Top of Waikiki
Top of Waikiki

Top of Waikiki

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://topofwaikiki.com/
  • Phone: 8089233877
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Neff
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seaside Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: FREE validated parking. Waikiki Business Plaza parking garage. Corner of Seaside Ave. and Kalakaua Ave.
A word from Top of Waikiki
Enjoy Hawaii"s only revolving restaurant. Whether it's a view of the city or a view of Waikiki Beach, one thing remains constant - our award winning Pacific Fusion cuisine will give your palate a delight it will never forget. Centrally located in Waikiki. FREE validated parking.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Top of Waikiki reviews from OpenTable diners
264 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (235)special occasion (166)romantic (153)fit for foodies (55)hot spot (42)good for groups (37)notable wine list (36)vibrant bar scene (34)late-night find (25)neighborhood gem (20)kid-friendly (17)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food was excellent and service was impeccable! Nicholas was the best server we had in a long time!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Revolving 18 stories in the air, panoramic views of both sea and city, sunset and city lights at night, provide a most romantic setting. Highly recommend this place as a must stop for dinner while in Waikiki.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of Waikiki
    melbaellen
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We ate there the last night in Waikiki. The food was excellent and the service was attentive. It is a very busy, slightly crowded place, but fun for special occasions. It is being remodeled, so there is some construction at the escalator, but it did not effect the service or the food. Worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over sold on food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The portion of food I was sold on was to small. Lobster could have been a crawfish as small as it was. My meat was rare instead of well done, so to correct the issue my meat was just placed back in the oven/microwave. You don't have to worry about me coming back again neither will recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok place
    smily129
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Having been to sky bars all around the world, this one wasn't as impressive. The windows weren't very clear to see thru. The food was well...I am only basing this on their happy hour. ... it left me expecting more. Happy hour is sometimes the best way to get a small taste of what else they have, in my opinion of course. And after trying a couple of the small plates we weren't really interested in seeing what else they had. But their fries were wonderful and perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour
    Onofoods
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great place for happy hour. Enjoyed the garlic fries. Would definitely come back to try other foods. Great place . Mahalo!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner for two
    dinner42
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    dinner was great, the prices were average and less than expected, the dress code is not as formal as it sounds in advertising very nice place awesome views and mango coloda to die for!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shining Star
    FrenchbreadVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This restaurant is a gem for sure. The service and the food are consistently outstanding. I do wish, however, that there were "family sections" so that a screaming child cannot spoil the meal for a couple wanting a nice, quiet, romantic evening. This diner does not spending $$$ on meals where the entertainment is a baby crying!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view
    FoodNwine
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    View is good. A little loud when at full capacity. Waitress spilled drinks on me and said her bad(that was all). Waitress was not framilure with the wine pairings. Food was unique and very good. One of the wines was not good(multiple people agreed) and manger replaced it with a wine she suggested. Overall a little pricey but great food with a view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Honeymooners
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great place to go, very friendly staff - made us feel at ease and very welcoming. Went through the menu and recommended dishes.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MUCH MAHALO ....
    PLSDCUSTOMER
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    MUCH MAHALO TO TAYLOR AND ALL TOP OF WAIKIKI STAFF WHO WERE VERY POLITE AND PLEASANT FROM THE WELCOME GREETING TO SERVICING OUR GROUP AT DINNER AND WHEN EXITING ....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing place!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I love the view, food was great, service just impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 50th wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Fantastic view, service, food and atmosphere. Thank you for making my parents 50th wedding anniversary dinner so special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed.
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have been here a few times, always bring out of town guests...I always felt is was a great place to dress up and go to. Seems like it is very very casual now, we saw customers in tank tops,shorts and bathing suit tops for dinner! Service was just good, not first class, like you would expect and maybe the restaurant needs a face lift...
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only revolving restaurant on Oahu
    Friends
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After taking the grandchildren to the revolving restaurant at Calgary Tower in Calgary, decided to take them to the only revolving restaurant here. We went there for the Sunset Special (5 pm to 7pm) and then went to see John Hirokawa's Magic show, a short walk away. Top of Waikiki validated the parking until 11:45 pm, so it's a nice place for kamaainas to park, eat, and then enjoy the rest of Waikik.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great special event
    dsghi
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    They have an awesome pixie fixie menu, get it with the wine pairing, it's superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patsy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    After dining at your restaurant 35 years ago I decided to try it again. It was better than I remember the food was great! It was so good that my husband and I went back before our vacation ended. If the Top of Waikiki was closer my husband and I would dine there every week. If we ever journey back to Hawaii it will be our first place to dine. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of Wakiki is one of the best!
