Best Places to Eat in Honolulu

Honolulu has slowly evolved into an eating Mecca. With Hawaiian culture and recent amazing dishes offered, there is plenty that you can gorge on while you are here. Right from restaurants in places like Ala Moana Hotel Honoluluto roadside bistros, there is plenty to offer here. Also, its location does wonders for it. Situated smack in the middle of the Pacific, Honolulu has an amazing affinity towards seafood. Additionally, decade-old establishments are still here thriving and working well! So, to that effect, here are some more places to eat in Honolulu to enjoy the local flavors completely:


  1. Ethel’s Grill

    Ethel’s Grill has been popular for serving people from all walks of life. Right from popular politicians to truck drivers and government officials- this place is always bustling with culinary specialists, and travelers since the early 60s.  This family-run eatery serves local comfort style food which mirrors the family’s Japanese-Okinawan-Mexican-nearby legacy. The burned ahi sashimi here is perhaps the most popular. It is soy-marinated and has garlic chips, which is a long-term classic. The Okinawa-inspired taco rice here is made out of layers of rice, beef, lettuce, and dollops of cheddar made popular with a singed taco shell. It is a delightful and popular expansion to the traditional menu.

  2. The Signature Prime Steak and Seafood

    Definitely, one of the best offerings by Ala Moana Hotel Honolulu, this place has perhaps the best seafood and steak in the city. Enjoy the lovely skyline views and gorge on to the perfect steaks while binging on to a succulent Maine lobster. Also, do not forget to enjoy the signature cocktails here. We also highly recommend this place for you to stay and enjoy the best of ambience as well as room service. Guests swear by the food served here which is nothing short of exquisite.

  3. Plantation Cafe

    For all the vegans in the house, the Plantation cafe at Ala Moana Hotel Honoluluis one of the best options you can try out! While there are plenty of vegan options here, you can also enjoy the stunning breakfast buffet options along with some fun casual family dining restaurants. When you stay in this hotel, you would typically be having breakfast here and quite often. So, we recommend you visit this place and enjoy quite a bit!

  4. Helena’s Hawaiian Food

    Well, what’s the point if you visit Honolulu and do not gorge on to any traditional food. Right from Hawaiian whiff to the sea food used here, everything about Helena’s is as authentic as it can get. Open since the year 1946, Helena’s has won many classic awards. The locals swear by the authentic flavors of this place and are always excited for the flavorsome dishes here. Right from the set menu which comes with lomi salmon, kalua pig and even squid luau, you should also try out the poi here. If you do not find enough time to sit and have an elaborate meal, then we recommend you enjoy a takeaway and eat the lovely food while exploring the best of Honolulu.


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