As we all know, Hawaii is an amazing tourist destination. It is famous especially for its white-sand beaches. The island has been a much-preferred destination since the 1800s and the reasons are so obvious. Without a doubt, this place can be considered as a paradise on Earth! Also, Waikiki is the most famous neighbourhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. Its white-sand beach and all other remarkable sites are a must-visit for anyone. Despite Waikiki’s beautiful nature, there is a lot more to admire. You can expect to see some really great restaurants here, including rooftop restaurants. You will surely be thrilled by their scenic views of the romantic sunset and Waikiki’s majestic beach. To know more, scroll down for the top 10 rooftop restaurants in Wakiki, Hawaii.
The list starts with Hideout restaurant. This restaurant has some amazing features such as fire pits, rooftop couches, as well as an extensive menu. Their large menu is arranged into breakfast, lunch, dinner categories. The menu also includes a selection of in-room dining options, drinks, bar & pool snacks, brunch and Happy Hour specials. This restaurant’s ambiance is very trendy, intimate and suitable for anyone. Outdoor seating, as well as live music, are some of the restaurant’s best features. Also, keep in mind that you can get three hours of free valet parking if you spend at least 25 USD at this restaurant.
Address: 2299 Kūhiō Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 7am - 1am
2. SKY Waikiki
SKY Waikiki is a classy option located in Waikiki Business Plaza. This place is an open-air restaurant at the top of a 19-story building. This makes it the perfect venue for meals or drinks under Hawaii’s sunshine. Their delicious menu includes snacks and desserts, while their drinks include wine, champagne, craft beer, non-alcoholic drinks, and signature cocktails. This restaurant is also good for a late-night hang-out. When there, make sure to enjoy their live music and the panoramic view of Waikiki Beach or Diamond Head. Also, remember to enjoy Happy Hour specials available daily from 5pm to 9pm.
Address: 2270 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Website: SKY Waikiki
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 12am
Located in Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel Waikīkī Beach, Deck is another rooftop restaurant that you will surely love. In this restaurant, you can try some great cocktails and delicious American foods, which are prepared with the best island-sourced ingredients. Their rich menu covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. There’s also a Queen’s brunch, drinks, kid-friendly meals, bar food, and Happy Hour specials. The ambiance here is quite casual, trendy, and romantic at the same time. This means that this restaurant is a smart choice for a date. They also feature a full bar with live music in the background. Street parking is available, but smoking is not allowed.
Address: 150 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6:30am - 10:30am, 11am - 2:30pm; Sun: 6:30am - 10am, 11am - 3pm
4. Buho Cocina y Cantina
Buho Cocina y Cantina comes next in our list. Located in Waikiki Shopping Plaza, this restaurant is good for lunch, dinner, dessert or cocktails in an open-air setting. The restaurant boasts an extensive selection of traditional Mexican dishes. The restaurant’s ambiance is very classy and trendy. It also offers live music and it is a very good place to dance the night away. A full bar is another feature to discover here. Come here on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, which are their best nights for visitors. Also, remember to check out their specials such as Happy Hour, Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Buho featuring live music, salsa dancing and much more!
Buho Cocina y Cantina
Address: 2250 Kalakaua Ave #525, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Website: Buho Cocina y Cantina
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 1am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am
5. Mai Tai Bar
Mai Tai Bar is another rooftop restaurant that you can find in The Royal Hawaiian Resort. The food here tastes amazing, and the food categories available on the menu include finger foods, shared plates, and hand-made pizzas. Also, there is a full bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The ambiance is casual, making the restaurant a good option for all ages. Live music is a great feature of this restaurant. For special offers, check out their Happy Hour specials and remember that their best nights are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Also, there is a private parking lot.
