Waikiki is renowned for its picturesque beaches, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy a stunning sunset or an unforgettable dining experience. The Ambassador Waikiki Hotel is conveniently located near many of Waikiki’s excellent restaurants, which offer magnificent views of the beach.

53 By The Sea

Oahu’s finest fine dining institution, winning the ‘Hale ‘Aina’ Award for ‘Most Romantic Restaurant’ in 2017 and 2018. 

53 By The Sea won the Honolulu Star-‘Best’ Adviser’s Hawaii’s Restaurant with a View Award.

The restaurant’s arching stairs and views of Waikiki and Diamond Head are spectacular. 

Kombu Cured Kampachi, Black Angus Filet Mignon, Chilled Seafood Tower, Coconut Poached Local Snapper, and Grilled Prime Ribeye are on the menu.

All meals are produced with fresh ingredients from local farmers, merging Mediterranean and Hawaiian cuisines.


The Halekulani Hotel’s Orchids Restaurant is located on Waikiki Beach. This seaside eatery is a favorite of island inhabitants and visitors.

Orchids serves worldwide food and a famed Sunday Brunch while overlooking Waikiki Beach.

Request a table on the Lani for the finest view of Waikiki Beach and a magnificent sunset if you dine alfresco.

Orchids serves breakfast, lunch, and tea daily. Orchids is also open for supper daily and a popular Sunday Brunch, nicknamed “the Best Buffet on Oahu.”

Waikiki’s Duke’s

Waikiki Duke’s is a beachfront restaurant. Duke’s is named after Duke Kahanamoku, who grew up surfing in Waikiki, Oahu, and the other Hawaiian Islands.

The sand of Waikiki Beach reaches Duke’s Waikiki’s rear terrace, where tourists may enjoy a Mai Tai, live music, the sunset, and a superb lunch. Duke’s Breakfast Buffet is among Waikiki’s best.

Starters include Crab and Macadamia Nut Wontons, Panko Crusted Calamari, Seven Spice Ahi, and Slow Roasted Prime Rib.

If you want to relax on the beach with local music and a drink, stop by the Barefoot Bar for Duke’s famous Mai Tai… Duke’s must-have.

Hula Grill Waikiki

The Hula Grill Waikiki serves Pupu, Fish Tacos, and Ono Omelets and Tropical Pancakes. Breakfast and dinner entrees include Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with Crab, Panko and Sesame Crusted Ahi, and Filet Steak Kiana.

Hula Grill uses all-natural meats, locally grown veggies, and line-caught fish.

Enjoy live local music, delicious drinks, and a view of Waikiki Beach and Diamondhead.

Hula Grill located above Duke’s Waikiki.

Beach House at the Moana

The Beach House delivers fresh seafood, steaks, and Hawaiian-inspired cuisine produced with local ingredients.

This oceanfront restaurant at the Moana Surfrider Hotel has a classic Hawaii ambience. The Moana Surfrider’s back terrace overlooks Waikiki Beach.

Mac Nut & Banana Pancakes, Mochi Waffles, Coastal Crab Cakes, Kona Lobster Bisque, Truffle Fries, and Filet, Porterhouse, and Tomahawk Steak are available for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner.

Beach House at the Moana

La Mer

Oahu’s top 5-star restaurant is La Mer. The food is superb and the views of Waikiki Beach are breathtaking.

La Mer is in Waikiki’s Halekulani Hotel, near the Ambassador Hotel.

This restaurant combines French cuisine and Hawaiian vibes. La Mer urges men and women to dress appropriately despite its coastal surroundings. Aloha shirt and shorts, please.

After a lunch of Kampachi Ceviche with Ginger Caviar Fennel Spheres, Fennel Purée, Crustacean Nantua Sauce, Roasted Lamb, Eggplant Mousseline, Laque Pearl Onion, Lemon Olive Oil Marmalade, or another wonderful dish, you can stroll around Waikiki Beach at night.

by WaikikiBars.com