Where to Order Takeout or Dine In for Thanksgiving 2018 in Hawai‘i
Why cook? Here are more than 35 places where you can order your Thanksgiving dinner to-go or dine out on the big day.
Photo: Lianne Rozelle / The Pig & the lady
Let’s face it—the holidays can be stressful. One way to avoid holiday-season induced anxiety? Don’t cook! We've compiled a list of places where you can pick up or dine in on Thanksgiving. Don't wait. Many places will sell out before the big day.
Where You Can Order Takeout
Big City Diner
For $99.99 you’ll get half a roasted turkey (there’s a full turkey option available for $144.99), Portuguese sausage stuffing, gravy, garlic smashed potatoes, cane sugar and cinnamon sweet potatoes, sweet roasted corn, cranberry Maui pineapple relish, and eight pieces of macadamia nut pumpkin crunch. All items will need to be reheated (or add $10 for a ready-to-eat option) and orders must be prepaid and picked up at a scheduled time. Or, dine in to try the same menu without having to do dishes at the end.
$99.99, available at the Kailua, Kāne‘ohe, Pearlridge and Waipi‘o Big City Diners. Pickup times vary depending on location. bigcitydinerhawaii.com
Diamond Head Market and Grill
For $23 a plate you’ll get sliced roasted turkey with herb gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushroom-brioche stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, vegetables, cranberry-orange compote, a dinner roll and a piece of pumpkin pecan crunch. All preorders must also be prepaid and pickup times will be scheduled. The restaurant will also cook up 100 plates for day-of diners starting at 11 a.m.
$23, 3158 Monsarrat Ave., (808) 732-0077, diamondheadmarket.com.
The vegan café will offer its ‘ulu corn chowder for preorder. Order by Nov. 16, prepay and the soup will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Juicy Brew’s Kaimukī location.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 21, $8.50 per pound. 3392 Wai‘alae Ave. Call Jenn Hee at (808) 797-9177 to preorder, juicebrewhawaii.com.
OK, so you can’t get a full dinner, but you can get one of the most important parts of any holiday meal: dessert. Starting Friday, Nov. 9 you can preorder a selection of pies, including pumpkin chiffon, mincemeat, custard and Dutch apple. Dinner rolls, decorated cakes, cookies and fruitcakes will also be available for preorder and can be picked up at both bakery locations.
The restaurant at the Hilton Waikīkī Beach is offering a $169 dinner that feeds eight to 10 people. The meal includes turkey, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls with butter and pumpkin pie. You can call the restaurant to order or place an order online and pick it up at a scheduled time on Thanksgiving Day.
Pickup 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22, $169. 2500 Kūhiō Ave., (808) 921-2525, mac247waikiki.com.
The Pig & The Lady
The Vietnamese restaurant will offer an apple custard pie and turkey pho kits for presale. Pho kits include shredded turkey, rice noodles, broth, and fresh herbs for $79 and feed four to six people.
Presale starts Nov. 9, pick up on Nov. 22 (or Nov. 21 for pies only), $26 for apple custard pie, $79 for pho kit. 83 N. King St., (808) 585-8255, thepigandthelady.com.
The Royal Hawaiian
Chef Colin Hazama and his team are preparing a Thanksgiving to-go meal that includes kīawe-smoked turkey, sourdough stuffing, cheesy herb mashed potatoes, kumquat cranberry sauce, blistered Brussels sprouts, pumpkin pecan pie, Grand Marnier persimmon cheesecake and butter rolls. The meal feeds 15 people and can be picked up at the hotel’s front entrance on Thanksgiving Day. Last year, the Thanksgiving to-go meals sold out early, so The Royal Hawaiian recommends ordering soon.
Pickup 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 22, $325. 2259 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 921-4600, royal-hawaiian.com.
Select what you want online and arrange a time to pick up your order at Zippy’s locations. The restaurant’s whole- and half-turkey packages include turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, stuffing, gravy and King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls. You can also get a whole turkey and a selection of sides and desserts a la carte on Zippy’s website.
