As one of the most romantic destinations in the world, you’ll find no shortage of restaurants in Honolulu with breathtaking views, world-class cuisine, and stellar wine lists to put you in the mood for romance. Here’s a roundup of the best romantic restaurants in Honolulu, Hawaii for your next romantic getaway in paradise.
Beach House At The Moana
Beach House At The Moana (2365 Kalakaua Ave) is a specialty seafood and steak restaurant located in the Marriot with spectacular ocean views with outdoor balcony seating.
Enjoy the modern spin on traditional Hawaii cuisine and dine with your date on the island-themed design of the restaurant.
This restaurant serves top only tier seafood and prime cuts of steak, paired with award winning wines including a specialty in-house label cabernet sauvignon.
Start with the Kona Lobster Chowder then indulge in a mouthwatering entree like the Parmesan Mac Nut Crusted Duroc Pork Chop or Kalbi Braised Short Rib.
Finish off with an Ube Blueberry Mousse or Molten Chocolate Cake.
Take in the panoramic views of Waikiki Beach with your five star meal for this one of a kind Hawaiian dining experience.
53 By The Sea
53 By The Sea is considered to be one of the island’s best fine dining restaurants, with some of the most breathtaking views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the rolling surf at Kakaako.
Their iconic grandiose staircase entrance and open layout with floor-to-ceiling glass panes overlooking the Pacific Ocean add to the surreal dining five-star experience.
Sit back with your sweetheart in the inviting yet luxurious setting featuring warm, moody lighting, plush upholstery, fresh flowers, original artwork and more.
The menu features the Chef’s spectacular blend of Hawaiian and Japanese flavors.
The Chilled Seafood Showcase is a must-try featuring lobster tail, ahi poke, prawns, Big Island abalone, oysters, ahi sashimi, and hamachi sashimi.
Our favourites include the Lobster Bisque; Pan Seared Ahi Steak; and Pan Roasted Filet.
The Haupia Pineapple Crepe Cake and Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart are great choices to end the meal.
On the drinks list are 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.
For an over-the-top romantic dining experience in Honolulu, check out La Mer (2199 Kālia Rd) -Hawaii’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes 5 Star restaurant.
La Mer is considered to be one of the most prestigious fine dining restaurants on the island of Oahu, boasting an ostentatious open-air dining view of the ocean.
Delve into some of the best Neo Classical French cuisine on the island, with seafoods and meats sourced directly from the Hawaiian islands.
Some solid choices include the Duck Foie Gras, Popcorn; Roasted Duck Filet; and Chilean Seabass with Lemongrass White Wine Butter.
Finish off with the Hawaiian Souffle with Caramelia, Black Tea, Mango Sauces and Strawberry Elderflower Nibs.
Don’t forget to pair your meal with some of La Mer’s award-winning extensive wine selection.
For some French-Vietnamese infused cuisine in a homey mom & pop restaurant, be sure to visit Duc’s Bistro (1188 Maunakea St) in Honolulu’s Chinatown.
You’ll find a variety of fusion dishes to try from such as their popular Steak Saigon; Spicy Lemongrass Chicken; and Filet of Basa Nonpareil.
Duc’s Bistro is a popular option among locals, not surprisingly, seeing as the restaurant has been in business since 1992.
This quiet, small, and quaint restaurant is a simple pleasure for you to enjoy with your loved one if you’re looking for a more casual, but delicious, dining experience.
A romantic dinner on the 8th floor of a Ritz Carlton at Waikiki Beach with a gorgeous sunset view of the Pacific Ocean, doesn’t sound bad for a date night, right?
You’ll find just that at La Vie (383 Kalaimoku St) – one of the best romantic restaurants in Honolulu for French cuisine.
Views of the bay are phenomenal with a large open-air panel located in the center of the restaurant, and dimmed lighting and candle-lit tables.
Select from their three-course menu option with a first-class wine pairing and choose from dishes such as the New Zealand Langoustine; Morrocan Beef Tartare; Maui Venison Loin or A5 Miyazaki Wagyu.
Finish off with a luscious dessert like the Honoka’a Chocolate.
53 By The Sea (53 Ahui St) is considered to be one of the island’s best fine dining restaurants, with some of the most breathtaking views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the rolling surf at Kakaako.
Veranda at the Beachhouse
Veranda at the Beachhouse (2365 Kalakaua Ave) is another romantic restaurant to check out, located in the Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach.
