Thanksgiving In Hawaii
Tradition With A Twist

Thanksgiving in Hawaii is perfect with tranquil blue waters, sunsets and gentle ocean breezes. Local flavors & the cultural melting pot is incorporated into many menus. There's no better way to celebrate being with family and counting your blessings than on a vacation in Hawaii.

I also think it is the perfect time to visit in terms of savings. Hotels are at a discount during this slow time before Christmas and the beaches, streets and activities are far less crowded.

There's little to no lines, the tradewinds return for cool breezes and the overall vibe is more mellow. Read on to learn about different Thanksgiving Dinner options in 2016...

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Hula Grill Pictured Above

 

Thanksgiving in Hawaii-Dinner Menus

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Hyatt Regency Pictured Above

 

Beach House at The Moana Surfrider Hotel, Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet, Thursday, 11/24/16, 3:00 pm-8:30 pm, $80 adult, $40 kids (6-12yo); see menu details here. For reservations call 808-921-4600, Mon-Fri or email at tdrc.hawaii@starwoodhotels.com

 

Azure , The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Thanksgiving Dinner, 11/24/16, $125 per person ($151 w/ wine pairing), $45 kids ( 5-12 yo) 4 course prix fixe menu. 1st seating 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm; 2nd seating 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, menu details here. For reservations call 808-921-4600 or email tdrc.hawaii@starwoodhotels.com


The Hale Koa Hotel Restaurants
*Must be military with valid ID in order to purchase

*For reservations call 808-955-9676 or visit www.halekoa.com

Thanksgiving Grand Buffet, Thursday, 11/24/16, 1100-1800 hrs, Adults $46.95 , E1-E5 $39.35, Youth (12-17 yo) $23.95 , Kids (5-11 yo) $9.95 , located in Banyan Tree Showroom; see menu here

Hawaiian Thanksgiving Feast, Thursday, 11/24/16, 1600-2000 hrs, Adults $34.95, E1-E5 $29.95, Youth (12-17yo) $19.95, Kids (5-11yo) $9.95, located in Koko at Kalia; see menu here

Happy Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, 11/24/16, 1630-2030 hrs, $29.95 pp, located at Bibas Courtyard Grill; see menu here


 

kai market sheraton waikiki

Kai Market Pictured Above

 

Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant at The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel options:

2016 Thanksgiving menu details here

Brunch-10:00 am- 2:00 pm, $59 adults, $29 kids (5-10yo)

To Go-$150, feeds 4-6. Pick up hrs Thanksgiving Day 10 am-4 pm. Some re-heating required. Call 808-921-7066.

 

Kai Market at The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet, Thursday, 11/24/16, 4:00 pm-9:30 pm, last seating 9:00pm, $75 adults, $35 kids (6-12yo). For reservations call 808-921-4600 or email tdrc.hawaii@starwoodhotels.com; see menu here

 

Options at The Kahala Hotel Restaurants

*For reservations call 808-739-8760 or email restaurants@kahalaresort.com

Brunch

*Both venues for brunch are on Thursday, 11/24/16

Hoku's-10:00 am-2:00 pm, $95 adults, $47.50 kids (6-12yo); brunch buffet; see menu here

Plumeria Beach House-11:30 am-2:30 pm, $85 adults, $42.50 kids (6-12yo); brunch buffet, see menu here

 

Dinner

Hoku's-Thanksgiving Dinner, A la carte dinner, Thursday, 11/24/16 and Friday, 11/25/16, 5:30 pm-10:00 pm; $100 per person, $120 for wine pairing; see menu here

Plumeria Beach House -Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet, Thursday, 11/24/16, 5:30 pm-10:00 pm, $85 adults, $42.50 kids (6-12yo); see menu here

 

To Go

"Complete Turkey Dinner To Go"-$190, pick up hours Thanksgiving Eve, 11/23/16, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm; Thanksgiving Day. 11/24/16, 9:00 am-5:30 pm. Call 808-739-8760 or email restaurants@kahalaresort.com. See menu here


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MAC 24/7 at The Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, Thanksgiving Buffet Feast, Thursday 11/24/16, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, $49 adults, $24 kids (5-12 yo). Call 808-921-5564 for reservations or do online at mac247waikiki.com; see menu here.

 

Navatek Dinner Cruise, traditional Thanksgiving fare will be incorporated into the normal sunset dinner cruise (buffet option). Thursday, 11/24/16, check availability here. Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki is included.

