Best Oahu Restaurants

Best Oahu Restaurants

With so many Hawaii activities planned for one week The Traveling Trio did not have much time for fancy dinners but we did make time to eat at some of the best Oahu restaurants. We ate at  Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar,  Tiki’s Grill & Bar and Duke’s Waikiki.

A trip to Hawaii would not be complete without sushi and what better place than world famous Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar. The Sansei sushi menu was filled with delicious options and it was hard to decide but we finally chose a variety of sushi rolls.  I was intrigued by the option to add uzura (quail egg) to the sushi so the waiter suggested a sushi shot. Apprehensive would be an understatement but it was actually good and I would order it again! I can’t remember all of the ingredients but it had eel on the bottom, the quail egg on top and some special spices and sauces. The sushi rolls at Sansei were unique and delicious.
  • Traveling Trio Hawaii Travel Tip – Sansei Sushi offers early bird and late night specials so be sure to check those out.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Tiki’s Bar and Grill has a great location at the Aston Waikiki Beach with great views of the ocean.  We heard great reviews of Tiki’s Waikiki so we decided to check it out! We started out with Kalbi Beef Gyoza – crunchy dumplings filled with delicious beef tenderloin.  Tiki’s has a great lunch menu and it was
difficult to make a decision but I finally settled on the Fresh Island Fish Tacos.  The tacos were delicious.  We enjoyed the ocean view as we ate our lunch and reminisced about the Lost Tour and our Waikiki Surf Lessons. Tiki’s Waikiki also has an amazing dinner menu – we were hoping to return one night for drinks and dinner but we simply ran out of time.  If you are going to be in Waikiki and looking for a great dinner or a place to have drinks with a beautiful ocean view I highly recommend Tiki’s Bar and Grill.
  • Traveling Trio Hawaii Travel Tip:  If you order Hawaii Activities from Hawaii Discount be sure to check your voucher for a coupon for a free appetizer at Tiki’s Grill and Bar.
Tiki’s Grill & Bar

A trip to Waikiki should include a stop at Duke’s Waikiki!  This restaurant is named after Duke Paoa Kahanamoku who is known as the Father of International Surfing.  He won 6 Olympic medals, was an actor, political figure and a true hero. He is remembered for his grace in the water, his sportsmanship and his good humor.  Duke’s Waikiki is the perfect location to enjoy a cocktail and watch the stunning Waikiki sunset.  We enjoyed a cocktail and then sat in the dining room for dinner. I had the Seafood Luau which included scallops, shrimp and fish – delicious! All entrees include Duke’s famous salad bar which could be a meal in itself! I highly suggest a stop at Duke’s even if it is just for one of their signature cocktails!  

  • Traveling Trio Hawaii Travel Tip: Duke’s is very popular – be sure to make a reservation!
Duke’s Waikiki
Apparently Urbanspoon agrees! Check out the Urbanspoon ratings for these restaurants:
Sansei Sushi:

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Waikiki) on Urbanspoon

Tiki’s Grill and Bar:

Tiki's Grill & Bar on Urbanspoon


Duke's Waikiki on Urbanspoon

There are so many wonderful Oahu Restaurants. What would you add to the list of Best Oahu Restaurants?
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7 Responses to Best Oahu Restaurants

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great post on Oahu Restaurants.

  2. azterrie says:

    "Cheeseburger"! Great Service and Great Fish tacos!

  3. Hawaii Discount says:

    Thanks azterrie! Fish tacos are my favorite!

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