Top 5 Restaurants in Hawaii

Duke’s Waikiki

This Wonderful restaurant takes the term “beachside” to another level, with its outside dining area practically on the sands of Waikiki Beach.  Starting with dessert might seem wrong, but two words will change your mind: Hula Pie. Hot fudge, toasted macadamia nuts and whipped cream cover macadamia nut ice cream, which is kept together by a chocolate cookie crust.

Mama’s Fish House

“The freshest fish”, “gracious” service and “tropical breezes make for an unforgettable experience” exult enthusiasts who find “heavenly bliss” at this “intimate” Pacific seafooder– it’s voted Most Popular and No. 1 for Food among Maui restaurants. With a view like no other, this one offers diners tropical dining experience, with its exotic and lush interior decor and beachfront eating area.

Roy’s

Spearheaded by celebrity chef, restaurateur and one of the founding members of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement, Roy Yamaguchi’s restaurant chain, Roy’s, has been a favourite since he opened his first one back in 1988. Specializing in Japanese and Hawaiian fusion cuisine, items such as the misoyaki butterfish, silky black cod served with sweet ginger wasabi sauce, and the kiawe-smoked Szechuan baby back pork ribs, Roy’s signature appetizer, make it deliciously clear as to why the restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Hawaii.

Monkeypod Kitchen 

This is a place where foodies, beer lovers, and families escape the stresses of their day-to-day lives by enjoying an ice-cold beer and a great meal while surrounded by people who consider them honoured guests and friends. With the Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, chef Peter Merriman had one mission in mind, and that was to put the spotlight on the best ingredients.

Alan Wong’s, Oahu

Located on the third floor of a nondescript office building is Alan Wong’s, an upscale eatery that dishes out innovative and colourful plates. Known best for the twice-cooked short rib, a favourite of former President Barack Obama, another plate to look out for is the ginger crusted onaga, a long tail snapper prepared with fresh ginger, dots of plum duck sauce, gochujang and chilli mustard aioli.

> Alma Siddiqua



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