After having browsed through the many Oahu vacation rentals available and having selected your perfect home away from home, you will need to find out what are some great outdoor dining options in the neighborhood. You'll be happy to know that most condo rentals in Oahu Island are close to several excellent restaurants with either a great ocean view or lake view. With Hawaii's great weather on your side, outdoor dining is always an option all year round. Here are a couple of excellent options for outdoor dining: Orchid's Restaurant at Halekulani Hotel, Therapy Sports Grill and Bar, and Honolulu Contemporary Museum Cafe.
Orchid's Restaurant at Halekulani Hotel
This is a great option for those staying close to the Waikiki Beach area. Located at 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815-1936, the Orchid's Restaurant has a prime location with an amazing ocean view. Very popular for its Sunday brunch, this restaurant draws quite a crowd on the weekends, so it is best that you make your reservations in advance at (808) 923-2311. Remember to validate your valet parking ticket and you will be able to enjoy four hours of complimentary parking, which is a great way to avoid the difficult task of finding parking around the Waikiki area. The 'Halekulani Living" Breakfast' is quite a popular choice and it includes an energy booster, fresh tropical island fruit or seasonal berries, egg white omelet with fine herbs and organic shiitake mushrooms, whole wheat English muffin, coffee, tea or a glass of freshly squeezed juice. With such a power breakfast, you'll be ready to tackle head-on the rest of your day. The dress code requires guests not to wear sleeveless shirts and to wear a top (both ladies and gentlemen).
Close to Oahu vacation rentals in the Hawaii Kai area, the Therapy Sports Grill at Koko Marina is a great option for those looking to get away from the crowds of tourists and experience a more local atmosphere. This sports grill offers the option to sit indoors or outdoors. If you sit outside you will enjoy a nice lake view of the Hawaii Kai Marina where several boats and yachts are parked. If you sit inside, you will enjoy a family friendly atmosphere with dart boards, pool tables and several other options for entertainment. Reservations are not required but you might want to call at (808) 394-8200 to check whether there is a University of Hawaii football game on the day of your visit. If there is a game, there will be a crowd at the Therapy Sports Grill as local fans gather to cheer for their favorite team. Good choices here are the spicy tuna burger (served with green leaf lettuce, tomato, fried onions and drizzled with local-style spicy dynamite sauce) and the warm steak salad (a grilled ribeye steak served on mixed greens, tomatoes, mushrooms, sauteed onions, asparagus and crispy fried onions).
Honolulu Contemporary Museum Cafe
Located at 2411 Makiki Heights Drive Honolulu, HI 96822-2547, this cafe is in the Makiki Heights neighborhood, which offers a great bird's eye view of Honolulu. The cafe hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 2:30 p.m. This cafe offers you the chance to sit outdoors in an open garden setting or indoors in a gallery atmosphere. This cafe is popular for its 'Lauhala and Lunch' picnic service at $30 for 2, including Hawaiian-style lauhala mats and a picnic basket. Phone orders for picnics are recommended at (808) 523-3362. The historic Cooke Spalding house is the perfect scenario not only to enjoy great contemporary works of art but also to enjoy great eats.