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

5000 Kahala Ave.

Bills Hawaii
280 Beachwalk Ave.

Chart House Waikiki
1765 Ala Moana Blvd.

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1969 S. King St.

Hank’s Haute Dogs
324 Coral St.

Hy’s Steak House
2440 Kuhio Ave.

Kahuku Farms Cafe
56-800 Kamehameha Hwy.

Kai Market
2255 Kalakaua Ave.

Kalapawai Café
750 Kailua Road

Koko Head Cafe
1145C 12th Ave.

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot
1200 Ala Moana Blvd.

3565 Wai‘alae Ave.

Mahina & Sun’s
412 Lewers St.

Michel’s at the Colony Surf
2895 Kalakaua Ave.

MW Restaurant
1538 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Suite 107

The Pig and the Lady
83 N. King St.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
(*Multiple locations)*

75 N. King St.

Stage Restaurant
1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd.

Thai Lao Restaurant
563 Farrington Hwy.