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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Hawaii

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Hawaii? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Arden Waikiki restaurant
4.8
4.8 (76)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Waikiki
About the restaurant
Nestled in a sanctuary at the foot of Diamond Head in Waikiki, Arden invites you to discover the essence of Contemporary Hawaii Cuisine.

Culinary artisans Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng welcome you into their world of edible expression where every moment is woven into a cherished memory.

Experience the allure of Arden, where every bite narrates a story and each visit feels like returning home.

Top review
RickSvip
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
We went early to enjoy happy hour prior to dinner. We had a delightful cocktail and Poke snack at the bar. The cocktails were well crafted and tasty and the Poke was exceptional. We seated for dinner and had a shared meal. We had a fois gras mouse appetizer that was truly exceptional. We ordered the evenings special of a Tonkatsued pork chop and a couple of sides. The pork was well fried but a bit under seasoned. It came with a small side of pineapple mustard the helped the flavor and made the dish much more than just acceptable. Service was prompt and warm. All in all a very enjoyable ecvening
A photo of Fête restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3374)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Honolulu
About the restaurant
2022 James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef Northwest & Pacific.

Rooted in the local farm-to-table movement — a place where seasonality and culinary tradition are celebrated in tandem. One part Hawaii and one part Brooklyn. The atmosphere shares a brasserie feel with a laid-back island sensibility—a celebration and homage to all of our favorite things we enjoy eating and drinking.

Crafted with brick & reclaimed wood, our urban Hawaiian farmhouse features an open kitchen, lush plant wall, brick walls, and lots of natural light in a historic Chinatown building. The bar mixes classic and modern cocktails with artisanal flare with a well-curated wine list.

Top review
LISBETH
Dined 3 days ago
The atmosphere was great and the staff was friendly and helpful making good suggestions from the menu. The food was really good, the fish was absolutely amazing. My husband however ordered one of the amazing looking burgers and it was supposed to me medium but was borderline rare. Overall though a great experience with a great staff!
A photo of ekolu kitchen1279 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (736)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Kihei
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of North Kihei, we invite you to join us on a culinary voyage curated by Ekolu Kitchen1279 Co-owner and Executive Chef Generoso Sarmiento.
Top review
GlendaG
Dined 1 day ago
Always great food and great service. Always a go to when in Kehei
A photo of Mud Hen Water restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1312)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Honolulu
About the restaurant
A Hawaiian Sense of Plate

If there are no reservations available at your desired time, understand that we hold our patio seating, communal table, and bar stools for walk-in customers only. Please call to reserve parties larger than 8 guests. We are open to walk-ins only for Happy Hour ("Pau Work") from 2pm to 5pm Tuesday - Saturday and offer a pupu menu and drink specials.

Hang Loose at The Hen


Top review
CatalinaRvip
Dined 3 days ago
Unique creative delicious food and great service.
A photo of LA HIKI KITCHEN - Ko Olina at Four Seasons Resort restaurant
4.7
4.7 (916)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Kapolei
About the restaurant
Inspired by the Hawaiian phrase “mai ka lâ hiki a ka lâ kau” – “from sunrise to sunset” – Lâ Hiki Kitchen is a an inspired interpretation of American continental dining, infused with local influences, re-imagined with farm fresh ingredients and prepared by a world class chef. Cooking with heart and soul!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 2, 2024
Malia was a great server and super gracious and helpful.
A photo of Mahi ‘ai Table restaurant
4.7
4.7 (685)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Kapolei
About the restaurant
Mahi'ai Table, Foodland's first full service farm-to-table restaurant.
Top review
DebiK
Dined 1 day ago
No complaints. Food was amazing as usual. Marlin was so good. I love the quality of fish here. Always love the live music starting at 5:00 pm. Lance, our server is our favorite. Always around to make sure you have everything you need. Definitely another great night at this restaurant!
A photo of Veranda - Moana Surfrider restaurant
4.8
4.8 (964)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Waikiki
About the restaurant
Our renowned Victorian tradition of “Afternoon Tea” under the historic banyan tree invites guests to indulge in a variety of tropical tea blends accompanied by a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, scones and delicate pastries.

Please Note we are a cashless restaurant. We only accept credit cards or room charges as form of payment.
We kindly ask to refrain from balloon decorations to ensure the views for others are respected. Guests are welcome to bring their own cake/dessert for an additional fee of $7 per person.

Top review
stephKane
Dined 6 days ago
Loved it! Had a wonderful time with mom. First time here. We decided while we were here, to make it a regular outing. They offer kamaaina discount (we didn't even know) Top teir service, tea, food, ambience...overall experience! It was relaxing. So glad we finally decided to do this
A photo of et al. restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1277)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Honolulu
About the restaurant
et al. is a new full-service restaurant, bar and neighborhood eatery offering an imaginative menu of multi-regional dishes drawing inspiration from local produce and ingredients at the peak of seasonal flavor.
Top review
Heather
Dined 1 day ago
A great evening and our neighborhood to enjoy some relaxation and fine food
A photo of Moku Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3424)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Honolulu
About the restaurant
Full table service resumes 12/18/23!

Located in the heart of the Kaka'ako art district, Moku Kitchen is a chef-driven concept that brings Hawaii's rich upcountry farming and ranching heritage to downtown Honolulu's urban lifestyle. Our award winning cocktail program is ever-evolving, highlighted by the Monkeypod Mai Tai. We offer a wide variety of local craft beer and wines from small independent producers. Please go to mokukitchen.com for up to date menus and our daily live music calendar.

Top review
BenjaminRvip
Dined 2 days ago
Service was great! Friendly staff and great suggestions on the menu. Really enjoyed the beer selection. Will be back next week for another bday celebration!
A photo of Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Ala Moana restaurant
4.6
4.6 (5255)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Honolulu
About the restaurant

THE MARIPOSA located on Level 3 of Neiman Marcus ALA MOANA greets you to a panoramic view of the Ala Moana Beach Park located directly across. Enjoy seating in our Dining Room, or on the Lanai.

Mariposa Restaurant boasts a spectacular ocean view and extraordinary cuisine from Executive Chef Lance Kosaka.

Find your favorite menu items plus new selections too. Open daily for Lunch: Sunday 11am - 4:30pm (last seating), Monday - Saturday 11am - 3:00pm (last seating)

Our Sunset Lounge Menu is offered Friday & Saturday 5pm - 7:30pm (last seating)

Enjoy a commanding view of the Friday Night Fireworks display from any seat in the Restaurant or on the Lanai.

For your convenience, please enter from the Mariposa private entrance, ocean side Mall Level of Neiman Marcus.

Hours may vary on Holidays -- please call for more information.

Top review
RonLynnevip
Dined 4 days ago
Mariposa has always been a favorite of mine. My family & friends also enjoy dining here.
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