Breathtaking Views and Jaw Dropping Food: A Look at the Best Restaurants in Honolulu with a View

Source: Yelp

If you are looking for restaurants with a great view in Honolulu, Hawaii, then I have great news for you! I have a list of just such restaurants here for you today. And I'll give you a link to their website so you can check out their menu and prices beforehand. But also so you can compare the views and see which you really think is the best because they are all pretty breathtaking. I’ll also give you their address so you can easily stop by at your convenience. And if they accept them, I'll even tell which of these restaurants accept our super convenient digital GiftYa gift cards. 

And just like with all the posts here on GiftYa, we are compelled to remind you that a GiftYa is a digital gift card that can be sent within seconds right from your phone. These gift cards can be used at a variety of locations but are particularly popular for restaurants. This is especially true if you are out traveling and don’t love to carry cash around with you. Instead you can just carry your gift cards right on your phone that you take with you everywhere already. You don’t even have to worry about keeping track of the gift cards and the balances because your phone does all of that for you. There really isn’t a more convenient option when it comes to buying gift cards and gifts for yourself or others.

53 By the Sea

Most Breathtaking Views In Honolulu

53 Ahui St | Honolulu | 53bythesea.com/

My jaw literally dropped when I first went to 53 By the Sea’s website because that is how incredible their view is from the dining room. And I wish I was being sarcastic about that or just using puffery, but my jaw literally did drop. The view lets you see the ocean all the way across the bay where you can see the Honolulu skyline. And on top of that breathtaking view they have also won a variety of awards for their food over the past couple years. 

Their menu consists of a variety of local seafood, modern American cuisine, and of course cocktails. And you can be sure that every part of that menu is just as breathtaking as the view. (Hence all the awards I mentioned earlier). And if the view and food is breathtaking, the ambiance and service are dyed to match. You can expect friendly and knowledgeable staff in the beautiful dining room. Or you can choose to sit on the patio and enjoy the ocean breeze at 53 By the Sea. They even have an overwhelmingly positive amount of feedback from their customers. 

“Dined here for our 1 year wedding anniversary and could not have been more pleased. A romantic atmosphere. We will definitely be back and tell anyone visiting this is a must for romantic dinners.” - Yelp Review 

53 By the Sea doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding the best restaurants with a view and attractions in Honolulu!

Tiki’s Grill & Bar

View Overlooking Famous Waikiki Beach

2570 Kalakaua Ave | Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel | tikisgrill.com/

Tiki’s Bar & Grill has an amazing view of the ocean and you can even sit outside to make sure you have a totally unobstructed view of the sunset over the ocean. And on top of the amazing view they also serve up amazing local Hawaiian seafood that you can enjoy. But if you aren’t a seafood person, or you’ve had nothing but seafood since you got to Hawaii, then they also have plenty of chicken and excellent steak options available for you. 

But the thing that brings Tiki’s Bar & Grill up to the number two spot on my list of places with the best views in Honolulu is that they are famous for their cocktails. If you have ever had an underwhelming fruity cocktail at a bar then be prepared to be blown away. Island drinks are a lot better when they are made with real fresh tropical fruit. And that is exactly what you can expect at Tiki’s Bar & Grill. Be sure to bring a DD though because when I say these drinks are delicious I absolutely mean it. 

“Best bar in Hawaii straight up everyone is super chill and drinks are fire. There was two bartenders that took really good care of us and making our stay a lot better, Martin and Kama made sure my wife and I were set with fire drinks and a great VIBE.” - Yelp Review 

You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to Tiki's Grill & Bar at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new best restaurants with a view and locations in Honolulu are added all the time!

Duke’s Waikiki

Maybe The Most Famous View In Honolulu

2335 Kalakaua Ave | Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort| dukeswaikiki.com

Duke’s Waikiki is where surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku first honed his skills. He grew up surfing, canoeing, bodysurfing, and swimming on this very beach. So if you are looking for the most authentic Hawaiian views you can get, I mean how much better are you trying to do than where a surfing legend himself grew up and first honed his world famous skills? But when it comes to restaurants with amazing food and amazing views, then Duke’s deserves to be so high on the list today.

