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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Top of Waikiki reviews from OpenTable diners
267 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (239)special occasion (171)romantic (155)fit for foodies (51)hot spot (46)good for groups (38)notable wine list (38)vibrant bar scene (32)late-night find (23)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (16)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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.
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fantastic views, service, drinks, and food! Can't wait to return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique vista, great food & service!
    BillM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Top of Waikiki immensely. There is some minor construction as you get off the elevator on the 19th floor, but don't be concerned; when you take the escalators up to the restaurant, it's quite nice. We arrived early for our reservations, so took a small table at the bar level and enjoyed a cocktail and some calamari. The hostess took us to our table right at our reservation time. Food was excellent; they have a very nice steak and seafood menu, but don't overlook some of their pasta dishes. Servers at the bar and the table were extremely friendly and efficient. We had been told it was pricey, and while it's not cheap, we were pleasantly surprised by a bill of about $115 for two including bar tab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unique views great food
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were looking for an different dining option and Top of Waikiki was it. Getting 360 view of downtown Waikiki while dining on some very good beef filet minion was fun. Everyone's meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Unknown
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    They are remodeling, the restaurant is a great idea, the food was fair, not worth the price. We had a reservation for when they opened and still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. It was our ten year anniversary and looking back should have went somewhere else. Not a great value
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic view,great food
    Cossieguy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a fantastic expierence. Top waiter ,manager who cares for his guests,great food and a view that is sublime. Not cheap but well worth it! Go with your loved one for a superb night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    Cjb6685
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Nick at the bar was great!!! Knew some great drinks and very friendly. Quick even though they were short a server that day.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Venue
    Daisy18
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The staff is polished and professional making "welcome" the main word. The menu is interesting and our Mongchong was well prepared and tasty. The portions were small to medium. The champagne was remarkable! Great desserts. Overall, it was a special outing for a special occasion. It is pricey. Once in a while, this is a great place to dine. Looks like a great happy hour opportunity. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    KailuaFamily
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Top of Waikiki. We had a late dinner, around 9 PM. The view was magnificent, the food was very good and the service was friendly. We are Hawaii residents who have lived here for over 20 years and this is the first time we tried this restaurant. Can't believe we waited this long. We will be back! We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tina
    tinamarie1908
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I got kinda of dizzy sitting backwards while eating and drinking. I thought the food was good but overpriced compared to the taste. The sever was nice but kinda slow. I only got one roll and they never came back. They took our picture, which came out blurry then tired to sell it to us for 20 bucks. I had a cheaper dinner at Hula Grill that was better. The food was not as hot as I wanted. Overall it was just okay. It's cool for the experience but that's it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of Waikiki
    Mountaineer
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Top of Waikiki for our one year dating anniversary. I was expecting beautiful views and pricey food that probably wouldn't be worth the price. I got the beautiful views and the pricey food. Our bill was $150 and could have easily been more if we didn't have a coupon for our appetizer. We also only ordered one drink each. BUT, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. My pork chop was delicious, and my girlfriend's pasta dish was excellent as well. I don't mind dropping a little more for a special occasion if the food and atmosphere are deserving of the extra price tag. I knew I'd get a good atmosphere at Top of Waikiki. I was also pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • badexperience
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Absolutely wonderful. The food is better than ever and really good, the service is grand and the view is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view
    UsmcQ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Walking up to the top I was worried cause of the construction but the raining area was very nice. Food was good and service was prompt and quick.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in Hawaii
    Hopefaithlove
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely loved this place the good was great the sever was awesome, a place where I plan on coming back to with family and definitely recommending it to others!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service with a great view
    Nickisdabest
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The view is great and our server Nick is the best in the business! Food was good and the atmosphere was perfect for our romantic date.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion!
    nyctodc520
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My parents and I just traveled to Waikiki and I was looking for a nice restaurant, away from touristy spots, chain restaurants and sports bars, to celebrate my mom's birthday. A friend who has lived in Waikiki for the past year recommended Top of Waikiki for the occasion. When my parents and I arrived at the restaurant, we were an hour early but the restaurant happily accommodated our early arrival. Our server, Cris, and assistant server, Brittany, took exceptional care of us the entire night. The views were incredible, and one of the hotels on the beach does fireworks on Tuesday/Friday nights at 7:30 PM - can't beat it! The portions were extremely generous and the food exceeded our expectations. The drinks were also great. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Experience
    KonaBlake
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Admittedly we did not have high expectations for this place. We figured it would be all gimmick. We were very much surprised by the quality of food and exceptional service. And the gimmick was kind of cool as well. Nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.