If you are taking a vacation to Hawaii, one thing you will not have to worry about is finding good food. The islands, specifically Oahu, are known for their exquisite, top-of-the-line culinary experiences. If you are staying at one of the Lanikai Beach vacation rentals in the Moana Blu Collection, then you will be staying a short distance from some of our favorite restaurants on the island. Here is a list of some of the best places to eat on Oahu.
Moke’s Bread & Breakfast
If you are looking for a wholesome breakfast that tastes like home, you can’t beat this cozy little eatery. Moke’s Bread & Breakfast is known for their delectable Lilikoi Pancakes, and more adventurous items like the Rabbit Moco, which is locally raised Shinsato Farm rabbit with rabbit gravy. Check out their entire menu while you plan your stay on Oahu. Remember, this place is popular for a reason, so get there early if you don’t want to wait in line!
Uahi Island Grill
The Uahi Island Grill is exactly what you would want from a Hawaiian restaurant. Their mission statement says it all: “Strive to serve delicious, fresh island flavors using wholesome, house-made products, local produce whenever possible, and take-out containers and utensils made from bio compostable plant fibers.” This diner opened in 2007, and has already been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri. After this publicity they were able to expand their gourmet delicacies to new areas of Oahu with 2 food trucks. Take a look through their menu; we suggest you try the Orange Glazed Duck Confit.
Boots & Kimo’s
If you’re looking for some real homestyle cooking you won’t want to miss Boots & Kimo’s. The restaurant is named after the owner’s father, George “Boots”, and Uncle Kimo. Kimo had his own restaurant where he was known for serving macadamia nut pancakes, which has become the signature dish of Boots & Kimo’s. Don’t even bother asking for the recipes though, they are a closely guarded family secret! Make sure to plan accordingly, there can be lines.
Crepes No Ka ‘Oi
Can you guess the specialty here? That’s right, it’s crepes! Crepes No Ka ‘Oi has been serving gourmet crepes since 2008. Owner Chris Tarvyd was inspired by childhood vacations to Tahiti, where he would enjoy delicious food from the many crepe trucks. You can enjoy a savory, meal time crepe with everything from pizza toppings to pulled pork. Or, feed your sweet tooth with one of their delicious dessert crepes, topped with fresh homemade whipped cream.