Multiple pickup times, Nov. 21 and 22, $54.95 half-turkey package, $102.95 whole-turkey package. Various locations, find addresses, contact information and order on holidaymealstogo.com
Celebrate Thanksgiving one week early with Juicy Brew’s Brunchgiving. The vegan restaurant located in Kaimukī will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be offering a holiday-inspired feast the week before. Try their Brunchgiving plate that has seitan and white bean “turkey,” whipped ‘ulu, stuffing, gravy, ginger flower cranberry sauce, kale Caesar salad, veggies and fried onions. Or if you’re looking for something sweet, it will have a ‘ulu cinnamon roll waffle topped with ginger flower cranberry sauce. If your favorite part is leftovers, pick up the Brunchgiving leftovers sandwich and ‘ulu spiced pie with coconut whipped cream.
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Where You Can Dine In on Nov. 22
100 Sails Restaurant & Bar
The restaurant located at Prince Waikīkī will offer brunch and dinner buffets for Thanksgiving. Brunch (which is the same menu that will be served at 10 a.m. in the Pi‘inaio Ballroom) is a mix of breakfast dishes, Thanksgiving fare and entrées like hoisin chicken and prime rib. For dinner, the menu changes slightly as the breakfast items are exchanged for more appetizers, a seafood station with shrimp and scallop scampi, fried oysters, steamed clams and snow crab legs.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner, $69 for adults and $34.50 for keiki ages 6-12. 100 Holomoana St., (808) 944-4494, 100sails.com.
The Aulani restaurant will feature a Thanksgiving meal during its lunch and dinner service. For lunch, get the turkey plate served with Thanksgiving sides for $33. For dinner, the eatery will showcase a two-course menu that includes an entrée and dessert. The main course is roasted turkey with whipped potatoes, stuffing, macadamia nut and coconut Moloka‘i sweet potatoes, haricot vert, gravy and ginger-cranberry relish. For dessert get a piece of pumpkin pie with dark chocolate pumpkin swirl gelato and a brandy snap.
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. lunch, 5 to 9 p.m. dinner, lunch, $33; dinner, $58 for adults; $16 for keiki ages 3-9. 92-1185 Ali‘inui Drive, Kapolei, (808) 674-6320, disneyaulani.com.
The scenery is really the focus of this Thanksgiving cruise. The meal is included and features roasted turkey and gravy, garlic-mashed potatoes and stuffing during the two-hour dinner cruise.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with check in 30 minutes prior to departure at 1 Aloha Tower Pier 6. Nov. 22, $109 for adults, $56 for keiki ages 7-12, (800) 381-0237.
Disney’s Ko Olina hotel will offer a lunchtime buffet in its Kaiona Ballroom featuring live music and Disney characters. A carving station will have turkey, porchetta, gravy and cranberry sauce, and the feast will also include salads, soup, hot entrées like pan-seared salmon and braised short ribs in addition to a variety of desserts. There will also be a keiki buffet with items such as chicken drumsticks, mac and cheese and corn dogs. Residents will have to wait for reservations. Aulani guests get first dibs until it opens to the public on Nov. 15.
1 p.m. & 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m., $89.50 for adults, $45.75 for keiki ages 3-9, free for keiki under 2. 92-1185 Ali‘inui Drive, Kapolei, (808) 674-6320, Disneyaulani.com.
Other Aulani options: Makahiki’s buffet at will have a special Thanksgiving dishes with turkey and all the signature sides. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 22, $65 for adults, $27 for keiki 3-9, free for keiki 2 and under, (808) 674-6320, disneyaulani.com.
At Aulani’s quick-service spot, Ulu Café, you can pick up a sliced turkey plate with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli and green beans, cranberry sauce and a slice of pumpkin pie for $19.95. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., $19.95 for adults, $10.95 for keiki (doesn’t include pie), (866) 443-4763.
