Ko Olina Restaurants and Kapolei Restaurants located near the Beach Villas at Ko Olina, West Oahu, Hawaii. Beach Villas at Ko Olina Homeowner and Vacationer nearby dining options.
So your on vacation at the Beach Villas, where to eat? Even though the Beach Villas at Ko Olina have beautiful kitchens with Sub Zero, Wolf & Fisher-Paykel appliances, not everyone wants to cook while on vacation!
Here is a list of our families favorite restaurants in the Ko Olina Resort and the Kapolei area. All of these restaurants are convenient and close to our property, the Beach Villas at Ko Olina. Our property, the Beach Villa Resort is located on Lagoon Two.
Lagoon Two (Beach Villas) - The Beach Bar is now open serving well drinks, sodas, water and coffee in the mornings. The Beach Bar is for the exclusive use of our guests so it's not crowded. Moon is always ready to talk story with you and play his Ukulele. Todd mixes a mean drink both with or without alcohol. The $3.00 smoothies are a hit with both children and adults. Sandwiches and salads are also available while relaxing at the pool or beach.
We also have BBQ grills on the property by the lagoon pool. (The front grills by the bar are for bar use only.) One exit down on the highway (a 5 minute drive) is the new Costco which opened on February 23rd. They sell USDA Prime Beef and fresh fish (The Ahi steaks are fantastic marinated in some huli huli sauce, garlic & ginger) which you can grill using your in villa Wolf oven or poolside with our outdoor Wolf BBQ grills. Grill out by the pool, swim, eat, watch the sunset, not a bad way to end the day. Check with the bar tender at the beach bar to have them unlock the grill and to provide you with a grill cleaner if needed. The grills are cleaned every day.
Lagoon One (One lagoon over from the Beach Villas) - The outdoor patio at the Ihilani has a pool side bar and they have live Hawaiian Music and torch lighting each evening. Our favorite restaurant at the resort is Azul's which is located here. There is also a casual dining restaurant and a Japanese restaurant here. These dining options are about a five minute stroll along the ocean via a palm lined pathway that connects all of the lagoons together.
Lagoon Three (One lagoon over from the Beach Villas) - Kolohe's on Lagoon Three is good for lunch and drinks, also for sunset drinks, it overlooks lagoon three. Chuck's Steakhouse is also located here. They have good steaks and seafood.
Either lagoon is only a couple minute stroll along the beach in either direction from the Beach Villas at Ko Olina.
Dining at the Golf Course within the Ko Olina Resort - Located between lagoon's one and two at the 18th hole.
Roy's is great for Pupu's and listening to Moon Kahele who works at the Beach Villas at Ko Olina play his slack key guitar, every other Wednesday overlooking the 18th hole. Roy's is also a full service restaurant, their Chocolate Soufflé is famous. The restaurant is a short walk along the golf course, you can drive over or take the shuttle which comes by the Beach Villas at Ko Olina at 7 minutes and 37 minutes after the hour.
Dining and Food Options in Kapolei - One exit down from the Resort. A five minute drive. On the "Makai" side of the Freeway. Makai means towards the ocean. (The other direction you'll hear is "Mauka" or towards the mountain.)
Kapolei is called the "second city" after Honolulu as all of the new government offices, a new University of Hawaii campus, etc. are being constructed out this way. Here you will find the Safeway Grocery Store, the new Costco, the new Target and other stores.
Assaggio's Restaurant - 777 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96707 (808) 674-8801
My favorite restaurant in Kapolei is Assaggios Italian Restaurant. I'm a "local boy" and when I go home I usually eat all of the food I can't get on the mainland. With that being said, I like the food at Assaggio's so much that I could eat here every day. The food quality is top notch and the prices are more reasonable then say at Roy's or Azul's at the Ihilani. Menu
House of Fortune - 777 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96707 (808) 693-8998, the Chinese Restaurant next door to Assaggio's is also enjoyable. Hong Kong Style. Not as good though as a trip to China Town in Honolulu for some Dim Sum at lunch. Right next to and in the same building as Assaggio's. Menu
Chun Wah Kam - 885 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96707 (808) 693-8838, (on the same side of the street as the above restaurants, building to the left) is the new Chinese takeout place that also serves takeout Dim Sum. The local favorite is the Pork filled Manapua. In Chinese it's called a Char Siu Bao. Char Siu is the pork, Bao is the bun. A Chinese sandwich. My favorite is the Kalua Pig Manapua. They make a yummy food gift for family and the staff. Menu
Local Fast Food - Our fast food comes from "Zippy's" a good local place for plate lunches and local food. They have a location in Kapolei. They are three in one kind of place, a sit down, dine in restaurant; a fast food take out counter with outdoor seating; and a Napoleon's bakery which has really good pastries. This or Safeway both have good baked goods. I stop at both places for breakfast items.
There is also an Outback Steakhouse and a Chili's here in Kaploei along with a water park and movie theater. Outback prints a Hawaii version of their menu here as you can get Rice instead of a potato with your Steak! In Hawaii, you eat rice with pretty much everything.
Hope this gets you started with a great list of restaurant choices in West Oahu, have a great vacation!
Ko Olina Vacation Reservations available at: Beach Villa Resort Reservations.