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!

 

Kaimukī

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

 

Sushiya

Shaded area with several tables outside restaurant.

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

 

Kāhala

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