Best restaurants Near Waikiki Beach
For a special dining experience, go to aptly-named "Azure
Restaurant", which has been named as "Hawaii's best new restaurant."
It's right on Waikiki Beach at The Royal Hawaiian.
Chef "Jon Matsubara" is New York-trained and his signature dishes are
Azure Restaurant view down Waikiki Beach to Diamond Head
This seafood restaurant near Waikiki Beach is the freshest in Hawaii, sourced daily
from the famous Honolulu fish auction, which starts at 5.30am with the ringing
of a brass bell. This Hawaiian fish
auction is the only one of its kind from Tokyo all the way across America to
Dinner at Azure restaurant is served with a classic Pacific ocean view on the
edge of the sandy beach. Try the
flame-roasted catch of the day, or the crispy whole fresh fish that looks whole,
but remarkably is de-boned first.
Delicious fresh whole fish at Azure Restaurant
The delicious hibachi prawns include spiced popcorn feta and
Thai basil. The Hawaiian ahi here is the finest sashimi World's Best Holidays
has tasted in many travels. Meat dishes at Azure are also superb; try chef Jon's
Australian wagyu beef fillet with foie gras for $29 or the braised lamb shank
osso bucco for $36.
The Azure dessert is also not to be missed; it's hard to
choose, but here goes...the roasted Maui pineapple and white chocolate mousse in
caramelised dark rum and vanilla bean sauce is memorable at $11. The service and
wine list at this restaurant are superb.
Another highly-ranked restaurant near hotels on Waikiki Beach is
the "Cheesecake Factory", with a huge menu that many chefs work hard at making
tasty despite the high volume of meals.
No bookings here - the tip is to get to this restaurant on Kalakaua Avenue by 5.30pm to
avoid big queues that sometimes extend till 10pm.
On the other side of Kalakaua Ave near accommodation on the
beach is Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, inexpensive casual dining that's a
visual overload of beachy music memorabilia and even a bar area with waterfalls
running under your feet. If you're
a seasoned music lover, the big TV screens play Jimmy Buffett's greatest hits
interspersed with other music to entertain the non-Buffett fans.
Nearby on the Waikiki Beach Walk on "Lewers Street", you'll find
the new "Shore Yard restaurant" that's a trendy bar as well and always busy for
dinner. This is currently the hip hangout in Waikiki, and the food is good in a
loud, happy atmosphere.
swimming pool at The Royal Hawaiian
Photo of beachfront paradise on Waikiki Beach -
Just down the beach walk is Roy's Restaurant, with fresh
local fish, meat, and vegetables. There are daily specials with different dishes
such as a vegan four course plate that's better than at dedicated vegetarian
If you want something cheap and cheerful on the beach, try
the Shore Bird restaurant. Here,
you cook your own seafood and steak, cutting down on staff cost and with a
resulting cheaper bill. What makes it a pleasurable Hawaiian experience is
sitting overlooking the setting sun right on the northern edge of Waikiki beach,
looking all the way down to Diamond Head.
And as you look towards Diamond Head, walk down the beach for
a famous Hawaiian mahi mahi burger with grilled local fish.
You'll also find black Angus beef burgers at Cheeseburger in Paradise on
Kalakaua Ave. A Hawaiian guitarist will play any song you like, including the
famous Jimmy Buffet song that inspired the restaurant’s name.
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