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February 2021: Let the Sparks Fly at Waikiki Beach Walk

February 12, 2021

Blog header featuring a man & woman looking at each other at a restaurant dinner table.

It’s the month for romance and Waikiki Beach Walk knows a thing or two about spreading the love. Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift, a new bonding activity, or a sumptuous meal to share with the one that lights up your life, we’ve got something for anyone wanting to say “I love you.”
 

Valentine’s Day Dining Specials

They say the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, which is why it’s no surprise that Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants. Whether you’re dressing up for a romantic night out or prefer the intimacy of home, these Waikiki Beach Walk eateries are offering spectacular set menus for dine-in and takeout to ensure the mood is just right.
 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris steak on a white plate with a glass of red wine and side dishes behind it.
Photo credit: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

You can’t go wrong with a traditional steak dinner and no one does it better than Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Treat your special someone to the best cuts of USDA Prime beef served on a sizzling hot plate alongside a selection of shareable sides, delightful desserts, and a winning wine list. Combining top-notch service and mouthwatering food, an evening at Ruth’s Chris is sure to impress.

For those planning an unforgettable night in, the steak house is also offering an incredible takeout option featuring your choice of a starter, salad, and entrée as well as two sides and a dessert to share.

To view the Valentine’s Day offerings, click here.
 

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine dining room tablesWhile a surprise getaway may not be in the cards this year, you can still whisk your taste buds away to one of the most romantic countries in Europe with the authentic Italian flavors of Taormina Sicilian Cuisine.

Taormina’s Valentine’s Day tasting menu comes with 4 courses: a fresh chef’s carpaccio, your choice of a second course, the tender Filet de Manzo, and a homemade tiramisu to end on a sweet note. This menu is available during lunch for $42 per person or during dinner for $65 per person.

To make a reservation, call (808) 926-5050 or visit them online at https://taorminarestaurant.com.
 

Sweets for Your Sweetie

What better way to say “I’m thinking of you” than a thoughtful treat for your special someone? Whether that’s a partner, family member, or your best pal, skip the standard box of chocolates and make someone’s day with these extra cute confections.
 

Honolulu Cookie Company

Honolulu Cookie Company's Valentine's Collection featuring a heart-shaped tin that says "aloha forever" and a box saying "you had me at aloha" on a display with 3 pineapple-shaped cookies.

Show the one you love just how much they mean to you with a box of iconic premium shortbread cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company. The sweet and flavorful 2021 Valentine’s Collection is available online at https://www.honolulucookie.com while supplies last.
 

Café Glace

Bowl with an assortment of chocolate-dipped strawberries in various patterns & toppings.


An irresistible assortment of chocolate-dipped strawberries can take any occasion to the next level, especially Valentine’s Day. Stop by Café Glace to pick up a few of these luscious treats to share or even to indulge in yourself.





 

A Gift Idea That’s as Unique as Her

Oasis by Kolohe

Gold necklace & white rose petals on a handwritten letter & an Oasis by Kolohe bag on the side.Watch your love story come to life in the form of a custom piece of jewelry that she can cherish forever. The Valentine’s for HER Luxury Package from Oasis by Kolohe captures your love in the most beautiful way with a touching handwritten love letter and a handcrafted piece of jewelry inspired by your words.

Choose between 14k gold fill or solid gold and complete a form telling Oasis all about the woman in your life, such as her best traits, what reminds you of her, how you met, etc. The design team will then reach out to you about different concepts and get your approval on the final design to guarantee it’ll be something you’ll both love.

For more information or other gift ideas, visit https://oasisbykolohe.com/pages/valentines-day-gift-guide or check out their Instagram page (@oasisbykolohe).
 

Activities to Do Together

Break Out of an Escape Room

Man & woman looking at a book in an escape room at Breakout Waikiki.
Photo credit: Breakout Waikiki

Love taking on challenges together? Skip the flowers and candy this year and break free from an escape room instead. Make it a double date or gather your friends at Breakout Waikiki for an epic game of wits and strategy that could end in a sweet victory if you play your cards right.
 

Take an Ukulele Class

Spend quality time together by learning something new! Sign up for a free ukulele lesson at The Ukulele Store on the second floor of Waikiki Beach Walk by calling 808-888-5469. Lessons are taught by Nā Hōkū Hanohano music award winner, Tyler Gilman, starting at 4:30 p.m. every day — a great pre-dinner date activity to help you work up an appetite.
 

Try Hula Dancing

Multicolored banner featuring a female hula dancer & the words Ka Lei Hula.


If you lead a pretty active lifestyle, then there’s no better activity than one that gets you on your feet. Our free Ka Lei Hula class will definitely get you moving and swaying to our favorite Hawaiian music tunes every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Plaza Stage. Better yet, round up your best friends and make it a Galentine’s date!

Each class has a maximum capacity of 15 people, so reserve your spot in advance at our Ka Lei Hula Eventbrite page. Face masks must be worn at all times and we will be checking temperatures upon arrival.
 

Unwind to a Live Performance

3 male musicians singing into microphones & playing the guitar.

Calling all music lovers! Join kumu hula Blaine Kia for Ku Ha'aheo, our live Hawaiian music performance every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Stage. You can also log into our live stream on the Waikiki Beach Walk Facebook and Instagram pages to enjoy local Hawaiian music as in the background while you prepare for the evening.