Where to Eat in Waimanalo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Myesha Cogley

Discover the best restaurant in Waimanalo, United States including Dave's Ice Cream Parlors, Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack, 'Ai Love Nalo, Hawaiian Island Cafe, Crepes No Ka 'Oi, Ono Steaks Lunchwagon, Keneke's, Smokey Ranch Barbeque, Ken's In & Out Plate Lunch, Island Snow
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1. Dave's Ice Cream Parlors

41 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste 5, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1188 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 808-259-0356
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Dave's Ice Cream Parlors

Reviewed By Hulafille

We were in the neighborhood, so we stopped by. I liked the lychee and Choco Mac Nut flavor. The purple ice cream was interesting to look at but tasted like plain sweet cream.

2. Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack

41-037 Wailea St, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1619 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 259-0808
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack

Reviewed By Traveling007Texan - Houston, TX

Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack is located just off the main street in Waimanalo. If you are going to the beach (which you definitely should because Waimanalo is the best all-around beach on the island), stop by this local restaurant and pick up a terrific lunch. I would recommend the Garlic Shrimp and Steak. It is full of locals so it must be good, right? The Fried Shrimp are also very good. It is very casual and affordable. We always stop when we make a visit to Waimanalo Beach. You should do so too!

3. 'Ai Love Nalo

41-1025 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1641 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Fusion, Healthy, Hawaiian, American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 16 +1 808-888-9102
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

'Ai Love Nalo

A wonderfully creative exploration of healthy, delicious, plant-based, Hawaiian cuisine operationalized via sustainable/regenerative business design and development ... an incubator of soilmates :-)

Reviewed By Cheryl B

Decided it was another beautiful day to travel around Oʻahu, so after a quick trip to the post office, we headed to the Ahupuaʻa of Waimanalo! The scenery is always breath taking and other than dodging scooters and watching people go on ledges they should not, it was a perfect trip which finished with lunch at ʻAi Love Nalo. It was our first time there though we had heard about it from friends. One of us had the lunch special, meatball sandwich with salad and the other the luau. Both were very tasty and we enjoyed them a lot. Vegan or not, there is something for everyone here. Service was excellent with staff asking us how things were while we were eating. Definitely highly recommend this restaurant. Great to support local !

4. Hawaiian Island Cafe

41-865 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1626 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, Hawaiian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 808-200-4637
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Hawaiian Island Cafe

Reviewed By JuneKaimuki - Honolulu, Hawaii

You know I love getting out of Honolulu...if anything, it is cheaper to dine and get a quality meal. We had their famous "grog" sandwiches. $9.00 In town it would easily have cost us $11-12.
Delicious food, friendly service and Air-conditioned cool(!). The A/c cannot be underappreciated on a hot weekend day.

5. Crepes No Ka 'Oi

143 Hekili St, Ste 130, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2804 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 16 +1 808-263-4088
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 357 reviews

Crepes No Ka 'Oi

Gourmet authentic French crepes at a reasonable price. Selections include both sweet and savory choices as well as a selection of loose leaf teas, Illy Italian coffee, and local beers and wine.

Reviewed By Lori T - Dawsonville, Georgia

Thanks to TripAdvisor, we happened upon this wonderful restaurant and had a great breakfast. I never realized how creative crepes could be until I read through the menu at Crepes No Ka 'Oi. The descriptions were fantastic, and the food delivered on those promises. The crepes were tastier than any of the ones we had in France. The couple who own this restaurant were delightful to talk with, and we also enjoyed chatting with the locals. This restaurant has covered tables on an outside patio in a quiet neighborhood. This meal was a great pleasure.

6. Ono Steaks Lunchwagon

across from Waimanalo Beach Park, Phone 688-4117, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI Takeout, Outdoor Seating Hawaiian, American, Seafood, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Ono Steaks Lunchwagon

We just toured Oahu on a shoe string/found great values & in Hawaii there are great values eating out of neat lunchwagons...not to mention the views...I have Pictures & items & prices of their menu along with<br>cute pictures of owners serving & the lunchwagon itself<br>This is Polynesian Hawaiian cooking at it&apos;s best....Great Food & Great Value...Will be happy to send you pics. Thank you, dj

Reviewed By florapie - Chicago, Illinois

Loved the fish tacos and the Ono with the mango salsa---already thinking of how to replicate it at home. Came here for lunch and decided to take out another Ono plate to split with my hubby for dinner---portions are huge! Coming back here tomorrow to try out their garlic shrimp and see how they compare with the shrimp trucks in Kahuku.

7. Keneke's

41-857 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1626 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Polynesian, Hawaiian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 808-259-9800
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 199 reviews

Keneke's

Reviewed By Kim M - Easton, Pennsylvania

Keneke's is a great little local spot to try popular plate lunches of Hawaii. Food is good and fresh and reasonably priced. Doesn't look like much but everything we ordered was delicious!

8. Smokey Ranch Barbeque

41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1195 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating Barbecue, Fast Food Lunch +1 702-561-2861
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 25 reviews

Smokey Ranch Barbeque

Reviewed By Graeme_UK_9 - UK

Here we are again. Having visited a year ago we couldn't wait to come out again. We drove from Waikiki just for lunch here and again were not disappointed. We have sampled lots of Waikiki restaurants and the food here at least matches the best. We had a bit of everything but next time I think we'd go for pork ribs. Pulled pork. Rice beans and corn cakes. Yum.

See you again soon.

9. Ken's In & Out Plate Lunch

41-1537 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1185 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast +1 808-259-8900
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Ken's In & Out Plate Lunch

Reviewed By Catherine H - Catonsville, Maryland, United States

We were looking for someplace, not fastfood to have a quick lunch on our way to the beach. To my delight, they had things all my family would end up loving AND, to my delight, I could order breakfast for myself all on top of rice! We always eat breakfast at the hotel so I never get to eat my favorite meal out. Not so on this trip. We found Ken's and had a delicious meal. Several days later we were heading into the same area and we decided to come back. We were treated like old friends. I'm not sure how many non-locals they get, but they sure treated us nicely. My one daughter got grilled cheese sandwich, the other got a cheeseburger and my husband got the delux hamburger.. I got two eggs over easy on toast which was on rice with bacon. The best deals we got on the island was at Ken's. Highly recommend this little mom and pop shop!

10. Island Snow

130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3420 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Drinks +1 808-263-6339
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 320 reviews

Island Snow

Reviewed By Wesley B - Peoria, Illinois, United States

Island Snow offers lots of options to enjoy dessert. We liked the ice cream on the bottom. I went for a more island combination with pina colada, coconut and another flavor. It was a nice refreshment. I would have appreciated some suggested combinations to try - recommended favorites or trials.

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