The 9 Best Restaurants in Hawaii

By Olivia Cuccaro

Surrounded by the Pacific ocean, the Hawaiian Islands yield some of the freshest seafood in the world. Hawaiian cuisine ranges from traditional poke to barbecue to dishes of Asian influence. Across the islands, these are our picks of the best restaurants in Hawaii.



With locations in both Waikiki and Hawaii Kai, Roy’s highlights local Hawaiian cuisine from Chef Roy Yamaguchi. Roy’s Hawaii Kai opened more than 25 years ago and continues to uphold a neighborhood restaurant approach to fine dining, complemented by views of Maunalua Bay. The menu changes daily according to what’s fresh, but often includes blackened ahi tuna and Bristol Bay Hokkaido sea scallops.