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Who’s ready for a date night out and about on Oahu? I’ve pulled together a quick mini rundown of ideas and spots for you and your sweetheart, organized by location:
Watch the sunset at Paradise Cove beach followed by dinner at Monkey Pod. I recommend their Mai Tai with lilikoi foam on top – a real Hawaiian treat! If you go before sunset, try to catch their great happy hour specials, usually half off all appetizers and drink specials.
Or try Mina’s Fish House at the Four Seasons. Request a table with your own private fireplace 🔥 You’ll enjoy a meal while looking at a beautiful lagoon right next to Disney Aulani.
Have you tried Tommy Bahamas, Duke’s, or Deck (by the Honolulu Zoo)? All are fun and serve up great meals. Deck has a great view of Diamond Head. Maybe take a stroll along the beach afterwards.
Lots of folks enjoy The Beach House in Hale’iwa, or Hale’iwa Joe’s. If you’re looking for something more casual, check out Surf n Salsa for a great Mexican meal, order at the counter of this stationary food truck and enjoy their cute seating in the back!
It’s nice to stroll in Hale’iwa in the evening, check out the shops and many art galleries!
Try Hale’iwa Joe’s (Haiku location) in Kaneohe! Go early if you want to get a table right away, and enjoy their happy hour. You can stroll along in their beautiful gardens and around their pond lit with tiki torches, before or after your meal.
Try Goen, Maui Brewing Company or Nico’s! Take a stroll on Kailua Beach before or after.
Park at SALT and take in the sights and restaurants! We love Moku (same owners as Monkeypod in Ko’olina!) and have heard good things about 1938 Indochine (it’s new this year!). Hank’s Haute Dogs is more casual, you could grab cheese fries and a tasty dog after walking in Kaka’ako to see all the beautiful murals.
This spot is chock full of great restaurants including the Little Village Noodle House, Pig & A Lady, Livestock Tavern, Lucky Belly, and don’t forget Senia (big award winner!). You’ll need a reservation for all of these great spots.
Hope this gave you some ideas, or a place to start!