COVID UPDATE Aloha! This post was updated in March 2021. However, as we have all learned, things can change overnight, so please check with each restaurant before visiting. We’ve included phone numbers and links to websites below. Mahalo!
While on vacation in paradise, you’ll want to spend your mornings and afternoons outside, and so a hearty lunch is important to keep you fueled up for your island activities. Here are a few of our favorite options around Ko Olina for that very important midday meal.
Coquito’s menu features featuring popular Colombian, Puerto Rican and Caribbean favorites. Enjoy empanadas, pollo a la plancha and pasteles at this laid-back little restaurant. During Covid times, Coquito’s is open 11am to 7pm daily. Closed Monday.
You won’t get more farm to table than this cafe located on Kahumana Farm land. The food is grown in the surrounding fields and served fresh. This non-profit is doing a lot of good for the local food system and in Hawaii, so go support them, check out the beautiful property, and enjoy a fresh, locally sourced lunch. During Covid times, Kahumana Farm Cafe is open Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm. kahumana.com
Longboards Bar & Grill
Grind on Hawaiian style appetizers and lunch fare at this oceanfront restaurant. Longboards Bar & Grill serves American-style cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, featuring tasty sandwiches and refreshing chardonnays. During Covid times, Longboards is open daily 11am to 8pm. longboardsbar.com
Award-winning chef Roy Yamaguchi is one of Hawaii’s most popular restaurateurs. The Roy’s lunch menu has something for everyone, including fresh caught ahi, Big Island beef, refreshing greens, and even vegan options. Lunch is daily from 11:30 am to 2pm. During Covid times, Roy’s is open every day 11:30am to 8pm. roys.com
Mina’s Fish House
James Beard Award- winning chef Michael Mina created this line-to-table, seafood-centric restaurant in Kapolei. Savor the ginger-lime hamachi and a glass of rosé while soaking up the gorgeous ocean view. Lunch served daily from 11am to 2pm. minasfishhouse.com
Waterman Bar & Grill
If you’re in the mood for a full day at the beach and in the water, this is a great place for a quick lunch break. Check out this poolside bar and grill for a casual bite. Bite into street tacos, fresh tropical fruit, and a lobster roll in between your snorkel sessions. watermanbar.com