Top 10 Best Date Night Restaurants in Honolulu

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1. Beach House At The Moana Surfrider

Seafood lovers and meat-enthusiasts rejoice—Beach House at the Moana offers amazing ocean views, outdoor balcony seating, and delectable seafood and steak dishes. 

With a modern spin on traditional Hawaiian cuisine, this restaurant is perfect for an intimate date night. And don’t forget to pair your meal with one of their award-winning wines—we recommend their in-house label cabernet sauvignon!

The Kona Lobster Chowder is the perfect way to start your meal, followed by a delicious entree like the Parmesan Mac Nut Crusted Duroc Pork Chop or Kalbi Braised Short Rib. 

And for dessert, you can’t go wrong with the Ube Blueberry Mousse or Molten Chocolate Cake. All of this while enjoying stunning panoramic views of Waikiki Beach – it’s an unforgettable Hawaiian dining experience!


2. 53 By The Sea

Few restaurants on the island can match 53 By The Sea for its food, service, and views of Waikiki, Diamond Head and Kakaako. Its iconic grand staircase entrance and open layout with floor-to-ceiling glass panes offer a dining experience like no other, five-star quality.

You and your partner will feel right at home in our luxury setting with elegant mood lighting, comfy upholstery, fresh flowers, original artwork, and more.

With a mix of Hawaiian and Japanese flavors straight from the Chef himself, you’re sure to enjoy our menu.

The Chilled Seafood Showcase is a seafood lover’s dream, featuring lobster tail, ahi poke, prawns, Big Island abalone, oysters and more. The Lobster Bisque; Pan Seared Ahi Steak; and Pan Roasted Filet are our favorites but there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And don’t forget dessert! The Haupia Pineapple Crepe Cake or Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart are perfect choices to end the meal on a sweet note.

To help you decide what to drink, they have an excellent drink list which includes classic libations, Hawaiian tiki cocktails, fine spirits, and original mocktails. The Mac Nut Mai Tai is a top choice and created using their signature recipe: House Made Mac Nut Infused; Orange Curacao; and Bacardi Coconut Rum.


3. La Mer 

What could be more romantic than a five-star, open-air dining experience overlooking the ocean? La Mer is Honolulu’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes 5 Star restaurant, so you know it will be good.

 And not just good – some of the best Neo Classical French cuisine on the island. With seafoods and meats sourced directly from Hawaii, you’ll have an authentic taste of paradise.

For your meal, we suggest the Duck Foie Gras, Popcorn; Roasted Duck Filet; and Chilean Seabass with Lemongrass White Wine Butter. 

As for dessert, you can’t go wrong with our Hawaiian Souffle with Caramelia, Black Tea, Mango Sauces and Strawberry Elderflower Nibs. 

Pair your meal on a high note by having one of La Mer’s award-winning wines with your food!


4. Duc’s Bistro

Looking for a delicious and different French-Vietnamese dining experience? Visit Duc’s Bistro in Honolulu’s Chinatown. You’ll find popular fusion dishes like Steak Saigon, Spicy Lemongrass Chicken, and Filet of Basa Nonpareil. And because it’s a mom & pop restaurant, the atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Duc’s Bistro is a fantastic restaurant if you’re looking for something more casual, but don’t want to sacrifice taste. This modest eatery has been around since 1992 and continues to be popular among the locals. When coming here, you can expect delicious food in a tranquil atmosphere – perfect for an intimate dining experience with your significant other.


5. La Vie

For a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and an exquisite French dining experience, La Vie at the Ritz Carlton Waikiki is perfect for date night. 

With open-air windows in the center of the restaurant and romantic lighting throughout, you’ll fall in love with not only your significant other but also this gorgeous setting.

You can’t go wrong with any of the three-course menu options, all of which come with a first-class wine pairing. Some of the exquisite dishes are : Langoustine from New Zealand; Morrocan beef tartare; Maui Venison Loin or A5 Miyazaki Wagyu are some protein options available. As for dessert, we highly recommend the Honoka’a Chocolate dish.


6. Veranda at the Beachhouse

Another great option for a romantic evening out is Veranda at the Beachhouse. Located in the Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, this restaurant offers mostly outdoor seating so you can enjoy the beautiful Waikiki sun. You and your date will feel like royalty sitting at one of their lovely white-clothed tables overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The classic Victorian design adds an extra touch of sophistication to your dining experience.


7. The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood 

One of the best places to enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean is from Signature Prime Steak & Seafood, which is located on the 36th floor of Ala Moana Hotel. This fine-dining steak and seafood restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience complete with stunning views, white tablecloths, velvet red napkins, and candlelit tables. If you’re looking for a romantic date night spot, this is definitely it!

Impress your date by taking them to this amazing restaurant with a view, and treat yourself to some of the best steak and seafood around. The service here is top-notch too, so you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable experience.


8. Stage Restaurant

If you’re ever in the mood for a modern and trendy Asian-American fusion meal, look no further than Stage Restaurant at Honolulu Design Center. It’s a perfect place for those who want to enjoy a fun but sophisticated dinner.

The posh atmosphere of the restaurant is achieved through design elements such as lounge seats, chandeliers and furniture with character, modern art pieces, dimmed lighting and an open window. These qualities make the dining hall feel both spacious and calming. Plus, there’s a feng shui that attracts good energy.

With menu items such as Ahi Dynamite (island ahi sashimi, togarashi mayo, kabayaki), BBQ spiced kurobuta pork chop and Crispy Skin Salmon, you’re sure to have an inventive date night. One of their most popular dishes that we recommend trying is the Beef Wellington which contains sous vide beef tenderloin, truffle mushroom duxelles, ali’i mushrooms, asparagus and demi glace.

Kona Geisha Coffee Pie (black chocolate crust, manjari chocolate crunch, burnt hazelnut custard, vanilla bean whipped cream, nutella powder) or Lilikoi creamsicle (Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, lilikoi sorbet, olive oil shortbread crust), strawberry balsamic coulis, fresh fruit) are both delectable ways to finish your meal.


9. La Cucina Ristorante Italiano

Looking for a romantic Italian dining experience in Honolulu? La Cucina Ristorante Italiano may be small, but it packs a big punch when it comes to authentic cuisine. The family-run restaurant specializes in homemade pastas and sauces, as well as other traditional Italian dishes. Enjoy hand-made favorites such as fettuccini, rigatoni and spaghetti – all made with the freshest ingredients. It’s the perfect spot for a cozy date night!


10. Orchids

Come to Orchids at Halekulani Hotel for an excellent Italian meal with a side of breathtaking oceanfront views. This establishment routinely receives rave reviews as one of the best restaurants in Honolulu, and it’s no wonder why – especially given their indulgent Sunday brunches. 

Get your meal started on the right foot with their Lobster Salad, which includes fresh ingredients like celery; English peas; asparagus; baby lettuce and carrots.

The Harris Ranch Prime Beef Filet appetizer, served with thinly sliced prime filet, arugula salad, parmesan, mushroom and truffle aioli, is one of their signature dishes. Another delectable option is the Homemade Lasagnette made with freshly chef-made pasta, local Kahuku prawns, scallops and avocado. Of course, no meal would be complete without the perfect wine pairing from their carefully curated list.



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