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Most people know this bar for its friendly music and killer sunsets. Sure, it is typically filled with tourists who are staying at the Outrigger Hotel where it is located, but don't let that deter you, you're probably a tourist yourself. This is also the eponymous restaurant of the famed 'surf hero' and prodigal son, Duke Kahanamoku. The music is contemporary Hawaiian and you will always find the ukulele. The food includes fresh fish, burgers, salads, sandwiches and the breakfast buffet has some of the best made-to-order omelets in Waikiki. The atmosphere offers a great beach setting where guests will always find that ubiquitous Hawaiian friendliness, or "Pono" throughout the restaurant. Also, the adjoining bar is a fantastic place to have a drink before heading back to the beach or up to your hotel room if you're staying at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.
La Mer Restaurant is the award winning French restaurant of elegant Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. Refined and elegant, this fine dining eatery is ideal for special occasions and serves one of the best of French cuisines in the city. Complement your meal with wine from their impressive wine list. Expect only impeccable service and food here. Reservations are highly recommended.
Set in one of the nicest hotels on Waikiki Beach, this is a great place to start or end a day in paradise. The breakfast buffet is huge and lavish. A la carte lunch and dinner menus offer a variety of tasty sandwiches, salads and hot dishes. You'll dine al fresco under the shade of a native Kiawe tree, enjoying picturesque ocean views. Needless to say, the sunsets here are exquisite. Live Hawaiian music at sunset is a long-standing tradition.
Tucked amid the elegant confines of Halekulani Hotel, Orchids is a treat for the eyes and the palate. Boasting an impressive amount of awards, the restaurant provides stellar service and promises an unforgettable culinary experience. Sample delicious cuisine within its tastefully furnished interior or savor the tantalizing flavors of finely crafted food out in the orchid garden, set a few paces from the beach. The restaurant's Sunday brunches are highly lauded and are regarded as some of the best offerings in the city. The seafood preparations are made from the catch of the day, using the finest of local products. It is advisable to book a table in advance to make the most out of your visit here.
For several years, this restaurant has served some of the best steak and seafood in the islands. The laid back atmosphere remains a consistent favorite for tourists and residents alike. Patrons drink and dine overlooking the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, gazing at the sunset beyond the waving masts. Nightly entertainment ranges from Hawaiian singer-songwriters to small jazz combos.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this place offers good food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant takes its name from a huge Hau tree that grows out of Waikiki Beach and shades the beachfront terrace. This is a great place to take in the sunset while enjoying a wide variety of seafood and other well-prepared offerings at moderate prices. Mai Tais here are large and make a great view even better. The Hau Tree has live slack-key guitar music on weekend nights.
Dining at Michel's is an experience reserved only for the most special of occasions. Sunset dinner reservations are always in high demand and nothing less than collared shirts are expected. Besides your standard escargot and fois gras, there is fresh Steamed Island Onaga and Pimento Dusted Kona Kampachi that is done perfectly and served with the utmost finesse. The décor is done in pale colors with an emphasis on comfort with touches that make you feel you have been transported to the south of France, although the views are some of Hawaii's best. The large windows frame stunning views of the ocean and Waikiki, and the relaxing sound of waves crashing onshore are the backbeat to a romantic and special dining experience. Brunch available every first Sunday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Roy Yamaguchi was one of the first celebrity chefs to develop Hawaiian regional cuisine and remains one of its best practitioners. His restaurant in Hawai'i Kai is famous for its cutting-edge Euro-Asian food and glorious sunset views. There are several nightly specials, always including a selection of individual pizzas with exotic toppings, as well as seafood entrees such as Pan Fried Oysters with Lobster Curry Sauce. There is also a good selection of wines by the glass.