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Keys to success when eating out:

  • Eat mindfully: slow down and take time to enjoy your food and enjoy the company you’re in, don’t rush, don’t watch TV or use electronics while eating
  • Reduce meat, processed food, salty, sugary, and deep fried foods
  • No matter what else you order, make sure to get some vegetables, beans, and/or fruits too (i.e. keep your meal well-balanced by ordering AT LEAST an equal amount of vegetables/fruits/beans as meat/fish/carbs)
  • For sandwiches add toppings like peppers, spinach, avocado, tomatoes, olives, onions; opt for mustard and light or no mayo; use whole grain/multigrain bread
  • For salads add toppings like nuts, seeds, fruits (apples, oranges, berries), and non-leafy vegetables (carrots, cucumber, radish); opt for oil/vinegar/mustard-based dressings rather than ranch/thousand island
  • Side dishes: opt for brown rice if available, and get veggies like (with Korean food) bean sprouts, cabbage, kabocha, kim chee, seaweed, watercress or (with Japanese food) edamame, miso soup, pickled vegetables, and tofu; and so on…
  • Be aware: not every menu item at these restaurants is necessarily healthy, however, we’ve selected these places because they have a reasonable number of healthy options. The choice is yours.

We happily accept suggestions for other great places for healthy food not listed yet. Please contact us here.
Bon Appetit & Happy Healthy Eating!

Aloha Salads

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Counter-serve with a health-conscious menu of salads, subs & wraps full of local ingredients.

1102 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Andy's Sandwiches & Smoothies

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Tiny fixture for breakfast, sandwiches made with freshly baked bread, vegetarian treats & juices.

2904 E Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

Asia Manoa

Chinese

Simple storefront restaurant serves familiar Chinese dishes plus combo platters & daily specials.

2801 E Manoa Rd # C, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

Bangkok Chef

Thai

Outpost of small local chain offering Thai cuisine in casual setting for dine-in or takeout.

1627 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

Bluetree Cafe

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Modern coffee & juice bar with a health-conscious menu of vegan snacks, bowls & cleansing programs.

1009 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Cafe Taj Mahal

Indian

A big menu of curries, kebabs and tandoori served in a homey BYO spot lodged in a strip mall.

3036 Waialae Ave #4, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

California Pizza Kitchen

Italian

Chain eatery serving up inventive pizzas plus pastas & salads in a modern setting.

4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

California Wok

Chinese

Simple, traditional Chinese dishes made to order & eaten at food-court-style seats or served to-go.

1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Chronic Tacos

Mexican

Laid-back chain serving build-your-own Mexican fare with local ingredients, including breakfast.

888 Kapahulu Avenue #D-1, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States

Da Spot Health Foods & Juices

Meditarranean

No-frills vegetarian cafeteria serving globally influenced sandwiches, curries & fruit smoothies.

2469 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Down to Earth Organic & Natural

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Organic, vegetarian groceries, fresh juices & prepared foods, plus skincare & lifestyle products.

500 Keawe St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Extract Juice Bar

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies
1001 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Fresh Catch 808

Local

Informal, deli-style restaurant serving local-style poke, seafood, plate lunches, stews & soups.

3109 Waialae Ave Honolulu, HI 96816

Gina's BBQ

Korean

Snug, family-owned restaurant serving traditional & Hawaiian-style Korean meats, soups & noodles.

2919 Kapiolani Blvd # 22, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Golden Coin BakeShop & Restaurant

Filipino

Eatery serving Filipino staples, plus a bakery offering traditional breads, pastries & treats.

680 Keeaumoku St #103, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Govinda’s Vegetarian Buffet

Indian

All-you-can-eat global vegetarian lunch buffet served at ISKCON Hawaii for a suggested donation.

51 Coelho Way, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

Greek Corner

Meditarranean
1025 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Greek Marina

Meditarranean

Casual waterfront BYOB eatery serving classic Greek fare in modest surrounds with traditional music.

Green Papaya

Vietnamese
1108 Keeaumoku St Honolulu, HI 96814

Hale Vietnam

Vietnamese

Informal destination for modern Vietnamese fare, including pho, BBQ plates & vegetarian options.

1140 12th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Happy Days

Chinese

This casual Chinese eatery features a large seafood-centric menu, including dim sum served daily.

3553 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Helena's Hawaiian Food

Hawaiian

Local draw known for homestyle Hawaiian cooking in a casual, no-frills space. Cash only.

1240 N School St Honolulu, HI 96817

HiBlend Health Bar & Cafe

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Cool family-owned coffee shop serving organic bowls, salads & sandwiches, plus smoothies & juices.

661 Keeaumoku St #105A, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Highway Inn Kaka’ako

Hawaiian

Family-friendly, no-frills spot dishing up an all-day menu of traditional Hawaiian fare.

680 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 105 Honolulu, HI 96813

Himalayan Kitchen

Indian
1137 11th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

India Bazaar

Indian
2320 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Jade Dynasty

Chinese

White-tablecloth Chinese restaurant serving classic dishes & dim sum amid traditional Asian decor.

1450 Ala Moana Blvd #4220, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Jewel or Juice

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Counter-service juice bar known for acai fruit & granola breakfast bowls, plus seed jewelry.

3619 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Jugo Life

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies
747 Queen St, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Juicd Life

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Juicd Life juices are raw, unpastuerized and packed with live enzymes. We use the cold pressed method of juice extraction through a hydraulic press.

