Sample Award-Winning Fare

Food, Fun & After DarkOahu

PHOTO: HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER | LOCATION: BILL’S HAWAII, WAIKIKI

The most densely populated Hawaiian Island harvests a diner’s nirvana, fusing flavors from the east and west with the South Pacific. Every year, with the help of readers and local food enthusiasts, HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER dining writers compile a master list of the top places to eat on O‘ahu. Premier recipients are honored at the HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER ‘ILIMA AWARDS.

Save time with this list of current and previous winners below, but don’t limit yourself. Consult your concierge to find delicious hole-in-the-wall eateries tucked right around the corner.

HOKU’S
5000 Kahala Ave.
kahalaresort.com

BASALT WAIKIKI
2255 Kuhio Ave.
basaltwaikiki.com

M BY CHEF MAVRO RESTAURANT
1969 S. King St.
mbychefmavrorestaurant.com

HANK’S HAUTE DOGS
324 Coral St.
hankshautedogs.com

HY’S STEAK HOUSE
2440 Kuhio Ave.
hyswaikiki.com

KAHUKU FARMS CAFE
56-800 Kamehameha Hwy.
kahukufarms.com

KALAPAWAI CAFE
750 Kailua Road
kalapawaimarket.com

KOKO HEAD CAFE
1145C 12th Ave.
kokoheadcafe.com

MAGURO-YA
3565 Wai‘alae Ave.
maguro-ya.us

MAHINA & SUN’S
412 Lewers St.
mahinaandsuns.com

MINA’S FISH HOUSE
Four Seasons O‘ahu
92-Olani St.
michelshawaii.com

MICHEL’S AT THE COLONY SURF
2895 Kalakaua Ave.
michaelmina.net

MW RESTAURANT
888 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ste. 201
mwrestaurant.com

THE PIG AND THE LADY
83 N. King St.
thepigandthelady.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
500 Ala Moana Blvd.
ruthschris.com

SENIA
75 N. King St.
restaurantsenia.com

STAGE RESTAURANT
1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
stagerestauranthawaii.com

THAI LAO RESTAURANT
563 Farrington Hwy.
thailaorestauranthi.com

NOTE: At press time, many venues have revised hours or are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Be sure to check with individual venues for hours of operation.