Sample Award-Winning FareO‘ahu

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.

Alan Wong’s Honolulu
1857 King St.,Third Floor
alanwongs.com

Hoku’s
5000 Kahala Ave.
kahalaresort.com

Bills Hawaii
280 Beachwalk Ave.
billshawaii.com

Chart House Waikiki
1765 Ala Moana Blvd.
charthousehonolulu.com

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Restaurant
1969 S. King St.
chefmavro.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

Kai Market
2255 Kalakaua Ave.
marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/hnlws-sheraton-waikiki/

Kalapawai Café
750 Kailua Road
kalapawaimarket.com

Koko Head Cafe
1145C 12th Ave.
kokoheadcafe.com

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot
1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
wardvillage.com/places/little-sheep-mongolian-hot-pot

Maguro-ya
3565 Wai‘alae Ave.
maguro-ya.us

Mahina & Sun’s
412 Lewers St.
mahinaandsuns.com

Michel’s at the Colony Surf
2895 Kalakaua Ave.
michelshawaii.com

MW Restaurant
1538 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Suite 107
mwrestaurant.com

The Pig and the Lady
83 N. King St.
thepigandthelady.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
(*Multiple locations)
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