Top of Waikiki
Top of Waikiki

Top of Waikiki

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://topofwaikiki.com/
  • Phone: 8089233877x
  • 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
Top of Waikiki reviews from OpenTable diners
277 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (247)special occasion (177)romantic (162)fit for foodies (50)hot spot (44)notable wine list (43)good for groups (39)vibrant bar scene (29)late-night find (28)kid-friendly (18)neighborhood gem (17)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
  • Busy Nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very good food that was well presented . Good views over Waikiki. Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rememberable Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The view from the restaurant was amazing. I looked through the window almost the entire dinner. The food was good, not mind-blowing, but good. I enjoyed the non-alchohlaic lilikoi beverage the most. The service was very polite and helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The view was amazing. That's pretty much where it begins & ends. The decor of the interior needs updating it seems to be stuck in the 70's. The food and bar drinks were OK but not spectacular. For the price of the food there are plenty of other better options in Waikiki to spend your time & money.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service from waiter staff
    lrob
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The coctails were pour for the night, service from our main waiter was as if he was tired and couldn't waitlloyd to get home all other staff were great. Earlier dinner is best to prevent a lot of noise and actiity from happy hour patrons at 9.30pm, spoils the occasson.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    adelina
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I came here for a honeymoon dinner. Great choice! The food was really good and the view was amazing. It's a bit pricey depending on what you order but we where satisfied with our meals!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MY review
    CHICAGOLOVE
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food is good , but not much if it. VIew is great, don't drink too much, floor already moving. BUt why take my word find out for yourself
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One to remember
    Salishgurl009
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The idea of a having dinner while looking over the city and beach is an experience i will never forget This spot is the ultimate place for a special occasion would recommend a must do in Waikiki
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, Spectacular view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The Arare Crusted Omaha is TO DIE FOR!!! Generous filet of onaga. Moist and flavorful! The Abubu Arare adds a light, crunchy texture to the onaga that pops in you mouth. Beautiful night view of Honolulu from Ewa to Diamond Head, Manoa Valley to Waikiki Beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a keeper
    Niteout
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is my second visit and I was very happy with the service and the food. This will be on my list to return to for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unbelievable view
    Melishurls127
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was great, service wonderful and friendly and the view is spectacular! Great value and price
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our experience
    WAgranny
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I took my granddaughter there. We had a good experience. I appreciated the children's menu options, which were pretty inexpensive. My shrimp and pasta were delicious. The waiters were helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been great
    OahuFam
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wanted to love it but it missed expectations. Upon seating, no explanation of how long it takes restaurant to revolve. Server was either assigned too many tables or occupied with other diners, our child's order though placed first did not arrive until 30 minutes until ours did so we had to send our food back to keep warm. Also while advertised as tempura chicken, it very easily looked and tasted like frozen nuggets from the grocery store. Adult apps and entrees were underwhelming (tuna poke, fish taco, short ribs). We never had a chance to look at our photo... It was a very disappointing meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Enjoyed the dinner celebration with my family. The short ribs were awesome. My steak was a little tough. Next time I will get the short ribs. Our waiter was attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great service and great food. Would highly recommend the scallop appetizer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very expensive, very disappointed
    HopeingForMore
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have waited to go to Top of Waikiki for a long time. Having tasted food from all over, I wanted to try the "best of the best". I went for my boyfriends birthday dinner, and I had surprised him with reservations. The mood and aesthetic atmosphere of the place was amazing, but it left a lot to be desired. The butter and bread was amazing, the wine was perfect, and the view was breath taking. But the portions were VERY small. The "mashed potatoes with potato chips" was terrible. It tasted like instant potatoes! For something claiming to be the best of the best, I left hungry and disappointed. I also had to grab the waiter a few times for simple things, like butter for the bread, refills, and the check. I would not go back again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    moose808
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    food was very flavorful and the service was excellent. heads-up: it's best to order the appetizer to go with your entree, as the entrees maybe smaller than what most are used to. however, think in terms more of higher quality instead of piles of lower-quality food. again, service was excellent and they really make an effort to "go above and beyond."
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Scene
    fun2no
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The scenery cannot be better than from the Top of Waikiki. I had not been to the restaurant in about six years. The wait staff informed me that the menu was new. One of the appetizers we had was the scallops. It was a little rubbery and disappointing The pan-seared ahi was cooked perfectly. That being said, none of what we ate was exceptional. If I return to Top of Waikiki in the future, it will probably be only for cocktails and to enjoy the view. The staff is exceptional. They are attentive, accommodating and informative.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.