Top 5 Romantic Restaurants in Hawaii

By Olena Heu

It’s not hard to feel starry eyed and a little flushed when you have breathtaking views paired with impeccable service. Perfect for a special occasion or just date night… Here’s a look at our top picks for the most romantic restaurants in the islands from Hilo to Poipu.

Brown’s Beach House Restaurant (Kohala, Hawaii)

Brown’s Beach House Restaurant, Fairmont Orchid, Kohala, Hawaii Island. Photo: Alan Light.

Located at the Fairmont Orchid with stunning views of the Kohala coast, just steps from the sand and amongst the swaying coconut trees, Brown’s Beachhouse Restaurant boasts fine-dining cuisine with locally-sourced, sustainable and immensely fresh seafood.

1 North Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743
(808) 885-2000

Moon & Turtle (Hilo, Hawaii)

Moon & Turtle’s signature Smokey Sashimi. Photo: Moon & Turtle.

Charming Hilo town has an added international flare thanks to Moon & Turtle (a husband and wife dynamic restaurant duo). The cuisine is deliciously vibrant, a fusion of Asian flavors with local ingredients and the decor is elegantly charming yet cozy and perfect for a party of 2 or 10.

51 Kalakaua Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
(808) 961-0599

Merriman’s Kapalua (Kapalua, Maui)

Photo: Merriman’s Kapalua.

For breathtaking views of the pacific ocean and magical moments spent gazing at the sunset, Merriman’s in Kapalua is sure to satisfy. The menu is a classic combination of farm to table with hints of Hawaiian regional influence.

1 Bay Club Place
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 669-6400

53 By The Sea (Honolulu, Oahu)

53 By the Sea. Photos: Leah Friel / Dining Out.

The ocean splash and glittering Honolulu city lights make for an aw-inspiring evening off of Kewalo Basin Harbor. 53 By The Sea offers elegant Mediterranean cuisine, attentive fine-dining service and an immaculate location that once was known as John Dominis.

53 Ahui Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Red Salt (Poipu, Kauai)

Red Salt, Koa Kea Resort, Poipu, Kauai. Photo: Red Salt.

Picturesque white sandy Poipu beach serves as the backdrop to exquisite Red Salt at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort. A blend of of local flavors with refined Asian elements, seafood is the main focal point while steaks and chops are an added highlight.

2251 Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii 96756
(808) 742-4288

See also: Oahu’s Hidden Romantic Restaurants

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