Romantic Restaurants in Hawaii
Whether you are looking for the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just a night out with your loved one, Hawaii has a variety of romantic restaurants to choose from. Check out our list of Most Romantic Restaurants in Hawaii.
Romantic Oahu Restaurants
La Mer Restaurant at the Halekulani Le Mer was recently awarded a five-star designation by Forbes Travel Guide. Exceptional service, delicious food and beautiful views are all part of the La Mer experience. To learn more about La Mer Restaurant and find out why it is one of the most romantic restaurants in Hawaii check out their menu and their reviews on TripAdvisor.
Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant offers some of the best dinner views in Hawaii. Enjoy dinner and a gorgeous sunset. Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant is also open for breakfast and lunch. If you are there for breakfast be sure to try the poi pancakes!
Sansei Sushi located in the Waikiki Beach Marriott is a great place for fresh fish and Japanese food. If you are on a budget go for their half off sushi special! Sansei Sushi was named “One of America’s eight best sushi restaurants” by Travel + Leisure!
Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck If a fancy restaurant is not your idea of romantic you may want to drive to the North Shore of Oahu for the world famous shrimp trucks. Giovannis Shrimp Truck is my favorite. The shrimp scampi plates are served with 12 jumbo shrimp and two scoops of rice. The picnic area next to the truck provides a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Ted’s Bakery If you are on the North Shore and the thought of garlic shrimp from a truck doesn’t sound romantic then be sure to go to Ted’s Bakery. The plate lunches are delicious and there are few things more romantic than sharing a slice of their famous Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie. And yes the pie lives up to the hype!
Chief’s Luau Eat dinner in one of the most beautiful settings in Hawaii and be dazzled by Hawaii’s best fire-knife dancers at Chief’s Luau! If you are celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary you may even find yourself on stage dancing to the Hawaiian Wedding Song! Chief’s Luau delivers romantic memories for a lifetime.
Romantic Maui Restaurants
Lahaina Grill is located on the first floor of the historic Lahaina Inn. Lahaina Grill has received many awards. Tripadvisor ranked it #14 in the Top 25 Restaurants in the US. It was voted Best Maui Restaurant for 22 years in a row by Honolulu Magazine Readers’ Poll. Signature items include sautéed mahi-mahi with local kula spinach, herb infused mashed potatoes, gorgonzola, pancetta and chardonnay beurre blanc maui onion and sesame seed crusted seared ahi with vanilla bean jasmine rice, apple cider-soy butter vinaigrette.
Fleetwoods on Front Street is a romantic place to take in the Maui sunset. Be sure to go to the rooftop bar for some of the best views in Lahaina. Fleetwood’s on Front Street serves lunch and dinner with a variety of entrees such as Grilled Pacific Opah Moonfish and Kona Coffee Rubbed Bone-In New York Steak. Fleetwoods often has live entertainment and sometime you may even get lucky and run into Mick Fleetwood like we did!
Ululani’s Shave Ice Ululani’s is not technically a restaurant but it is a perfect place to go on a date! The softest ice combined with fresh, premium syrup equals a sweet treat to share with your sweetie.
Mama’s Fish House may be the best meal I have ever had. In addition to beautiful views, Mama’s Fish House offers Fresh Fish, Delicious Cocktails and the famous Polynesian Black Pearl Desert. Mama’s Fish House is located in Paia. You can check out their menu online. Be sure to make a reservation!
Romantic Big Island Restaurants
Rays on the Bay This unique restaurant located in the Kona Sheraton is the only restaurant in Hawaii where you can see Manta Rays in their natural environment. Enjoy great views and live entertainment. If you want a closer encounter with the Manta Rays you can go on a Manta Ray Snorkel Tour.
Kona Brewing Company For a fun, laid back date go to the Kona Brewing Company. Famous for their delicious beer including Longboard Island Lagar and Fire Rock Pale Ale the pub serves great food in addition to their one of a kind beer!
Island Lava Java in Kona on Alii drive offers grass fed Big Island Beef, free range Big Island Chicken and Big Island organic goat cheese. Enjoy a candle lit dinner with ocean views at Island Lava Java.
Romantic Kauai Restaurants
Beach House – Poipu This is one of the most popular Kauai Restaurants. Make a reservation in advance so you can enjoy the Kauai sunset from your table. To learn more check out the Beach House Poipu Dinner Menu.
The Dolphin Hanalei With delicious sushi, fresh fish and scenic views of the river The Dolphin Hanalei is a fun, romantic place to spend an evening on Kauai.
Puka Dog If you are looking for a fun, casual dinner look no further than Puka Dog. A hotdog served with your choice of delicious, island relish is the perfect dinner date! Add a large fresh squeezed lemonade with 2 straws and you are sure to impress your main squeeze.
Red Salt is one of my favorite places to eat on Kauai. Located at the Koa Kea Resort, Red Salt delivers an amazing menu in a relaxing setting. Read my blog post about all of the delicious things I experienced at Red Salt.
Located on All Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii Dinner Cruises Take the romance to the next level with a Hawaii Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a delicious dinner, spectacular sunset, gorgeous shoreline views and tropical breezes. Hawaii Dinner Cruises range from sailboats and catamarans to ships with multiple decks.
Duke’s A trip to Hawaii is not complete without a trip to Duke’s. My favorite Duke’s location is their Waikiki location. You can also find Duke’s at Kalapaki Beach Kauai and Kaanapali Beach Maui. No matter the location Duke’s offers romantic views, amazing cocktails, delicious food and their world famous Hula Pie.
What do you think are the most romantic restaurants in Hawaii?