You come to Oahu, Hawaii, for many reasons – the gorgeous ocean views, the sunny weather, and the amazing activities. And of course – there’s the food. There are plenty of restaurants that offer you a fantastic atmosphere, but sometimes it’s nice just to pick up some takeout. You can take your meal to the beach and enjoy your food as you watch the sunset. Or, grab a quick bite to take with you on a road trip across the entire island of Oahu. Next time you need takeout, make sure you order from one of these top seven takeout options in Oahu.
Location: 747 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States
Our favorite dish: Ahi poke bowl
Give them a call: +1 808-732-4806
Of course, you can’t have a list about the best food in Oahu and not mention poké! Ono Seafood is a tiny hole in the wall that is popular with locals for having some of the best poké on the Island. This popular spot is so down-to-earth and bare-bones, it doesn’t even have a website! The made-to-order menu features poké bowls with premium ahi that is always fresh, never frozen. And, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the affordability of the menu. When in Oahu, order takeout like the locals and visit Ono Seafood.
Location: 3045 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Our favorite dish: Acai bowl
Give them a call: +1 808-739-0999
Bogart’s Cafe gained a lot of popularity with tourists who wanted to grab a bite to eat after tackling the Diamond Head hike. But, it’s not just a hit with the tourists. Locals love this spot for its fantastic breakfast. Overall, we think this a great go-to place for whenever you need a fresh, quick bite.
Stop by at breakfast for an acai bowl, coffee, and pastries. Or, stop by at lunch for their Lox & Avocado salad or the Shrimp Po Boy sandwich. One tip is to call ahead and place an order to go, as they are often busy during the mornings with crowds of locals grabbing breakfast before work and tourists about to go hiking.
Waiahole Poi Factory
Location: 48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744, United States
Our favorite dish: Squid Lu’au & Beef Lu’au Combo Plate
Give them a call: +1 808-239-2222
Waiahole Poi Factory offers authentic Hawaiian cuisine and is owned and operated by native Hawaiians. This restaurant has a long-standing history in Oahu. It was originally constructed in 1905 and ran for almost 70 years as a Poi factory. Today, it stands as a restaurant dedicated to bringing local Hawaiian cuisine and flavors to Oahu. Waiahole Poi Factory is also one of the last places on the island to serve fresh pa’i’ai – a traditional dish of cooked taro pounded with a lava rock pestle on a long wooden board to create a delicious paste.
Come here when you have an appetite and get ready for some of the most delicious meat dishes you’ve ever had!
Location: 23 S Kamehameha Hwy #102, Wahiawa, HI 96786, United States
Our favorite dish: Beef Brisket
Give them a call: +1 808-476-1405
Sunset Smokehouse is a family-owned restaurant run by husband and wife team James and Modesta. Modesta grew up in Oahu, and her family decided to move back to the city in 2016. Her husband James is a Texas native and opened up Sunset Smokehouse to bring a bit of Texas barbeque to Hawaii. And to say he’s delivered is an understatement. All the meat is smoked and cooked to perfection. We recommend ordering takeout with a group so you can try the beef brisket, pork spare ribs, and beef sausages all at once. (Fair warning – you might get the meat sweats after, but it’ll be worth it!)
Location: 808 Sheridan St #307, Honolulu, HI 96814, United States
Our favorite dish: Sashimi platter
Give them a call: +1 808-784-2100
Sushi Murayama is Oahu’s best-kept secret for delicious and affordable sushi. Chef Ryuji Murayama delivers both traditional sushi and creative sushi stylings that combine unique flavors. The restaurant opts for local seafood, so everything you order is fresh. Order a platter to share and you’ll be impressed with both the quantity and the quality of the food!
Location: 933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States
Our favorite dish: Malasada Puffs
Give them a call: +1 808-737-5591
When you think takeout, you might not necessarily think of dessert, but we’re here to change your mind. Established in 1952, Leonard’s Bakery has become a staple among locals as one of the best bakeries in all of Oahu. This bakery’s specialty is malasadas – a traditional Portuguese donut.
Stop here and grab a Portuguese wrap (hot dog, sausage, or ham wrapped in sweet bread), some malasadas, and other pastries to go. You’ll love it so much that you’ll return again and again!
Ken’s Fresh Fish
Location: 55-730 Kamehameha Hwy suite 102, Laie, HI 96762, United States
Our favorite dish: Fried Katsu
Give them a call: +1 808-888-7193
Fisherman Ken Broad opened up his little establishment (Ken’s Fresh Fish) as a place to sell his daily catches. Ken goes out into the Oahu waters and catches’ ahi, opah, menpachi, and more. He then serves up takeout dishes to locals and tourists five days a week. You can stop by here to order fresh fish dishes as poke bowls, sandwiches, or in katsu form! And the best part is you can take some fish home to cook for dinner too!
Make sure to come here before or after peak lunch hours to avoid the lines.
Now the only question is – which restaurant will you try first?