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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

A Turkey Dinner is available as well as our regular menu. Please let us know to reserve it. Happy Hour & prix fixe menus will NOT be available. A 2-hour dining window will be in effect. Our cancellation policy is 48 hours In advance. A $25/person fee will be charged for no shows or late cancels.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

A special Holiday Prix Fixe is available on this date along with our regular menu. Happy Hour and other prix fixe menus will not be available.Our cancellation policy is 48 hours in advance. A $25 per person fee will be assessed to your credit card in the event of a late cancellation or no show.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be offering a $95 NYE Prix Fixe on this date. Our regular menu and Happy Hour will NOT be available. A 2-hour dining window will be in effect. Our cancellation policy is 48 hours in advance. A $25/person fee will be charged to your credit card on file in case of late cancellation or no show

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Top of Waikiki - Revolving Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (158)
Special Occasion (128)
Good for a Date (125)
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Romantic (122)
Good for Anniversaries (113)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Fun (40)
Worth the Drive (39)
Cozy (36)
Happy Hour (36)
Local Ingredients (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Bar Seating (30)
Hot Spot (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Business Meals (28)
Tasting Menu (25)
Casual (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Waterfront (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
People Watching (18)
Late-night Find (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Healthy (12)
Seasonal (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great Beer (6)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Spicy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a group of 5 for a birthday celebration. Firstly, the food and service were excellent and we had a great evening. The restaurant was let down by the cold air conditioning, which we were told could not be fixed. The temperature varies significantly depending upon where you were in the rotation, between nice/moderate and very cold. The restaurant was able/happy to provide a shawl on request, which was much appreciated. Recommendation; the food is great but bring a jacket (in Hawaii!).

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The revolving restaurant was a little nauseating at first, but then you get used to it and you can really enjoy the sites. Food overall was pretty good and they had a great selection, but the price was comparable more to the experience versus the meal itself. Service was outstanding! It is must 1 time experience when in town.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I would recommend this place to tourists only or guests visiting the island. The food is sub par. Very mediocre. Nothing stood out at all. My order came out wrong in two ways and had to wait to correct it. Nothing offered as compensation. I’ve been to other revolving restaurants around the world and this one was not memorable. It’s unfortunate too because we live here.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food great service.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

The overall astetics appear dated and in need of overall renovation. Large dinning space that was very understaffed. Requesting a window view regardless of how busy they may or may not be is futile being that they don’t have enough staff to cover the space, and insist on grouping all tables in one small area. With a reservation, still waited almost 30 min for a table in a restaurant that was half empty.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

The views from the tower were amazing with our dinner around sunset. I wish the sun had gone down later so we didn’t have to eat at 5:30pm, but that isn’t the restaurant’s fault.

Towards the end of our dinner, our waiter seemed to be getting weeded with too many tables.

The butter cake desert didn’t have much flavor, the best part of the dessert was the gelato on top.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Thanks to Emily she looked after us well.
Except when she took my mates credit card when it was my shout.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Not impressed. Cocktail was terrible, had 1 sip and couldn’t finish it, didn’t order another drink, left after appetizers.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Great filet mignon!! We changed mash potoes for fingerling potatoes which I love. Asparagus cooked just right. Husband had beet salad and crab cakes instead of main entree which was really tasty and very filling. Darren our waiter was attentive, friendly and willing to answer our many questions even though pretty busy that night. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Disappointing dinner. Wait staff rushed us through leaving the dessert menu under my husbands arm when we were not even finished with dinner. They made very clear when making reservations of the dress code. Upon arriving we noticed several people with shorts , tee shirts and flip flops...and they were tabled right next to us. The view was the only positive memorable experience . It was loud, kids running around, and the food was mediocre. We had been to the restaurant years before and the quality of food , service and ambience has severely declined. Too pricey and no longer an exceptional elegant dining experience. This will be our last visit. Too many other fine dining choices in Waikiki to waste a night here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Top of Waikiki for our last night in Honolulu? Excellent! I requested Tier 2 for the absolute best view of the sunset and Waikiki beach. We dined on filet and lobster, scallops and speciality salads, and splurged with decadent desserts such as Baked Alaska, Molten Lava Cake, Crème Brulee and Apple Pie. It was all absolutely perfect EXCEPT for the cold coffee. How can you have cold coffee after dinner? (I only put this in for the restaurant manager!) Otherwise, it was Grade A perfect! As foodies and cruisers, we know good food and good service. The service lacked at the end, since our waiter had a 21 person table, which became our problem i.e. no waiter. This was so close, so close to perfect. Anyway, I don't mean to be too picky: I would recommend this to anyone! It is not cheap, but oh so worth it!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fantastic service from Tihati, our server. A staff member checked on us frequently enough that we never felt left out. The food was excellent - we had the prixe fixe and the miso ribeye with lobster - all prepared perfectly and tasted so heavenly. Definitely visit again on our next trip to Honolulu.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had to wait more than 30 minutes after our reservation time to be served. The silverware wrapping process was happening right behind us and was very annoying. Food was great!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

