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19 Best Honolulu Restaurants With a View

Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii, is surrounded by the sprawling white Waikiki beach and magnificent blue ocean. Many tourists who arrive here each year mostly spend their time relaxing and swimming at the gorgeous beaches, sightseeing, and sampling the exquisite island cuisine.

With the abundance of excellent restaurants that serve an array of culinary delights within this captivating city, you might be overwhelmed with the many choices. If a nice view is also on the menu, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list below of the 19 best Honolulu restaurants with a view!

Note on Related Articles: This article is part of a series of articles to help our readers find the best restaurants on Oahu. If you are looking for the best sushi, steakhouses, poke, Mexican food, food trucks and so much more, please check out our other articles listed at the end of this one.

1. Orchids

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

Situated in the Halekulani Hotel, Orchids is an elegantly casual restaurant with a stunning oceanfront view. It offers its guests sophisticated cuisine from the coastal regions of Italy with a Hawaiian flair.  

You can dine on delicious hand-made pasta, exquisite seafood, thinly sliced prime filet, mushroom and truffle aioli, and many other delectable dishes. From breakfast to dessert, as well as casual to fine dining, is what you can experience at this award-winning restaurant. If you are looking for one of the best breakfast spots in Honolulu, definitely check out Orchids.

2. Azure

  • Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Royal Hawaiian Resort
  • Price: $$$$

Azure offers fine dining by intimate candlelight while overlooking the magnificent Waikiki Beach. You can dine on the expertly prepared fish, freshly selected by their chefs from the Honolulu fish auction. 

Choose succulent fish such as ahi, opah, or opakapaka, and enjoy the tastiest seafood on the Island. A selection of delectable desserts and the wine pairing option will enhance the beauty and taste of each delicious course.

3. Duke’s Waikiki

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

Famous for its prime location and delicious desserts, this restaurant celebrates the life of Duke Kahanamoku, a native Hawaiian and six-time Olympic swimming champion. 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.

Order the epic Duke’s Breakfast Buffet with delicious omelets, indulgent banana pancakes, and excellent coffee. You can sample the poke tacos (diced raw fish) for lunch and the slow-roasted prime rib for supper. Order their signature mai tai, a classic taste of Hawaii in a glass, and the world-famous Hula Pie for dessert.

Duke’s is overall one of the best restaurants in Waikiki, so be sure to try it out while you are there.

 4. Lulu’s Waikiki

  • Hours: Daily 8 am – 2 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm (Friday and Saturday till noon)
  • Address: 2586 Kalakaua Avenue, Park Shore Waikiki Hotel
  • Price: $$-$$$

Lulu’s Waikiki offers American dining in Hawaiian style and is located directly across from Waikiki Beach, so the view is fantastic. It is known for its local draft beers and live music, and you will love the open-air dining room and retro-surf atmosphere.

Try the Beachboy Nachos or the Surf and Turf (grilled New York strip steak and garlic shrimp) for dinner, served with their great selection of wine and brews. 

5. 53 By The Sea

  • Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (5 pm – close), Saturday, Sunday (10 am – 1:30 pm)
  • Address: 53 Ahui Street
  • Price: $$$$

New American fine dining cuisine with seasonal locally grown ingredients, succulent seafood, and delicious hand-cut meats is on this restaurant’s menu. Choose your meal while taking in the breathtaking view of the ocean, Waikiki, and Diamond Head.

For dinner, you can enjoy a starter of grilled seafood followed by a succulent filet mignon with truffle fries and a sublime soufflé cheesecake for dessert. End the evening with delicate after-dinner liqueurs.

6. Beachhouse at the Moana

  • Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Address: 2365 Kalakaua Ave
  • Price: $$$$

Modern refined oceanfront dining amid Victorian architecture is what you will get at the Beachhouse at the Moana restaurant. Dine al fresco under the stunning banyan tree while listening to the sounds of the ocean. The menu has Island-inspired seafood dishes and the finest cuts of steak. 

You will find delicious food such as hot smoked salmon, tender and juicy ribeye, king crab, and a selection of desserts. Or you could try the three-course tasting menu option consisting of one choice of an appetizer, entree, and dessert.

7. Chart House Waikiki

  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 9 am – 9:30 pm (Dinner stops by 9:30 pm, but the bar stays open late every day)
  • Address: 1765 Ala Moana Blvd
  • Price: $$ – $$$

Chart House Waikiki is a laid-back restaurant with a beautiful view overlooking the Ala Wai Harbor. The cuisine is relaxed with steak and seafood dishes that you can enjoy while listening to the nightly entertainment. Try the delicious grilled rack of lamb or Chilean seabass and end the meal with their famous Chart House Waikiki Mud Pie.

8. Kai Market

  • Hours: 6:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Address: 2255 Kalakaua Ave, Sheraton Waikiki
  • Price: $$-$$$

Overlooking the expansive ocean and at the pool’s edge of the Sheraton Waikiki is the Kai Market restaurant. This establishment offers daily breakfasts in a relaxed in or outdoor setting. Their Island Breakfast Buffet is a great way to start your morning in Hawaii. Crispy bacon, omelet, eggs benedict, croissants, sausage, chef carving station, and bread pudding are a few items on this tasty menu.

