Best Places to Eat & Drink on Oahu

Aloha! If you read my travel guide on Oahu, you might have noticed I completely left out where to eat! It wasn’t a mistake. I did that on purpose because the food on the island was fantastic and deserves it’s own dedicated blog post. ūüôā

Where to Eat


Hula Grill РAsk to eat outside. The view is gorgeous!

Hula Grill View

Heavenly Island Lifestyle РGet the acaí bowl!

Heavenly Island.JPG

LuLu’s¬†– Get the stuffed French toast. Holy yum!

LuLu's Waikiki Stuffed French Toast


Honos Shrimp Truck¬†or¬†Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck¬†– Hit up after cage diving or while exploring the North Shore. If you can handle extreme spice, get the #2 from Honos.

Honos Shrimp Truck

Marukame Udon РI had never heard of udon before, but the line to get in this place was a mile long daily for lunch and dinner. We had to try it. Get the Niku Udon and a piece or two of the shrimp tempura.

The Habachi Market РThis place looks like a gas station on the inside. It is nothing fancy, but they have the BEST poke bowls. Great place to pick up food on your way home from Lanikai Beach. There is no seating, FYI. They also give you samples of everything. I preferred the ginger ahi tuna.


Duke’s¬†–¬†The best day to go here is Sunday because they have a party out on the beach from 4 pm – 6 pm. If you want to eat dinner after, I recommend making a reservation in advance. It gets packed! Their menu changes, but I really enjoyed the seared ahi tuna.

Duke's Sunday Night Party
My outfit details: tank | necklace (sold out in gold) | handbag | fitbit

Orchids РThis fine dining restaurant has the best ocean views! Make a reservation and ask to sit closest to the beach.

Eating House 1849 by Roy Yammaguci РOMG, the BBQ Mixed plate. Enough said.


Hideout РThis bar is so cute and is located inside The Laylow Hotel. They have live bands and really cute open air seating areas.

Laylow Hotel Hideout Lobby Bar

Rum Fire РPerfect place to grab a cocktail and watch the sunset!

Maui Brewing Co¬†– This brewery¬†just opened up in Waikiki. I highly recommend the lychee martini. If you are a beer drinker, the Bikini Blonde was tasty too. (FYI – Whole Foods sells Maui Brewing Co’s beer now! I grabbed a six pack at the Kingsbury location in Lincoln Park, Chicago.) Great place to have dinner as well.

Maui Brewing Co Lychee Martini


Ai Love Nalo РThis plant-based restaurant uses locally grown ingredients and has tons of gluten free options! The smoothies are perfection.

Ai Love Nalo Smoothies

Island Snow¬†–¬†Is it a clothing store or is it a shaved ice spot? Haha, it’s both! I got the cutest hat while my mom and sister were ordering shaved ice. FYI – they put ice cream on the bottom!!!

Honolulu Cookie Co РOur welcome basket from the hotel included a little pineapple container filled with these cookies. They were so delicious that we ended up going to the store and buying all of our peeps back home cookie souvenirs! Did I mention that they have free samples of EVERY FLAVOR in their stores?! Yassssss.

Where are your favorite places to dine on Oahu? I’d love to know! Leave me a comment below.

XO, Lauren

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