About Top of Waikiki - Revolving Restaurant

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 Hawaii Regional Steak & Seafood will give your palate a delight it will never forget. Centrally located in Waikiki. FREE validated parking.

2270 Kalakaua Avenue, 18th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Seaside Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 923-3877

Website:
http://topofwaikiki.com/

Parking Details:
FREE validated parking. Waikiki Business Plaza parking garage. Corner of Seaside Ave. and Kalakaua Ave.

Executive Chef:
Lance Kosaka

Private Party Facilities:
Whether it’s a night out at the bar, a romantic date night, a group celebration or a family get-together, the Top of Waikiki will ensure your needs are accommodated and you fully enjoy your dining experience – whatever the occasion. *Inquiries are only necessary for parties of 18 or Larger, Aloha.

Private Party Contact:
Colette Seu: (808) 923-3877

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Top of Waikiki - Revolving Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (132)
Special Occasion (108)
Romantic (92)
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Good for a Date (86)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Fun (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Cozy (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Waterfront (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Business Meals (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Authentic (14)
Casual (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
People Watching (10)
Healthy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined a day ago

Good mood, good of steak taste, good service.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful view around Waikiki.
The food was good and the service uswell!✌✌

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 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

We went early so we wouldn't be rushed. I am glad we did. The food was awesome and the service was great. By the time we left I could tell that our waitress was getting rushed, but the manager came over to assist. The experience was very pleasing.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful scenery, excellent service from our waiter, Cris & delicious food.

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·Dined 2 days ago

One of the best restaurant I have the honor to visit, the view and the service are second to none highly suggest.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

Made reservation for 8:30pm. Didn’t seat down till till about 9:00pm. Waitress took 10-15 min just to come and greet us and then waited another 10-15 min just for water. We were there for over 3 hours, most of it was waiting for our food. Food was good. But experience could of been better for a restaurant like that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Very loud.
Waitstaff seemed stressed.
Very long wait between courses.
Old furniture/decoration.
Portions small.
Food just a bit above average.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

For the Valentine's menu, the selection of the dishes for the four course meal was nice, but the food and portions could have been prepared better. My hot pot soup was luke warm and to only get 2 small strips of steak with a couple pieces of asparagus for a $95 dollar meal was pretty disappointing. I would have thought the main course would include a full steak entree. I probably wouldn't recommend going to Top of Waikiki for Valentine's Day dinner in the future.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fixed menu wasn’t the best, portions were quite small and the cost wasn’t worth the wait between courses. Overall okay, staff was super friendly and understanding but not the best place I’ve dined for a date.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Girl on the phone didn’t have the best customer service. Over priced for pre fixed menu on Vday. Waiter was excellent. It was a little noisy. No music- therefore, not that romantic. May try again not on a busy holiday.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was over all excellent. Cioppino was perfectly cooked. The revolving. Scenery is always mesmerizing (even more so if you can make it at sunset). A highly memorable Valentine’s Day eve!

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was my first visit with my wife. Didn't have too much expectation. Went there mostly for the rotating view. We were pleasantly surprised with our selections - Filet and Pork Chop. The Ahi Poke appetizer was amazing. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

The place was clean and the food was so good! The waiter was not as nice and could’ve been better but this was my friends first time in Hawaii and was our first date together. It was really good, I’d totally recommend it to other people. I like that it’s dressy, no board shorts or beach wear allowed.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

When we moved here six years ago, this place was pretty bad. Since then, they have made some awesome changes to the menu; the menu is fantastic. If you are local, just enjoy the night views from here, you will not be disappointed. Malihini should come when they open at 5, see Waikiki while the sun is still out. Tip: the exit is always mauka from where you are sitting.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

We had been here a few days earlier and had felt rushed. Booked for 6.30 this time (as opposed to 8pm) and the food was excellent and we didn’t feel as if they were rushing us out this time around.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

great experience great times

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

We had the surf and turf and it was delicious. Our waiter was great. Very friendly and knew the menu well.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Great evening with my family. Arrived at 530pm to enjoy the sunset and it was perfect. Food and service were great!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

The goat cheese-beet and pear salads that we started with were absolutely delicious. The view was beautiful and the server was extremely helpful.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was delicious and great service! Best mashed potatoes I’ve had so far !