Bali Steak & Seafood
The Hilton Hawaiian Village’s oceanside restaurant, Bali Steak and Seafood, has four menu additions for Thanksgiving—a venison chorizo sausage appetizer, a roasted pumpkin salad, kīawe-smoked roasted turkey that comes with Portuguese sausage and Hawaiian sweet bread stuffing, and for dessert, a pumpkin molten cake.
5 to 9 p.m., $18-$48. 2005 Kālia Road, (808) 949-4321, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com.
Basalt’s executive chef, Keith Kong, is preparing a three-course dinner and holiday-inspired amuse bouche to celebrate Thanksgiving. The meal will start with a kabocha squash bisque topped with pumpkin seeds, followed by roasted turkey that comes with all the Thanksgiving fixings—stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and a cranberry relish. The meal includes a piece of pumpkin pie with pecan crumble and candied ginger whipped cream for dessert.
4 to 10 p.m., $45. Kūhiō Ave., (808) 923-5689, basaltwaikiki.com.
Big City Diner
Get to Big City Diner early for its oven-roasted turkey plate. For $19.99 you’ll get roasted turkey with Portuguese sausage stuffing, giblet gravy with garlic smashed potatoes, cranberry Maui pineapple relish, baked cane sugar cinnamon sweet potatoes, and a piece of macadamia nut pumpkin crunch with whipped cream.
11 a.m. until they run out, $19.99 for adults, $9.99 for keiki 10 and under. Multiple locations www.bigcitydinerhawaii.com.
The Buffet at Hyatt
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A carving station that features prime rib, turkey, and porchetta; a selection of poke; and a seafood station with Southern King and Alaskan Snow crab, oysters and Kauai shrimp are just a few of the options you’ll find at The Buffet at Hyatt’s Thanksgiving dinner.
3:30 to 9:30 p.m., $75 kama’āina, $89 for visitors, $35 for keiki 6-12, free for keiki under 5. 2424 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 237-6395, hyatt.com.
There are two options at this Waikīkī location of the popular Kailua restaurant. From 4 to 8 p.m., a buffet will include roast turkey with all the dressings, baked ham with guava glaze and yam casserole, a prime rib carving station and four desserts including pumpkin pie and haupia cake. If you prefer full-service, the dinner menu will include roast turkey, baked ham with guava glaze or a combo plate of both with all the sides. Pumpkin pie is included with each full-service dinner.
Buffet: 4 to 8 p.m., $33.95 per person, $23.95 for seniors and kids 6-11. Dinner: 4 to 9 p.m. ‘Ilikai Hotel, 1777 Ala Moana Blvd., (808) 670-1915, cinnamons808.com/ilikai.
d.k Steak House
The Waikīkī steakhouse will offer a variety of a la carte specials this Thanksgiving. In addition to a roasted beet and spinach salad and bacon-wrapped scallop appetizers, the restaurant will offer a turkey dinner and a 12-ounce boneless rib eye as entrées. For dessert, diners can choose between pumpkin bread pudding, cranberry lime sorbet and pumpkin cheesecake gelato.
5:30 to 10 p.m., $7-$52. Inside the Waikīkī Beach Marriott, 2552 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 931-6280, dksteakhouse.com.
The Grove Restaurant & Bar
The tastes of fall will be on display at The Grove Restaurant and Bar located in The Modern Honolulu. In addition to a butternut squash agnolotti (or stuffed pasta), smoked ham hock, and a roasted-beet-and-poached-pear salad, dinner will include a sous vide turkey breast with Thanksgiving sides including Brussels sprouts and potato puree. If that doesn’t sound enticing enough, the meal ends with a slice of sweet potato pie and stout ice cream.
House Without A Key
The restaurant located in the Halekūlani Hotel will have a four-course menu that includes a sashimi sampler, kabocha soup, a turkey dinner entrée with stuffing, vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a piece of spiced apple roll cake for dessert. This menu will be available for both lunch and dinner.
Lunch, noon to 5 p.m; dinner, 5 to 9 p.m., $80 for adults, $35 for keiki ages 5-12. 2199 Kālia Road, (808) 923-2311, halekulani.com.
