Hilton Hawaiian Village restaurants, like the resort itself, are the cream of the crop when it comes to resort dining. We all know that for a resort to be considered truly spectacular, their dining has to be on point. Fortunately, the resort knows that, as well. Their restaurants are some of the best you’ll find on the island and in the country, for that matter. From snacks and outdoor lounges to seafood and steak, Hilton Hawaiian Village restaurants have something for everyone, and I’m going to be your guide to all of it.
Complete Rundown of Hilton Hawaiian Village Restaurants
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort has quite an extensive range of dining options that make it perfect singles, couples, and families who want an oasis on their Hawaiian trip that ticks all the boxes. The restaurants in Hilton Hawaiian Village are diverse and offer a variety of taste options, as well as dining experiences, so guests can go as high class or low key as they’d like From family-friendly kids’ menus and beachside snacking to fine-dining options to satisfy even the pickiest foodie, there’s something for everyone at this Waikiki beach resort.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Restaurants Fine Dining Options
We’ll begin with fine dining options. While you might immediately think of suits and dresses being required for these restaurants, the “fine” in fine dining is all about the food. Upscale dishes are served in posh settings, but you’re welcome to keep your attire casual. After all, Hilton knows you’re on vacation.
Bali Steak & Seafood
Bali Steak & Seafood offers the best in both surf and turf. Their dishes offer both modern twists and classic options, all with the Hawaiian feel you want on a vacation to the tropical paradise. In addition to being delicious, the food is also locally sourced. The restaurant partners with local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers to bring guests dishes that are the height of culinary excellence and responsibly created. This makes for dishes that are both delicious and ethical and made with the freshest ingredients possible.
This oceanfront restaurant offers some of the best views at the resort along with their amazing food, and the dress code is resort casual and aloha attire. You can come as you are to enjoy your meal. The only thing they ask is that you refrain from wearing athletic or swimwear to the restaurant.
If you’re part of a large group, consider a private dining experience at the restaurant. It’s panoramic views and elegant atmosphere make it a great option for private, group dining, and the restaurant can accommodate up to 14 guests in a group.
Fresco Italian Restaurant
Serving lunch and dinner at its finest, Fresco Italian Restaurant takes traditional Italian flavors and gives them a distinctive Hawaiian twist. Executive Chef, Rodhel Ibay, is a master of fusion, offering menu items like classic pasta dishes, risotto, and seafood dishes, all created with a Hawaiian flair that cannot be missed. And just like Bali Steak & Seafood, Fresco sources its ingredients locally, so you’re ensured the freshest meal possible.
While the food is definitely worthy of the title “Fine Dining”, the atmosphere is distinctly more laid back, offering guests the choice between a romantic, candle-lit dinner or a relaxed evening of enjoying the best Hi-Talian (my own title) food available on the island with the family.
While no private group dining options are available, Fresco does offer a semi-private dining room ideal for couples and group dining. This room features beautiful views of Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, and the dining experience offers special menus designed for you and your guests.
More Relaxed Hilton Hawaiian Village Restaurants
Family-friendly dining with great food and atmosphere that is more on the relaxed side is what these Hilton Hawaii village restaurants are all about. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, along with a healthy dose of chill, these Hilton Hawaiian restaurants are perfect for families or anyone who just wants some great food and a Hawaiian island vibe.
Rainbow Lanai is a laid back buffet-style restaurant perfect for families and big eaters. This welcoming restaurant provides food and views to take your breath away, and it does it in the best way possible – a buffet. Guests can indulge in an epic breakfast feast that is unsurpassed on the island. From pastries and sweets to eggs, ham, and more, Rainbow Lanai has everyone covered. While guests dine, they can take in beautiful views of the clear blue waters of Waikiki and do a little digesting for just one more trip to the buffet.
Like Bali Steak & Seafood, Rainbow Lanai offers group dining options for groups of eight or more, with spacious accommodations for dining in large groups and eating even larger.
Located at Paradise Pool, Lagoon Grill offers a variety of lunch and dinner options like sandwiches and salads, BBQ plates, and hot dogs, along with classic sweet treats like shave ice. This poolside restaurant is definitely a come-as-you-are establishment, so walk right from the pool to the counter and order up. Kids can enjoy smoothies and juices, while adults can take advantage of beer, wine, and tropical cocktails.
Wiki Wiki Market
Another poolside restaurant, Wiki Wiki is located next to the Super Pool, and offers hungry swimmers options like salads, sandwiches, and more. While there, guests should indulge in the classic Hawaiian treat shave ice or tey some of Wiki Wiki’s delicious ice cream. Both are hand-crafted with local Hawaiian ingredients. The restaurant also offers a variety of desserts, pastries, and cocktails.
Another aspect of Wiki Wiki Market worth mentioning is there Wiki Wiki To You service, which allows guests to have their breakfast or evening meal delivered directly to their rooms.
Tropics Bar & Grill
Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with a kids’ menu, Tropics Bar & Grill is a hot spot for both singles and families at the resort. Guests can experience authentic Hawaiian beach cuisine while lounging in a decidedly laid back atmosphere. If they happen to be there in the afternoon, they’ll also enjoy live music while they watch the sunset over Waikiki.
One of the things that make Tropics Bar & Grill so special is their menu. Tropics uses locally-sourced ingredients, including line-caught fish to create delicious beef, seafood, and salads made with ingredients fresh from the island, and it’s all served oceanside.
Hau Tree Cantina
Travelers might be vacationing in Hawaii, but there’s never a time when Mexican food isn’t called for. Enter Hau Tree Cantina. They offer the finest Mexican cuisine to be found anywhere, including enchiladas, nachos, and their signature taco plates, complete with daily margarita specials. As if that wasn’t enough, guests can enjoy it all while taking in views of the widest stretch of Waikiki Beach.
ROCKY Japanese Steak Teppan Restaurant
To steal a line from another restaurant, at ROCKY Japanese Steak Teppan Restaurant, dinner IS the show. Guests can enjoy authentic Japanese-style teppanyaki standards like hibachi steak, chicken, and lobster or enjoy creative options like Japanese burritos, okonomiyaki, and teppan sushi. For the less adventurous, like kids, ROCKY even has hamburgers. It’s all delicious, and it’s all prepared right in front of you in an awe-inspiring food event that is almost as much show as it is dining.
CJ’s New York Style Deli
A New York take on the Hilton Hawaiian Village Restaurants experience, CJ’s New York Style Deli says, “Do we have good food? FUGGEDABOUDIT!” Guests can enjoy a wide variety of NYC favorites like Reuben sandwiches along with other classic deli sandwich favorites and combo sandwiches, all made with the best deli meats and served with a choice of french fries, potato salad, macaroni salad, or coleslaw. In addition to sandwiches, CJ’s also offers delicious breakfast options and seafood. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try the Kalua Pig Reuben, offering a Hawaiian twist on the NYC classic sandwich.
An Asian food lover’s dream, Hatsuhana has all the Asian flavors anyone could ever ask for. Guests can kick back and relax while enjoying sushi made with fresh, locally-sourced fish and seafood, or if raw fish isn’t their thing, they can opt for a wide variety of Japanese, Chinese, and even Western favorites, as well. If you love Asian food, this is the place for you.
Round Table Pizza
Sometimes, you just want a slice, and when that craving hits, Round Table Pizza is the place to go. Open from 11 AM until midnight, Round Table serves up delicious pizzas piled high with toppings all day long. Guests can order classic pizzas or choose to make their own pizza masterpiece from a variety of ingredients, crusts, and sauces. The restaurant also offers appetizers and a wide range of beers to go with all their delicious food. They even have live sports so guests can cheer on their favorite team even when they’re on vacation.
Tapa Bar Hilton Hawaiian Village is perfect for a night of great food, drinks, and entertainment. Featuring specialty cocktails, a wide variety of beers, wines, and spirits, and nightly entertainment, Tapa Bar is a great spot for adults to unwind after a hard day of relaxation and fun.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Restaurants Snacking Options
Sitting down for a meal is great, but sometimes you just want an on-the-go snack. These restaurants are perfect for that, offering quick and easy options that get you in, out, and on with your day while you snack away.
Dairy Queen/Orange Julius at the Beach
Ah, Dairy Queen/Orange Julius. Never has there been a more famous treat combo. Everyone loves the smoothies from Orange Julius as well as the delicious Blizzards and quick meal options from Dairy Queen. When guests want something fast and tasty, they can pop in for a quick bite and pop back out again.
Lanikai Juice Hawaii
Offering delicious food and drinks fast, Lanikai Juice Hawaii is a great spot for delicious food prepared quickly. From fruit and veggie smoothies and acai bowls to salads, sandwiches, and skewers, Lanikai has some of the tastiest grab-and-go food on the island, and it’s all made with locally grown, organic, and all-natural ingredients.
For guests who want to cool off with a sweet treat, Lappert’s offers gourmet ice cream using the world’s finest ingredients, many of them found in Hawaii. They have a wide variety of flavors, and their smooth, creamy texture can’t be beat.
It should come as no surprise that Hilton Hawaiian Village Restaurants includes a Starbucks. They are now officially literally everywhere. Guests can pop in for a quick coffee or frap and grab a quick bite before zipping out again. The location also offers indoor and outdoor seating for those not in quite such a hurry.
Waikiki Starlight Luau
A food event worthy of its own category, Waikiki Starlight Luau brings the best of Hawaiian culture and food together in one show that guests will never forget. Offering performances that highlight the heritage of the Pacific Islands and classic luau cuisine like Kalua Pig, Island Fish, Huli Huli chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Hawaiian Fried Rice, and more, Waikiki Starlight Luau should be on every guest’s must-attend list.
Something for Everyone at Hilton Hawaiian Village Restaurants
From fine dining to sandwiches and pizza, Hilton Hawaiian Village Restaurants have something for everyone. Take in beautiful views while enjoying a meal at Bali Steak & Seafood or walk from the pool to Lagoon Grill for a bite. Even let Wiki Wiki deliver your breakfast or dinner to your room if you’re feeling extra lazy – it’s a vacation, after all. Whatever you want, you’ll find it at any of the amazing Hilton Hawaiian Village Restaurants.
The dining options, don’t stop there, however, Be sure to read all about restaurants near Hilton Hawaiian Village in a related post. With so many amazing dining options available in and around the resort, it pays to know them all!