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Exceptional Culinary Experiences

Discover Honolulu's rich and diverse dining scene through Jack and May's handpicked spots!

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH


  • Plumeria Beach House - Enjoy open-air dining in a beautiful setting. Kahala Hotel, Call 739-8620 for dining reservations. Breakfast buffet and ala carte are available daily.

  • 53 By the Sea - One of the most iconic dining experiences in Kakaʻako, the menu features the finest seafood and meats combined with locally grown ingredients. Open for weekend brunch. Call 536-5353 for dining reservations.

  • Mud Hen Water - Local ingredients with a modern twist in a hip setting. Brunch on Sundays only. Visit website for online reservations.

  • Orchid's  - Fresh food in an elegant setting. Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. Open for breakfast Monday - Saturday, and our favorite Sunday Brunch. Call 923-2311 for a dining reservation.

  • Tango Contemporary Cafe - Inspired by Scandinavian and Asian flavors. Ground floor of Hokua in East Kakaʻako. Open for Saturday and Sunday Brunch - arrive early! Walk-in or reservations for parties over 6. Call 593-7288 for more information.

  • Panya Bistro - Southeast Asian comfort food with a great bakery. Ground floor of Hokua in East Kakaʻako. Walk-in or online reservations are recommended. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays.

  • Kalapawai Cafe - Great for casual or on-the-go breakfast. Various locations in Kailua, Waimanalo, and Kapolei, hours vary.

  • Eggs & Things - Casual and popular breakfast and brunch. Ala Moana location. Open for breakfast and brunch daily. Highly recommend online reservations or getting on the waitlist.

  • Bogart's Cafe - Longtime favorite for casual breakfast. Great after a swim in the ocean or walk at Kapiolani Park. Open daily for walk-ins.


LUNCH


  • Mariposa -  Laid-back luxury with a classically delicious menu. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Located in Neiman Marcus at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Call 951-3420 for dining reservation.

  • Orchid's - Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. Open for lunch Monday - Saturday, and Sunday Brunch. Call 923-2311 for a dining reservation.

  • Bernini - Refined Italian food and amazing wines in a sophisticated setting. Open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Reservations are made online or on the phone at 591-8400. Will be temporarily closed in April 2022 for renovations.

  • Artizen by MW - Unique local flavors and espresso/coffee bar. Open daily for lunch, walk-in available. Located on the ground floor of Velocity luxury car dealership along Kapiolani Boulevard.

  • Uncle's Fish Market - Extremely fresh seafood and high-quality meats in a casual setting at Pearlridge. Open for lunch daily. Call 275-0063 for reservations or walk-ins accepted.

  • Istanbul Hawaii - High-quality Turkish food in a modern setting at Anaha, Ward Village. Highly recommend online or phone reservations, as this is a very popular spot in Ward Village! Open from Wednesday to Sunday for lunch, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Merriman's - Elevated local dishes in a bistro setting at Anaha, Ward Village. Open daily for lunch. Call 215-0022 for reservations.

  • Rinka - Authentic and high-quality Japanese food located on the ground floor of Ae'o at Ward Village. Lunch specials available daily. Call 773-8235 for reservations or also great for take-out.

  • Han no Daidokoro - This modern lunch and dinner spot on the ground floor of Anaha offers the highest quality A5 grade Miyazaki beef and Washu beef, directly imported from Japan. Open daily for lunch from 11:30am to 3pm and for dinner from 5pm to 10pm. Reservations online.

  • Tango Contemporary Cafe - Ground floor of Hokua in East Kakaʻako. Open Monday to Friday for lunch. Walk-in or reservations for parties over 6. Call 593-7288 for more information.

  • Panya Bistro - Ground floor of Hokua in East Kakaʻako. Walk-in or online reservations are recommended. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays.

  • Nalu Health Bar & Cafe - Casual and fresh smoothie and sandwich shop, great for to-go or quick dine-in. Located at South Shore Market at Ward Village. Open for walk-ins daily.

  • Better Bites Thai and More - An amazing selection of authentic Thai dishes in a modern setting. Open for lunch from 11am - 3pm, and dinner from 5pm to 10pm daily. Call (808) 889-2991.


