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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Hawaiian Restaurant
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“General Ambience and a good buffet with good prices as well as a regular menu ”
  • 100 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Actually not my favorite, but lots of people love it. It is very close to the cottage, offers fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, plate lunches, salads and more. The layout is awful, you have to wait in line to order while people have to squeeze by you to get into the shop to get their drinks and other items before squeezing back past you to get to the back of the line. Still it is like a right of passage on the North Shore and their malsadas are delicious.”
  • 88 locals recommend
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Bar
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“This is one of my absolute favorite places in Waikiki for it's location right on the water. Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. Unwind with a cocktail on the outdoor patio and watch the surfers while the waves splash up against the rock sea wall just inches from you providing you with a fresh breeze and ocean mist.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Udon Restaurant
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“Very good food the best Asian Fast food Just around the corner of the building so enjoy your meal .”
  • 65 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Great lounge with food in the middle of Waikiki 2270 Kalākaua Ave opens at 5 pm”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“I would say the best local dine in restaurant on the North Shore. Food is amazing and you may even spot a famous surfer or two :)”
  • 72 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“The most famous shrimp truck on the North Shore, originally launched out of a converted bread truck more than 20 years ago. Now that's some staying power. Will it be garlic shrimp today drenched in butter, shrimp scampi, or perhaps we're feeling a little braver and will have the no refunds, hot and spicy shrimp plate!”
  • 39 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Trendy place, Organic food available. Live music on the patio in the afternoons and into the evening.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great place to be at while you are most time visiting the Hawaiian islands with nice show at nighttime ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Buzz Lanikai is a great place to eat after a long day at the beach. It is directly across from Kailua Beach Park. It's a little place, However, the food is quite good and the staff is awesome. You can meet many Kailua and Lanikai locals here. If you like ice cream pies, they are very good. Parking is very limited in their lot, but there is ample parking across the street at the Beach Park. (Don't leave valuables in your car.)”
  • 87 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great food and a beautiful atmosphere. Go during daylight hours to really enjoy the garden!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Farm
“If you love pineapple you must visit the Dole plantation. You can take a trolley around the plantation, try the best pineapple ice cream and enjoy the beautiful landscape. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Diner
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“Great place to pick up some sweets or stop in for breakfast at anytime of the day or night (they're open 24 hours!). Their coco puffs are their specialty, and the poi mochi donuts are fantastic!”
  • 43 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“If you want to eat dinner in Waikiki or in Haleiwa, I highly recommend checking out Uncle Bo's. I love their shrimp dynamite, manila clams and baked Opa (a type of fish). They're very good.”
  • 59 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“***The breezy open-air vibe at this eatery creates a welcoming scene for American grub & drinks.***”
  • 42 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“- Cinnamons is good too! We used to go quite a bit. They are known for their unique pancakes!”
  • 47 locals recommend