With a name that translates as “sheltered harbor,” Honolulu is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Tropical island flavors combine with French, Italian and Asian sensibilities at the top end, providing a truly refreshing culinary experience. From fish dishes to tropical fruit and kalua pork, Hawaii has the raw components for true fine dining panache and Honolulu is where the island’s fine dining scene really comes alive. Here is our rundown of the best restaurants in Honolulu.
img class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-127448″ src=”http://www.elitetraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/town-kaimuki-462×227.jpg” alt=”” width=”462″ height=”227″ />Based in fashionable Kaimuki, Town’s casual menu uses the best in local organic ingredients and is served with a warm aloha. Head Chef and owner Ed Kenney serves up food best described as an Italian take on American fare. Sample gnocchi with sunchokes and cured opelu with paiai in this convivial atmosphere. A selection of old and new world wines and unique cocktails further add to the significant draw, while patio seating is also available.