Chowhounds have the best advice for where and what to eat when you travel to Hawaii (including Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island). Ask for trip recommendations, restaurant ideas, and more.

These Regional Chains Need to Expand Nationwide

Despite some progress, “chain” is still considered a dirty word in the food world—and for good reason. From to sea to shining sea, our country is littered with restaurant franchises that specialize...

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Restaurant suggestions in Kauai - Poipu area

by lizberg310 1 year ago

HI - Looking for tasty restaurants. Definitely not in hotels and not super touristy. Prefer where the locals eat. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Hawaiian rice...What kind is it?

by Dinermite 4 years ago

I just came back from a fabulous trip in Maui and Honolulu! The food there was amazing! Reading some of the Maui reports on this page make me want to go right back! I had a good number of mi...

Honolulu Farmers Market

by fayewolf 2 years ago

Unfortunately, my flight lands at 11am, so I will miss the Saturday KCC farmers market, I'm really wanting to try the grilled abalone and much more! I am also leaving Thurs morning, so will al...

Maui Here's our homemade guide to places we like

by DriverPhil 6 years ago

Wailuku A Saigon Cafe - 1792 Main St. – Hours: Daily 10:00am-8:00pm - excellent Vietnamese, quirky wait staff. Moderate prices. Main Street Bistro - 2051 Main St. – Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00...

Made in Hawaii closed :(

by mmlyip 2 years ago

I loved the strawberry chocolate mochi from Made in hawaii. Can anyone recommend a close substitute now that they are closed?

Looking for a Maui Recommendation

by rog2867 2 years ago

I have read a lot of the info here but none really answers my question. I need the Best Maui Restaurant with Great View preferable outside seating and has many non fish entrees. Looking to have o...

February 2018 Maui Report

by upstatefoodie 2 years ago

Thank you for all the helpful suggestions we received from Chowhounders to plan our trip to Hawaii. Our two favorite Maui restaurants were Lahaina Grill and Merriman's, followed by the restaurant ...

Looking for Restaurant Recommendations in Maui

by foodieto123 2 years ago

Hello fellow foodies, we are very excited to be visiting Hawaii in March. Staying in Wailea area but ok to drive for about 30 min for an experience meal. Ideally looking for outdoor seating and ama...

Big Island Restaurants

by SuziHB 4 years ago

Greetings! I am looking for your recommendations for delicious, fresh, memorable food on the Big Island. Most of the posts I see are years old, and I am sure some things have changed. Who are the ...

Looking for Grass Fed Beef and freshly caught local fish in Kauai

by maria franzese 10 years ago

Is there any place that sells GFB in Kauai? Any seafood locations to purchase fish? There was also a small restaurant, in a mall, that had really gourmet pies and local food. Anyone know the plac...

2018 Hale ‘Aina Award Winners: The Best Restaurants in Hawai‘i

by macaraca 2 years ago

Honolulu Magazine has just published their annual round up of 'best' in many various categories and for each major island. Voted on by the magazine's readers, so not a totally representative audie...

Please critique our Kauai and Honolulu plan

by vinouspleasure 2 years ago

we visited the big island and Honolulu in 2015, trip report is here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/oahu-big-island-trip-report-1022646?page=2 we'll be near lihue for three days, Hanalei Bay Re...

Veg-friendly Christmas in Honolulu

by slyc 2 years ago

My husband and I will be in Honolulu for Christmas. Does anyone have recommendations for good places to eat that are both vegetarian-friendly and open on Christmas day?

Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake - Arcadia

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last month my friends surprised me by procuring a original from Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake for dessert. While I've had Japanese-style cheesecake from restaurants in the SF Bay Area, this was m...

Thanksgiving in Honolulu

by surfgirlt 2 years ago

Does anyone have recommendations for Thanksgiving dinner in Honolulu? We will be a group of 5 adults and 2 kids (ages 3 & 5). We don't necessarily need the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Thanks!!

North Shore of Oahu Shrimp Trucks

by ilovecooking721 2 years ago

My husband and I honeymooned in the island of Oahu, Hawaii and we really enjoyed the shrimp we had in the North Shore. I have been looking at recipes on Pinterest to try and make the recipe but so ...

Venues/ideas for private parties 80 ppl honolulu

by yammers 3 years ago

hi! My sister is looking to plan her wedding in honolulu. She has a venue pretty much set (Cafe Julia hawaii). it's going to be for about 80 people. Most people are from out of town. Looking for so...

Maui Restaurants for a Foodie

by JSWnyc 2 years ago

I'm headed to Maui for a week in January with my husband and 2 year old (she'll eat anything, so I'm not concerned about that). I've been to Maui before, years ago, and felt that the food at the "u...

Need dinner recs for Kauai and Big Island - here's the catch

by UES Mayor 2 years ago

Needs to be within 15-30 mins max drive to Lihue Airport and Hilo airport cause I have flight right after visiting each Island for the day. Price not an object and must allow semi causal clothing s...