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Best Hawaii Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the 2014 top seafood restaurants in Hawaii.

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Alan Wong's Honolulu Hawaii Regional
16/20
Dining Room at Alan Wong 1857 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
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A perennial favorite for locals and visitors alike, Alan Wong's remains at the forefront of Hawaii Regional cuisine. More...

Azure Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at Azure, Honolulu, HI The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
2259 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815

This oceanfront restaurant glistens like a jewel while the menu features the freshest possible seafood. More...

Brown's Beach House Hawaii Regional
No Rating
Dining Room at Brown The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
1 N. Kaniku Dr.
Kamuela, HI 96743
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This open-air oceanfront restaurant offers an awesome setting and Hawaiian Regional fare featuring fresh island ingredients. More...

Chef Mavro Hawaii Regional
18/20
Dining Room at Chef Mavro, Honolulu, HI 1969 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
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A dinner at Chef Mavro is a tribute to the bounty of Hawaii's land and ocean. More...

Coast Grille Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Coast Grille, Kamuela, HI Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
62-100 Kaunaoa Dr.
Kamuela, HI 96743
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Coast Grille's seafood dishes are best sampled on the wraparound terrace with its stunning ocean views. More...

Fresh Catch Seafood
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Fresh Catch, Honolulu, HI 3109 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
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This Honolulu shop specializes in poke, offering 30 to 35 different varieties. More...

Hukilau Lanai Hawaii Regional
13/20
Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy
520 Aleka Loop
Kapaa, HI 96746
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The island-style ambience, consistently good food and fair prices make this one of the best choices for eastside dining. More...

Hula Grill Waikiki Seafood
13/20
Outrigger Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Reasons to dine at Hula Grill Waikiki: the view, the breakfast menu, the full bar and the fresh seafood at dinner. More...

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Seafood
12/20
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa
3850 Wailea Alanui
Wailea, HI 96753
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Fresh seafood dishes and a panoramic ocean view. More...

Lahaina Grill Hawaii Regional
14/20
Lahaina Inn
127 Lahainaluna Rd.
Lahaina, HI 96761
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New American cuisine with a fresh island flair, served by a knowledgeable and attentive staff. More...

Legend Seafood Restaurant Chinese
13/20
Dining Room at Legend Seafood Restaurant, Honolulu, HI Chinese Cultural Plaza
100 N. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
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Cantonese-style Chinese is the cuisine and seafood is the specialty at this Chinatown restaurant. More...

Merriman's Fish House Hawaii Regional
13/20
Dining Room at Merriman The Shops at Kukuiula
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St., #G-149
Koloa, HI 96756
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Innovative menu pairings, a dedication to freshness and outdoor dining contribute to this restaurant’s versatility and success. More...

Merriman's Hawaii Regional
13/20
Dining Room at Merriman Opelo Plaza
65-1227 Opelo Rd.
Kamuela, HI 96743
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This Big Island favorite is the flagship restaurant of Peter Merriman, a leading pioneer of Hawaii Regional cuisine. More...

Nick's Fishmarket Maui Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Nick The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
4100 Wailea Alanui
Wailea, HI 96753
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A romantic restaurant with fine service and Continental-seafood cuisine. More...

Nico's at Pier 38 Seafood
12/20
1129 N. Nimitz Hwy.
Honolulu, HI 96817
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Frenchman Nico Chaize brings a fine-dining sensibility to contemporary Hawaiian plate lunch fare and seafood. More...

Nobu Waikiki Japanese
15/20
Dining Room at Nobu Waikiki, Honolulu, HI Wakiki Parc Hotel
2233 Helumoa Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96815
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The Honolulu outpost of chef Nobu Matsuhisa---a stylish place to be seen. More...

Orchids Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Orchids, Honolulu, HI Halekulani
2199 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96815
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This elegant space showcases the ocean view and seafood-focused menu. More...

Pacific'O Hawaii Regional
13/20
Dining Room at Pacific 505 Front St.
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Chef James McDonald keeps improving the innovative food at this open-air restaurant. More...

Plantation House Restaurant Hawaii Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Plantation House Restaurant, Kapalua, HI Plantation Golf Course Clubhouse
2000 Plantation Club Dr.
Kapalua, HI 96761
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Spectacular tropical setting for pristine sashimi, fresh salads and tasty fish. More...

Poke Stop Seafood
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Poke Stop, Mililani, HI 95-1840 Meheula Pkwy.
Mililani, HI 96789

Traditional and creative preparations of Hawaii's favorite pupu, poke, alongside daily specials. More...

Poke Stop Seafood
Quick Bite
94-050 Farrington Hwy.
Waipahu, HI 96797
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Gourmet Hawaiian food at plate lunch prices. More...

Roy's Waikiki Hawaii Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Roy Waikiki Beach Walk
226 Lewers St.
Honolulu, HI 96815

This place is always busy thanks to the cuisine, innovative cocktails and a prime Waikiki location. More...

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Sushi
13/20
Kihei Town Center
1881 S. Kihei Rd.
Kihei, HI 96753
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Youthful, fun, contemporary Japanese---try a number of appetizers; this cutting-edge cuisine is not to be missed. More...

Tidepools Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Tidepools, Koloa, HI Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
1571 Poipu Rd.
Koloa, HI 96756
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If the grass hale, tiki torches and tropical fish aren't appealing enough, there's always the excellent cuisine and competent service. More...



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