Don’t Feel Like Cooking This Thanksgiving 2015?
Here's where to order takeout or dine in this holiday weekend.
Photo: Courtesy of The Kāhala Hotel & Resort
Thanksgiving Day preparation and cooking has you stressing? No worries. Many restaurants will make the whole Thanksgiving meal for you and your loved ones—and you won’t even have to lift a finger in the kitchen.
Now that’s something to be thankful for.
Buca Di Beppo
Take a Buca-style Thanksgiving feast to-go: sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Half pan (serves 10), $179.99; full pan (serves 20), $349.99; 591-0800
Diamond Head Market & Grill
This takeout eatery on Monsarrat Avenue offers individual Thanksgiving dinner plates, which include turkey, herbed gravy, mashed potatoes and mushrooms.
Nov. 26 until sold out, $22 per plate, 732-0077
Greens & Vines Gourmet Vegan Restaurant
This one’s for all the vegetarians, vegans and those who have a gluten/dairy/soy/grain-free diet. You can still feast on the holiday with this Thanksgiving package that includes non-turkey in lettuce cups, cauliflower-thyme mash with a miso-shallot gravy, a Waldorf salad and a kabocha pumpkin pie.
Order by Nov. 21; pickup noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 26, $55 (serves two), 536-9680
The Kāhala Hotel & Resort
The luxe resort is offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal featuring a 12-pound turkey with traditional stuffing and gravy (and extra if you want more), sautéed veggies, cranberry sauce, baked bread, salad with a lilikoʻi vinaigrette and, of course, an eight-inch pumpkin pie.
Pickup either 4–7 p.m. Nov. 25 or 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Nov. 26, $185, 739-8760
The Pig & The Lady
Create your own Thanksgiving meal package from The Pig & the Lady. The Chinatown restaurant is offering turkey and sage stuffing sausages, Southern style potlikkers with collard greens, roasted marshmallow and candied yam rolls, dirty rice (ground turkey giblets and liver cooked with onions, celery, green peppers and rice cooked with turkey stock), Sriracha cranberry sauce, pho gravy and pumpkin chiffon pie.
Accepting orders until Nov. 23, pickup 5:30–10 p.m. Nov. 25. Price varies. Order online
Turtle Bay Resort
The North Shore resort’s pick-up-and-go Thanksgiving meal feeds six to eight people and includes a 14-pound roasted turkey stuffed with macadamia nut sage dressing, fresh Kahuku corn on the cob, cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes and two desserts.
Pickup 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 26 at the valet stand, $200 (plus tax), 447-6504
The Willows Restaurant
A limited number of take-out Thanksgiving dinners is being offered by this Mō‘ili‘ili restaurant. The package includes a 12- to 13-pound herb-crusted butterflied turkey with gravy, cranberry orange sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, Portuguese sausage stuffing, butter rolls and your choice between a pumpkin or custard pie.
Pickup Nov. 26 only, $159.95 (feeds four to six people), 952-9200
Zippy’s offers three different packages to satisfy your Thanksgiving needs. You can order just the turkey or an entire meal, which includes stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry/pineapple relish and dinner rolls.
Order by 10 p.m. Nov. 22; $60.95 for just the turkey, $48.95 for a half-turkey with meal, $93.95 for a whole turkey with meal, 973-0880 or online
Where to Dine In
Buca Di Beppo
Sit down a Thanksgiving feast with both traditional offerings and Italian favorites. Buca’s turkey dinner comes with sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Nov. 26, small (serves three), $57, large (serves six), $125, 591-0800
Turtle Bay Resort
Under the direction of executive chef Conrad Aquino, diners at Turtle Bay Resort for Thanksgiving brunch will enjoy a farm-to-feast fare of dishes inspired by local farms. The lineup includes smoked tom turkey, guava wood-smoked huli-style chicken, liliko‘i honey-mustard-glazed ham and Kahuku corn and mushroom succotash—all while enjoying the restaurant’s ocean view.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 26, $69 for adults, $27 for children ages 5 to 12, 293-6805
MAC 24/7 Bar + Restaurant
MAC 24/7 is offering a buffet of an array of Thanksgiving food, including a carving station for slow-roasted turkey and Hawaiian sea salt-crusted prime rib. The buffet also boasts more than 20 hot and cold sides such as roasted butternut lobster bisque, candied sweet potatoes with marshmallow brûlée, and seven-cheese mac and cheese. And save room for dessert, which includes a pancake station and housemade pecan pie.
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Nov. 26, $45 for adults, $18 for children ages 4 to 12, free for children 3 and under, 921-5564
Plumeria Beach House
This open-air restaurant at The Kāhala Hotel & Resort is offering a Thanksgiving brunch and dinner buffet with a traditional roast turkey carving station and all the fixings. The brunch menu also features non-Thanksgiving fare such as made-to-order omelets, an assortment of breakfast meats, steamed snow crab with garlic butter and a slew of desserts. And for dinner, enjoy an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with roast turkey and prime rib, various seafood and sushi offerings, garlic rosemary-roasted lamb and a full dessert station with Valrhona chocolate mousse, caramelized pineapple upside-down cake, vanilla bean bread pudding and, of course, pumpkin pie.
Brunch, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; dinner, 5:30–10 p.m., Nov. 26, $80 for adults, $40 for children ages 6 to 12 (for both buffets), 739-8760
The signature restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa is offering its own twist on the traditional Thanksgiving buffet spread. The menu features traditional turkey and ham carving stations, poached Kaua‘i shrimp with a spicy mango cocktail sauce, handmade California rolls, Thai curry butternut squash soup, maple-fried Brussels sprouts with pipikaula and a gelato cart featuring four different flavors.
3–8 p.m. Nov. 26, $75 for adults, $38 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under, 237-6166
Tiki’s Grill & Bar
Executive chef Ronnie Nasuti is cooking up a three-course Thanksgiving menu. The first course is your choice between the parsnip and apple bisque with cinnamon crème fraîche or a Waimānalo greens salad with cranberries, roasted grapes, pistachios and sherry Dijon vinaigrette. The second course is a slow-roasted tom turkey with pineapple-Portuguese sausage dressing, Yukon gold potato puree, Moloka‘i sweet potato puree and rosemary chardonnay pan gravy. The third course is a pumpkin butter cake with eggnog anglaise.
4–10:30 p.m. Nov. 26, $36, 923-8454
Sail off into the sunset along O‘ahu’s south shore with your loved ones while enjoying a Thanksgiving feast of turkey and gravy, prime rib, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, steamed vegetables and green salad, stuffing, fresh fish, roast pork with gravy, fresh fruit and pumpkin cheesecake. There will be live musical entertainment and dancing, too.
5:30–7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, check-in at 5 p.m., Pier 6 at Aloha Tower, $104 to $159 for adults, $56 to $98 for children ages 7 to 12, 973-1311
This restaurant at The Kāhala Hotel & Resort has a special Thanksgiving five-course menu that comes paired with premium wines. This special menu, which runs on Thursday and Friday night, features kampachi carpaccio with a ponzu-truffle vinaigrette, sautéed foie gras with a butternut square potage, roasted turkey with a cranberry coulis and truffle jus, and a pumpkin tart for dessert. If you want more of a selection, you can still order from the a la carte menu, too.
5:30–10 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27, $100, 739-8760