Asia's Culinary Influence in Honolulu
Collected by Andrea Rip, AFAR Local Expert
More than half of Hawaii's residents are of Asian ancestry. This diversity reflects in Honolulu's many restaurants. For dishes inspired by Japan, Southeast Asia, and China, you'll dine well here.
226 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
For a beautiful and tasteful evening out, Roy's Restaurant prepares extraordinary meals. The Hawaiian fused flavors are inspired by Asian cuisine with local aloha. This Lakanilau roll is made with fine ingredients and the presentation is...
3660 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
For a special evening out, or just to enjoy a well prepared and elegantly presented meal, book reservations at 3660 On The Rise. The Euro-Island fusion restaurant blends the flavors of Europe and Asia on an exquisite menu. Every dish comes out of...
1329 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
Bring your taste buds and your sense of culinary adventure to Sushi Izakaya Gaku. Izakaya means "sake shop." This shop is full of beautiful seafood and a more social dining environment than traditional restaurants. Dishes, prepared right in front...
2233 Kalakaua Ave Suite 304, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Satisfy your sushi cravings at Doraku Sushi. This reasonably-priced Japanese restaurant's owner is the son of Benihana's founder and located on busy Kalakaua Avenue—right in the middle of the action. Feast your eyes on this ahi poke: local tuna,...
2310 Kūhiō Ave #124, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
When Marukame Udon opened its first restaurant outside of Japan in Waikiki it was an instant hit. Years later their delicious udon, tempura, and musubi are still in high demand. As you wait, watch the cooks sheeting and cutting the fresh dough...
1113 Smith St, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
From the dingy exterior, you might expect Little Village Noodle House to be a hole-in-the-wall, but it's surprisingly cute and nicely decorated inside, with fountains, decorative woodwork, and nice tables and chairs. The chef's special fried rice...
100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Sometimes the very weight of the expenditures each day on a vacation can cloud the enjoyment of the locale. So from time to time, I will share little gems to make your trip better. Lunch buffet at the Hawaii Prince Hotel in Waikiki is impressive....
2028 Kūhiō Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
With great service and flavorful Thai food, visit Keo's Thai Cuisine on the Ewa (west) side of the Waikiki strip on Kuhio Avenue. The restaurant has generous seating and accommodated a group of eight when I visited. Their food tastes great and...
2552 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar is ranked among one of the best restaurants of its kind. While in Waikiki, the walk to Sansei is rewarded with dishes like Lobster Ramen, and phenomenal sushi rolls, and ahi poke. Gluten free and vegan...
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