Where to Find Outdoor Dining in Kaimukī and Kāhala

Welcome to part 1 of Frolic’s new resource for open-air dining in neighborhoods around O‘ahu.


Outdoor dining In Kaimuki - Mud Hen Water

At Mud Hen Water, you can enjoy warm evenings beneath string lights in the spacious outdoor courtyard. Photo: Olivier Koning


Just a couple of years ago, before the whole world turned upside down, it was a challenge to find restaurants with outdoor seating on O‘ahu. Now even cozy cafes have set up bistro-style tables on the sidewalk and in Kaimukī, three vibrant parklets, each occupying the equivalent of two street parking spaces, provide places to eat in front of popular eateries.


Here’s the first part of Frolic’s new guide to outdoor dining around O‘ahu. Email us at editor@frolichawaii.com if you know of any places we missed, and stay tuned for more neighborhood listings in coming weeks!



Bean About Town

Counter seating outside the coffee shop.

3538 Waialae Ave., (808) 673-8300, beanabouttown.com, @beanabouttown



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Brew’d Craft Pub

Semi-shaded seating suitable for large groups.

3441 Waialae Ave. Unit A, (808) 732-2337, brewdcraftpub.com, @brewdcraftpub


Broken Rice

Nearby parklet available, not suitable for large groups.

3607 Waialae Ave., (808) 739-0230, brokenricehi.com, @brokenricehi


Coffee Talk

Sidewalk tables and nearby parklets.

3601 Waialae Ave., (808) 737-7444, coffeetalkkaimuki.square.site, @coffeetalkhawaii


SEE ALSO: 6 O‘ahu Cafés to Get Your Art and Coffee On


Himalayan Kitchen

Open-air tables suitable for large groups.

1137 11th Ave., (808) 735-1122, himalayankitchenhawaii.com, @himalayankitchenhawaii


Juicy Brew

Nearby parklet available, not suitable for large groups.

3392 Waialae Ave., (808) 797-9177, juicybrew.menu, @juicybrew


Kaimukī Superette

Open-air lanai seating.

3458 Waialae Ave., (808) 734-7800, kaimukisuperette.com, @kaimukisuperette


Lē‘ahi Health Kaimukī

Semi-covered seating for 2-3 guests per table.

3441 Waialae Ave., (808) 224-2607, leahihealth.com, @leahihealth



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Mirage Art & Coffee

Several tables on sidewalk in front of the cafe.

1425 10th Ave., (808) 888-5968, mirageartcoffee.com, @miragehawaii


Mud Hen Water

Open-air lanai seating.

3452 Waialae Ave., (808) 737-6000, mudhenwater.com, @mudhenwater


SEE ALSO: Park Yourself in Front of These Three Vietnamese Restaurants in Kaimukī


No Name BBQ Sandwich

Nearby parklet available, not suitable for large groups.

3394 Waialae Ave., (808) 200-1268


Noods Ramen Bar

Nearby parklet available, not suitable for large groups.

3611 Waialae Ave., (808) 888-2115, noodsramenbar808.com, @noodsramenbar808


SEE ALSO: A New Ramen Restaurant Just Opened in Kaimukī


The Ripple of Smiles

Covered lanai seating.

3040 Waialae Ave., (808) 354-2572, therippleofsmiles.com, @the_ripple_of_smiles


SEE ALSO: Comfort Eats: Find Pho and Vegan Vietnamese at The Ripple of Smiles


St. Louis Drive In

Covered seating.

3145 Waialae Ave., (808) 734-3673, @st.louisdrivein_hawaii


Super Pho

Nearby parklet available, not suitable for large groups.

3538 Waialae Ave., (808) 735-9989


SEE ALSO: Out in the Open: The Best Places To Go For Outdoor Dining on O‘ahu Right Now


SEE ALSO: At Super Pho in Kaimukī, Seven Courses of Beef is a 40 Dollar Feast for Two


The Surfing Pig

Covered tables outside the restaurant and nearby parklet available.

3605 Waialae Ave., (808) 744-1992, thesurfingpighawaii.com, @thesurfingpighawaii



Shaded area with several tables outside restaurant.

3506 Waialae Ave. #B, (808) 735-9494, sushiyahawaii.com, @sushiya_good_sushi_and_poke



The Counter

Covered outdoor seating.

4211 Waialae Ave. E-1, (808) 739-5100, thecounter.com, @thecounterhonolulu


Kāhala Mall

Tables near Brug, Share Tea and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue.

4211 Waialae Ave., (808) 732-7736, kahalamallcenter.com, @kahalamall


Kapa Hale

Shaded lanai tables.

4614 Kilauea Ave. Suite 102, (808) 888-2060, kapahale.com, @4614kapahale


SEE ALSO: 2021 Hale ‘Aina Award Winner: Kapa Hale Named Best New Restaurant in Hawai‘i


Kūono Marketplace (BB.Q Chicken, Daiichi Ramen, Kāhala Mkt. by Foodland, Lanikai Juice, Purvé Donut Stop)

Tables in front of Kāhala Mkt., BB.Q Chicken and Purvé Donut Stop.

4210 Waialae Ave., kuonomarketplace.com, @kuonomarketplace


SEE ALSO: We Rushed to Try Purvé’s New Doughnut Breakfast Sandwiches and Doughnut Sundaes


Olive Tree Cafe

Shaded dining lanai.

4614 Kilauea Ave., (808) 737-0303, @olivetreecafehi


Puka’s at Kāhala Mall

Semi-covered seating area in front of Whole Foods Market and Jamba Juice. Suitable for large groups.

4211 Waialae Ave. Ste 2000, (808) 738-0820