Why Waikiki Beach Walk is Your Best Choice for an Easter Dinner

March 22, 2024

Easter means a lot of different things to different people, but one of the things it has in common with almost everyone is that it is a popular day to dine out.
Good thing Waikiki Beach Walk has some of the best fine dining choices in Waikiki.


a plate of steak and food on a table
When people think of fine dining, many think of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. With the famous national steak house placing at the top of most “Best of” lists, it’s easy to see why. Ruth’s Chris patented and delectable preparation for steaks, basted in butter and sizzling on a 500-degree plate, makes Ruth’s Chris synonymous with fine eating.
Simply put, you can’t go wrong picking Ruth’s Chris for your location to have an elegant traditional Easter dinner.


a plate of pasta with fish and greens
Fresh vegetables, and lightly grilled fish are some of the refreshing entrée choices at Taormina. Pictured: Sarde e finochetti.
For many, Easter is a day of comfort ...along with food. Put the two together and you have ‘comfort food,’ and many consider Italian cuisine as the top choice of food to provide comfort.
Taormina serves the timeless cuisine of Southern Sicily with contemporary style and flair. Inspired by the authentic flavors of Taormina, a seaside village in Sicily that is its namesake. This means pairing fresh pastas with the highest quality seafoods and meats unspoiled by heavy sauces and dressed in pure, extra virgin olive oil.

Taormina welcomes guests for both lunch and dinner in a beautiful  indoor setting designed by a renowned architectural firm, or a charming  outdoor setting bathed in table candlelight and nearby torches.. A wine list selected by Master Sommelier Roberto Viernes rounds out the experience with over 125 selections and Hawaii’s most diverse collection of Italian wine.


The Easter icons of irises, bunnies and eggs are symbols of rebirth, creation and springtime (which is a time of rebirth and creation). You can’t have creation without creativity, and when you think of creativity in cuisine, you naturally think of Roy Yamaguchi, the James Beard Award-winning namesake of Roy’s.

a bowl of clams on a table
One of Roy’s more famous signature dishes is his Nomilo Fishpond Kauai Curried Clams.    
Chef Roy, as many know, was a leading proponent of a group of esteemed Hawaii chefs who created Pacific Rim Cuisine, which emphasized the use of locally grown products and flung open the doors of amazing fusions of international cuisine. In Roy’s case, by melding French methods with vibrant Pacific Rim flavors. 

That spirit lives on at Roy’s, with a constant development of new, creative Hawaiian fusion dishes and cocktails that continue to expand culinary boundaries.   


a lobster tail on a plate with food on it
Of course, some people like to celebrate with adult beverages. And for many of these folks, it doesn’t matter whether it’s Easter or any other special occasion. The libations themselves make it special.
That makes the Easter celebration at The Blue Fish Japanese Restaurant even more exceptional, as they will be offering 10% off bottles of sake and wine on Easter.  
This will complement Waikiki’s finest sushi, sashimi, and rolls along with a mouth-watering array of Asian-inspired hot dishes, salads, and artisan desserts.


Waikiki Beach Walk offers complimentary parking for three hours when entering after 10 a.m. and exiting before 3 p.m. Proof of a minimum $10 purchase (receipts necessary) from any of the retailers or restaurants at WBW required. (Regular parking rates apply after 3 p.m.)

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All photos courtesy of Waikiki Beach Walk.