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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Asian Restaurant
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“Great Thai in a hard to stumble upon location... small and funky spot, but with delicious Thai food... and its BYOB!!! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This cozy, breakfast only, local comfort food and traditional American Fare has outdoor seating and is highly rated. Located in Maili, it is only five miles away. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“This is the neighborhood beach to go to. We enjoy its incredible vista at sunset. ONLY 5 minutes away. This is key to easy and enjoyable stress free family moments. We take the kids and plop them in the sand and let them run and play to their hearts content. Want and need memorable family moments then make sure to do this every day you are here as much as you can. Grab a picnic blanket some beach toys and head here for an hour or two before sunset. No kids... even better grab some wine and cheese at the Foodland in Kapolei or at Costco (but foodland at the R. Fields area is the place to go) and don't forget some plastic cups and a wine opener. 5 star recommendation!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“OMG the BEST desserts on the island!! Follow them on instagram to see their selections of sugary goodies!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh, authentic Mexican in more of a take out atmosphere. Chicken and carne Asada tacos are nummy. Limited menu (tacos, burritos, quesadillas) with rice and beans. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want buttered seafood then go here. Across tracks great view and has live music some times too. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“Hike up to the pill box. Fantastic sunset views and its a short hike with all the thrills and a great birds eye view of the area. Just please don't yell down the mountainside or leave your trash behind. Be aware of sunset time so you don't get stuck up on the mountain and someone has to call for search and rescue.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Real Hawaiian food. If you want a taste of Hawaii stop here to grab some ono grinds!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Great hike, parking is no problem compared to the other Lanikai pillboxes. There are two trails going up. The left trail is pretty straightforward, similar to the Diamond Head hike. The right trail is mostly rocks and be quite grueling. Overall, fun hike!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“This place looks shady inside and out. But if it's open... because sometimes it is closed...go in!. It's worth it just for the ability to say you visited Waianae and went into slides! They have the best Tako (octopus) poke on the west side. They also make crazy tasty Puerto Rican style empanadas. Their pasteles pronounced here pah-te-lez is full of flavors like cilantro, olives and tomato. Their pasteles are so good they supply the Foodland super markets. So make sure if you walk in here you grab a foil wrapped pasteles or two. Perfect for a snack or picnic item. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Authentic Hawaiian food, owned and operated by locals, who are also involved in education and normalizing Hawaiian language. This food is better than any luau!”
  • 1 local recommends
Hospital
“More than 1000 trees, water features, artwork, spectacular ocean views and 1.5 miles of walking trails. This is the hidden treasure on the Waianae Coast.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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“There is NO NEED to drive all the way to the North Shore to get great shave ice! It's right here near our neighborhood. A favorite with my girls!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Asian Restaurant
“Great Thai in a hard to stumble upon location... small and funky spot, but with delicious Thai food... and its BYOB!!! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This cozy, breakfast only, local comfort food and traditional American Fare has outdoor seating and is highly rated. Located in Maili, it is only five miles away. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh, authentic Mexican in more of a take out atmosphere. Chicken and carne Asada tacos are nummy. Limited menu (tacos, burritos, quesadillas) with rice and beans. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want buttered seafood then go here. Across tracks great view and has live music some times too. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Real Hawaiian food. If you want a taste of Hawaii stop here to grab some ono grinds!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant

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