Where to Find the Best Dinner in Ko Olina

After a long day soaking up the bright Hawaiian sunshine and swimming in the Pacific, you’re famished. Maybe you just want to fill your belly with something delicious without going too far from where you’ll rest your head. Here’s a list of a few tasty dinner options that will certainly do the trick if you’re in Ko Olina.

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The Beach House By 604

The Beach House offers some of the best dining views on the west side of Oahu. It’s a short drive north of Ko Olina but totally worth it if you want to get outside the resort bubble for a moment. The chipotle mango ribs and the furikake ahi are worth the drive alone. Open Monday through Thursday 11am to 9pm, Friday 11am to 11pm, Saturday 10am to 11pm, and Sunday 10am to 9pm.  beachhouse604.com

Longhi's
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Longhi’s

Ocean views, tropical greenery and a koi pond create a tranquil oasis for the Ko Olina outpost of Longhi’s, which also has a second location on Maui. Bob Longhi opened the original location in Lahaina in 1976 and for decades has been providing delicious Italian-inspired cuisine to the islands. To help you soak up all the yummy cocktails the bartender’s shake and stir (be sure to try the “Sicilian Mai Tai”), the menu is full of hearty dishes like mac nut crusted fish. Open daily 9am to 9pm. longhis.com

Makahiki​
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Makahiki

Makahiki is named for the traditional Hawaiian celebration of the harvest season. This restaurant in this Disney Aulani Resort is a casual, family-friendly restaurant with colored lights and pretty decor. They offer a preset three-course dinner, and there is also a full-service bar for those who prefer something a little stronger than pineapple juice to wash down your dinner. Open for dinner daily 5pm to 8:30pm and is grateful for your business. disneyaulani.com

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Monkeypod Kitchen

This is one of Peter Merriman’s joints that sources locally and serves fresh daily. It’s a more casual atmosphere, where you can enjoy live music while sipping on a local draft and some ahi tuna poke. The waitstaff is friendly, there’s plenty of outdoor seating, and a beautiful large bar area. The menu features kiawe wood fired pizzas, locally sourced meats, and tasty vegetarian options. Open daily 11am to 10pm daily, with a great happy hour 3:30pm to 5pm. monkeypodkitchen.com

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Roy’s

Roy Yamaguchi, one of Hawaii’s most popular chefs, has a small fleet of restaurants throughout the islands. This location is known for its locally sourced seafood and there’s something for everyone to enjoy on Roy’s menu — crispy and tender pork belly poke, sushi and sashimi, local caught fish, a nice selection of meat entrees, and even a few vegan options. Lunch is served daily 11:30 am to 2pm and dinner 5pm to 8pm. royyamaguchi.com

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‘Ama‘ama

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Take a break from the kid stuff at Disney’s Aulani resort at this casual yet upscale open-air beach house. Enormous fresh seafood platters, grilled fresh fish and day-boat scallops are the go-to choices but beef eaters will savor the steak menu with traditional sides. disneyaulani.com

La Hiki
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La Hiki Kitchen

Located inside The Four Seasons, La Hiki brings a fine dining steak experience to the west side. The bar offers a nice selection of local beers on tap, classic cocktails and wines for pairing. If you’re in the mood for a feast, go big for the $290 butcher’s block premium cut steak board. The menu has plenty of other options too, boasting a wide variety of meats, sides and sauces. Open daily 6am to 3pm. lahikikitchen.com

Mina's Fish House
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Mina’s Fish House

Chef is a James Beard Award-winning chef Michael MinaThis restaurant has a stunning view to enjoy some line-to-table, fresh caught seafood. If you want raw seafood, this is the place! The menu is simple and to the point, a raw bar, local meat options, or double down and enjoy the surf and turf. Open daily 4pm to 9pm with a 4-5pm happy hour. michaelmina.net

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