Romantic Restaurants in Oahu, Hawaii

Waikiki is the center of culture, entertainment and fine dining on Oahu.Waikiki is the center of culture, entertainment and fine dining on Oahu.

The Hawaiian Islands are a tropical paradise where people come on vacation to experience pristine beaches, sunshine and romance. When in Honolulu, the cosmopolitan capital of Hawaii on the island of Oahu, one of the favorite activities for romance seekers is to dine in style in one of the city’s restaurants. There are literally hundreds of options for dining around Oahu, and Honolulu has some of the state’s most romantic dinner destinations.

Bali Steak & Seafood

Located in the Rainbow Tower of the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel in Waikiki, the Bali Steak and Seafood Restaurant is a romantic ocean-side fine dining establishment specializing in top-quality steaks and fresh seafood from the Pacific Ocean — which is just steps away from the open air dining room.

The truly Hawaiian menu features appetizers such as fresh raw oysters, ahi sashimi and Kona poke. Entrees include various cuts of steak, including prime rib, as well as lamb and huli huli chicken or seafood like freshly caught mahi mahi and locally caught tuna.

Views of Waikiki Beach and the Diamond Head crater, warm ocean breezes and the sound of crashing waves gives this restaurant high romantic potential. There is a dress code that requires evening or aloha attire.

Beachhouse at the Moana

The sandy colored surroundings and dark wood furniture in the dining room of the Beachhouse at the Moana Surfrider blend perfectly with the beach just outside the open windows. Located right on the sand of Waikiki near Kuhio Beach Park, the Beachhouse is situated in a place that couples love to gather each evening to view the always spectacular and unobstructed Hawaiian sunset.

The Victorian style architecture of the restaurant combined with a high quality menu featuring local island ingredients makes this restaurant rank among the best when it comes to food and ambiance. Taste the chef’s pork chop entree with a side of creamed spinach and finish off the meal with a decadent triple chocolate Kona coffee spring roll. Or go for one of the steaks prepared just the way you like it and finish with coconut lemon layer cake.


Just because you are in Hawaii doesn’t mean you have to eat Hawaiian food the entire time. In fact, Oahu has restaurants featuring cuisines from all around the world. And if you are in the mood for a romantic Italian dinner, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better experience than Sarrento’s Top of the “I.”

Located 30 floors above the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the southern shore of Oahu and atop the Ilikai Hotel, Sarrento’s offers incomparable views of the city, sunsets and Diamond Head. The beautifully designed dining room and live piano music in Sarrento’s will make any dinner date here a memorable one.

And the food is just as impressive as the view. Enjoy regional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine that includes pastas, locally caught seafood, steaks, veal, lobster ravioli and osso buco. An in-house pastry chef will prepare your dessert to top off a dinner service you and your loved one will remember long after you’re gone.

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About the Author

Lee Morgan is a fiction writer and journalist. His writing has appeared for more than 15 years in many news publications including the "Tennesseean," the "Tampa Tribune," "West Hawaii Today," the "Honolulu Star Bulletin" and the "Dickson Herald," where he was sports editor. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Middle Tennessee State University.

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