While on vacation in paradise, you’ll want to spend your mornings and afternoons outside, so a hearty lunch is important to keep you fueled up and feeling your best for all those 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. Open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 9pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Kahumana Cafe Lunch
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. kahumana.com
Longboards Bar & Grill Lunch
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. 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. Open daily for dinner 5pm to 8pm. roys.com
Mina’s Fish House Lunch
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. Open daily 4pm to 9pm. minasfishhouse.com
Waterman Bar & Grill Lunch
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. Open daily 10am to 7:30pm. watermanbar.com