The second you hear a restaurant is from the team behind Liholiho Yacht Club, you know it’s going to be impressive, and that’s precisely the case with this more casual venture, a tropical oasis inspired by cuisines across the Asian diaspora. There is inside seating, but the restaurant also has a massive, colorful, and plant-filled rooftop deck with a mix of high-tops and turquoise booths, slatted awnings for shade, and plenty of heat lamps. The drinks will at least metaphorically whisk you far away with their fun and bright names like Pink Flamingos, The Poolboy, and Point Break and “vacation” drink ingredients like coconut, pineapple, and passionfruit. Unlike “vacation” drinks, however, these are made with the proper amount of booze, so tread carefully.
How to enjoy: Please note: Rooftop seating is a highly popular request and is NOT guaranteed, but don’t stress if you don’t get it because the indoor space is equally as cool and even livelier. Reserve a table (request outdoor seating, and they’ll do their best to accommodate you) on Resy (they open consecutively one month prior at 10 pm) or take your chance walking in—these tips and tricks should help.
Good Good Culture Club, a project from former Liholiho Yacht Club chefs that’s as focused on equity as it is on delicious Laotian and Filipino-inspired flavors, also boasts an excellent outdoor rooftop situation. With vibes that blend a tropical vacation with an epic backyard barbecue, it’s an excellent place to eat some Halibut Crudo and Bone-In Pork Belly with a cocktail or two.
How to book: Reservations are available online.