Top Vegan Restaurants on Oahu

Vegan and vegetarian restaurants do exist in Hawaiʻi. And — no surprise — they offer deliciously inventive non-meat options. We’ve pulled together a list of the top vegan restaurants on Oʻahu.

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Vegan Food near Honolulu / Waikiki

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Banana-based, dairy-free ice cream makes a deliciously guilt-free dessert, with varieties including açai, greens and chocolate macadamia nut. We recommend the banana with sliced pineapple, papaya, puffed quinoa, shaved coconut and honey — it’s like the tropics in a cup. No wonder the original food truck at the base of Diamond Head has spawned three more locations, including this large storefront by the University of Hawaiʻi. Open every day 10am to 6pm.

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Barefoot Beach Cafe

Located at Queen’s Surf Beach on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki, this family-owned and -operated cafe may appear to be a snack bar but don’t be fooled. Their vegan menu is plentiful, with vegan versions of loco moco, burger, poke, spring rolls and more! And the view can’t be beat. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 8pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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Ethiopian Love

This hidden gem in downtown Honolulu is a lovely place to have a cozy, dimly lit dinner of traditional Ethiopian cuisine. Go for the veggie sampler so you can try a variety of their delicious vegan dishes. Non-vegan options available too. Open Wednesday through Monday 5pm to 10pm. Closed Tuesday.

Juicy Brew
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Juicy Brew

Located in the cute little neighborhood of Kaimuki, the ladies of Juicy Brew offer special vegan meals you can take to go. The selection varies from bentos to bowls to sandwiches to wraps, plus made-to-order specials and sweet treats! It’s creative, tasty and good for you too! Open Tuesday through Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm. Closed Monday. Order online, swing by and pick it up!

Leahi Health Bar
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Leahi Health Bar

Leahi Health Bar specializes in housemade kombucha, delicious smoothies and kale avocado tacos. The selection of tasty plant-based combos is long, so choose wisely! They have more than one location, so it’s easy to grab a healthy and delicious bite no matter where on the town side of Oahu you may be. Open 8am to 5pm.

Loving Hut
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Loving Hut

This is one of two Honolulu locations of the national vegan casual-food chain (with another in the downtown Fort Street Mall), but all 38 sites have different menus. The King Street branch, inland of the Ala Moana Shopping Center, offers vegan spins on Vietnamese pho, Chinese kung pao dishes, and even the American ham and cheese sandwich, i.e. vegan ham with cashew pate. Open Monday to Saturday. Lunch is 10:30am to 2pm, dinner 5pm to 9pm. Closed Sunday.

Noods Ramen Bar
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Noods Ramen

These guys aren’t joking around when it comes to ramen. New to the Kaimuki neighborhood but coming in hot and spicy, if you want it that way. They have 14 different vegan ramen options. Open for takeout and delivery daily — lunch 11am to 2pm and dinner 5pm to 9pm.

The Other Side

The Other Side Diner

The Other Side Diner is a hip space filled with loud music, cool art and interesting people. You wouldn’t know it from the outside, but these guys offer several vegan dishes, for brunch, lunch and dinner. Open Monday through Saturday 11am to 10pm, Sunday 10am to 10pm.

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Peace Cafe

The all-vegan menu at this modern-hippie, counter-service cafe has an international flair. It roams from Asian items like barbecue tempeh, veggie bibimbap and tofu poke to a Moroccan stew with spiced chickpeas and a burrito with black bean and quinoa. Open Monday to Saturday 8am to 3pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm.

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Tane Vegan Sushi

This fully plant-based restaurant is pretty new to the Honolulu dining scene and was received with raving reviews and long wait times, so be sure to make reservations! These guys are serving culinary gold so tasty that you’ll have a hard time believing that there’s no fish or meat in your meal. It’s just exquisitely executed Japanese culinary techniques that transform these plants into some sort of culinary art. Open for takeout and dine-on Tuesday through Saturday 4:30pm to 9pm.

Vegan Food on Oahu's North Shore

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The Beet Box Cafe

This North Shore breakfast and lunch restaurant is close to the island’s top farms, so of course fresh, often organic produce is the star. There are lots of vegan and gluten-free choices among the all-vegetarian menu, including açai bowls or veggie burgers (with optional vegan cheese). There’s another location in Kailua, on the windward side of the island. Open for takeout only 9am to 3pm.

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