What a beautiful and special experience. What fun to revolve around and appreciate the changing view! The drinks were great, the service fantastic and the food was amazing. We had such a good time and enjoyed the lightning show from up high! Love it!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food, great view, excellent customer service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great view and great meal.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service from beginning to end! We were seated promptly and our host wished my mom happy birthday after he gave us our menus! (When I made reservations online, I mentioned we were celebrating my mom’s birthday.) I really loved that and so did my mom. Our waiter, Dan, showed up fairly quickly after that and also wished my mom happy birthday! He also answered all our questions about the menu. Even offered to take our picture if needed! Our drinks and appetizer showed up super quick. The goat cheese ragoons were delicious! Our main course showed up at the perfect time; as soon as we were done with the apps. My mom said her filet mignon was top notch and cooked perfectly. My pork chop was amazingly delicious! I ate every bite. Our water glasses were never empty and our empty plates were promptly picked up. I love that the restaurant has a professional photographer who walks around taking everyone’s pictures. $25 for one of the printed pictures or $40 for 2 prints. You also get a code on the bottom of the photos so you can go online and get a digital copy. We enjoyed the revolving floor so you can see all over Waikiki. Thankfully it doesn’t go too fast, since we’re both super sensitive to motion sickness. We ordered their famous apple pie for dessert and they brought it out with a candle for my mom to blow out. The perfect touch!!! The apple pie and vanilla gelato were so yummy! The perfect way to end our little celebration. I couldn’t of picked a better place for my mom’s special night! We were so happy and pleased with our experience with Top of Waikiki. Dan was a great waiter with refreshing customer service! We Alaskan’s highly recommend this magical experience!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great waiter and awesome recommendations. The view was interesting but would have been better during daylight. Gluten free was handled well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

When my wife and I were first Sat, the waitress in our section seemed completely overwhelmed. It Definetely took a while to get our drinks and appetizers ordered, much less delivered. That being said the waitress was very nice, and super helpful, bringing everything that we asked for. The food was superb we ordered the Over The Top Surf & Turf, and enjoyed it immensely.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was a great dinner on our honeymoon. The views were amazing. Food was delicious. Also, the hostess Lorraine was very nice to call me after I️ had left my credit card behind. Thanks you

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

So amazing! Came here with my boyfriend and everything was perfect. We ordered two apps to share, an entree each, and we each had dessert. We both are in the hospitality industry, him being a corporate chef and myself being a F&b director. The service was impeccable and our server was great with out overbearing. Our wine glasses were always full and food came out in a timely manor. Very impressed with the dining experience we received. Will be back next time we are on the island!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Amazing staff were 100/10 food was just as good a must do and see whilst in Hawaii

