Best Lunchtime Fish Tacos in Honolulu
The lively city of Honolulu has an always-evolving food scene, making it easy for tourists to find what they’re looking for while on vacation. Whether you’re hoping to try authentic Hawaiian cuisine, fresh-caught seafood, or unique takes on classic American dishes, you’ll find it here in Honolulu. One of the most sought-after lunchtime favorites among tourists, especially on a tropical island, is authentic fish tacos. There are dozens of restaurants in Kaka’ako, Waikiki, and Downtown Honolulu claiming that they have the best tacos in Oahu, but these three establishments have unquestionably mastered the fine art of a fish taco. While you’re exploring Honolulu, remember to try a trio of these delicious fish tacos before returning to Prince Waikiki, one of the premier hotels in Waikiki, Hawaii.
South Shore Grill
South Shore Grill boldly claims that they have the “best fish tacos in Honolulu.” We accepted the challenge and left their casual restaurant undeniably hooked. Their crispy ono fish tacos are the perfect lunchtime snack on a beautiful winter afternoon. The grilled cajun-seasoned ono is delightfully firm with a very light crunch. The ono is topped with a delicious housemade aioli, slaw, tomatoes, and green onions. South Shore is minutes from Prince Waikiki and beautiful Diamond Head State Monument.
SALT At Our Kaka’ako, the trendy, award-winning dining and shopping complex in the nearby Kaka’ako neighborhood, is home to several of Honolulu’s best restaurants. One of the newest additions is Moku Kitchen, which typically provides classic American cuisine, an extensive craft beer list, and hundreds of award-winning wine labels. But Moku Kitchen also serves some of the best fresh fish tacos on the island during lunchtime. You never know which species you’ll be eating, because Moku only serves daily fresh-caught fish. On most afternoons, you’ll be dining on fish that was caught earlier in the day. These day-boat troll-line fish tacos are topped with fresh cilantro, avocado, cabbage, jalapeno, tomato, and delicious tomatillo salsa. The Kaka’ako neighborhood is also home to breathtaking street art, trendy craft breweries, and lively nightlife.
If you’re in the mood to taste-test some of the best fish tacos in Honolulu, visit these three SALT restaurants in succession: Taco’ako, Moku Kitchen, and Fish Honolulu. Fish Honolulu barely edges out Taco’ako because their Baja fish tacos are slightly larger and a tad tastier. Their Baja fish tacos are only served at lunchtime, which is ideal for visiting daytime tourists. Much like Moku Kitchen, their fish depends on the catch of the day, making it fun for frequent visitors. The crispy fresh fish is combined with cabbage, avocado, cilantro, and a to-die-for Baja sauce.
Luxury Hotels in Waikiki, Hawaii
After a full day of exploration at Diamond Head State Monument, shopping at SALT, and, of course, delicious fish tacos, return to Prince Waikiki for a poolside cocktail, sunset dinner at 100 Sails Restaurant, and the best sleep of your life. Prince Waikiki is one of the only hotels in Waikiki to feature two award-winning fine dining restaurants. We’re minutes away from the best Honolulu attractions, a short stroll from Waikiki Beach, and a free shuttle from the Ala Moana Center. Give us a call today at 1-855-622-7558 to book a well-deserved family vacation to the most beautiful island in the world.