Waikiki offers you all the amenities needed for a unique happy hour experience! Enjoy great drinks and food at reduced prices during happy hour with your friends while taking a relaxing walk along the Waikiki beachfront.
Here are our favorite places on Oahu for pau hana. From rooftop decks to beachside lounges, this list has you covered!
Eating House 1849
The Eating House 1849, situated on the third floor of International Market Place, is a seafood takeout restaurant featuring classic island cuisine and offering takeout. Their full bar provides cocktails and wine to complement their diverse menu of traditional island dishes; appetizers include Adobo Chicken Wings and Chard Tako Octopus, while for dessert, you can try their Chocolate Souffle or Vanilla Ice Cream offerings.
The dining room of this opulent restaurant features large windows and is elegantly decorated with wood furnishings with stone accents for an inviting ambiance. Our staff is courteous and attentive; happy hour service is exceptional, and they will gladly answer any queries about the menu that may arise.
Our restaurant serves more than sushi and seafood: steaks, burgers, fried rice, and other Asian-style dishes. The chef uses only fresh ingredients when creating his delicious cuisines; menu items change regularly to reflect seasonal ingredients. Furthermore, there are various seating options to meet any party size needs.
Roy Yamaguchi first became well known for popularizing Hawaiian fusion food decades ago, but Eating House 1849 offers him an opportunity to pay tribute to Hawaii’s rich culinary tradition. Drawing inspiration from Peter Fernandez, who, according to legend, established one of Hawaii’s first restaurants called Eating House back in the mid-1800s using locally available produce from farmers, ranchers, foragers, and fishermen, award-winning Chef Yamaguchi seamlessly marries plantation town flavoring with modern haute cuisine for an enjoyable dining experience.
Eating House 1849 offers a menu combining Hawaiian and Asian influences, using their relationships with local growers and producers to source quality ingredients. Chef Yamaguchi uses his farm-to-table approach to ensure every dish contains only premium ingredients before amplifying these fresh flavors through artistic plating techniques.
Hapa Burger at this restaurant features beef from the Big Island, Kulana wild boar, and Portuguese sausage topped with smoked gouda cheese and onions, three ways for an exquisite experience. Other popular menu items include Miso Black Cod, Seafood Paella with lobster, shrimp, scallops, and Macadamia Nut Crusted Local Fish dishes.
Deck is the ideal destination to enjoy some romantic Pau Hana in Waikiki. As a rooftop bar and restaurant with stunning ocean, Diamond Head, and Waikiki Beach views, Deck offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner services every day of the week – not forgetting live music as an added perk!
This restaurant provides the ideal atmosphere to watch the sun go down at sunset. Drinks are reasonably priced, the food is delicious, the staff is exceptionally welcoming. With a romantic ambiance and delightful staff service, this romantic spot makes an excellent place for dates or relaxing with friends.
The Deck at Queen Kapiolani Hotel provides breathtaking views of Waikiki beaches and Diamond Head. A popular attraction among visitors and locals, The Deck’s menu boasts American Pacific-inspired dishes. Perfect for unwinding after an exhausting day. Enjoy cocktails or appetizers for lunch.
Waikiki offers numerous restaurants and bars that provide happy hour specials, one being Waikiki Brewing Co. This Outrigger location near the ocean makes an excellent place to watch the sunset while sipping delicious drinks produced locally at reasonable prices.
Harbor Pub & Pizza provides classic Hawaiian fare at one of Waikiki’s most affordable drink spots; beer costs under $2, and Mai Tais costs $4! There’s also an impressive selection of appetizers and sweets.
The O Bar at Outrigger by the Ocean offers another fantastic relaxing cocktail happy hour spot overlooking a two-story oceanarium filled with vibrant Hawaiian reef fish. Complete your comfortable experience by sipping on one of their famous signature drinks, such as Bahia Sangria ($9) or Pineapple Paradiso Martinis.
The Deck offers various happy hour specials from 4 pm to 5 pm: $2 oysters, $4 Heineken beer, and $9 bubbly! Other drink specials are also open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Morimoto Asia in Waikiki offers delicious food and drinks to make any happy hour memorable, like its menu from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Japanese-inspired cuisine – small plates featuring items like yakisoba noodles, takoyaki or gyu cheese tacos for under $5! Pair that with Kirin frozen beer or Lychee spritz cocktails, and you have an ideal happy hour experience.
Morimoto Asia offers a contemporary dining space and impressive menu, boasting many options that might not usually be found at fast-food joints. We tried the meatball sliders, gyu tacos, and rock shrimp — all were delicious — along with their innovative take on the classic Korean dish bibimbap (rice, vegetables, and meats); Morimoto Asia added yellowtail (buri) fish as a unique twist – certainly making for one of our favorites dishes!
Morimoto Asia can be found in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) of Walt Disney World Resort and offers table service for lunch and dinner. Morimoto Asia participates in the Disney Dining Plan, costing guests one credit for lunch service and 2 for dinner service.
Iron Chef’s inventive menu of reinvented pan-Asian cuisine awaits guests at this breathtaking architectural award-winning location in The Landing section of Disney Springs.
Almost entirely covered by glass, this three-story restaurant provides breathtaking views of The Landing area. Recognizable from its exterior by large red vertical letters proclaiming its name, guests will find this restaurant directly opposite cupcake ATMs and Sprinkles bakery in the Lime Garage area at Disney Springs.
Once inside, guests are met by welcoming lighting, modern waterfall chandeliers, and an eye-catching photo wall. The first level offers an elegant dining area that looks onto a stunning bar; on the second floor sits a Shanghai-inspired lounge/sushi bar, and private rooms are available for event and party reservations.
Mahina & Suns
With this fantastic fusion of Asian cuisine and Hawaiian influences, this restaurant provides delicious dishes. The cozy atmosphere and the service staff make you feel right at home. Choose from their extensive menu of sushi, drinks, appetizers, desserts, and entrees – with prices that won’t break the bank and food that truly deserves its place on any plate!
Waikiki Beach Bar and Grill offers an ideal stop to grab a quick drink and some refreshments before hitting the sands of Waikiki Beach. Their happy hour runs three hours long and features discounted appetizers and beverages – the perfect place for meeting friends and having fun in Waikiki.
Craft beer lovers will delight in this famous Honolulu brewery’s happy hour. Choose from their wide range of draft beers at unbeatably reasonable prices and refill your growler at discounted rates; plus, enjoy unique offerings like $5 healthy drinks and sushi rolls during happy hour.
Mahina & Suns at Surfjack Hotel serves authentic Hawaiian-style dishes by chef Erik Leong, including Ahi Tartare – yellowfin tuna marinated with fine herbs, seasoned aioli, and balsamic reduction – along with new menu items, Goat Cheesecake, and Smoked Ahi Toast. Furthermore, their Mahina Family Feast featuring whole mochiko-fried local fish plus five sides returns.
The Hula Grill at Surfjack Hotel offers another ideal spot for enjoying delicious meals with panoramic views of Waikiki. Their friendly bartenders ensure an enjoyable dining experience, offering cocktails, beer, and wine from their extensive menu and exceptional cuisine that perfectly compliments a romantic date night out!
The Hideout at the Laylow offers another outstanding happy hour experience, though its prices may be more expensive than some of its counterparts on this list. There are still great drink and appetizer specials, with dishes like the Wagyu beef burger and Kalua pork egg roll on its extensive menu.