch, sunset appetizers, and impromptu Friday- and Saturday-night singalongs at the piano bar, where a colorful crowd (including some Don Ho look-alikes) gathers to sing Hawaiian classics like a 1950s high school glee club.
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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. - Food is the hero at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. We serve food that makes our employees proud and will make you want to return.
Nobu - NOBU WAIKIKI features architectural rudiments reflective of Hawaii's distinct environment: running water, bamboo, fish nets, island foliage and stone surfaces.
Dave and Buster's - Eat. Drink. Play. create your own experience inside a world of entertainment. where great food, signature drinks & one-of-a kind fun can be found under one enormous roof.
Duke's Canoe Club - It's what you came for - authentic Waikiki. You are invited to experience old Waikiki at Duke's, the world-famous restaurant named for our favorite son, Duke Kahanamoku. Right between two of our most spectacular grand hotels on Waikiki beach, the Moana Surfrider and the Royal Hawaiian
EGGS 'N THINGS - EGGS 'N THINGS is near the Ewa end of Kalakaua Blvd., and since opening in 1974 has been not only a very popular hangout for local people, (especially those who live and work in the Waikiki area), but is also popular with tourists from around the world. Night owls and early morning fisherman can enjoy our pancakes, waffles, omelets and crepes starting at 11:00 at night - throughout the night- until 2:00 in the afternoon, every single day.
Hula Grill Waikiki - This charming plantation style restaurant is located at the water's edge and in the spectacular Outrigger Waikiki Hotel on Waikiki Beach. We are hau'oli (Hawaiian for happy) to offer you a perfect vantage point to watch the morning light play on Diamond Head or take in a fiery sunset.
House Without a Key - Sunset cocktails & Hawaiian music - the essence of Oahu. Immortalized in a 1925 Charlie Chan novel, House Without A Key is Halekulani's popular indoor/outdoor gathering spot for informal breakfast, lunch, cocktails, appetizers and entertainment.
Keo's in Waikiki - The awards garnered by Keo's restaurants speak for themselves. Bon Appetit voted Keo's "American's Best Thai Restaurant" and Gourmet named it one of "America's Top Tables". Newsweek described Keo's as " One of the choicest dining spots in Honolulu."
Roy's Waikiki - Nowhere else will you find a culinary experience quite like the flavors, textures and colors created in Roy's kitchens. Combining the freshest local ingredients with European sauces and bold Asian spices, each creation leaves you with the feeling that you've just found paradise.
The Chart House Honolulu - James Sadiarin's story begins on the Big Island of Hawaii. After graduating from Hilo High School, James took part in various aspect of the food service industry, working his way through college--at the Hilo community, when not working at Naniloa Hotel in Hilo. James knew he had a gift and love for cooking.
MAC 24/7 - Modern American Cooking, 24 hours, 7 days a week is Waikiki's only 24-hour full service restaurant and bar(6 a.m.-4 a.m.). MAC 24-7 features familiar local and mainland favorites --breakfast, brunch/lunch, snack, pau hana, dinner and desserts -- served around the clock.
La Mer - The inspiration is French, the fresh ingredients are Hawaiian, and the taste is simply divine... Perhaps nowhere is the Halekulani spirit captured more than at La Mer. That's because La Mer is more than just a restaurant.
Orchids - Orchids is Halekulani's casually elegant oceanfront restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner amidst a abundance of brightly-colored tropical orchids.
Puka Dog - What is a Puka Dog? First of all Puka means Hole in Hawaiian.. With a special recipe we bake a bun-sized loaf of bread. We pierce a "puka" from one end and toast through most of the length of the bun. We then pour in any of our unique Hawaiian secret recipe relishes and sauces or standard condiments.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar - Contemporary sushi and new wave Asian inspired dishes served in a lively setting is what makes Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar a critic's favorite. Sansei's sushi chefs are known for their highly imaginative creations....
Tiki's Grill & Bar - Tiki's has the charm and aura of the old tiki bars from the 1950s and '60s. The interior features palm wood flooring, fish nets hanging from the ceiling, with rock, plus 50 hand-carved masks, statues and war clubs from different regions around the Pacific and original framed art flanking the dining room walls.
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d.k Steak House - What could be better then cutting into a juicy dry aged steak and taking in the view of one of the world's most famous beaches?" thought D.K. Kodama when he created d.k Steak overlooking Waikiki beach.
Hy's Steak House - One of the best-known steakhouses in Hawaii, has been a tradition in Waikiki for a quarter century and continues to be a favorite with visitors and locals alike.
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