November 2020: Thankful for These Turkey Feasts and Reopened Waikiki Stores

November 16, 2020

Header image featuring 2 plates of Thanksgiving food and a beer

Over the last few weeks, Oahu has moved into its Tier 2 phase of reopening, which eases some of the island’s COVID-19 restrictions. At Waikiki Beach Walk®, more shops and restaurants are opening back up. In addition, we’re pleased to announce the return of events to the Plaza Stage, including live Hawaiian music and hula classes. While we must remain vigilant to keep case numbers down, we are equally excited for our slow but steady return of tourism.

Newly Reopened Shops and Restaurants Waiting for You!

As more guests make their way to Waikiki, many of our other retailers have started reopening. Keep in mind that while the shopping center’s hours are from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., each store or eatery may have different hours of operation, so be sure to check with the establishments directly.

For example, you can stop by Blue Ginger—home to original, Batik-dyed resort wear—from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily while Crazy Shirts is now open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Ukulele Store is also open if you’re looking for a unique gift for a musical loved one, but in order to keep visitors safe, they are currently servicing customers by appointment only.

If you’re feeling hungry, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has already reopened for dine-in as of November 1st. Their hours are as follows:
  • Monday to Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
For a complete list of who is open at Waikiki Beach Walk®, see our latest Store Update.

Celebrating the Return of Live Music and Hula Lessons

Ku Haaheo livestream screenshot showing 3 men with guitars performing Hawaiian music.

While our resident kumu hula and cultural director, Blaine Kia, has continued to host the popular Ku Ha'aheo musical showcase throughout the pandemic online, the event is officially back at the Plaza Stage every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you’re unable to make it in person, you can still catch the Hawaiian music performance via livestream on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Rainbow-colored Ka Lei Hula banner featuring woman hula dancer

In addition, Blaine and family will be re-launching our free weekly Ka Lei Hula program on Sunday, November 15th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Celebrate the start of the holiday season swaying to a special lineup of Hawaiian music, all while in compliance with COVID-19 measures and recommended physical distancing guidelines.

Face masks are required to participate, and we will be conducting temperature checks and collecting contact information for tracing purposes at the start of the class. For now, the maximum number of attendees will be capped at 10 people. To reserve your spot, visit the Ka Lei Hula Eventbrite page.


Among all the things to feel grateful for, let’s not forget that Thanksgiving is also the most delicious time of the year. But if you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by the election, the pandemic, work or 2020 in general, sit back and let these restaurants take care of preparing the annual feast this time around. You deserve it.

Yard House

Yard House Thanksgiving plate with sliced turkey covered in gravy, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and mac and cheese
Image courtesy of Yard House

Yard House is bringing the meal to your house with a family-style Thanksgiving dinner that comes with:
  • your choice of sliced turkey with gravy or Nashville hot turkey
  • parmesan mashed potatoes
  • sausage stuffing
  • mac and cheese
  • Brussels sprouts
Of course, what’s Thanksgiving without a little holiday cheer? Add on a 64 oz. beer growler to pair with the meal. Here’s a cheat sheet if you’re not sure which brew to go with:
  • For the sliced turkey with gravy entrée, order the House Belgian Amber Tripel or House Belgian Golden.
  • For the Nashville hot turkey entrée, choose either the House IPA or Liquid Compass.
Orders require a 24-hour advanced notice and may be picked up on November 24th, 25th or 26th. To pre-order your set, click here.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steak House Thanksgiving spread with bowls of side dishes and a whole turkey.
Image courtesy of Ruth's Chris Steak House

No prep work or planning required when spending the holidays at Ruth’s Chris. The Waikiki steak house will be hosting a delectable 3-course turkey dinner with all the fixings for those dining in from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

If you’d rather host a traditional dinner at home, place an order for the full Thanksgiving meal to go, which feeds 4 people and includes your choice of an appetizer and side dish; oven-roasted turkey breast served with sausage and herb stuffing, homemade gravy and cranberry relish; and 4 personal pumpkin cheesecakes for dessert.

Roy’s Waikiki

Roy’s Waikiki plans to reopen its restaurant on November 19th and with that, they’ve already started taking orders for their Thanksgiving Carryout Special. The set serves 2 people per order and comes with:
  • 1 lb. turkey breast
  • 1 lb. turkey leg/thigh
  • brioche stuffing
  • buttery mashed potatoes
  • green beans
  • gravy
  • cranberry sauce
  • caramel apple panna cotta dessert
Upgrade by adding prime rib and sashimi for the ultimate island feast. Place your order soon as takeout reservations are filling up fast.

Complimentary Parking in Waikiki

If you want to spend a day in Waikiki without worrying about where to park, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy 3 hours of complimentary valet parking at Embassy Suites by Hilton or Club Wyndham with a purchase from any of the open shops and restaurants at Waikiki Beach Walk®. Offer valid until November 30, 2020.