Sign up for news and special offers from Dining Out

Cover Story

Celebrating People and Momentous Occasions

The next time you find yourself in the middle of Waikiki, be it for work or for pleasure, pay a visit to Hawaii Prince Hotel, a favorite destination among kamaaina for its vast selection of international and island-style fare. Overlooking Ala Wai Harbor, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki is home to premier buffets at Prince Court,…

Continue »
April 12, 2015

A Steak House With ‘Hy’ Standards

For the purist carnivores, Hy’s Steak House is an elite destination, renowned for its mouthwatering, award-winning selection of USDA prime beef and kiawe-broiled steaks. Situated within Waikiki Park Heights Hotel, the restaurant traces its roots back to the 1960s, when the original establishment opened in Calgary, Canada. It wasn’t until about a decade later, in…

Continue »
April 5, 2015

Dive into a Dining Adventure

For a dining adventure unlike any other, Oceanarium, located on the main floor of Pacific Beach Hotel is set to impress, as patrons are surrounded by a massive, state-of-the-art live aquarium, which encompasses the dining room. The three-story, 280,000-gallon aquarium is home to hundreds of fish and other marine life such as stingrays and Leopard…

Continue »

Chinese Flavors Draw Universal Appeal

Situated on the lower level of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa is a hidden gem, boasting extravagant Hong Kong-style fare. Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine is an entity all its own, beckoning patrons from near and far, including many noteworthy guests, whose photos line the entrance walls. Kamaaina also count on Seafood Village for their…

Continue »
March 23, 2015

Contemporary Japanese Cuisine Just Got Real

There’s a new contemporary Japanese restaurant that’s popped up in the Islands, and it has been generating quite a buzz among Oahu’s dining culture. Rijo Restaurant opened Feb. 28 in the former Palomino space on the third floor of Harbor Court. Grandiose views of Honolulu Harbor set a stunning backdrop for the sizable 10,000-square foot,…

Continue »
March 15, 2015

The Top-Tier of Fine Dining

Next time you’re in Waikiki, have your sights set on Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai, a fine-dining restaurant emanating casual elegance and charm. The restaurant, located on the 30th floor, opened in The Ilikai Hotel in 1994, with the goal of providing warm, hospitable service to local and visiting guests, paired with majestic…

Continue »

The Crown Jewel of Chinese-style Dining

Take a seat at the King’s table at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, where the 8,000-square-foot dining area resembles one straight from a castle. Its mahogany walls, ornate crystal chandeliers and Chinese-style embellishments evoke dignified flair. And the culinary samplings? Well, of course, they’re magnificent, commanding the attention of royal palates. Tucked away in Ala Moana…

Continue »
March 1, 2015

Star-Studded Fine Dining That’s ‘Localicious’

Let yourself fall into the lap of luxury at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, an oasis renowned for its sheer beauty, stellar service and award-winning dining. Arancino at The Kahala, Seaside Grill, The Veranda, Plume-ria Beach House and Hoku’s call The Kahala home. Under the direction of executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi, the noteworthy cuisine speaks…

Continue »
February 22, 2015

A Bakery Gets a Little Sweeter

Tracing back to the 1960s, Larry’s Bakery in Waimalu carved its niche with something sweet. Founded by Larry Yafuso, this family-run bakery, dedicated to scratch baking, operated from a window-front shop for years. Currently, Yafuso’s children — the brother-and-sister duo of Lance Yafuso and Iris Yafuso-Toguchi — run the business in honor of their late…

Continue »
February 15, 2015

Getting to the Root of Today’s Island Fare

With so many restaurants offering farm-to-table cuisine in line with the mainstream trend, the culinary wizards at Sheraton Waikiki Resort have taken the concept to a grassroots level by, appropriately, connecting intriguing menu offerings back to their sources. As part of the revolutionary Table to Farm Wine Dinner Series, Sheraton Waikiki Resort’s senior executive sous…

Continue »