    GreatChoice
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We are in Hawaii celebrating a friend's special birthday. Our experience at The Top of Wakiki was a remarkable one. The food was delicious. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was conducive to creating a most memorable occasion. We loved being at The Top of Wakiki. We plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Terrible Service
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were celebrating our honeymoon and had planned to go all out for this dinner. We even found a coupon for a free appetizer which was an added bonus. I handed our server our free appetizer coupon, and I think that's where we went wrong. It's like something went off in his head and we were no longer worth his time. Immediately he warns us that we need to purchase an entree to get the appetizer for free. Yes, we're here for dinner; we plan on purchasing two entrees. He took my dinner order and walked away from the table before my husband could order. I'm not sure where he got the idea we were sharing an entree. Lastly, our espresso and sambuca came out a good 5-10 minutes after we finished. Would have been nice to have with dessert.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were celebrating our 40th anniversary so the hostess found us a perfect table by the rail. As soon as our server came to the table she wished us a happy anniversary and we had a delicious complimentary dessert at the end. Food eas excellent as were the drinks. An enjoyable evening and the view was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worthwhile dinner booking
    honeymooners
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Such a beautiful setting to overlook Honolulu and Waikiki, really nice for a romantic dinner for 2 especially. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This star keeps on shining
    FrenchbreadVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Once again we had a flawless evening at Top of Waikiki. Our server, Ryan, was charming, engaging and professional. The ginger encrusted mongchong is out of this world; served on a bed of won bok and mustard cabbage (napa and mustard cabbage mix) with a wasabi sauce. The signature salad is also a winner - mixed greens with pecans and a warm cheese springroll on top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than just a great view
    VDayDiners
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As the only revolving restaurant in Waikiki it is a given that you would experience a great view but Top of Waikiki is much more than that. Even without the view diners would enjoy this restaurant just based on their wonderful staff and their great food. The view is just a bonus on top of everything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Will not disappoint! The food was superb the views were just as equal. The sunset view did not disappoint will be back soon and definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good place
    enrique14
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    restaurant with a good menu entry very good prime rib selecion cocktails and wonderful wines plus a very good care of the selection is important maine lobster and excellent preparation all very fresh and fast in serving generous portions table recommended and especially the book is important as all good restaurants in waikiki
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Restaraunt is dated.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The had a high end menu, with high end prices. But the restaraunt is dated, not very clean as you would expect. Small things, silverware, place settings dull knives are not things that should be noticed at such a Restaraunt.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If it wasn't for the poor service..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food was great. View was good aside crime the construction, would recommend going around sunset. But this isn't a place I would visit on a regular because of the poor service. From deep sighs when asking for a change of drink to sliding silverware across the table. If you are a tourist I say try it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our family of seven had dinner at the Top of Waikiki on our vacation. It was a mediocre experience. You expect to pay high prices for dinner at these type of establishments. You also expect to receive what you pay for. My husband and I ordered the surf and turf. The steak had a good taste, however the portions were beyond small. The lobster tail was the size of a golf ball and had no flavor. All in all it was an average experience, nothing to brag about. When we left all we could say is we came, we tried, and won't be back. The views were lovely, but nothing you can't see from the higher levels of your hotel. I waited for the "WOW" factor the whole night. Save your money, eat steak and seafood elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Cassie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I decided to go here for our anniversary dinner and boy were we amazed!! The staff was great, the food was great and they even made it a point to tell us happy anniversary ever chance they got. This dinner was the highlight of our trip and we would recommend it to anyone who comes to visit Wikiki!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • top notch
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was very good and the view was spectacular. We enjoyed the steak and the fish of the day. Sunset time is a wow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Nite
    FredHI
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were seated next to the bar on the 2nd level dining and the bar crowd was impacting our experience.. Our waiter and the staff were accommodating and moved us to a much more enjoyable location and from there our experience was much better. The staff made all the difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, great service, great view! For starters, we ordered a Caesar salad and guava bbq ribs. Delicious! For entrees, I had the filet mignon with sautéed mushrooms, while hubby had the cioppino. Excellent choices! It was busy and though we arrived early, they seated us in minutes. We got there before 6:00pm and the sun was blinding, but the view was incredible! We were seeing Lee Ritenour in concert next door at the Beachcomber so the timing and location was perfect. BTW, parking was free in the Waikiki Business Plaza with the restaurant validation and we could leave our car in their clean, well-lit lot until midnight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Double Checking
    CiscoM
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great atmosphere, nice view. Only issue I'd say i had was service started out great, but me and my group felt deserted afterwards, the wait for food after appetizers was approxitmitley an hour an hour and 15min. Other than that it was a great experience and I would still recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    Tops
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great location! I had the pork chop and my wife had the fish
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but not a great value.
    Dantastic
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Everything was very nice, ambiance, food, and service. However, in my opinion, VERY expensive. Plan on at least $100 per person. The view is wonderful, especially at sundown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thx kiara!
    mazzy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Thank u for ur good smile and kindly service. And good location, good nightview, dericious food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were seated on time. The server was knowledgeable on menu and made recommendations. Food was excellent (nachos, pork, duck confit, and mashed potatoes).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Wonderful evening for our wedding anniversary,memorable evening,service was exceptional good,just a great experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Experience
    Oc6283VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Celebrated my sisters 30th bday here. It was wonderful. Matt was a great server and made the evening so much fun. The view was amazing and worth the hype. Lobster and steak was great and so were the salads. We had a great time. Thanks ToW! See you next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Happy Hour, skip the dinner
    Love2DineVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This place needs a full renovation. Very old, the ceiling where you get onto the escalator to get to restaurant is falling down, etc. We had dinner here but noticed that everyone else went to bar for HH items, smart people. Our food was OK, both had filet mignon and cold mashed potatoes, certainly no where close to being great. I indicated that it's our 10 year anniversary when I booked reservation months ago, but zero acknowledgement by restaurant. And when we asked server how large the lobster tail is and filet, she had no idea and admitted that she should know this....its a great view from up there so go have a drink and look out, but there are far better restaurants to spend your money at while in Waikiki.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet