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10 Best Restaurants In Honolulu Hawaii With A View

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10 Best Restaurants In Honolulu Hawaii includes 

  1. Orchids 
  2. Duke’s Waikiki
  3. La Mer
  4. Oahu Mexican Grill
  5. Hula Grill Waikiki
  6. Mina's Fish House.

Finding a fine-dining restaurant is a hassle. Especially if you are in Honolulu and surrounded by multiple options.

All you have to do is find the best eatery that fits your desire and book it. Make sure to go through the menus and specials they provide to ensure a tasty and luxurious experience while you are in the region.

From regional food to Italian, Mexican, and all-American, you will find an abundance of restaurants in Honolulu.

Can't decide upon one from the huge list? Consider your problem solved as we have prepared a list of 10 Best Restaurants In Honolulu that has an amazing ocean view and delicious menu.

1. Star of Honolulu- Sunset Cruise Dinner

One of the best restaurants with a view in Honolulu, the Star of Honolulu is the epitome of luxury, romance, and fine dining for $109 per person. 

If you are on your first date, this is where you need to be.

Star of Honolulu- Sunset Cruise Dinner in Honolulu Hawaii
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Equipped to carry above 1500 passengers, this vessel is famous for its open wrap-around decks and panoramic windows. Take this few hours cruise in Honolulu with your date and enjoy the magnificent ship and its 7-course French dinner.

If you are not a fan of French food, there are other options as well, but the ultimate choice is their excellent buffet.

Regarding their menu, the divine dishes feature island favourites such as 

  • a salt roast beef carving station
  • baked miso yaki BBQ chicken
  • coconut fish, and more delicious treats.

In addition to tasty meals, you can be entertained with their live music, dance shows, and a picturesque sunset view from the ship. Such a spectacular way to enjoy the finest Hawaiian cuisine and aloha hospitality at once.


  • Hours: Monday – Sunday, 5:30 pm – 7 pm
  • Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive
  • Price: $109.00 (12+)

2. Oahu Mexican Grill (OMG)

If you are looking for the best Hawaiian food on Oahu, OMG is the holy grail. Their price point ranges from $4- $40 depending on your order.

Located on the Waikiki strip, the Oahu Mexican Grill is a perfect restaurant for a quick meal. You can dine in or take away your desired item and enjoy it by the beach.

Sunday breakfast platter at Oahu Mexican Grill (OMG)
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From tacos, burritos to salads and guacamole, this Mexcian restaurant has it all. Apart from food, OMG is famous for draft beer and delicious margaritas which you can enjoy from their premises that overlooks the beautiful beach.


  • Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7 am – 10 pm
  • Address: 2520 Kalakaua Avenue 2nd Floor

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3. Hula Grill Waikiki

This lovely restaurant at Kalakaua Avenue has outside seating overlooking views of the beach & ocean. Situated by the Ocean, Hula Grill Waikiki offers regional cuisine with ingredients straight from the land and sea.

The mesmerizing view from the Hula Grill Waikiki
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Book a table and read the menu to find the perfect cuisine that will melt into your mouth instantly. But if you are open for advice, do try their Filet Steak Kiana with Bamboo Steamed Long Beans or the Braised Mushroom Ravioli for dinner.

And for dessert, try their upside-down pineapple cake with caramel rum sauce. For drinks, you get a fountain of beer, or beer barrel with tap or choose a tasty cocktail from an array of cocktails from their menu.


  • Hours: 7 am – 10 pm
  • Address: 2335 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 203, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
  • Price: $$ – $$$

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4. Mina's Fish House

Mina's Fish House is not quite technically in Honolulu but the items the chef has curated in this restaurant is worth a shot. Located 30 min drive from Honolulu, this fish house is opened by a Michelin chef Mina Michael.

The taste of tropical herbs, fish and Mina's expertise, the cuisine served at this eatery is one of the finest things you can taste in Hawaii.

Mina's Fish House special queen shellfish platter
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You will get to choose seating from the oceanfront area and enjoy the stunning view while sipping on crafted cocktails in anticipation of the bounty.

When the staff hands you the menu, you will be delighted to see the options, which includes

  • Grilled Octopus
  • Mina’s Lobster Pot Pie
  • Butterfish, and oysters.

Then, you can end your dinner experience by ordering a delicious berry and cream dessert and a glass of rich port.


