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Top of Waikiki

By Nicole Kato Photos By Nicole Kato
November 11, 2012

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Babette Black and Dana Oshiro

What better way to celebrate a special occassion or spend quality time with loved ones than at Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant. At 18 stories high, Top of Waikiki makes a full 360-degree rotation every hour, so patrons can see the landscape of Waikiki before the sunsets and the beautiful lights to follow. For almost 50 years, Top of Waikiki has served up amazing dishes that satisfy the meat, seafood and vegetarian lover.

Many locals rarely venture to the heart of Waikiki, but Dining Out was fortunate to catch up with Babette Black and Dana Oshiro who were celebrating a special occassion — Babette’s birthday!

“I would suggest to my friends to come out to Waikiki and check this place out. Waikiki is different, it’s changed a lot, and a lot of people can afford it,” Black says.

Dana Oshiro: “I had the Rib-Eye Steak ($45). Actually, I liked everything. Everything was great, and the service is awesome. The environment is really nice. It was Babette’s birthday, and I wanted to do something special.”

Babette Black: “I had the Lobster (seasonal price). It wasn’t the little-bitty lobster, it was a big lobster. It was very tender and had a lot of juice. The flavor, the sauce — excellent. The potatoes were creamy, and our waiter helped us with great choices.”

Top of Waikiki

Waikiki Business Plaza
2270 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
Open daily, 5-9:30 p.m.
topofwaikiki.com