Looking for delicious food in Waikiki? Look no further than the dining options at Royal Hawaiian Center! The food at Royal Hawaiian Center is delicious (you’ve probably seen me eating there on Instagram!) and there are so many yummy options to choose from that everyone can find something they like.
Royal Hawaiian Center Food Guide
Best Food At Royal Hawaiian Center – My Favorite Spots!
Doraku – Doraku is our go-to sushi spot on Oahu, because not only is it delicious, but the happy hour specials cannot be beat! I recommend getting there early for happy hour or making a reservation, because it definitely fills up quickly!
Noi Thai – I love Noi Thai so much I did an entire blog post about it, so that should really tell you all you need to know 😉 We LOVE the Thai food here and the service is second to none. Check out my linked blog post for all the best menu options!
Dean and Deluca – Need a locally sourced coffee? How about a sweet treat made right here in the Islands?
Il Lupino – Looking for delicious homemade pasta and a nice glass of wine? This is your spot! If the special is the warmed mozzarella, be sure to order it (maybe even a double order to be totally honest!). It’s the best seat in the house for when there is a live hula performance in Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove.
Island Vintage Wine Bar – This is a new-to-us spot that opened in late 2019 and I’m so happy we found it. It has the most delicious beet poké, mac and cheese, burgers and more. The small plates are great for sharing and the wine selection is PERFECTION! It’s tucked beside Island Vintage Coffee and is hardly ever crowded. It’s a great happy hour spot!
Island Vintage Coffee – Order an Island Latte and ask for it to be iced. Thank me later!
Island Vintage Shave Ice – This place is a gem and lots of people agree, because the line is always pretty long. It’s worth the wait, I promise! Be sure to get the lilikoi boba, it’s what really makes it!
Royal Hawaiian Center Dining
While I have my favorite RHC dining options, the center has much more to offer! Below is a list of the other restaurants in Waikiki located inside Royal Hawaiian Center:
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse – I would highly recommend making a reservation! Every time we walk past the line is out the door!
Tim Ho Wan
TsuruTonTan Udon Noodle Brasserie
Ways + Means Oyster House – Coming early 2020!
There is also a Cheesecake Factory and a P.F. Chang’s — two pretty recognizable restaurant names 😉 — inside RHC for those who don’t feel too adventurous and want something familiar.
Royal Hawaiian Center Food Court
Don’t have time to sit down and eat? There are some great food court options for you! Some of my favorite sweets in all of Honolulu can be found here, so don’t skip out.
Kazan Ramen Express
Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake – You might have seen these Japanese-style cheesecakes on Instagram before – fluffy piles of AMAZING-NESS. Yes, I realize that is not a word, but that is honestly the best way to describe them.
Korokoro Cafe – Swing through here to pick up your very own shaka cone filled with DOLE Whip! It’s so tasty. If you’re feeling adventurous get a Dole Swirl with pineapple and coconut.
Kulu Kulu – These are the CUTEST baked goods!
To note, there is also Panda Express, Subway + and a Sbarro in the Royal Hawaiian Center Food Court, but if you’re in Hawaii I would HIGHLY recommend going with something that has some local influence 🙂
Royal Hawaiian Center Food Hall
I’m so excited for this – this spring, Royal Hawaiian Center plans to open a food hall that will have eight new restaurants to choose from for guests! Restaurants will include:
Milk – The soft-serve ice cream shop will feature exclusive Hawaiian tropical fruit flavors;
JTRRD Café – The shop’s fruit and superfood smoothies have been described as works of art;
Meataly Boys – This restaurant will feature quality steaks, whole roasted chicken and other Hawaii-grown meats;
Pork Tamago Onigiri – Specializes in made-to-order musubi with a variety of fillings;
Five Star Shrimp – Specializes in Hawaiian garlic shrimp dishes;
Honolulu Burger Co. – The latest location for handcrafted burgers made from free-range, grass-feed beef and locally grown produce;
Surfer’s Café – A new concept serving coffee drinks in a surf and beach theme; surf theme craft items by local artist;
Tap Bar – A casual island bar serving Hawaiian local craft beers and artisanal cocktails.
Hanging around Royal Hawaiian Center longer? Don’t miss free lei making classes, free hula lessons or other COMPLETELY FREE (I’m emphasizing this, because free is the best price) cultural programming.