They have an all you can eat buffet option available for each meal for those who love to sample, as well as a traditional menu! Their breakfast menu is by far one of their biggest draws because it's world famous, but they also have a very extensive lunch and dinner menu. They have everything from fish tacos, to a Mango BBQ VBacon Cheeseburger! So no matter how big your party is, I’m sure everybody will find something they enjoy while they stare at the breathtaking views at Duke’s Waikiki.

“Before coming to Oahu we were told by many other traveler friends that Dukes is an absolute must when traveling to Waikiki. There are a lot of restaurants that seem to be "overhyped" but Dukes 100% lived up to that expectation!... ….Overall just like our cohorts recommended, Dukes is an absolute must when you are in the Waikiki area!” - Yelp Review 

Unfortunately Duke’s Waikiki isn’t one of the best restaurants with a view in Honolulu participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.

XO Restaurant

Amazing Food. Amazing Owners. Amazing Employees. Amazing Service. 

3434 Waialae Ave | Ste 5 | xorghawaii.com

So XO Restaurant does have a great view of the beach. It also has an incredible menu consisting of a mixture of New American inspired cuisine, Asain Fusion, and cocktails. But in my opinion, what brings them to my list of the best restaurants with a view is that they treat their employees really well. And I can tell you first hand that this means that you are going to get amazing food and amazing customer service. 

You can just check one of their countless positive reviews from their customers. 

“Wow amazing!! Great quality food, kind and knowledgeable staff, and really beautiful plating… …Highly recommended for family, friends, or to take business partners to. Nice environment and really beautiful food with a nice array and balance of flavors.” - Yelp Review 

Right now you aren’t able to get a GiftYa digital gift card to XO Restaurant but check back because there’s more best restaurants with a view and stores in Honolulu added all the time.

Hula Grill Waikiki

Inspired By Local Fisherman, Farmers, and ‘Ohana

2335 Kalakaua Ave | Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort| hulagrillwaikiki.com

You can expect Hawaiian Regional cuisine that is composed of a thoughtful collection of local seafood, beef, poultry, vegetables, and spices. That’s right, everything you get at Hula Grill Waikiki is composed of locally sourced ingredients. So if you are looking for an amazing view, with a thoroughly Hawaiian cuisine, then Hula Grill Waikiki is gonna be the spot for you. 

On top of that you can feel good that your dollar is going to support local farmers and fishermen and not those horrible massive corporate farms. And nothing makes an amazing view more amazing than the incredible feeling that comes with feeling good about where your dollar is spent. And they have a thorough reputation for going above and beyond, so that dollar buys you the entire experience!

“Food is 5/10. Drinks 8/10. Atmosphere 10000/10 with live music and fireworks!!!” - Yelp Review 

There aren’t GiftYa digital gift cards available for Hula Grill Waikiki as of the date of this writing, but there might be now! Be sure to check GiftYa itself for all the gift cards available for best restaurants with a view  in Honolulu.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant

You Can’t Argue With This View

298 Beachwalk Dr | Waikiki | tommybahama.com/restaurants/waikiki

Tommy Bahama may be a chain, and therefore not the “most authentic Hawaiin experience” you can find, but you can’t argue with the view they offer. And not only that, you know the food is at least good enough to support a whole franchise of restaurants. You can expect a mixture of modern American cuisine, as well as seafood. Everything from filet Mignon to seared scallops to Ahi Tuna Tacos are on the menu. And that’s before you even crack open their extensive list of cocktails!

“Awesome and easy to get to location in Waikiki, views and ambiance in the Sand Pit were the best feeling, happy hour specials were great as was all the food and drinks.  ” - Yelp Review 

Get a GiftYa digital gift card for yourself or a loved one to Tommy Bahama and enjoy one of the best restaurants with a view in Honolulu by following the link!

There ya go! This is my list of the best restaurants with amazing views in Honolulu, Hawaii. I tried to offer a bit of variety on this list, but to be honest, most of it is going to be seafood, and modern American cuisine. However, some of these views really are to die for so I highly recommend clicking the links and taking a look at their website because you know they are all trying to show it off to get you in the door. But seriously, the views are incredible at all these places and I'm sure no matter where you choose on this list the view is going to be astounding!

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