  • Hours: Monday – Sunday, 3 pm – 9 pm
  • Address: 92-1001 Olani Street, Four Seasons Resort
  • Price: $$$$

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5. Michel's at the Colony Surf

Michel's at the Colony Surf
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Have you ever tasted French cuisine at an oceanfront restaurant? If not, this is your chance to explore the best places to eat in Honolulu with a view.

At  Michel's at the Colony Surf, you can enjoy French delicacies such as Steak Diane, French Onion Soup, Abalone, and Ocean Platter with excellent wines for a perfect taste sensation.

Not only this eatery curates a balanced dish but also offers a fantastic sunset view – the perfect ingredients for the evening of your life!


  • Hours: 5 pm – 9 pm
  • Address: 2895 Kalakaua Avenue
  • Price: $$$$

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6. The Edge of Waikiki

The Edge is among the restaurants in Waikiki with a view that has one of the best pool bars in Honolulu. This eatery offers outdoor dining with incredible sea views.

Here, they serve lunch and dinner plus some exquisite drinks prepared from daiquiris. You can sip Hawaiian cocktails while enjoying the music at the bar.

Ariel view of The Edge of Waikiki
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For foodies, this place has several grilled food options such as fire-grilled Paniolo Hamburger, Market Fresh Fish Tacos, Islands Bounty Cobb Salad, and a Teriyaki Chicken Bowl.

For dessert, we would recommend the Da Edge Banana Split.


  • Hours: 11:30 am – 5 pm
  • Address: 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, at the Sheraton Waikiki
  • Price: $$ – $$$

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7. Barefoot Beach Café

For people looking for a quick bite and enjoying American food with some healthy options, Barefoot Beach Café is at your service. Not only this place casual but is also situated at the surf spot known as ‘Publics.’

Barefoot Beach Café
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You can order fresh seafood, steaks, burgers, salads, and daily specials at great prices. Plus, they offer beach BBQ with live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.

But the best part about this place is that you can show up wearing casuals without worrying about dressing up for lunch/dinner.


  • Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8 am – 9 pm
  • Address: 2699 Kalakaua Avenue
  • Price: $

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8. La Mer At Halekulani Hotel

La Mer is one of Hawaii’s top fine-dining French restaurants in Oahu with a view that is impressive, and the cuisine is superb.

Once you enter the restaurant, you will be amazed at their hospitality. Plus, their amazing menu is just extraordinary. You can choose the Beef Tartare with mackerel and sea urchin, Lobster Bisque, or Shellfish Mousse with Shaved Truffle. 

La Mer is Hawaii's only 5 star restaurant listed by Forbes.
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For dessert, look out for Black Sesame Cream with Peach or a cheese selection. 


  • Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Address: 2199 Kālia Road, Halekulani Hotel
  • Price: $$$$

9. Duke’s Waikiki

The casual dress code, live music, and amazing views of Waikiki Beach and the Diamond Head volcanic cone make visiting Duke’s an unforgettable experience for a visitor.

Known for its amazing location and variety of desserts, this eatery is dedicated to celebrating the extravagant life of Duke Kahanamoku, a native Hawaiian, who was a six-time Olympic swimming champion.

Duke’s Waikiki
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This place is also famous for Duke’s Breakfast Buffet which offers delicious omelettes, indulgent banana pancakes, and excellent coffee. Besides, you can order poke tacos (diced raw fish) for lunch and slow-roasted prime rib for dinner.

Then pair it with the famous mai tai and the world-famous Hula Pie for dessert.


  • Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7 am – 11 pm
  • Address: 2335 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 116
  • Price: $$ – $$$

10. Orchids Restaurant at Halekulani

Orchids is an elegantly casual restaurant in the Halekulani Hotel which offers a stunning oceanfront view. Here, guests are welcomed with sophisticated  Italian cuisine with a Hawaiian touch.

Guests are welcome to order fresh handmade pasta, exquisite seafood, thinly sliced prime filet, mushroom and truffle aioli, and many other flavoursome items.

From breakfast to dessert, as well as casual to fine dining, you can experience the flavours of Italy in Hawaii at this award-winning restaurant.

Orchids Restaurant at Halekulani
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If you want to visit one of the best breakfast spots in Honolulu, do check out Orchids. Their price ranges from $30 to $85, depending on your order.


  • Hours: 7 am – 1:30 pm
  • Address: 2199 Kalia Road, Halekulani Hotel
  • Price: $$$$

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