Hula Grill Waikīkī
The Waikīkī restaurant will feature both a price-fixe menu and two a la carte options for Thanksgiving. For $36 diners can get a salad, a turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, roasted squash and long beans, Asian pear and Kalua pig stuffing, li-hing mui pineapple cranberry relish and gravy with a piece of pumpkin crunch for dessert. The restaurant will also have a Kona lobster crusted opah and glazed pork chop available.
4:45 to 10 p.m., $35-$38. In the Outrigger Waikīkī Beach Resort, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 923-4852, hulagrillwaikiki.com.
Choose between a Thanksgiving brunch or dinner buffet at Mac 24/7 located inside the Hilton Waikīkī Beach Hotel. Both have items like turkey, sweet potatoes and apple-bourbon sausage stuffing, but the dinner will include a prime rib carving station while the brunch will feature honey-glazed ham and made-to-order omelets.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m., brunch: $49 for adults $24 for keiki ages 5-12, free for keiki 4 and under, dinner: $56 for adults, $28 for keiki ages 5-12, free for keiki 4 and under. 2500 Kūhiō Ave., (808) 921-5564, mac247waikiki.com.
The farm-to-table, Kaka‘ako restaurant will have a price-fixe, three-course menu plus an amuse bouche to celebrate the holiday. Diners can choose between entrées like a harvest plate with turkey and Thanksgiving sides, roasted beef tenderloin, macadamia nut-crusted mahi mahi, or for a $20 supplement, poached Kona lobster. The restaurant also has a price-fixe keiki menu that comes with a salad, choice of turkey dinner, filet mignon, or macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi and a dessert sampler. Reservations must be made with a credit card and there’s a 48-hour cancellation period.
11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., $59 for adults, $12 for keiki. 1108 Auahi St., (808) 215-0022, merrimanshawaii.com.
The farm-to-table Kaka‘ako restaurant will feature a $45 price-fixe menu that includes Thanksgiving staples using Hawaiian ingredients. From cranberry sauce made with Maui gold pineapple to stuffing prepared with Maui onion, celery, carrots and Italian sausage. The meal also includes free-range turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, and mashed potatoes. But, if we’re being honest, one the best parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers – and Moku Kitchen wants to make sure that everyone gets some. Dine at Moku this Thanksgiving and you’ll get a turkey sandwich to take home.
11a.m. to 9 p.m., $45. 660 Ala Moana Blvd., (808) 591-6658, mokukitchen.com.
North Shore Kula Grille
Looking for a Thanksgiving dinner option on the north shore? Turtle Bay Resort will be offering a $55 buffet at its Kula Grille that includes entrées such as turkey, pork loin and Kona kampachi. It also features a sweets station with seasonal cookies, éclairs, shooters, macrons, macaroons, malasadas and pies and tarts—we’re eying the pumpkin bourbon pecan.
4:30 to 9:30 p.m., $55 for adults, $27.50 for keiki 5-12. 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, (808) 293-6000, turtlebayresort.com.
This Halekūlani restaurant will feature an extensive buffet for both brunch and dinner—brunch will have live entertainment—with a menu that consists of sushi, sashimi, and poke; turkey, prime rib and suckling pig; and cranberry bread pudding, pumpkin pie, and candied apple panna cotta. There are some differences between the brunch and dinner menus, but the Thanksgiving staples will remain the same.
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (last seating at 1:30 p.m.) brunch, 5 to 9 p.m. dinner, $115 for adults, $49 for keiki 5-12 years. 2199 Kālia Road, (808) 923-2311, halekulani.com.
As an alternative to the two buffets that Turtle Bay Resort will be offering on Thanksgiving, Pa‘akai—the hotel’s restaurant by executive chef Joe Rose—will offer a three-course dinner with wine pairings. Guests can choose between a petit filet of beef or fresh catch as their mains and keiki can dine on a traditional turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans and gravy.
5:30 to 9:30 p.m, $130 for adults, $90 for adults without pairings, $17 keiki ages 5-12. 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, (808) 293-6000, turtlebayresort.com.
