7 Amazing Oahu Restaurants you have to try

7 Amazing Oahu Restaurants you have to try

Let’s face it, if you’re like me, vacations are synonymous with EATING! Oahu restaurants are world renowned and while you’re visiting Hawaii for your wedding, you’re going to want to experience the local cuisine.  If you want to marinate in a bit of local life, you can visit the numerous Shrimp Trucks on Oahu. Although these trucks are not the most popular in the area, they have a wide range of fresh shrimp available at affordable prices. Other popular food trucks on Oahu include Ono Seafood, which serves fresh ahi poke with flavored sauces. You can even try octopus, if you’re interested!

Oahu Restaurants

Downtown Honolulu

A few of the most popular Oahu seafood joints include Fresh Catch and ‘Ilu’s. The latter focuses on fresh, sustainable seafood, while the former specializes in traditional Hawaiian fare. It’s worth noting that the prices for these restaurants tend to be more expensive than the average Mainland restaurant.  However, you can find great deals on Oahu restaurants specializing in seafood by visiting the online food review sites.

If you want to eat authentic Hawaiian food, you must visit the Helena Hawaiian Restaurant. This traditional Oahu restaurant has been around since 1946 and is a local favorite. The Helena Hawaiian Restaurant is famous for its ahi and mahi, as well as its signature crispy moi. While you’re there, don’t forget to try one of the many other delicious Hawaiian restaurants that are available in Oahu.

If you are looking for a good breakfast spot, make a trip to Liliha Bakery. The counter in the middle of the shop is always crowded with locals, so you can enjoy eggs cooked with Portuguese sausage. The original restaurant has expanded to two large restaurants, which are located downtown Honolulu. Its name is “Liliha’s” and it has been in business since 1950.

The Liliha Bakery is an iconic location in Oahu. It opened in 1950 on Oahu and quickly became a popular Oahu restaurant or breakfast spot. During the day, the breakfast counter serves the classic Hawaiian dishes, such as fried eggs with Portuguese sausage. During the night, you can enjoy an evening luau. The island’s culture is celebrated through its food and entertainment. While the island is home to several ethnic communities, it is home to many nationalities.

On the windward side

While many visitors don’t venture to the Windward side of Oahu, there are some hidden gems on the island. A popular saimin restaurant on the north side of Oahu is Monkeypod Kitchen, which serves classic ocean and farm-to-table dishes. It’s a favorite among locals and is a popular dining destination for celebrity chefs.

While Hawaii’s other islands are home to some of the country’s top-rated restaurants, Oahu has some of the most diverse cuisines on the planet. For example, the island’s restaurants range from neighborhood spots to the most trendy and hip places. If you’re looking for a hearty meal, you can’t go wrong with a steakhouse. The meat is tender and moist and the meat juicy and flavorful.

Waikiki Area

For more local eats, try Leonard’s Bakery in Waikiki. Not necessarily a Oahu restaurant but a must visit. Its Portuguese-style fried doughnuts have been a hit with locals and tourists alike since the 1950s. There are also Malasada Mobile trucks on the island. For those who love street food, you can try shave ice, which is similar to a snow cone. Lastly, you can savor the best dishes on Oahu in the world at any time of the year.

For breakfast and brunch, Kailua is the place to be. There are numerous breakfast spots, each with its own version of the famous Over Easy pancake. You can’t go wrong with the fluffy, tender pancakes with an over-easy egg. Over-easy is another great option. The tiny eatery is a popular spot on Oahu. If you’re looking for a quick bite, you’ll find a wide variety of options in the area.

Sweet E’s is another great restaurant on Oahu. Located on the west side of the island, this eatery is known for its brunch menu. Its cuisine celebrates the flavors of the local island and the coast, with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients. Its signature dishes are lobster burgers and the famous chicken soup. If you’re on the island for lunch or dinner, you’ll have plenty of choices.

Just down the block from Sweet E’s is one of my absolute favorite Oahu restaurants – Mezzo Bistro. It is a contemporary Italian-Fusion bistro with a Hawaiian flare. When you go, ask for my special “off the menu” dish – the roast duck quesadillas.  You won’t want to miss out on that one.

When you’re done stuffing your belly and feel the need to get some exercise, Hawaii is home to some amazing hiking spots.  Check out a great complication of  locations with photos at Noah Hawaii.

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