When you’re heading off on a cruise to one of the Hawaiian islands, make the most of your time at the ports by visiting some of the top-rated restaurants. From Kauai to Honolulu, you can enjoy a delicious brunch or gourmet dinner at some of the best restaurants on the islands. Here’s where you’ll find some of our favorite restaurants Hawaii.

Gaylord’s at Kilohana

This old Tudor estate is the former home of a sugar plantation executive and the mansion is now open to the public. The restaurant is a gourmet food lover’s dream with a diverse menu of American, Continental, and Polynesian specialties, including fresh seafood, steak, and kalua pork. You can enjoy an upscale dinner experience in this grand estate or settle in for a relaxing drink and appetizers in the courtyard. 

Nico’s Pier 38

Steak and seafoods are the specialties at this restaurant in Honolulu. Head to the restaurant for dinner and desserts in a relaxing and contemporary setting. The dinner menu includes seafood dishes using the freshest local produce topped with dressings and sauces made in-house. Be sure to save room for the specialty desserts, including the 5 High Chocolate Cake and Creme Brûlée Cheesecake to make the most of your dining experience.

Restaurant Kintaro

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Famous for its impeccable service and delicious Asian specialties, this sushi and hot pot restaurant is a must-visit when you find yourself docked at the island of Kauai. The menu includes some of the freshest fish on the island and you can choose from either tatami or table seating. This has grown to become a popular destination for group dinners and large celebrations, so if you’re celebrating a special occasion, be sure to make dinner reservations here.