One of Honolulu’s most trendy neighborhood, Kakaako has much to offer for those seeking a wide range of unique restaurants.
SALT – 691 Auahi Street, Kaka‘ako
SALT is a picturesque outdoor mall made up of an entire city block with restaurants, unique boutiques and bars. Made up of 85,000 square feet of an entire city block, SALT is a great place for families and individuals to gather. Shop for succulents at Paiko, eat delicious pies at Moku’s Kitchen and peruse fine ukuleles at The Ukulele Site. There are also plenty of events held every month.
Waikiki Brewing Co. – 831 Queen Street, Kaka‘ako
The second location by Waikiki Brewing, this location has beer brewed on-site in a 20-barrel brewhouse. You can stop in for happy hour for $5 pints and $12 growlers between 3 to 5 p.m. There are some fun games like Battleship, Scattergories, Taboo and giant Jenga to enjoy with friends. The menu benefits from the smoker and outdoor kitchen, so try the barbecue sampler with pulled pork, smoked wings, Drunkwurst, brisket and ribs, or the smoked beef brisket sandwich with mango Bourbon bbq sauce.
Honolulu Beerworks – 328 Cooke Street, Kaka‘ako
An open-air warehouse with a small beer garden in the back, Honolulu Beerworks is a craft microbrewery known for making some of the best IPA’s on the island. There’s a bookcase full of board games and cards, great beer-made Mac and Cheese and in-house brews. You can get a flight of three or six brews for your tasting experience.
Off the Wall – 1170 Auahi Street, Kaka‘ako
Located in South Shore Market, Off the Wall offers local beers, wine and a Latin-inspired food menu. You can sip as much or as little as you want, with a focus on craft beers. There is a great selection of 100-percent local beers, all available in one place. Food highlights include breadfruit hummus, chimichurri wings and ahi tacos.
1938 Indochine – 602 Ala Moana Blvd., Kaka’ako
The dishes at 1938 Indochine is heavily influenced by the Southeast Asian period known as, “French Indochina,” a period when the French heavily colonized various Southeast Asian countries between 1887 and 1947. We, at 1938 Indochine, strive to transport you and bring you the Southeast Asian experience with our food, drinks, ambiance, and most importantly, our curated décor.
Moku Kitchen – 660 Ala Moana Blvd, Kaka’ako
Moku Kitchen is a chef-driven concept that brings Hawaii’s rich upcountry farming and ranching heritage to downtown Honolulu’s urban lifestyle. The upcountry way of life echoes a simpler time where food was locally-sourced and cooked over an open ﬁre on the ranch. At Moku, we like to keep things simple and will serve Chef Peter Merriman’s twist on upcountry specials from our lively rotisserie oven.