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Five Delicious Ways to Be Merry and Bright

November 14, 2022

Man & woman smiling at each other while eating in a Waikiki restaurant

Get in the holiday spirit with Hawaii’s best restaurants. All in one place.

WAIKIKI, Hawaii (November 14, 2022) – Nothing encourages people to get in the holiday spirit like talking story over a satisfying meal. Waikiki Beach Walk has an array of award-winning dining experiences perfect for bringing together friends and family this season. Keep an eye on these restaurants in the coming weeks for reservation openings, group meals and events, take-out deals and special holiday menus.

1. Roy’s Waikiki3 beautifully plated scallops

Reserve a table at Roy’s Waikiki to experience their carefully crafted seafood dishes made with fresh local ingredients. They offer Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine that is as unique as it is tasty. Order from a special Prix Fixe Menu to try a variety of flavors or indulge in your favorite entrees like Misoyaki Butterfish and Filet Mignon. Be sure to pair with your favorite wine and finish with a delectable dessert. Choose from dining on the lanai, an intimate table inside, or even the sushi counter.

Spread of burgers, pastrami sandwiches, chicken wings, pasta, pizza, beer & cocktails2. Giovanni Pastrami

Have you got family coming to town? Giovanni Pastrami is the ideal place for take-out that is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. They also offer delivery to many Waikiki Hotels. Locally owned and operated, they are Waikiki’s premier New York-Style Deli, Pizzeria, and Sports Bar. Watch your favorite teams play on any of their 22 HD flat screen TVs while enjoying the best comfort foods made with fresh gourmet ingredients. Their Round Table pizzas, homemade pastas, and hearty sandwiches will curb your cravings and leave you feeling satisfied. Join them M-F afternoons for happy hour or any night of the week for live music.

3. Ruth’s Chris Steak HouseMedium rare filet mignon & lobster tail

Among the exceptional dining options at Waikiki Beach Walk, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has been Hawaii’s go-to steakhouse for both locals and visitors for more than 30 years. This New Orleans inspired cuisine features the finest USDA prime steaks, fresh island seafood, award-winning wine list and a variety of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. Enjoy the upscale ambience by dining inside or take advantage of Ruth’s Chris easy online ordering anywhere for a gourmet dinner to-go. Ruth’s Chris Waikiki Beach Walk offers group dining experiences and a private room, ideal for the most festive occasions. Call for details or to learn about Ruth’s Chris Dine-in or Take-out: 808.440.7910. Book a Holiday lunch before November 30 and receive a $150 gift card to use in the future.

4. Yard House

3 beer mugs held together in a "cheers" poseBurger with a large patty with a side of fries & beer

The most impressive and expansive selection of beer on the island can be found at Waikiki Beach Walk’s Yard House. Originally inspired and created in California, the 250-tap draft beer system allows each location to have its own unique variety of regional and local drafts, along with other special seasonal options and popular favorites. Their food menu is equally as vast with over 100 items to choose from. They serve everything from popular American favorites like burgers and wings, to pizza, pasta, salads, seafood, local favorites, and more. Yard House truly has something for everyone. Famous for their classic and alternative rock playing atmosphere, diners are sure to leave here in a great mood.

5. Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Enjoy the cuisine of charming southern Sicily with a modern flair at Taormina Sicilian Cuisine. Executive Chef Hiro Mimura honors the simplistic beauty of light sauces paired with fresh pasta, grilled fish, lamb, and steamed vegetables seasoned with an array of herbs. Guests are welcomed for a special lunch menu or a full dinner menu and have the choice to enjoy their meal inside or on the lanai.

Feeling adventurous? Try the four-course tasting menu that starts with Chef’s Carpaccio, your choice of pasta, a main entrée, and ends with a delectable homemade tiramisu. Master Sommelier Roberto Viernes has created a carefully selected wine list with more than 125 choices, making it one of Hawaii’s most diverse.

Granchio pasta with crab claw on topOutdoor terrace dining table at Taormina in WaikikiHomemade tiramisu square

In addition to delightful dining, Waikiki Beach Walk’s collection of boutiques are brimming with holiday merchandise. The annual “7 Nights of Christmas” is a week-long celebration of traditional hula and song by local hula halau and well-known entertainers. The series begins on Monday, December 19 and runs nightly from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. through Christmas on Sunday, December 25 at the Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza.


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Celebrating its 15th year in 2022, Waikiki Beach Walk boasts some of Hawaii’s greatest boutique shopping experiences with locally made products, award-winning restaurants, nightlife, and world renown Hawaiian entertainment, making Waikiki Beach Walk a slice of Hawaii life, popular with visitors and residents. For information, visit or Follow Waikiki Beach Walk on Facebook, Instagram @waikikibeachwalk and Twitter @WaikikiBeachwlk with #waikikibeachwalk #waikikishopping.

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