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Top of Waikiki

2270 Kalakaua Ave, Ste 1800, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2557 (Waikiki)
+1 808-923-3877
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Ranked #151 of 1,906 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Seaside Ave
Description: Top of Waikiki offers one of the most amazing views on earth; unforgettable sunset views, an endless expanse of turquoise blue surf and world famous waikiki beach. The view is matched by Executive Chef Lance Kosaka's Hawaii Regional Cuisine, where he presides over a kitchen dedicated to freshness, quality and is a strong supporter of infusing as much locally grown produce and fresh fish into our award-winning menu.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Despite a little mixup with regards the time of our reservation the staff were very friendly especially our server Chris whose lighted and knowledgeable approach gave us a useful insight to the options. The food was cooked to perfection and all agreed it was well worth the money and with the great service it was an enjoyable night out

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Boca Raton, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Okay a revolving restaurant in Waikiki, really! I did not expect much but took the risk for the view even though i was expecting, at best, an average meal. Boy was I in for a pleasant surprise. The view was, as expected, spectacular but the food stole the show it was gourmet quality in terms of presentation and taste. The... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We loved this restaurant. It was our favourite. We had steak and shrimp. Great view - great first class reservation. We made a reservation and had a great seat. I will come every time we come to Hawaii

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went here for our last night in Waikiki. It was very 'proper'. We were I was unwell, and had no taste, so had to go on my husband's word on the meals. I only had two appetisers, whilst he had an appetiser and entrée. He said that they were great and enjoyed his (plus some of mine). The view from... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went there with low expectations expecting a cheesy over priced tourist trap but were pleasantly surprised by the great food, service and price. We were there in time for the sunset menu and it was great value for money. I had the chicken cordon bleu for appetiser which was crunchy, moist and flavoursome for $9. For entree we all had... More

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bromley
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Lovely revolving restaurant, serving excellent food by expert waiting staff. All dishes and specials are well known by the servers and they are attentive without being intrusive. Quite expensive so great fora special treat.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The restaurant is certainly known for it's top of the city view and revolving restaurant. The service was very good and you were easily able to walk around and get pictures without disturbing other guests. The food was very good. A nice place for our first dinner in Hawaii .

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New York City, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

As tourists traveling in a small group naturally we were suckered in by the "must see" views and rotating restaurant. To sum up this experience: Nice view of the city. Food is mediocre at best. Wine served at room temperature, red wine was rather warm. Service is pleasant, like the rest of the service on the island. I ordered the... More

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Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Took my family of four to the Top of Waikiki for a nice Mothers Day Dinner. My mother could not handle the 2 escalator ride once we got to the top elevator floor. The three of us managed her up the escalators with some finessing. Don't know why they cannot have an elevator to the top floor for seniors and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My boyfriend took me there for my birthday. The servings are really small, typical for high end restaurants, but the presentation and the taste of everything we tried was really good. I had the lobster, we shared the NY steak appetizer, really good!, then my boyfriend had the Filet Mignon entrée, and I had the main lobster. Their wines are... More

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