Mahina and Sun's

New American Restaurant

Like the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club in which it's housed, Mahina & Sun’s in Waikiki sports a retro-chic look, showcased in everything from its funky light fixtures to its wallpaper patterned with the hang-loose symbol. The vintage-inspired decor was contributed mostly by local artists, matching the community-first menu: Mahina and Sun's elegant Hawaiian plates never contain imported ingredients, using only locally and sustainably sourced fish and produce. A standout is the Ahi Palaha: seared ahi (mostly raw, to preserve the freshness of the fish) placed atop a bed of 12-grain rice salad and covered in limu salsa verde. For dessert, the chocolate mochi with black sesame ice cream is a must.

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