With mostly outdoor seating, you can soak up the Waikiki sun on the veranda at a lovely white table cloth intimate seat for two, and look over right at the Pacific Ocean.
The classic, Victorian design also adds to the sophisticated dining experience for your romantic meal.
The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood
The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood (410 Atkinson Dr Hotel, 36th Floor) is a fine-dining steak & seafood restaurant with some of the most amazing panoramic views of the ocean.
Located on the 36th floor of the Ala Moana Hotel, take your date night to this lovely restaurant if you’re prepared to be in awe by the extravagant views and a posh atmosphere, with white table cloths with velvet red napkins to match, and candle-lit tables.
Enjoy some of the best prime steaks and locally sourced seafood when dining here with your loved ones, and enjoy the views and top-tier service.
A true experience for all the senses.
Stage Restaurant (1250 Kapiolani Blvd) is a contemporary and chic Asian-American fusion restaurant located at the Honolulu Design Center and perfect for a fun, sophisticated dinner.
The ultra sleek design of the restaurant consists of stylish lounge seats, eclectic chandeliers and furniture throughout the dining hall, contemporary art, dimmed lighting and open window, adding to the spaciousness and feng-shui feel that encompasses the restaurant.
The menu features inventive Asian-New American fare with dishes like Ahi Dynamite (island ahi sashimi, togarashi mayo, kabayaki); BBQ spiced kurobuta pork chop and Crispy Skin Salmon.
One of the most popular menu items to try on your date is their Beef Wellington featuring sous vide beef tenderloin, truffle mushroom duxelles, ali’i mushroom, asparagus, demi glace.
Finish off with a Frozen 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).
La Cucina Ristorante Italiano
Next on this roundup of romantic restaurants in Honolulu is La Cucina Ristorante Italiano (725 Kapiolani Blvd) – a small, family-operated Italian restaurant that specializes in homemade pastas, from-scratch sauces and traditional Italian cuisine.
Enjoy traditional hand-made dishes such as their fettucini, rigatoni, and spaghetti and renowned selections of pasta.
The perfect restaurant if you’re in the mood for a simple, traditional Italian meal for your romantic date.
Orchids (2199 Kālia Rd) is an elegant restaurant with Italian-inspired cuisine, located in Halekulani Hotel.
There are spectacular oceanfront views at this restaurant with some of the best Sunday brunches in Honolulu.
Start off with the Lobster Salad with fresh celery; English peas; asparagus; baby lettuce and carrots.
Their signature entrees include the Harris Ranch Prime Beef Filet appetizer, served with thinly sliced prime filet, arugula salad, parmesan, mushroom and truffle aioli; and the Homemade Lasagnette featuring freshly chef-made pasta, local Kahuku prawns, scallops and avocado.
Their carefully curated wine list offers perfect pairings for your meal.
House Without A Key
For a fun date, House Without A Key (2199 Kālia Rd) is a popular indoor/outdoor restaurant to check out, as they are known for their sunset cocktails, appetizers, and Hawaiian entertainment.
All menu items ranging from the seafood to beef, pork and even dairy, are all locally sourced from the Hawaiian islands.
Grab one of the traditional cocktails and spend a romantic evening under the stars by the sea listening to live Hawaiian music and serenading under one of the 130+ year old Kiawe Trees with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
If you’re in the mood for some traditional Hawaiian cuisine Chef Chai (1009 Kapiolani Blvd) at Pacifica Honolulu offers a variety of dishes that represent the cultural diversity of Hawai’i.
Chef Chai is considered to be one of Hawaii’s top Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs and is known for merging local and fresh Hawaii ingredients with the exotic flavors of Asia, as well as flavors of Oahu and the Hawaiian Islands.
His signature dishes include Fresh Ahi Katsu with Tomato Mango Salsa Wasabi Curry Sauce; Kataifi and Macadamia Nut Encrusted Black Tiger Prawn Rainbow Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette; Thai Style Oxtail Soup; and Fresh Mahi Mahi with Thai Red Curry Sauce.
Visit this upscale restaurant in a fancy, yet sophisticated modern white-table cloth setting for a special night out.
Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano
Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano (1809 S King St) is a small, intimate, and cozy Italian-Mediterranean trattoria to check out on your bucket list of best romantic restaurants in Honolulu.
An emphasis is placed on the ‘home cooked’ flavors of Italy here.
If you’re in the mood for a simple, yet homey taste of Italy, be sure to check them out.