A Local's Guide to the Best Food on Oahu, Hawaii

Kate
A Local's Guide to the Best Food on Oahu, Hawaii

Food Scene in Waikiki!

Hear it from a local - the best dining/food you'll find in Waikiki.
The best musubi you'll find on island - with flavors like spam, teriyaki, ume, and salmon.
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Musubi Cafe IYASUME
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The best musubi you'll find on island - with flavors like spam, teriyaki, ume, and salmon.
This famous spot always has a long line but it's worth the wait! Their udon is made freshly in front of you and the flavors are impeccable.
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Marukame Udon Waikiki
2310 Kūhiō Ave.
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This famous spot always has a long line but it's worth the wait! Their udon is made freshly in front of you and the flavors are impeccable.
The best tasting healthy dessert you'll find. It's ice cream made out of bananas. I was skeptical at first, but now go often.
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Banan Waikiki Beach Shack
2301 Kalakaua Ave
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The best tasting healthy dessert you'll find. It's ice cream made out of bananas. I was skeptical at first, but now go often.
One of my favorite restaurants on island featuring Japanese fusion food and cocktails. I recommend the uni oyster shooter, grilled king oyster mushroom, spicy tuna crispy rice, wafu steak, and chirashi bowl,.
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Doraku
2233 Kalakaua Ave
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One of my favorite restaurants on island featuring Japanese fusion food and cocktails. I recommend the uni oyster shooter, grilled king oyster mushroom, spicy tuna crispy rice, wafu steak, and chirashi bowl,.
I took my friend here and she loved it so much, she went every single day of her trip.
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Kai Coffee Hawaii
2424 Kalakaua Ave
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I took my friend here and she loved it so much, she went every single day of her trip.
One of my favorite coffee shops in the world, loved by locals and tourists. They also have delicious smoothies and acai bowls.
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Island Vintage Shave Ice
2201 Kalakaua Ave
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One of my favorite coffee shops in the world, loved by locals and tourists. They also have delicious smoothies and acai bowls.
Definitely in my top 3 favorite matcha lattes. And their ice cream? Heavenly, absolutely unmatched.
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MATCHA Stand MAIKO
Kūhiō Avenue
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Definitely in my top 3 favorite matcha lattes. And their ice cream? Heavenly, absolutely unmatched.
With fun flavors like ube and honeydew mochi, both tourists and locals line up for some great ice cream.
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Dave's Ice Cream At The Ilikai
1777 Ala Moana Blvd
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With fun flavors like ube and honeydew mochi, both tourists and locals line up for some great ice cream.
Famous for their loco moco, mochi donuts, and chantilly cream puffs, this is a MUST-TRY restaurant/bakery!
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Liliha Bakery Waikiki
2330 Kalākaua Avenue
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Famous for their loco moco, mochi donuts, and chantilly cream puffs, this is a MUST-TRY restaurant/bakery!
Authentic pork tonkatsu with curry. One of the most droolworthy dishes. Make sure to get a reservation because spots fill quick.
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Ginza Bairin Tonkatsu & Yoshoku Bistro
255 Beach Walk
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Authentic pork tonkatsu with curry. One of the most droolworthy dishes. Make sure to get a reservation because spots fill quick.
Locally owned, authentic Cantonese-style Chinese food. Their menu has everything you could possibly crave, and the owner is so kind! He will personally greet guests and make conversation.
House Of Wong Restaurant
477 Kapahulu Ave
Locally owned, authentic Cantonese-style Chinese food. Their menu has everything you could possibly crave, and the owner is so kind! He will personally greet guests and make conversation.
A 16-year-old entrepeneur who makes giant, sweets-filled cookies. Support young locals!
Kyra The Baker
A 16-year-old entrepeneur who makes giant, sweets-filled cookies. Support young locals!