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our splurge meal on a recent trip to Oahu. The food was very good and the view -- well, it's hard to beat the view from a revolving restaurant looking out onto Waikiki and west toward Honolulu. Just remember, you're paying for the experience as much as the food. Treat yourself and enjoy it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food tasted great, but the portions were unbelievably small.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We decided on the Top if Waikiki because of the view. What a way to celebrate your anniversary. The view is fantanstic, you cant even tell your rotating. I love that you get a 360 view of the city including the ocean.

Our waiter Dan was awesome and always checked on us. Gave great recommendations and our water was always filled by Alex. They were all very attentive.

For starters, we ordered the garlic shrimp, then we shared a ceasar salad. And for our main course, we both ordered the same, Filet Oscar which is a 6oz pan roasted beef tenderloin with butter-poached, merys-cut king crab legs, asparagus, and roasted red bliss potatoes, topped with veal juice and sauce bernaise. OMG THIS IS TO DIE FOR. We were both so happy. Lastly, our we ordered there Top of Waikiki Signature Apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
They were so nice to put our dessert on a plate that read, Happy Anniversary. We felt so special.

Everything was awesome! What an awesome choice place to celebrate a very apecial occasions!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great atmosphere and service, and we got a spectacular view of the sunset. We were very pleased with the meat-based and vegetarian dishes, however, we would appreciate a vegan main course alternative that is more intentionally put together. The filter coffee (Illy) was weak and lacked flavor, so I would not recommend that. But overall a lovely dining experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant has been in operation for many years in Waikiki. Very popular 40 years ago when revolving restaurants were the rage. I dined in this restaurant 15 years ago, and thought the experience was not that great with the food being the main issue. However, in my most recent visit last Friday, it was again an amazing experience. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely superb! Each of us had a Caesar salad, crab cakes followed by a filet steak and apple pie for desert. The steak was complemented with a few glasses of good house wine as well. I would recommend anyone should try this restaurant again.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Not worth the money for the food.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Sometime, while having a dinner, I felt headaches.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was very good as was service BUT it was an 8pm booking and half way through our mains the dessert menu was put on the table and the minute the first person had finished their main the plate was whisked away. Rather spoils the ambience when it is clear you are wanted out ASAP. My recommendation would be an earlier booking so more time could be taken over the meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food, drinks and service were excellent. Prices are a bit high but worth the overall experience at this very unique restaurant.

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 (London)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Severely average

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food service view and price

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Parking was convenient. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Sunset was spectacular. Definitely will come again with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The only reason we gave you a 4 star on one review was the lighting was in areas a little to dark to read menus? We noticed other patrons using mobile phones to read menu.
In saying that if that is the worst thing you have noting to worry about.

Loved it all from entry staff to cook bringing out our meals and describing how it was prepared with passion, Well done.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Avoid this place at all costs. We arrived half an hour early but were still made to wait for a table even though the restaurant was almost empty! We asked to be sat at the bar until our table was ready and they completely forgot about us. Then when I asked the bartender about our table she walked off and did nothing because she couldnt pronounce my last name! This place completely ruined my time in honolulu and I wish to god I hadnt wasted my time or money here!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

I thought for the price, the salads are very expensive for how tiny the serving it was...
I suggest white table clothes not placemats that are rubber and cheap looking.. My sons steak was good. Alacart maybe a bit much concidering the prices are so high!
View was very nice.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great experience. Dan was great! Beautiful place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, great views, and actually, a good value for the money. Yes it's a little pricey, but so are lots of restaurants in Waikiki. And with this one, you get great views, the service was excellent, and so was the food. The two of us had a drink, shared an appetizer, two entrees and shared a dessert for well under $200. I've stayed in Waikiki over a dozen times over the years but this is my first time at the Top of Waikiki Restaurant. I wish I would have tried it sooner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

The view from the top is wonderful. The service and food is ok but could be better for the upscale restaurant they position themselves.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

This place is lovely for a romantic dinner, however the food was very overpriced. Although the food was great, they will get every dollar you have. I ordered a the Steak Entree for my GF that cost almost $50 but you have to separately purchase mashed potato which is another $7. Why not include a mashed potato on the steak entree? Again, the food was delicious but it is way overpriced. This restaurant should focused on making profit on drinks, not on food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was not bad , if your looking for a romantic scenery (casual) it’s a nice place to go. The place doesn’t rotate for a full view as you would think but the service is superior . I was hoping for maybe a anniversary cake or some sort of decoration but this place doesn’t offer that with your dessert. Oh well... food was good and the vibe was right.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Late-night Find
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