Hawaii Fishing Village Meets Coastal Mediterranean at Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38

By Olena Heu

Honolulu’s Pier 38 serves as the hub for freshly caught fish and seafood in Hawaii. Known as a fishing village, this lively location is now home to some of the best seafood restaurants on Oahu.

What started out as a meeting facility overlooking Honolulu Harbor is now a hidden gem showcasing panoramic views and modern Mediterranean cuisine.

To view their menu or order online, please visit www.harborpier38.com.

Hawaii’s Only Brasa Oven

Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38 boasts Hawaii’s only Brasa charcoal oven. The 100% Kiawe Wood burning oven offers a delightfully smoky flavor, along with a unique method of cooking that is aimed at sealing in the juices and enhancing the natural flavors of the fish and meats.

“The menu is designed around the Brasa oven – a charcoal burning enclosed commercial grill-oven known worldwide in the best steak houses, bistros, and haute cuisine restaurants,” Shane Kaneshiro, Marketing Manager said. From starters to desserts, all types of dishes are cooked using the hot coal oven, which opened its doors to global diners in May 2016. “The enclosed design eliminates flare-ups that also dry out food. Brasa means ‘hot coal’ in Spanish,” he adds.

Coastal Mediterranean x Hawaii Cusine

Known for their famous seafood, signature dishes also include the Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Burger and Grilled Spanish Octopus. The menu is inspired by coastal Mediterranean cuisine, while being influenced by local flavors and Hawaii ingredients. Seafood Paella and the Chef’s Weekly Risotto special have earned their way into the hearts and stomachs of many. While fan favorites include the Fresh Catch Rockefeller (featuring locally caught fresh fish direct from the auction block), New York Steak with Half-Pound Lobster Tail and Misoyaki Chilean Sea Bass.

Always a Seat at the Bar

The interior of the dining room is rustic meets industrial and the copper top bar always offers a welcoming seat for a drink or meal. The massive bar measures 60-feet and seats 25 people, meanwhile the dining room is spacious and inviting, while offering stellar views of the harbor and fishing village below. With after work specials and a daily “Huki Pau” menu from 2 p.m. -5 p.m., guests can also enjoy live music Wednesday through Sunday. For lunch, happy hour or dinner and drinks, the Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38 never disappoints and serves up some delicious food paired with generous portions.

Visit Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38

1129 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, Hi 96817
Phone: (808) 550-3740
Open 7 days per week
Lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Huki Pau at the Copper Top Bar 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

To view their menu or order online, please visit www.harborpier38.com.

See also: Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38 (map and more information)

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