Our Favorite Restaurants on Oahu

Our Favorite Restaurants on Oahu

Each restaurant on Oahu is diverse, and you can find just about any of the Hawaiian delicacies you want to sample, served with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices. Below is our list of the best Oahu restaurants, in no particular order.



1. Heeia Pier General Store & Deli – East Oahu

Heeia Pier General Store & Deli has been a favorite for three decades. This joint serves classics like plate lunches and loco mocos (pictured above – beef patty, egg and gravy over rice). New and well-known chef Mark Noguchi recently took over the kitchen, where he put a modern-sustainable and healthier take on the local comfort food. Located oceanfront on the pier and open for breakfast and lunch only.

2. Pupukea Grill – North Shore

Pupukea Grill is a favorite Oahu restaurant for both visitors and locals, including many pro surfers. The grill serves plate lunches and non-traditional “lunch wagon” fare such as paninis, quesadillas, fish tacos, fish bowls, and shaved ice.

3. Kono’s Haleiwa – Haleiwa

Kono’s is a family-run breakfast and lunch spot centrally located in historic Haleiwa on North Shore. Small, deli-like eatery allows takeaway and dine-in. Outdoor seating available.

4. Hukilau Cafe – East Oahu

Hukilau Cafe is a local hole in the wall  frequented by locals and visitors. This is a small, unfussy eatery serving local favorites like eggs and Portuguese sausage (pictured above) on disposable plates with plastic utensils.

5. Zippy’s – Ala Moana

Zippy’s is a quick & convenient Hawaiian-style fast food eatery. Items include regional specialties like lamb curry, tripe stew, and red endive eggs with warm ham (pictured above).  An affordable and local favorite. Update: this location closing at the end of April. Other locations will be open throughout Honolulu. 



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