Elevate Your Next MealA La Carte Columns
February 23, 2016
Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
Dining way up high in the sky is possible at Treetops Restaurant. Located near Manoa Falls Trail, the eatery is perched on the upper level of Paradise Park’s main building. It’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after a fun hike and even has enough space to host your next party or special occasion.
Treetops was part of the original Paradise Park, which operated from 1968 to 1994. After the park closed in 1994, Treetops remained open and continued to serve daily buffets to locals and tourists alike. In 2013, the restaurant closed and underwent a renovation project before reopening in February 2015.
When dining at the eatery, it feels as though you’re in an actual treehouse, as it sits 75 feet high and radiates Hawaii’s lush environment. Treetops is surrounded by acres of indigenous tropical plants and trees, not to mention a forest stream flowing down from the nearby mountains.
A LOCAL FAVE
Indulge in one of Treetops Restaurant’s tasty plate lunches. Garlic Mochiko Chicken Plate Lunch ($11.95) is one of the eatery’s most beloved meals. Made with fresh chicken that’s marinated overnight, the mochiko chicken is battered with classic sweet rice flour and deep fried. Then, it’s tossed with a little bit of powdered-sugar seasoning and served over rice with house salad on the side.
3737 Manoa Road, Manoa
Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Catering and events available upon request