The hotel will be serving a buffet in its Pi‘inaio Ballroom that’s a mix of breakfast items like omelets and French toast alongside Thanksgiving staples like turkey with stuffing, baked ham and mashed potatoes.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $69 for adults and $34.50 for keiki ages 6-12. 100 Holomoana St., (808) 944-4494, princewaikiki.com.
In addition to turkey, stuffing and buttermilk mashed potatoes; the Thanksgiving buffet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rainbow Lānai will feature bourbon-maple-glazed ham and plenty of pumpkin with a roasted pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake.
4 to 8 p.m., $59.95 for adults, $29.95 for keiki. 2005 Kālia Road, (808) 952-5961, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Thanksgiving staples and sushi are fused in a special a la carte holiday menu. Diners can get a traditional Thanksgiving plate with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, gravy and cranberry sauce alongside a pumpkin pie sushi roll of kabocha pumpkin tempura topped with spicy tuna, tobiko, masago arare, avocado puree and cranberry-unagi glaze. Other special menu items include a bacon-wrapped scallop entrée and pumpkin cream cheese roll for dessert.
5:30 to 10 p.m., $7.95-$49.95. Inside the Waikīkī Beach Marriott, 2552 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 931-6286, sanseihawaii.com.
Side Street Inn
Visit Side Street Inn’s Kapahulu location for an extensive Thanksgiving buffet with mains like honey-pineapple-glazed ham, oven-roasted turkey, shoyu pork, and fried rice. The buffet will also feature a seafood station with poke, shrimp cocktail and oysters; a garden bar of cold food; sides like mashed potatoes and marshmallow yams; and an array of desserts including, pumpkin crunch squares and mango mousse cake.
Seating at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., $48 for adults, $24 for keiki 5-12, free for keiki 4 and under. 614 Kapahulu Ave., (808) 739-3939, sidestreetinn.com.
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Thanksgiving items will include kabocha squash soup with Kona lobster and pepita; smoked turkey with mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and shiitake mushrooms; and pumpkin cheesecake.
4 to 9 p.m., $69 3-course menu, limited à la carte menu available, International Market Place, 2330 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 800-3094, stripsteakwaikiki.com
Tropics Bar & Grill
The sprawling restaurant at the Hilton Hawaiian Village has three a la carte specials for the Thanksgiving holiday including a Kahuku corn soup, a roasted turkey entrée that comes with crushed red potatoes, green beans, cornbread and sweet potato stuffing, cranberry relish and gravy, and for dessert—a slice of pumpkin pie.
5 to 10 p.m., $11-$36. Inside the Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kālia Road, (808) 952-5960, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com.
Turtle Bay Resort
Enjoy live music and a luxury setting at Turtle Bay Resort’s Thanksgiving Day buffet. Located in the hotel’s Kuilima Ballroom, dine on turkey, green bean casserole, prime rib, poke and a selection of seasonal desserts while listening to music by the Kaka Brothers.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $80 for adults, $40 for keiki 4-11. 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, (808) 293-6000, turtlebayresort.com.
Waikīkī Starlight Lū‘au at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
A special menu at this experience includes roasted turkey with giblet gravy, cornbread stuffing and cranberry relish; honey-baked ham with pineapple raisin sauce; and kīawe-smoked prime rib, with au jus and horseradish cream in addition to luau favorites like Kalua pig and lomi salmon.
5 to 8 p.m., $111 for adults, $67 for keiki ages 4-11, free for keiki under 4. 2005 Kālia Road, (808) 941-5828, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com.
This historic property and consortium of businesses will have two Thanksgiving buffets, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 4 p.m. Both will have the same menu that includes items like assorted poke, chilled crab legs, corn and cheddar fritters, roasted turkey with sundried tomato stuffing, prime rib, baked salmon, braised pork and baked ham.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., $61.95 for adults, $30.95 for keiki. 901 Hausten St., (808) 952-9200, willowshawaii.com.