Hawaii's culinary landscape is more stunning than it has ever been, with a plethora of fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. The islands’ talented local chefs, mixed with a smattering of top toques from other regions who’ve opened eateries here, serve up an array of inspired dishes—from delicately spiced poke (raw marinated ahi tuna) to regional melting pot dishes inspired by Filipino and Portuguese home recipes. This collection of a dozen Hawaii restaurants, most of which are Fodor’s Choice honorees, will make you want to book your flight to the Aloha State right now. Just don't forget to make a reservation ahead of time.
By Donna Heiderstadt