Craving ToW’s Sliders and More

Columns Pupu Picks

March 20, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

In the hour it takes for the Top of Waikiki to make a complete revolution, one can enjoy a wide range of delectable appetizers that pair perfectly with the breathtaking panoramic views from atop the rotating restaurant and bar.

  • Blackened Seared Ahi with Kahuku Sea Asparagus Salad ($17)
  • "The Original" Hawaiian Sliders ($16)
  • Day Boat Scallops ($16)
  • Interior shot of Top Of Waikiki, from the ground floor up to the center bar.
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Executive Chef John Neff’s menu showcases a blend of “world fusion” tastes, including those found in “The Original” Hawaiian Sliders ($16). Diners can dig in to three mini burgers with seared foie gras, pineapple relish, Camembert cheese and micro greens on a profiterole.

“The burger is slightly more innovative, and for someone who appreciates food, they’ll be willing to try it because of the foie gras,” Neff says. “The flavors are all there, and really work well together. I try to use local ingredients as much as I can.”

Neff’s favorite pupus gracing the menu also include the Blackened Seared Ahi with Kahuku Sea Asparagus Salad ($17). Sticking with sea fare, the Dry Boat Scallops ($16) pack quite a punch as the pan-seared scallops come topped with braised pancetta and a Kamuela tomato and Maui onion relish, and are surrounded by an Ewa sweet corn pudding.

In addition to its traditional appetizer menu, Top of Waikiki also offers Happy Hour specials nightly from 5 to 7 p.m. and again from 9 to 11 p.m. The special menu offers dishes at $7 apiece and includes BBQ Pork Sliders, Nachos, Garlic and Furikake French Fries, Ahi Poke, Kalbi and Calamari. Drink specials also are available for $4 and include martinis, draft beers, house wines and special cocktails.

Top of Waikiki

  • Where
    • Waikiki Business Plaza
    • 2270 Kalakaua Avenue
    • Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Call
    • (808) 923-3877
  • Hours
    • Open daily
    • 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.