Must-Try Spots

Whether in town or at the edge of the island, food is always amazing.
Authentic Japanese soba noodles and sushi. The flavors are on point!
I-naba
1610 South King Street
Authentic Japanese soba noodles and sushi. The flavors are on point!
ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI! This is the GOOD kind too, with delicious hand rolls and nigiri, no frufru.
Kats Sushi
715 South King Street
ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI! This is the GOOD kind too, with delicious hand rolls and nigiri, no frufru.
Not only is the ramen delicious, I'm also obsessed with the spinach salad (perfectly poached egg on top, crispy garlic, and Japanese dressing) and gyoza with minced meat on top.
Manichi Ramen Kona St
1430 Kona St
Not only is the ramen delicious, I'm also obsessed with the spinach salad (perfectly poached egg on top, crispy garlic, and Japanese dressing) and gyoza with minced meat on top.
For my fine dining lovers, you'll really enjoy the gorgeous interior and New American-Asian fusion. Their menu changes seasonally and it's never missed the mark.
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Stage Restaurant
1250 Kapiolani Blvd
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For my fine dining lovers, you'll really enjoy the gorgeous interior and New American-Asian fusion. Their menu changes seasonally and it's never missed the mark.
The ultimate fine dining experience in a hole in the wall in Chinatown, with the most intricately plated and well-thought-out dishes. So much attention to detail and creativity, your taste buds will be singing.
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Senia
75 N King St
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The ultimate fine dining experience in a hole in the wall in Chinatown, with the most intricately plated and well-thought-out dishes. So much attention to detail and creativity, your taste buds will be singing.
A local mom and pop shop that's Asian owned! Yummy musubis, shoyu-braised eggs, noodles, and local candy. Please support small, local businesses!
Adams Enterprise
906 Pumehana Street
A local mom and pop shop that's Asian owned! Yummy musubis, shoyu-braised eggs, noodles, and local candy. Please support small, local businesses!
A local favorite, this place will have you rethinking what a tuna melt is. You must try their delicious smoothies too!
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Andy's Sandwiches & Smoothies
2904 E Manoa Rd
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A local favorite, this place will have you rethinking what a tuna melt is. You must try their delicious smoothies too!
Best acai bowls on island!
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Banzai Bowls Sunset Beach
59-186 Kamehameha Hwy
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Best acai bowls on island!
Best Thai food here! I love getting some food and watching the sunset on the North Shore.
The elephant Shack
59-186 Kamehameha Highway
Best Thai food here! I love getting some food and watching the sunset on the North Shore.
I like this place better than the hour-long wait for Giovanni's Shrimp Truck since it's much faster, has better flavors, and there are actually parking spots available. Support small :)
Jenny’s Shrimp Truck
66528a Kamehameha Highway
I like this place better than the hour-long wait for Giovanni's Shrimp Truck since it's much faster, has better flavors, and there are actually parking spots available. Support small :)
The only bakery on island that'll have a wraparound line at 7 am in the morning. Trust, these sugar-crusted Portuguese malasadas (fried donuts) are THAT good.
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Leonard's Bakery
933 Kapahulu Ave
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The only bakery on island that'll have a wraparound line at 7 am in the morning. Trust, these sugar-crusted Portuguese malasadas (fried donuts) are THAT good.

Poke is Life, Poke is Love

MY FAVORITE POKE SPOT ON ISLAND. Nothing beats the wasabi and spicy ahi flavor here, and they have sushi rice with lots of toppings! The fish is cut large and very buttery.
Off the Hook Poke Market
2908 E Manoa Rd
MY FAVORITE POKE SPOT ON ISLAND. Nothing beats the wasabi and spicy ahi flavor here, and they have sushi rice with lots of toppings! The fish is cut large and very buttery.
With multiple locations on the island, locals absolutely love this place, although it's usually kept a secret from tourists. They're known for extremely fresh fish and tons of yummy flavors.
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Fresh Catch Kaimuki
1113 Kapahulu Ave
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With multiple locations on the island, locals absolutely love this place, although it's usually kept a secret from tourists. They're known for extremely fresh fish and tons of yummy flavors.
This mom and pop business consistently has a long line, but their flavors are delicious and fish is fresh.
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Ono Seafood
747 Kapahulu Ave
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This mom and pop business consistently has a long line, but their flavors are delicious and fish is fresh.
For super fresh fish that hits every time, this is your spot. They have great sashimi and chirashi bowls as well, for more natural fish flavors.
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Maguro Brothers Hawaii
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For super fresh fish that hits every time, this is your spot. They have great sashimi and chirashi bowls as well, for more natural fish flavors.