Mai Tai Bar
Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Website: Mai Tai Bar
Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)
6. Tommy Bahama Restaurant
Tommy Bahama Restaurant features both a second-story dining room and a third-story rooftop bar where you can enjoy great cocktails inspired by the sea as well as the scenic views nearby. Also, this restaurant’s menu includes traditional and classic dishes that are prepared with great care and only with locally sourced ingredients. Their seafood dishes are on spot and are always fresh. As such, it is recommended to try their seafood dishes. Also, when going there, it is recommended to make a reservation in advance. The best nights to get there are Thursday and Friday. There is an outdoor smoking area as well as garage parking.
Tommy Bahama Restaurant
Address: 298 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Website: Tommy Bahama Restaurant
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm
7. Waikiki Starlight Luau
Located in Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Waikiki Starlight Luau is a very special rooftop restaurant. Be prepared for some great entertainment with Hula Kahiko performers as well as acrobatic fire dancers. Their menu features authentic Hawaiian dinner dishes — perfect for a dining experience under the mid-Pacific skies. Also, a must-try is their fresh, ocean-caught fish. While dining there, you can check out Waikiki Starlight Luau’s activities such as its live, native Hawaiian music, the fire-knife dance which can be a little dramatic, or the performances from talented acrobatic dancers. Keep in mind that you should book in advance — so, buy your ticket via their website.
Waikiki Starlight Luau
Address: 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Website: Waikiki Starlight Luau
8. La Mer
La Mer is located at Halekulani Hotel. Unlike other restaurants mentioned above, this restaurant is Hawaii’s only AAA’s Five-Diamond and Forbes’s Five-Star restaurant, so this is a very prestigious place. Their à la carte menu features a choice of cold or warm appetizer, as well as fish, meat and poultry-based dishes. The French-inspired menu features dishes with locally sourced ingredients. As such, you can rest assured that the seafood served on you is sourced directly from the ocean. Also, their dessert menu is very extensive, and you have the chance to try some really delicious French desserts. Both the dinner and dessert menu come with high-end fixed-prices. Overall, this restaurant is good for adults. Dining here requires a formal outfit with a jacket. Nonetheless, the ambiance is intimate and classy. The noise level is also very low and there is valet parking for your convenience.
Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Website: La Mer
Opening hours: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (daily)
9. The Tchin Tchin! Bar
The Tchin Tchin! Bar is located at Hawaii Pacific University. This is a wood-and brick-themed rooftop restaurant, making it perfect for cocktails and wine that come along with small plates. The best nights to visit this bar are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The ambiance is hipster and very trendy. They play good music and the staff here is very friendly. Overall, this bar is a great choice for anyone looking for a cocktail night-out with their friends. Keep in mind that people under 21 are allowed only from Tuesday to Thursday or before 7pm on Friday and Saturday. There is a private parking lot as well.
The Tchin Tchin! Bar
Address: 39 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States
Website: The Tchin Tchin! Bar
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)
10. Tikis Grill & Bar
Tiki's Grill & Bar is Waikiki's locally owned and operated independent restaurant destination. We provide a casual...Posted by Tiki's Grill & Bar on Friday, 19 September 2014
Located in Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Tikis Grill & Bar is the last for this list. First of all, their menu is large — enough to make any food lover happy. It comes on different categories such as dinner and lunch menu. There’s also a drinks menu, a dessert menu, a children’s menu, a large-party buffet menu, a gluten-free menu, weekly specials, as well as a Happy Hour menu. This bar is suitable for any age, including kids, and the ambience is casual. The best nights to visit this bar are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As with all other rooftop restaurants suggested above, this bar offers a really good live music. Valet street parking is available too.
Tikis Grill & Bar
Address: 2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Website: Tikis Grill & Bar
Opening hours: 7am - 12am (daily)
Feel the aloha spirit
Give yourself the chance to visit these restaurants — you will not only try some good, authentic Hawaiian food, but you will also admire the breathtaking, scenic views of Waikiki Beach. Leave your routine behind and feel the aloha spirit with these top rooftop restaurants.
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