Traditional dishes can be found at Odoriko. Photo © David Recordon, licensed Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike.

Waikiki’s Asian Restaurants

Here are the best Japanese, Chinese, and Thai restaurants in Waikiki, their locations, hours, atmosphere, plus what you’ll find on the menu & specialties.

Focus on Sesame Balls on a white plate; doughy drops covered in sesame and fried to golden.

Dim Sum and then Some: A Guide to AsiaTown

AsiaTown, an area just east of downtown is loosely bordered by East 30th and 40th Streets, and St. Clair and Payne Avenues. This vibrant, diverse neighborhood is teeming with Asian-owned shops, restaurants, and markets. A visit here is a must for ethnic-food fans, adventurous home cooks, and lovers of all things exotic.