Top Ten Restaurants in Hawaii from Yelp's Best in the U.S.


Here’s a fun fact. Hawaii got ten out of the top 100 places to eat in the U.S. from Yelp users around the country. In other words, out of 50 states, the 50th state took up ten percent of the entire list of top restaurants in the U.S.! And here’s the break down.

#1 Da Poke Shack

Very casual - eat there or take out for picnic. And they now have locations. 76-6246 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona and 83-5308A Mamalahoa Hwy, (mile marker 106) Captain Cook, 808-328-8862

#11 Sushi Izakaya Gaku

Causal downtown location with over 1,400 photos on yelp you can practically choose your order before you go. 1329 S King St, Honolulu, 808-589-1329 

#18 Ono Seafood

Poke made to order, easy pick up on your way out of Waikiki or coming back in. This is the place I hear every tour guide, taxi driver and hotel concierge say they love to go for seafood... so it must be good. 747 Kapalulu, 808-732-4806

#39 Opal Thai Food

Easy eating in downtown Haliewa, my kids and I both love the pad thai and the Shanghai noodle dish. 66-197 C Kamehameha Hwy, 808-381-8091

#41 Marukame Udon

With over three thousand photos of noodles - I'm thinking this place has to be a longtime favorite spot in Honolulu for udon and Japanese food. 2310 Kuhio Ave. 808-931-6000

#50 Geste Shrimp Truck

Watch out Giovanni's  - Geste Shrimp Truck seems to have more Yelpers on their side. Might be because the menu is a bit more diverse.  Kahului Beach Road, 808-298-7109

#73 Ono Tacos

I love a good food court when I'm traveling -- and apparently so do the yelpers! Great tacos and good prices (just wish they'd use more biodegradable dishes, 3481 Lower Honopiilani Rd. Lahaina 808- 357-3779

#77 Dat Cajun Guy

Looking for to spice up your North Shore vacation? Yelpers love the Cajun twist on the local fare, 66-472 Kamehameha Hwy,  Haliewa, 808-861-5567

#82 Pono Market

I can't wait to pass through Kapaa again to get some of this poke! I've definitely made the wrong lunch choices in the town in the past. 4-130 Kuhio Hwy,  808-822-4581

#95 Sushi Sasabune

I'm surprised this restaurant did not rank higher, because it is always on the top of the Waikiki hotel concierges' list for good sushi.  1417 S. King St. 808-947-3800