Amidst the beautiful islands and beaches of Hawaii are some of the country’s best seafood restaurants. We have travelled to different islands to find the freshest and most delicious seafood in town. Explore our top 5 picks:
Top 5: PF Chang’s
PF Chang’s is an Asian restaurant in Honolulu. Its name seems to imply just Chinese or Korean food but its menu is a mixture of Chinese, American, and other Asian cuisines. Their food has a very subtle and upper class flavor and they have great combinations. Some of their best selling seafood meals include crispy honey shrimp, Asian grilled salmon, and Kung Pao shrimp or scallops. They even have sushi. Their price range is a little higher and the portions are smaller than other restaurants but it is just right the amazing taste of their food is good. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very welcoming. Downstairs the atmosphere is almost like a sports bar and upstairs is like an all out upper class restaurant. If you visit PF Chang’s, you can go home full and happy.
Top 4: Red Lobster
Red Lobster is a chain restaurant that specializes in serving fresh seafood including fish, squid, crab, shrimp, and most importantly lobsters. Some of their best sellers are their ultimate seafood feast, crab legs, and coconut shrimp. The Red Lobster is a bit more expensive than other restaurants, but it is gaining popularity due to its amazing flavors. Their entrees cost $15 while their four course meals are around $20 each. If you want their Ultimate seafood feast you will spend around $27. This is quite a good pick if you cannot choose between crab and lobster. The customer service is fine, but if you have plenty of company, it is better to have a reservation than to wait for around 15-20 minutes. Just a friendly tip, this place is really full-packed on weeknights so it is better to visit this place for lunch.
Top 3: Joe’s Crab Shack
Joe Crab Shack is a seafood restaurant with a beach them that is perfect for the beautiful sceneries in Hawaii. Since its establishment in 1991, the restaurant has become famous through the years and now has 138 branches in 35 states. The restaurant serves Joe Crab Shack’s price range is not too expensive. You will only spend around $10-$12 for their small platters like crab nachos, Shack Caesar shrimp salad, and Maine Lobster Cobb. However, for their big platters, you will have to spend around $17-$23 dollars. The service here is great and the waiters are friendly. The place has a really pleasant and fun atmosphere. The decors are really cool. This place is good for the young and the young at heart.
Top 2: Karai Crab
Karai Crab serves different seafood like crab, shrimps, lobsters, clams and mussels. If you are staying near the beach it just takes a short taxi ride to get here. The customer service is excellent. As you enter the restaurant, you will be welcomed by incredibly hospitable staff. Also, you do not have to wait too long to get your food. Ordering here is really easy because there is only a small menu of different seafood. The price is relatively expensive but it is fair enough for the generous servings and fresh food. You will spend around $13-$15 for their entrees. You could also try their $25 combo meal which includes shrimp, clams, mussels, potato, corn, and sausage. This is a really good choice because you got too tastes their different specialties all in one serving. If you are looking for friendly service, finger food, and seafood, Karai Crab is the right place for you.
Top 1: Dat Cajun Guy
Born in Lousianna, Dat Cajun Guy is a food truck that serves delicious home-style New Orleans classic dishes. Its best sellers are barbeque shrimp, shrimp Po-boy, fried oysters, and fried pickles which are usually served with rice or red beans. The shrimp and all other seafood here are always fresh. The price is really affordable. You will only spend $7 for half serving and $12 for whole serving. In addition, the staff is really nice and friendly. Just a tip, this place is popular so if you do not want to wait, call ahead. From its fresh and delicious food to its excellent customer service, Dat Cajun Guy definitely deserves a five-star rating. It is definitely a taste of heaven in the paradise island of Hawaii.
From shrimps to lobsters to crabs, Hawaii seafood restaurants have a lot to offer. If you want to change your regular all-meat meals, they are really worth a try. So the next time that you visit Hawaii, enjoy the view and dive in a delicious seafood feast with these amazing restaurants.