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5 Best Restaurants in Hawaii

It’s tough to narrow anything down in Hawaii — much less food – because everything is beautiful and tasty here. However, you’ve gotta start somewhere, so let’s take a look at the top 5 restaurants on Hawaii, taking into account taste, price and overall atmosphere. Everyone has their own opinions, but here goes:

1. Helena’s Hawaiian Food, 1240 North School Street, Honolulu:

It isn’t much to look at, but this local hole in the wall puts you in touch with what real Hawaiian food tastes like. It’s a family-owned favorite among the locals, and it’s pretty popular with visitors as well. If you’re foodie in the true sense of the word, don’t miss the local specialties found here.

2. Gerard’s Restaurant, 174 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina:

Think the heart of France, right in Hawaii. You’ll love dining in this picturesque French Provincial “town” where hospitality and superior service go hand in hand. Sit out on the veranda for an extra special experience, where you’ll imagine you’re overlooking a French plantation or quaint garden. This place serves up French cuisine with a Polynesian twist for an artful meal that’s sure to impress.

3. La Mer, 2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu:

You won’t soon forget the experience of dining at La Mer in Oahu. Enjoy your meal in this elegant French seafood restaurant, nestled in the Halekulani Hotel. The culinary bar is set so high with this place that you’ll likely want to come back another time while here on vacation. It gets consistently excellent ratings in food, décor and service, with a prix fixe menu that’s to die for, along with tasting menus and extensive wine list. Eat while overlooking Waikiki Beach at sunset for an unforgettable experience.

4. Mama’s Fish House, 799 Poho Place, Paia:

Fresh fish grace this quaint, breezy restaurant with attentive service and intimate atmosphere. This, too, gets high ratings for most popular Maui restaurants, thanks to its relaxing palms, private beach and simply sinful fresh seafood that’s plated up perfectly.

5. Fabiani’s Wailea, 34 Wailea Gateway Pl Ste A101, Wailea-Makena:

If you don’t care about flash and trendy décor, you’ll love Fabiani’s for perfect Italian fare that’s prepared well. It’s known for its fish tacos although it does specialize in pasta and other Italian specialties. This casual eatery has friendly staff, along with fresh baked Italian breads and pastries. Get some to go to enjoy later.

Let us know what YOUR favorite Hawaiian restaurants are! Get in touch with Hoku Hawaii Tours today to book your tour and make new culinary explorations.