DINNER


  • Istanbul Hawaii - High-quality Turkish food in a modern setting at Anaha, Ward Village. Highly recommend online or phone reservations, as this is a very popular spot in Ward Village! Open from Wednesday to Sunday for dinner, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Merriman's - Elevated local dishes in a bistro setting at Anaha, Ward Village. Open daily for dinner, with live music nightly from 5:30-7:30 pm. Call 215-0022 for reservations.

  • Better Bites Thai - An amazing selection of authentic Thai dishes in a modern setting. Open for lunch from 11am - 3pm, and dinner from 5pm to 10pm daily. Call (808) 889-2991.

  • Sushi ii - This seemingly casual spot serves some of the best omakase sushi on the island! Call (808) 942-5350 for reservations.

  • Han no Daidokoro - This lunch and dinner spot on the ground floor of Anaha offers the highest quality A5 grade Miyazaki beef and Washu beef

  • Cino - Located on the ground floor of 'A'a'li'i, Cino offers a fusion of modern Italian cuisine that highlights local seafood and fresh produce and features a menu with a wide variety of offerings, ranging from freshly prepared crudos and housemade pastas to the finest cuts of steak. Open Sunday to Thursday from 5pm-9pm and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 11pm. Reservations online.

  • Senia - Refined New American fare led by an outstanding culinary team. Located in trendy Downtown Chinatown and open from Tuesday to Saturday. Reservations made online or by calling 200-5412.

  • Stage - Featuring over 80 wines from all over the world and locally-inspired food in a modern ambiance. Located on the second floor of the Honolulu Design Center on Kapiolani Blvd.  Open Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations are required by registering online or calling 237-5429.

  • Wolfgangs - Upscale chophouse chain in the Waikiki Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. Open daily for dinner. Call 922-3600 for dining reservations.

  • House Without a Key - Before your dinner, enjoy cocktails and classic Hawaiian entertainment in an elegant setting. Entertainment is nightly from 5:30-8:30 pm. Online reservations are recommended.

  • Orchid's - Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. Open for dinner, Monday - Saturday. Call 923-2311 for a dining reservation.

  • Tango Contemporary Cafe - Ground floor of Hokua in East Kakaʻako. Open for dinner from Monday to Saturday. Walk-in or reservations for parties over 6. Call 593-7288 for more information.

  • Mariposa -  Laid-back luxury with a classically delicious menu. Open daily for dinner. Located in Neiman Marcus at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Call 951-3420 for dining reservation.

  • Bernini - Refined Italian food and amazing wines in a sophisticated setting. Open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Reservations are made online or on the phone at 591-8400. Will be temporarily closed in April 2022 for renovations.

  • 53 By the Sea - One of the most iconic dining experiences in Kakaʻako, the menu features the finest seafood and meats combined with locally grown ingredients. Great for special occasions. Call 536-5353 for dining reservations.

  • MW - Modern Hawaiian fare with locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Located within Velocity Honolulu. Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner. Call 955-6595 for reservations or reserve online.

  • Rigo Hawaii - High-quality Italian and Spanish fusion served in a modern setting. Reservations made online or by calling 735-9760. Located in Kapahulu near Diamond Head. Open daily for lunch and dinner, but we find the dinner ambiance to be special!

  • Hoku's - Sophisticated dining featuring locale fare in the Kahala Hotel. Also available for brunch. Reservations made online or by calling 739-8760.

  • Arancino  - Elevated, modern take on Italian food located in the Kahala Hotel. Open daily for dinner. Call 380-4400 for reservations.

  • Rinka - Authentic and high-quality Japanese food located on the ground floor of Ae'o at Ward Village. Lunch specials available daily. Call 773-8235 for reservations or also great for take-out.

  • Nanzan Giro Giro - Offering an inventive Japanese kaiseki omakase menu in a modern and minimalist setting. Text or call (808) 524-0141 to make reservations.

  • Baci Bistro - Italian food in a charming neighborhood setting. Located in Kailua, and open daily for dinner. Reservations online or by calling (808) 262-7555.

  • Hy's Steakhouse - Old-school fine dining experience with class tableside service and Prime dry-aged steaks. Reservations required, and can be made online or by calling 922-5555.

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