685 Auahi St #218, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Kaimana Farm Café

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Comfy eatery serving locally grown food for breakfast & lunch with many vegan & gluten-free options.

845 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Kaimuki Cafe

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Cheerful, petite cafe serving pastries, sandwiches made with fresh-baked breads & coffee drinks.

3565 Waialae Ave Ste 107 Honolulu, HI 96816 United States

Kaimuki Suprette

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Cafeteria-style eatery for locally sourced breakfasts, seasonal veggies & creative sandwiches.

3458 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Kakaako Kitchen

Local

Casual spot for quick-serve Hawaiian cuisine, including plate lunches, amid open-air seating.

Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Kokua Market Natural Foods

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Longtime food co-op & deli with local produce, meat, bulk items & handmade beauty products.

2643 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Lanikai Juice

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Small counter-serve chain offering juices, smoothies & bowls made with natural ingredients.

Edit 2005 Kalia Rd Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Leahi Health

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Leahi Health uses organic ingredients in all of our beverages, sandwiches and … All of our organic foods are hand-picked off of Hawaii farms with ALOHA!

3441 Waialae Ave Honolulu, HI 96816

Leo's Taverna

Meditarranean

Straightforward Greek classics like gyros & moussaka round out the menu at this simple taverna.

1116 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Little Village Noodle House

Chinese

Lively BYOB eatery offering traditional Cantonese fare & inventive combos, plus family-style dishes.

1113 Smith St, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

Mandalay

Chinese

Refined, contemporary eatery serving Cantonese dishes, Hong Kong-style dim sum & pau hana specials.

1055 Alakea St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Maple Garden

Chinese

Long-standing eatery with traditional Chinese offerings, including vegetarian dishes & a buffet.

909 Isenberg St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Moon Garden

Chinese
578 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

MyCafe Hawaii

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Known for its creative pancakes, this busy counter serve offers a range of breakfast & lunch dishes.

563 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

Nabeya Maido

Japanese
2919 Kapiolani Blvd Honolulu, HI 96826

Nalu's Health Bar & Cafe

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies
1170 Auahi St Ste 145 Honolulu, HI 96814 United States

Nice Day

Chinese
1425 Liliha St, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

Nico's Pier 38

Local

Large waterside hub showcasing locally sourced seafood & dishes mixing French & Hawaiian styles.

1129 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

Peace Cafe

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Tiny vegan restaurant dishing up whole & organic foods in a mellow setting with ambient music.

2239 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Pieology Pizzeria

Italian

Chain pizzeria serving oven-fired pies made with a diverse range of sauces, cheeses & toppings.

820 W Hind Dr, Honolulu, HI 96821, USA

Pressed Juicery

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Cold-pressed juices & cleanses are the specialty of this high-end regional chain.

1450 Ala Moana Blvd #1375, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Roots Café

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies
2229 N School St Honolulu, HI 96819

Ruscello

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Chic, contemporary choice for Mediterranean & Italian fare plus cocktails in Nordstrom.

1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 2950, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Senor Pepe

Mexican
1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ala Moana Center - Makai Market Honolulu, HI 96814

Shaloha Pita

Meditarranean

Low-key pita house offering a roster of familiar Mediterranean fare, such as shawarma & falafel.

3133 Waialae Ave Honolulu, HI 96816 United States

Simple Joy Vegetarian Cuisine

Thai, Vietnamese

Popular Italian, American & Asian dishes are served vegan at this casual spot, including mock meats.

45 S King St # B, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Sprout Sandwich Shop

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Come enjoy our tasty sandwiches that make your taste buds water and your heart smile at Sprout Sandwich Shop.

1154 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Subway

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.

Sushi II

Japanese

Inventive rolls, deep-fried fish & an omakase menu offered in an unassuming strip-mall nook.

655 Keeaumoku St #109, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

The Ripple of Smiles

Vietnamese
3040 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Thelma's Restaurant

Filipino

Informal, family-owned restaurant specializing in Filipino fare with Hawaiian-American influences.

94-366 Pupupani St #116, Waipahu, HI 96797, USA

Town

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Innovative New American & Italian dishes made with local ingredients & served amid industrial decor.

3435 Waialae Ave #104, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Umeke Market

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Modest counter-serve with organic vegan fare such as tacos, salads, burgers, curry & lentil dishes.

1001 Bishop St #110, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Vegan Hills

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Plant-based breakfast & lunch fare alongside coffee drinks from a quaint, modern restaurant.

3585 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA

Water Drop Vegetarian House

Chinese
801 Alakea St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Whole Foods Market

Cafe & Juices/Smoothies

Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products (most sell wine).

388 Kamakee St Ste 100 Honolulu, HI 96814

Yakiniku Camellia

Korean

Informal buffet offering all-you-can-eat Korean cuisine for guests to cook at in-table grills.

930 McCully St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Yama's Fish Market

Hawaiian

Compact, deli-style go-to for lunch plates, bento boxes, lau lau, poke & other fresh island flavors.

2332 Young St, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Yanagi Sushi

Japanese

Japanese specialties include inventive sushi rolls & tempura in a festive space with late hours.

762 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Yummy Korean Bar-B-Q

Korean

Local chain offering a BBQ-focused menu with traditional noodle & soup selections for takeout only.

1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA