Trying to find a nice meal in Waikiki these days? It’s been increasingly hard to make a Honolulu restaurant reservation, so be prepared for long lines. Although tourism is recovering, Honolulu restaurants still have a long way to go. You’ll find fewer open restaurants, and they have less available seating due to safety and seating restrictions. Don’t waste your valuable vacation time by waiting around in line. Hit up these great Honolulu restaurants that take reservations instead!
You can make a reservation at Okonomiyaki Chibo by calling them at (808) 922-9722. With roots in Osaka, the restaurant serves Okonomiyaki (savory Japanese style pancakes) and Teppanyaki. You’ll get to enjoy the highly skilled chef prepare your food right in front of you. I don’t know about you, but this sure beats sitting on a curb on Kalakaua for an hour while you wait for a crowded spot to open up.
Conveniently located in Ala Moana shopping center, you can easily make a reservation at Rokkaku Hamamatsu. You’ll find great Japanese style tonkatsu dishes to enjoy, all while avoiding the lines. The restaurant is a great option if you plan to take some time to shop at Ala Moana Center. Shop, have fun, dine, and get back to Waikiki while others are stuck lining up way past a reasonable dinner time.
You can find Scratch Kitchen in Kakaako’s South Shore Market . The restaurant serves a delicious mix of local and Southern flavors. We recommend the Cajun Garlic Shrimp and Lilikoi BBQ ribs. Ward Village has plenty to see, so an evening spent out in the area can be a nice departure from the Waikiki scene.
Ginza Won is one of the few Korean BBQ restaurants in Waikiki that takes reservations. The restaurant is a little hard to find, but don’t let that stop you from stuffing your belly with Korean BBQ. The service and food are equally great, so go ahead and make a reservation at this family owned Korean BBQ restaurant.
There you have it, 4 options for a coveted Honolulu restaurant reservation!