Oahu Eats & Drinks > Best Happy Hours in Waikiki

Happy Hour in Waikiki is a weekly must-do! This popular period of time, usually a couple of hours in the afternoon or early evening, is highlighted by restaurants and bars offering up cheap beverages and pupus (appetizers). It’s also called pau hana in Hawaii, a Hawaiian saying translating to “work is done”. We like to unwind at these Happy Hour spots, based on great value for money.

Doraku Sushi Waikiki

Doraku, Waikiki, Oahu

Doraku Waikiki Happy Hour is heavenly for the Japanese food and drink-obsessed. Just $3 for edamame, $6 for hot and cold dishes like Salmon Carpaccio and Ginger Chicken Karaage, and $6 for Deluxe Rolls. Wash it down with $4 Kirin Ichiban Draft beer, $6 Lychee Martinis, or $16 for a 12oz Sake carafe.

HAPPY HOUR: Daily 4-6pm, only at the bar

Mahina & Sun’s

Mahina & Sun's, Waikiki, Oahu

Mahina & Sun’s is Waikiki’s best lunch and dinner date venue. They’re currently advertising Happy Hour prices all day, every day! In addition, find daily plate lunch and drink specials Monday to Sunday. The Naked Pig Pizza is delightful.

HAPPY HOUR: All day, every day!

100 Sails Restaurant & Bar

100 Sails Restaurant, Waikiki, Oahu

100 Sails is one of the happiest Happy Hours in town with a bonus boat harbor backdrop. There’s always a special promotion at this Waikiki hotel bar. Dive into $2 off draft beers, wine by the glass and cocktail of the month

HAPPY HOUR: Daily 4-6pm, only at the bar

Maui Brewing Co.

Maui Brewing Co., Waikiki, Oahu

Maui Brewing Co. is an indoor-outdoor venue that is home to Hawaii’s largest bar. Overlooking Waikiki’s main strip, this is the perfect spot for tasting the full suite of Maui Brewing Co. beers. For $10 Pizzas, 50% off select Apps, $2 off all Beers, and $3 off Culinary & Classic Cocktails, visit during Happy Hour.

HAPPY HOUR: Daily 3:30-5:30pm

Morimoto Asia

Morimoto's, Waikiki, Oahu

Morimoto Asia is an Asian Fusion Happy Hour offering five dishes for $6. Try one of everything – Takoyaki, Rock Shrimp, Gyu Cheese Tacos, Wagyu Meatballs Sliders, and Yakisoba – for a gourmet feed. Add a Draft Kirin Ichiban ‘Frozen Beer’ for $6 and enjoy the house music tunes.

*Currently closed due to COVID-19.

HAPPY HOUR: Daily 5-7pm, only in the bar area

Noi Thai Cuisine

Noi Thai, Waikiki, Oahu

Noi Thai is high-end Thai food fit for royalty – even Obama has dined here. Happy Hour is an absolute treat! One of the most delicious Pad Thais I’ve ever tasted is $10. Pick up Crab Wontons for $7, and fresh rolls with tasty peanut dipping sauce for $5. Beers start at $5, wines from $7.

HAPPY HOUR: Daily 3-5pm, only at the bar

Yard House

Yard House, Waikiki, Oahu

Yard House has 100+ beers on tap and two Happy Hours with value-for-money eats. Select appetizers and all pizzas are half-off on the Happy Hour menu! Try Boneless Wings, Classic Sliders, Poke Nachos, and more from $5 to $8.50. Along with $4 off giant Half Yards (1 liter of ale) or $2 off Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails.

HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri 2-5:30pm; Sun-Wed 10:30pm-Close

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