2022 Best Hawaii Regional Restaurants in Hawaii Area

Hawaii Regional Cuisine
in Hawaii

How could a state as agriculturally rich as Hawaii not have a trademark cuisine? That was the question a group of influential local chefs set about answering in the early 1990s. What emerged was Hawaii Regional Cuisine: cooking that celebrates the diverse culture of the fiftieth state and utilizes local ingredients. Dining on this kahlua pig-meets-Keahole lobster fare is yet another reason to idle in the Islands.

If you need some convincing, just visit one of our top restaurants, presented in alphabetical order, to experience Hawaii Regional Cuisine. You'll have your answer faster than you can say “Pass the poi.”

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Pacific Rim, Hawaii Regional, American
'Ama 'Ama
13/20
Modern and classic dishes made with local ingredients at a Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa restaurant. See More
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Pacific Rim, Hawaii Regional, Contemporary
Beach House Restaurant
14/20
A fine meal and a million-dollar view, especially at sunset. See More

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Haliimaile General Store
14/20
Sophisticated tourists and locals alike make the scenic drive to feast on Hali'imaile's variety of entrées and desserts. See More

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Hoku's

Hawaii Regional, Modern American, Seafood
Hoku's
14/20
Honolulu fine dining destination at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. See More

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Merriman's
14/20
This Big Island favorite is the flagship restaurant of Peter Merriman, a leading pioneer of Hawaii Regional cuisine. See More

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MW Restaurant
14/20
Chefs Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka highlight local produce, meat and seafood at this Honolulu restaurant. See More

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Roy's
14/20
Chef Roy Yamaguchi's flagship restaurant is still going strong. See More

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Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai
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Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai offers Hawaiian heritage cuisine. See More

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