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Top Seafood Restaurants in Oahu

Although Hawaii is the most isolated landmass in the world, living on an island-state comes with its benefits. The fiftieth state is home to the largest fish auction in the United States, where independent fisherman sell their fresh catch six days a week. With an ocean-to-table menu featured at restaurants across Oahu, diners are treated to some of the best and highest-quality seafood in the world.

For a taste of a popular local dish, seafood lovers might want to try poke, where raw, cubed fish is seasoned with Hawaiian, Japanese or Korean spices and garnishes. Sushi fans can enjoy freshly caught and fresh-from-Japan seafood prepared by seasoned chefs. When dining, keep a lookout for the eatery’s fresh catch of the day, and your taste buds likely won’t be disappointed. 

Nico's Pier 38

French born chef/owner Nico Chaize's motto is “only the freshest” and that is what you will get at his eponymous restaurant.

Fresh Catch

Reno Henriques’ new Waialae store is a one-stop shop for island seafood delicacies and Hawaiian favorites.

Uncle Bo's Pupu Bar & Grill

Mingle in the lounge with your martini in hand or head straight to the back dining room for dinner. Plates are colorfully presented and filled with Pacific Rim delights.


Roy’s first Hawaii location in Hawaii Kai launched him as a culinary force. Live music, views of the bay, and local ingredients in Euro-Asian preparations are the highlight of this busy dining room.

Yanagi Sushi

A longtime Honolulu favorite across from the historic (and now shuttered) News Building, Yanagi’s serve excellent sushi, sashimi and traditional Japanese entrees and nabe dishes. George Clooney was spotted there while he was in town filming “The Descendants,” and the servers are still verklempt.

Romy's Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp Hut

The sign at this North Shore shrimp shack reads “Expect A Wait,” and visitors over the years have proclaimed that the prawns sauteed in butter and garlic are worth waiting for. The fresh prawns are large and plump, harvested daily from their own aquaculture farm.


Hoku’s offers stellar ocean views and a menu of Hawaiian, Asian and European flavors streaming from the open kitchen. Its ahi musubi, Maine lobster tempura and crisped whole Island fish are well-known, and it’s nestled in the world-famous Kahala resort, a favorite among celebs.

Azure Restaurant

A world-class restaurant perched on Waikiki Beach under the canopy of The Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s dramatic architecture.