By Andrew Karcher


Welcome to Camp H.M. Smith, located on Oahu, the most populous of the Hawaiian Islands. As you’re aware, Hawaii offers some of the best recreational activities in the world. The Oahu food scene is no slouch either! This guide will help you find the best local restaurants in Oahu. If you need a jumping off point as you explore the area around Camp H.M. Smith, below is a sampling of Oahu food spots to get you started. Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to call ahead to confirm restaurant hours.

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Camp H.M. Smith Welcome Center

Camp H.M. Smith Restaurants

1. Aloha Kitchen

Headquarters Building 4, 2nd deck Camp Smith


: 1 (808) 484-9419 Open for breakfast and lunch, Aloha Kitchen serves up All-American classics like two-egg breakfasts and tuna melts as well as dishes with a local flare, like the kalua pork Aloha bowl.

2. Sunset Lanai

Building 4 Halawa Heights Dr. Headquarters Camp H.M. Smith, HI 96861


: 1 (808) 484-9322 Sunset Lanai has some of the best outdoor dining Oahu has to offer, all from the convenience of Camp H.M. Smith. The best time to enjoy the panoramic view is on the last Friday of each month when they pour $3 draft beers and serve free pupu (appetizers) from 1600-1700.

3. Subway

New Uscincpac HQ Aiea, HI 96861


: 1 (808) 488-3185 Located in the Nimitz MacArthur Pacific Command Center. Oahu Food Options Near Base

Oahu Food Options Near Base

Best Restaurants in Oahu: Yelp

4. Honolulu Kitchen

94-861 Farrington Hwy. Waipahu, HI 96797


: 1 (808) 671-5241 Honolulu Kitchen serves typical, but excellent, Chinese food classics like beef broccoli and sweet and sour pork. But they’re known for their sweet or savory manapuas that are made to order. Manapuas are filled dumplings and locals can’t get enough of them. The dumplings can be stuffed with ingredients ranging anywhere from honey garlic chicken to Oreos and are fried or steamed, whichever you prefer. They’re great for parties, too, as Honolulu Kitchen can draw custom artwork on the outside of the dumplings.

5. Restaurant 604

57 Arizona Memorial Dr. Honolulu, HI 96818


: 1 (808) 888-7616 Sitting adjacent to Pearl Harbor, Restaurant 604’s patio is a great way to take in the Hawaiian sunshine while enjoying a meal. Their Island-inspired lunch and dinner menus won’t disappoint, either. Guests particularly enjoy their coconut shrimp. Be sure to ask about their daily specials.

6. Maui Mike’s Fire-Roasted Chicken

96 S. Kamehameha Hwy. Wahiawa, HI 96796


: 1 (808) 622-5900 Maui Mike’s is a no-frills chicken shop, specializing in fresh chicken and delicious sauces. It is also perfect for families – The Feast comes with a whole chicken, two sides, and four sauces. When you want takeout but something a little less guilty, Maui Mike’s is your best bet on the island.

Best Restaurants in Oahu: TripAdvisor


2330 Kalakaua Ave. Ste. 330 Honolulu, HI 96815


: 1 (808) 896-2545 There aren’t any Michelin star restaurants in Oahu – the Michelin Guide doesn’t send their inspectors to Hawaii, in fact – but STRIPSTEAK provides a good facsimile for that honor. That’s because STRIPSTEAK is a product of Chef Michael Mina, who has previously been honored with a Michelin star. For the occasional night out, it’s hard to beat a good steakhouse. Pair a bottle of wine with your favorite cut of beef for an unforgettable meal.

8. Sweet E’s Cafe

1006 Kapahulu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816


: 1 (808) 737-7771 A great breakfast spot, you can tell Sweet E’s popularity by the crowd. You’ll be treated to a generous portion of whatever you order. You can order classic breakfast fare or try something a little more eclectic. Perhaps a Hawaiian omelet with Portuguese sausage and Spam? Or a kalua pork eggs benedict served with fried rice? Stop by after 1100 for their lunch menu, too!

9. Lucky Belly

50 N. Hotel St. Honolulu, HI 96817


: 1 (808) 531-1888 When the ramen craving hits, head to Lucky Belly. This clean and trendy spot also prepares excellent appetizers, like the oxtail dumplings and crispy duck tacos. For those that want a more toothsome meal, go for the Lobster Moco, a lobster croquette served over garlic rice and topped with a fried egg. Don’t forget to try one of their craft cocktails.

Fast Food Near Camp H.M. Smith

10. McDonald’s

4561 Salt Lake Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96818


: 1 (808) 483-4750

11. Taco Bell

4510 Salt Lake Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96818


: 1 (808) 486-3067

12. Pizza Hut

4510 Salt Lake Blvd., Ste. B7 Honolulu, HI 96818


: 1 (808) 643-1111 tall glass of beer

Brewery Near Camp H.M. Smith

13. Beer Lab HI

94-515 Ukee St., Ste. 310 Waipahu, HI 96797


: 1 (808) 517-3128 With three locations on the island, Beer Lab HI has gained a loyal following. Beer fans of all kinds will find something here, from refreshing blonde ales to hazy IPAs. A few snacks are available if you get hungry during your first or second or third pint.

Indian Restaurant Near Camp H.M. Smith

14. New Kamana Kitchen

1104 Bishop St., Ste. FC4 Honolulu, HI 96813


: 1 (808) 537-5309 When on the hunt for an Indian restaurant in Oahu, Hawaii, New Kamana Kitchen is the place to start. It’s Yelpers’ favorite Indian joint on the island. They serve all your Indian takeout favorites, like chicken tikka masala and lamb curry. There’s also an extensive menu of vegan and vegetarian options. Of course, no Indian meal is complete without an order of naan bread. You won’t regret trying the cheese naan.

Seafood Restaurant Near Camp H.M. Smith

15. Ono Seafood

747 Kapahulu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816


: 1 (808) 732-4806 Can you really have the best seafood restaurant in Oahu if you don’t serve poke? Probably not, as this Hawaiian staple became trendy in many parts of the mainland. Ono Seafood gives the people what they want. This charming and unassuming little hut has become a huge hit among locals with their takeout poke bowls and sashimi. The spicy ahi poke bowl in particular looks delicious.


We hope you enjoy your time at Camp H.M. Smith and that this guide provides you a great starting point in your journey exploring the Oahu food landscape. You’re sure to stumble on some hidden gems but we also recommend checking with friends and neighbors to see what some of their favorite local spots are.



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