Mapplr's favorite restaurants in Honolulu

Honolulu has some of the best restaurants in the Pacific, thanks to the city’s multicultural mix (Filipinos, Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiians, among others). Although visitors prefer to stay in resorts on other islands, I’d rather be in the city where you have the best of both: city life and the beach. Honolulu has its share of tourist traps – dreadful eateries that cater to visitors who don’t seem to have taste buds – but you don’t need to worry about that with our list of favorites. If you find good places to eat in Honolulu, let us know by posting a comment below.

Here are Mapplr’s favorite restaurants in Honolulu.

12th Avenue Grill
1145C 12th Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii
+1 808 732 9469
American Bistro

Alan Wong’s
1857 S. King St., 3rd Fl.
Honolulu, Hawaii
+1 808 949 2526
Hawaiian food

Chef Mavro
1969 S. King St.
Honolulu, Hawaii
+1 808 944 4714

Hawai’i State Art Museum
250 S. Hotel St.
Honolulu, Hawaii
+1 808 536 5900

Waikiki Beach Walk
226 Lewers St., 2nd Fl.
Honolulu, Hawaii
+1 808 924 1555

Restaurant Row
500 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii
+1 808 524 8466

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About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.


  1. Jeff Lincoln says

    I also enjoy prefer Honolulu’s exciting city mix to the remoteness of other islands like Maui. I haven’t been to any of the restaurants you list here, but will be sure to check them out next time we’re there.