9. La Mariana Restaurant

  • Hours: 11 am to 9 pm
  • Address: 50 Sand Island Access Road
  • Price:  $$ – $$$

La Mariana serves divine American, Polynesian, and Hawaiian cuisine. Listen to live music and savor your meal with a beautiful view of the sailboats resting at the dock. You can order the blackened chicken, baked sweet potatoes, jalapeno poppers, and macadamia nut ice cream for dessert. Their killer mai tai and other delicious cocktail drinks are a must-order.

10. Steak Shack

  • Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Address: 2161 Kālia Road
  • Price: $

Steak Shack’s signature dish is a juicy steak with rice or salad. If you’re hungry, pair it with a tasty serving of chicken. You can order to go and walk down to the beach to enjoy your meal. The Steak Shack is an excellent choice for delicious meals that are low-priced, and you still have a stunning view of the ocean.

11. Morimoto Asia Waikiki

  • Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 5 pm – 9 pm
  • Address: 2490 Kalakaua Avenue
  • Price:  $$ – $$$

Morimoto Asia Waikiki offers stunning views of the water and beach and features Asian-inspired cuisine. Try Chef Morimoto’s favorite dishes of roasted duck, angry lobster, sticky ribs, and a surf and turf sushi roll. Or, if you like Chinese cuisine, opt for dumplings, garlic shrimp, or pork and chive gyoza. Take the stairs or elevator to this restaurant with its beautiful ambiance and enjoy a delightful meal.

12. Hula Grill Waikiki

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

This lovely restaurant has outside seating with beautiful views of the beach and ocean. Hula Grill Waikiki offers Hawaii Regional cuisine with ingredients straight from the land and sea.

Try the Filet Steak Kiana with Bamboo Steamed Long Beans or the Braised Mushroom Ravioli for dinner. An excellent option for dessert is the pineapple upside-down cake with caramel rum sauce. Beers on tap and an array of delicious cocktails will keep your thirst at bay.

13. Mina’s Fish House

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

While not technically in Honolulu, we could not resist including this restaurant (it’s ~30min from Honolulu). Inspired by the fish houses of the Island and a Michelin chef’s expertise, the cuisine served at Mina’s Fish House is one of Hawaii’s best. The beautiful oceanfront setting will provide you with stunning views as you sip on carefully crafted cocktails in anticipation of the bounty.

You will be delighted with superb dishes such as Grilled Octopus, Mina’s Lobster Pot Pie, Butterfish, and oysters. End your meal with a delicious berry and cream dessert and a glass of rich port.

14. Michel’s at the Colony Surf

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

Experience French fine-dining cuisine at this premier oceanfront Hawaiian restaurant. Michel’s at the Colony Surf offers a fantastic sunset view and delectable food – the perfect ingredients for an evening you will remember!

Popular dishes are the Steak Diane, French Onion Soup, Abalone, and the Ocean Platter. You can pair the dishes with excellent wines for a perfect taste sensation.

15. The Edge of Waikiki

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

One of Honolulu’s best pool bars, the Edge of Waikiki offers outdoor dining with incredible sea views. They serve lunch and dinner, and you can sip on deliciously prepared drinks like fruit daiquiris from the bar while listening to great music.

Some excellent snacks for your drinks are a fire-grilled Paniolo Hamburger, Market Fresh Fish Tacos, Islands Bounty Cobb Salad, and a Teriyaki Chicken Bowl. For sweets, you can order Da Edge Banana Split.

16. La Mer

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

La Mer is one of Hawaii’s top fine-dining French restaurants. The view is impressive, and the cuisine is superb. Try the Beef Tartare with mackerel and sea urchin, or Lobster Bisque, Shellfish Mousse, and Shaved Truffle. 

And for sweets, opt for the Black Sesame Cream with Peach or a cheese selection. When visiting Hawaii, this award-winning restaurant should be at the top of your bucket list of restaurants.

17. Barefoot Beach Café

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

A lovely restaurant with a view if you want to stop for a quick bite and enjoy American food with some healthy options. The restaurant vibe is casual, and it’s situated at the surf spot known as ‘Publics.’

Order fresh seafood, steaks, burgers, salads, and daily specials at great prices. Visit the Barefoot Beach Café on Fridays and Saturdays for a beach BBQ with live entertainment. This is an excellent place to chill without having to dress up for lunch or dinner.

18. Oahu Mexican Grill (OMG)

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

Located on the Waikiki strip, the Oahu Mexican Grill overlooks the beautiful beach and serves excellent Mexican food. You can order the tastiest tacos, burritos, and salads and sample delicious homemade salsas and guacamole. 

The perfect restaurant for a quick meal, you can dine in or takeaway and enjoy a picnic on the beach. Try their delicious margaritas and draft beer.

19. Star of Honolulu – Five Star

  • Hours: Monday – Sunday, 5:30 pm – 7 pm
  • Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive
  • Price: $$$$

The ultimate in luxury, and if you want some romance, dining on the Star of Honolulu is where you should be. Take a short cruise on the magnificent ship while enjoying an excellent 7-course French dinner. There are other options; the buffet is an excellent choice as well.

Divine dishes feature island favorites such as baked misoyaki BBQ chicken, a salt roast beef carving station, coconut fish, and more delicious treats. Be entertained with music, dance, and an incredible sunset view from the ship – a spectacular way to enjoy the finest Hawaiian cuisine, picturesque views, and aloha hospitality!

The Wrap Up

And that’s it for our list of the best Honolulu restaurants with a view! We hope you enjoyed reading and that you find the perfect place to dine during your stay in paradise. Bon appetite!