Top 5 Restaurants for Your Oahu, Hawaii Honeymoon

Planning to travel to Hawaii for your upcoming honeymoon or anniversary trip? Be sure to add these five acclaimed Oahu restaurants to your itinerary.

Serving up everything from Hawaiian regional cuisine to the freshest sushi in America, we’re confident that each dining spot will deliver a meal to be remembered.

Mahina & Sun’s

Chef Ed Kenney offers his unique take on island cuisine, with a clear emphasis on utilizing local, organic ingredients. Located at the stylish Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, this hip, casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night (featuring expertly crafted cocktails).

Alan Wong’s Honolulu

Chef Alan Wong’s Honolulu flagship is Hawaiian regional cuisine at its finest. Menu items like macadamia nut-coconut crusted lamb chops and twice cooked short rib are heavenly, while the chef’s tasting menu stands out with an all-star lineup of delicious offerings.

Hoku’s at the Kahala Resort

Hoku’s is a fantastic choice for creative fusion food, as the restaurant merges Asian, Hawaiian, and European flavors to perfection. Expect a twist on contemporary island classics, like salt crusted rack of lamb or Kurobuta pork chop with Maui gold pineapple and shishito peppers.

Roy’s Waikiki

This dining destination is truly a honeymoon treat. Based in Waikiki, the restaurant is known as a pioneer of Hawaii regional cuisine and remains fabulous today with its top-notch wine list, decadent desserts, and signature fusion entree items.

Sushi Sasabune

Sushi fans flock to this South King St. favorite from all over the world. The main attraction is no doubt the restaurant’s unforgettable omakase sushi experience. Be sure to sit at the counter for an up-close glimpse at chef Seiji Kumagawa’s methodical preparation. You can go for the omakase or a la carte at the restaurant’s regular tables too.

 

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Photo courtesy of Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

Essential Honeymoon Experiences: Brunch at Makana Terrace (Kauai)

Heading to Hawaii for your upcoming honeymoon? Here’s one honeymoon activity you won’t want to miss.

Situated on the grounds of the St. Regis Princeville on the island of Kauai, the Sunday brunch at Makana Terrace is the perfect dining venue to celebrate your recent wedding.

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Restaurant highlights include a carving station, handcrafted sushi, made-to-order cocktails, and specialty omelets, among dozens more options.

Meanwhile, with stunning panoramic views of the lush mountains of Kauai and nearby Hanalei Bay, this oceanside dining experience is truly spectacular.

 

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Image courtesy of the St. Regis Princeville

Go Gypsy: The Ultimate Silverlake Guide

Go Gypsy: Road trip down to Silverlake for the ultimate “gypset” oasis.

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We admit it: whenever we’re in LA, we skip Santa Monica & Beverly Hills and head east. We can’t get enough of Silverlake, Los Feliz, & Echo Park, the trifecta of perfect hipness, and we have to share some of our secrets. Et voilà, below we reveal the key to unlocking a refreshing rock & roll-inspired day trip. This is your ultimate guide to Silverlake:

1. Breakfast at Sqirl: for health nuts & hungover hooligans alike. Try the Kokuho Rose Brown Rice Bowl. HEAVEN.

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2. Trinkets at Reform School...this place has no shortage of artisan goodness like geometric earrings, vintage clothes, and rosemary-scented lotions.

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3. Iced coffee & people-watching at Intelligentsia: we know it’s not the only Intelli, but it’s the best one.

4. Shopping on Hyperion…check out “OK” for marvelous & quirky gifts including great androgynous/unisex items.

5. Dinner at Café Stella where you’ll feel like you’re half in LA, half in Paris.

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6. Cocktails at Bar Stella (baby sister of Café Stella). Try to make new friends while you’re there, and see if you can spot cult celebrities like we do every time we go.

Silverlake is the sultry, fascinating lovechild of two cultures in conversation: the older Hispanic family neighborhoods blending with newer hipster enclaves to create an exotically chic, only-in-LA experience. The perfect example of this melding is the achingly cool Cafecito Organico. We don’t blame you if you come back braless or rocking a man bun. Go ahead, embrace your inner bohemian.

#WanderOn.

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