The Hawaiian Islands are certainly home to some incredible restaurants, and while the cuisine is certainly important, we’re also obsessed with a killer patio – especially if it features sunset views. From upscale beachfront restaurants located within luxury resorts to charming little garden cafes, you’ll want to lounge on these 15 stunning patios found across the Hawaiian Islands. After all, it’s always patio – or should we say lanai – season in Hawaii.
1. House Without A Key, Honolulu
Located in Waikiki's Halekulani Hotel, this Hawaiian restaurant serves up breakfast favorites with an island twist, as well as tropical drinks, pupus, and an incredible view of Diamond Head.
2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815
2. The Mill House, Wailuku
Located in Waikapu at the base of the West Maui Mountains is the Maui Tropical Plantation, a beautiful slice of paradise that is home to a restaurant so good, we would travel across the world just to visit. This is the Mill House Restaurant, and the photographs definitely don’t do this place justice.
1670 Honoapiilani Hwy #2, Wailuku, HI 96793
3. ‘Ulu Ocean Grill & Seafood Lounge, Kailua-Kona
Located within the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, on the Big Island’s Kona Coast, this restaurant clearly has stunning sunset views – but the culinary team also places an emphasis on local cuisine with a regional, seasonal and artisanal philosophy.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, 72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Ka'upulehu-Kona, HI 96740
4. Tidepools, Poipu
Located in the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Tidepools serves upscale Hawaiian cuisine in open-air thatch huts overlooking a picturesque lagoon.
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI 96756
5. Kahumana Cafe, Waianae
Part restaurant and cafe, part organic farm, part community sourced agriculture headquarters, and part group and homeless shelter, there is no place like Kahumana in the world – let alone Hawaii.
86-660 Lualualei Homestead Road, Waianae, HI 96792
6. Merriman’s, Kapalua
Yelp reviewers agree that the four dollar sign designation is accurate – but the food, view, and experience is worth every penny. Serving up incredible seafood dishes, mai tais and mouth-watering desserts, Merriman’s has got it all in terms of food in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Oh, and the sunsets are absolutely magical.
1 Bay Club Place, Lahaina, HI 96761
7. Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe, Holualoa
Serving up organic, farm-to-table meals and specialty coffee drinks,
this cafe proves that you don't need to be on the beach to be surrounded by paradise.
76-5900 Old Government Road, Holualoa, HI 96725
8. Keoki’s Paradise, Koloa
This Kauai tiki bar may feel kitschy, but it is a neighborhood favorite for classic Hawaiian cocktails, seafood, and a gorgeous setting.
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive, Koloa, HI 96756
9. Duke’s Canoe Club, Honolulu
For incredible views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean in a casual, Hawaiian eatery with delicious food, look no further than Duke's Canoe Club, a well-known tourist hangout.
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave #116, Honolulu, HI 96815
10. Kimo’s Restaurant, Lahaina
This relaxed seafood joint serves up mouthwatering seafood, prime rib, and Hula Pie with a side of jaw-dropping harbor views. If you are planning a trip to this seafood/steak restaurant for sunset, be sure to make a reservation for prime seating.
845 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761
11. Brown’s Beach House, Kohala Coast
A luxurious, open-air beachfront destination on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast, Brown's Beach House is known for their romantic setting and farm-to-table meals.
Address: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Waimea, HI 96743
12. Nico’s Pier 38, Honolulu
This Honolulu restaurant offers up unique views of the harbor and serves up some of the freshest fish around.
1129 N Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817
13. Hula Grill, Ka’anapali
This beachside eatery on Maui is a casual hub for tropical drinks, pupus, fish tacos, live music, and some stellar people watching.
2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761
14. Lava Lava Beach Club, Kapa’a
Located at the newly-renovated Kauai Shores Hotel in Kapaa, Lava Lava Beach Club is the only "toes in the sand" restaurant you'll find in Hawaii. Serving up Hawaiian-inspired fare, there's little better than enjoying dinner on this unconventional patio.
420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, HI 96746
15. Huggo’s Restaurant, Kailua-Kona
This scenic waterfront eatery is open for breakfast and dinner, and serves up mouthwatering seafood steak and pasta in a tiki-themed establishment with live entertainment.
75-5828 Kahakai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740