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Healthy, Romantic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great way to see the Waikiki night lights ! Nice wine pairings with each entree.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Recommend reservation over the sunset hour. Need enough daylight to see the ocean. The city/mountain side is more attractive as the lights come on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Everything was good except my steak was a little over cooked. I felt like it was a waste of a perfectly good piece of meat. The apple pie dessert was fantastic. The mashed potatoes with bacon was amazing. The view was EVERYTHING! 😍

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great place with friendly staff and fantastic food!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had a wonderful first night in Honolulu dinner here after recommendation by friends in Australia. We had wonderful service from Cris who was very helpful with recommendations and explanations of all that was not familiar from food to wine and enjoyed our experience all the more for it. Lovely to celebrate our belated wedding anniversary there, the view was stunning, especially on sunset. The food was exceptional and we enjoyed every mouthful. We also enjoyed that the restaurant was one where we could enjoy conversation and not have to shout over music to talk to each other. Would recommend Top of Waikiki to others even if it wasn't for a special occasion

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal. Our waiter Dan could not have been better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The view was wonderful for taking out of town guests. All the dishes we ordered were delicious and beautifully presented. The server however is either new or very forgetful. I ordered hot tea with honey on the side. First he brought me the tea without the honey, then he did not bring a teaspoon. We were there to celebrate a birthday, our celebrant did not even get a complementary cake or ice cream. There were five of us, the bill was over $400.00.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

A special anniversary dinner spent in a beautiful place with gorgeous views, excellent food and attentive service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Incredible view of the entire skyline added to the excellent dining experience. Our waiter, Chris, was very accommodating and personable. The Korean Shortribs were fabulous.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

An EXTRA "THANK YOU" to our server "NATE"!!!
He was very friendly & accommodating to our requests.
My guests were very impressed with all that the "Top of Waikiki" has to offer
(visiting from San Diego, CA...in Celebration of "Date Night")

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Spicy, Casual, Fun, Organic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Top Of Waikiki does not disappoint! Food was EXCELLENT! Our server Joshua was on point and outstanding! Great views of Waikiki and the price point was quite reasonable! Thank you for a job well done TOW team!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delightfully surprised with the Top of Waikiki and so glad we decided to take our guests here this past Friday. Reservations are required and the restaurant got busier as the evening progressed. Everyone in your party must be present before you get seated. We never think of coming here because we associate it with tourists but we were very pleased with our Top of Waikiki experience, we wouldn't mind coming back! Fabulous view and you see that you're rotating but it's not dizzying. Parking (4 hours) is free at the Waikiki Business Plaza and Waikiki Shopping Plaza with validation.

Food was A+! We had no leftovers because everything was excellent. Portion/serving size was good. Everything was a la carte so rice and mashed potatoes had to be ordered separately.

Ginger Pesto Crusted Monchong ($28)
Pan Fried Chinese Style Onaga ($36)
Kurobuta Pork Chop ($44)
Corn Chowder ($9)
Molten Chocolate Butter Cake ($11, served with ice cream)

Mai Tai and Coffee were also very good.

Service: A

Photographer: Photographs are expensive but make nice souvenirs and the photographer from Ukraine is cool and not irritating or pushy.

Definitely not just for tourists!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food, great view, great accommodations, gonna spend some bucks but worth it

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

It was pretty and great atmosphere but the food was extremely expensive for tiny portions. After spending 100 dollars on us two we grabbed food after, which was disappointing. It's cool for a one time thing and the experience but I wouldn't go back unless they gave you your money's worth.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The Ribeye with lobster and salmon dinner was an awesome choice recommended by our server Dan.
And the 360 degree view of waikiki was delightful during our sunset evening dinner

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The wait staff was very accommodating
& well versed in the menu items, as well as the wine listing. The food was well prepared and the presentation was superior; as was the taste. The ambiance was also great; So was the view. The value was well worth the drive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Little hard to talk this place up when they forget to order entire courses of your meal. Ordinary at best ......

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Top notch food, amazing wine, and beyond incredible view of Waikiki = an unbelievable experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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