Wisp Restaurant & Lounge

Step Up to the Plate

September 23, 2018

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO


Take a trip to Waikiki’s Wisp Restaurant & Lounge and bask in ono food, outstanding service and a charming, scenic space.

Located on the outskirts of the busy city, Wisp holds roots in an ideal location with ample parking (street or valet) as well as breathtaking views of Diamond Head and the verdant Kapiolani Park. Guests can find just as spectacular cuisine, especially on Wisp’s happy hour menu — the restaurant is known to have one of Waikiki’s best happy hours.

Happy hour drink and food specials pour out from the bar and kitchen, as customers can partake in $3 cocktails and beers, $4 wines and 40 percent off select appetizers. A few pupu items up for grabs include clams, calamari and charcuterie platters.

What’s more, weekend patrons can turn up the dial and dance the evening away, as the restaurant turns into a nightclub on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 9:30 p.m.

It’s the perfect hangout for the more “sophisticated crowd,” as ’80s and ’90s jams fill the sound waves of the night. However, all ages are found enjoying the vibes with all of the satisfying bites, sippers and music Wisp churns out.

For even more fun, the restaurant presents something different for customers every night. On Mondays, one can watch hula dancers perform along to Hawaiian music, then the following day guests can celebrate Taco Tuesday by munching on savory fish or meat tacos.

Wednesdays are dubbed Jazz Night, while Thursdays go off with free karaoke and trivia. Visitors can expect live music by local artists on Fridays and Sundays. Also on Sundays, cheer and toast with friends and other sports fans with a live streaming of NFL football.

As if it can’t seem to get any better, it does. Wisp has a sushi bar that serves up only the freshest seafood (not available on Sundays and Mondays) and also offers breakfast daily from 7 to 10 a.m.

Looking for a fitting place to hold a large celebration? Wisp can do that, too, with its exquisite banquet room and delightful main dining area. Call the restaurant for more information on renting the space for everything from weddings to graduations.

Country fresh

A rejuvenating bowl of colorful Nalo greens from Nalo Farms, grape tomatoes and watermelon radish adds a crisp and clean bite to the meal.

Wait, there’s more

Boasting some of the best happy hour specials in Waikiki, Wisp Restaurant & Lounge has this special (only available from 5-7 p.m.) and many more that can be enjoyed, including $3 cocktails and beers, $4 wines and 40 percent off select pupus.

The perfect partner

The special comes with a side choice of seasoned house fries or a steamy scoop of rice.


A 1-pound delectable lobster is broiled, cut in half for easy eating and sprinkled with parsley. Take it for a dip in warm butter and it’ll be the perfect catch for taste buds.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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