Ways to Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day in Waikiki

April 30, 2021

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There’s a saying that if at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way mom told you in the beginning. That’s because mothers always seem to know the right thing to do and the right thing to say. No matter how old we get, they are often the first ones we call when something happens — offering nuggets of wisdom to help us navigate life, lending a shoulder to cry on, and cheering us on during our big moments (and the little ones too).

With Mother’s Day coming up soon, here are some ways to show your appreciation to mom, grandma, aunty, the wife, or anyone else you know playing a maternal role.

Treat Mom to a Fancy Meal

Pink & red wrapped rose bouquet available at Taormina Sicilian Cuisine in Waikiki for Mother's DayFor this special occasion, take mom out to one of the best Italian restaurants in Honolulu: Taormina Sicilian Cuisine. Known for delectable dishes — like their Truffle Carbonara, topped with luxurious truffles shaved tableside — Taormina offers authentic flavors from Southern Sicily and a classy ambience both indoors and on the outdoor patio to create an upscale dining experience in Honolulu.
Add an extra beautiful touch to the meal by pre-ordering a flower bouquet to arrive at the table once your party is seated. Bouquet prices range from $30 – $50. Just email by May 2nd to choose and confirm your floral arrangement. For more information, call (808) 926-5050 or visit Taormina’s website at

Another excellent place to eat at for Mother’s Day is Ruth’s Chris Steak House Waikiki. As one of the top steak houses in Hawaii, Ruth’s Chris is sure to delight the whole family. For a day this special, go for the Ruth’s Classics, an unforgettable 3-course prix fixe menu that includes an appetizer, your choice of entrée, and a decadent dessert.
Don’t forget to raise a glass to mom with one of their signature cocktails, such as the Blueberry Mojito, a refreshing springtime favorite that features Bacardi Superior, muddled blueberries, fresh mint, and lime.
Filet steak, lobster tail, butter, & a lemon wedge on a sizzling plate at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Waikiki
Photo Credit: Ruth's Chris Steak House

To reserve your spot, call 808-440-7910 or go online to

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Feast From the Comfort of Home

Orange wording that says "Sunday, May 9: Mother's Day Feast Carryout Special" on a teal background with pink flowers
Photo credit: Roy’s Waikiki
If you’d rather keep the festivities to a small group at home instead of going to a restaurant, then check out the Mother’s Day Feast carryout special from Roy’s Waikiki. This takeout set serves 4 people and comes with:
  • Slow-braised beef short ribs with Hamakua mushroom pan gravy and wilted buttery kale
  • Oven-roasted Kona kampachi with garlic chive caper pesto and yuzu cherry tomato orange nage
  • Spring pea and grilled radicchio risotto
  • Au poivre maple glazed haricot vert and carrots
  • Strawberry lychee cheesecake with sesame crunch and shiso

Get it for $150 by ordering online here, while supplies last.

Give a Thoughtful Gift Made Locally in Hawaii

Gold necklace with 2 interlocking hoops from Oasis by Kolohe as part of the limited edition Mother's Day collection2 gold oval-shaped earrings with a pearl charm in the middle from Oasis by Kolohe as part of the limited edition Mother's Day collection
Photo credit: Kolohe
When it comes to Mother’s Day presents, you can never go wrong with a gorgeous piece of handcrafted jewelry. Luckily, Oasis by Kolohe has the perfect earrings and necklace set that mom is bound to love. The Limited Edition Mother’s Day Pearl Lariat Necklace (above left) and Pearl Earring (above right) are made right here in Hawaii using 14k yellow gold fill and freshwater pearls, making each piece water friendly and less likely to tarnish over time.
Aside from scoring a lovely keepsake, you’ll be supporting another family by shopping local!

Schedule a Day of Pampering

Interior of Hele Mai Salon in Waikiki, which includes multiple pedicure chairs
Photo credit: Hele Mai Salon
With all of the day-to-day effort that a mom puts in to making the lives of her loved ones easier, she deserves to have a nice afternoon dedicated to relaxation. Whether it’s a manicure, pedicure, face and body waxing, massage therapy, or all of the above, Waikiki Beach Walk’s Hele Mai Salon provides a full menu of beauty services that will help her look and feel refreshed!
To book a service, call 808-888-0502. For more information, visit

Bring Everyone Together for Family Fun in Waikiki

 Breakout Waikiki card on top of a guidebook that says Honolulu, Waikiki, & Oahu, which is laying on a blue towel on the sand next to a red hibiscus flower.

Photo Credit: Breakout Waikiki
Ask any mother and she’ll say that the best Mother’s Day gift of all is to spend quality time with her family making memories. What better way to do so than by locking everyone together in a room to play a game?
At Breakout Waikiki, you’ll have 5 exciting escape rooms to pick from with each accommodating up to 8 people. Depending on the type of adventure mom wants to tackle, you could try stopping a runaway train in time, breaking free from an illegal testing facility, or busting out of an enemy bunker during a rebellion. Either way, booking an escape adventure at Breakout Waikiki makes for an awesome family-friendly activity.
To make a reservation, visit or call 808-926-1418.