OAHU RESTAURANTSOur favorite bites from Oahu!


Our favorite restaurant in Waikiki.

Giovanni Pastrami

In true fashion, we BUCKEYES can't miss a game. Jeff researched and found Giovanni Pastrami. We were there at 6AM {they open that early on Saturdays for football}. This was the BUCKEYE Bar on Oahu. They have amazing food, best beer and tons of TV's. If you are looking for a great sports bar this is a great place! They will play just about any game you are looking for!

Yard House

HELLO BEER.... This place has the most beers on tap we have ever seen! The food and atmosphere is fantastic here! One of our favorites!

Mitch's Sushi

If you have been to Japan and had authentic sushi then you won't be surprised when you go here. Located close to the airport, you must get a reservation because there are only 3 tables and a couple sushi bar stools. Close to one of the piers, they receive their fish directly from there. We had the Sushi Matsu which was a mixture of Sushi, the Negitoro {fatty tuna}, New Zealand Oysters and Miso Soup. Most miso soup's I have had never include a shrimp head in it, still yummy! One last, most important note, this restaurant is BYOB! Everyone walks in with their own saki and 6-pack!


Longhi's is located in the mall, with fantastic pasta dishes!

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Great shrimp truck on the North Shore!

Shrimp Shack

On the Eastside of the island, north of Lanakai, this is a great stop. Delicious!

Shore Bird

After arriving on Oahu, we were in much immediate need of a Beer, Seafood and the Ocean. This was a perfect spot for all three. We had the Shrimp Cevichi Special, Homemade Crab Salad, and the Mahi Mahi Reuben. All three amazing! They are located right on the beach inside the Outrigger Reef on The Beach Hotel.


Hawaiiana Cafe Sushi

This is a MUST stop for sushi. Cliff and his wife run this small mom and pop sushi restaurant in the heart of Waikiki. Cliff is the entertainer and his wife is the chef. Make sure you get the potstickers! They are amazing!


Cha Cha Cha 2 Waikiki

Best Mexican in the middle of Waikiki!



This has the best view of Honululu. Located across the street from the apartment at the top of the Ilikai Hotel. We had appetizers here and would suggest going up for a drink just for the view. Be sure to make it for the sunset.


Phuckett Thai

Best Thai on Oahu!


Best sushi buffet also offers thai food.


Great for Happy Hour! Also beautiful views of the sunset. The food is really good and suggest trying it out one day!

Rainbow Drive In

This place is a must! Mostly fried but definitely authentic. We had the Mahi Mahi and the Pulled Pork Sandwich with fries and macaroni salad, scrumptious! Finish it off with a Float, vanilla ice cream and hawaiian ice fruit punch.

Nico's 38

Beautiful view of the Marina at Pier 38. We suggest getting the fish pizza.


Great food, atmosphere and best view of Waikiki beach. Most will suggest to watch the sunset here.


Extremely close to the apartment, this is a great spot for Happy Hour. We had the fresh fish sandwich for lunch one day and it was pretty good.

Pint + Jigger

A little bit off the beaten path from the normal Waikiki restaurants. Take a cab to the Pint Jigger for great food and great specials. Looking for a shuffle board? This is the place to check out!


Great romantic small table italian restaurant. Delicious in the heart of the Waikiki.


Looking for contemporary? This is the perfect place! Enjoyable for both lunch or dinner and within walking distance of the apartment.

House Without A Key

Pricey for an oceanfront view of Waikiki but the food and atmosphere are worth it. There is live entertainment every evening that makes this restaurant quite enjoyable. It is also very close to the apartment.


Located in the mall, this is a great burger joint with cold beer. The food is tasty and the atmosphere is fun!


We had some family friends visiting from the North Shore, our friend was looking for a bar tending job so we figured it would be a good time to create our own WAIKIKI PUB CRAWL. Starting at Snappers, we stopped at every ocean front bar for one drink all the way down to the Westin. {1} Snappers {2} Tropics {3} Shore Bird {4} Sheraton {5} Duke's {6} Westin {7} Yardhouse {8} Cliff's {9} Pint Jigger. If you can't do these all in one night we suggest trying out all of these at some point in your trip.