My husband and I will be spending 5 days on Oahu January 13-17. This is our first time staying on Oahu; Maui is our "happy place". I enjoyed reading all the posts of recommended restaurants. Thanks for sharing everyone. Since this is a short trip and we want to explore, we plan to stop at as many great places as we can and enjoy an appetizer and drink. We will do one or 2 nice dinners as well, but on vacations we love our "pupu crawls". We get to try lots of different places, no leftovers, and we still have energy for other activities - not to mention the swimsuit factor!
We especially enjoy fresh local produce and seafood including poke and sushi, great atmosphere, but a dive with personality is fun, too. For drinks we are looking for fresh interesting cocktails, a good selection of quality beers, decent sake and wines by the glass (not necessarily all at the same place). We'll have a car and want to see the island, so any location is OK. Maybe you could recommend a few places that we can walk between in Chinatown, and also in Waikiki. Oh, and we don't want to forget a couple of fabulous desserts! So, mahalo for your recommendations!!!!