 

The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel

Pikake Terrace-Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet, Thursday, 11/24/16, 4:30 pm-9:00 pm, last reservation at 8:00 pm, $57 adults, $28.50 kids (5-12yo); see menu here

Call 808-921-4600 or email TDRC.Hawaii@starwoodhotels.com for reservations


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roys restaurant waikiki

Roy's Waikiki-2016 Menu details not out yet but last year they had a special menu, 5:00 pm-9:30 pm, call 808-923-7697 for reservations

 

Ruth's Chris-2016 Menu details not out yet but last year they usually have a special menu call 808-440-7910 for reservations

 

Japengo-Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet at The Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Thursday, 11/24/16, $85 per person, $43 kids (6-12yo); 3:00 pm-8:00 pm (verify times). Call 808-237-6180 or email diningwaikiki@hyatt.com ; see menu here

 

Side Street Inn Kapahulu-Thanksgiving Day Buffet, Thursday,11/24/16, $44.75 adults, $24 kids (5-12 yo), call 808-739-3939 or visit opentable.com for reservations. Limited reservation seating times w/ the 1st one at 11:00 am & last one at 5:45 pm; see menu here

*Good choice if you want a "local food" inspired Thanksgiving. Located about 3 minutes driving time down the street from the Honolulu Zoo at the edge of Waikiki.

Hawaii Prince Hotel-Thanksgiving Day Options, Thursday, 11/24/16, $64 adults, $34.50 Kids (6-12 yo); for reservations call 808-944-4494. Menu details not published.

Brunch-Prince Court Restaurant, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Brunch-Mauna Kea Ballroom, 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Dinner-Prince Court Restaurant, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

 


Turtle Bay Resort Restaurants

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Kula Grille at Turtle Bay Resort Pictured Above

 

* Turtle Bay Resort is located on the north shore about 1-1.5 hrs from Waikiki and has the following options:

Thanksgiving Brunch 2016, Thursday, 11/24/16 in the Kuilima Ballroom, 6, seating times at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, $69 adults, $27 kids (5-12 yo), reservations 808-293-6805 or 808-293-6020 or reserve online at www.turtlebayresort.com/thanksgiving; see menu here


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Thanksgiving in Hawaii-Brunch

hau tree lanai restaurant

Hau Tree Lanai Pictured Above

 

Hau Tree Lanai at The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Thanksgiving Day Brunch, Thursday, 11/24/16, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, $59 adults, $29 kids (5-10yo); see menu here

 

Hoku's, The Kahala Hotel, Thanksgiving Day Brunch, Thursday, 11/24/16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, $95 adults, $47.50 kids (6-12yo); brunch buffet; see menu here. For reservations call 808-739-8760 or email restaurants@kahalaresort.com

 

Plumeria Beach House, The Kahala Hotel, Thanksgiving Day Brunch, Thursday, 11/24/16, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, $85 adults, $42.50 kids (6-12yo); see menu here. For reservations call 808-739-8760 or email restaurants@kahalaresort.com

 

Turtle Bay Resort in the Kuilima Ballroom, Thursday, 11/24/16, seating times at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, $69 adults, $27 kids (5-12 yo), reservations 808-293-6805 or 808-293-6020 or reserve online at www.turtlebayresort.com/thanksgiving; see menu here

 

Hawaii Prince Hotel-Thanksgiving Day Options, Thursday, 11/24/16, $64 adults, $34.50 Kids (6-12 yo); for reservations call 808-944-4494. Menu details not published.

Brunch-Prince Court Restaurant, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Brunch-Mauna Kea Ballroom, 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Dinner-Prince Court Restaurant, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

 


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Thanksgiving in Hawaii-Buffets

beachhouse waikiki at the moana surfrider

Beach House Pictured Above

 

Beach House at The Moana Surfrider Hotel, Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet, Thursday, 11/24/16, 3:00 pm-8:30 pm, $80 adult, $40 kids (6-12yo); see menu details here. For reservations call 808-921-4600, Mon-Fri or email at tdrc.hawaii@starwoodhotels.com

 

Plumeria Beach House, The Kahala Hotel, Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet, Thursday, 11/24/16, 5:30 pm-10:00 pm, $85 adults, $42.50 kids (6-12yo); see menu here. For reservations call 808-739-8760 or email restaurants@kahalaresort.com

 

Kai Market at The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet, Thursday, 11/24/16, 4:00 pm-9:30 pm, last seating 9:00pm, $75 adults, $35 kids (6-12 yo). For reservations call 808-921-4600 or email tdrc.hawaii@starwoodhotels.com; see menu here

 

MAC 24/7 at The Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, Thursday 11/24/16, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, $49 adults, $24 for kids (5-12 yo).Call 808-921-5564 for reservations or do online at mac247waikiki.com; see menu here.

 

Pikake Terrace-Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet, Thursday, 11/24/16, 4:30 pm-9:00 pm, last reservation at 8:00 pm, $57 adults, $28.50 kids (5-12yo); see menu here

Call 808-921-4600 or email TDRC.Hawaii@starwoodhotels.com for reservations

 

Side Street Inn Kapahulu-Thanksgiving Day Buffet, Thursday,11/24/16, $44.75 adults, $24 kids (5-12 yo), call 808-739-3939 or visit opentable.com for reservations. Limited reservation seating times w/ the 1st one at 11:00 am & last one at 5:45 pm; see menu here


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Thanksgiving in Hawaii-To Go Meals

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Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel Pictured Above

 

The Kahala Hotel-"Complete Turkey Dinner To Go"-$190, pick up hours Thanksgiving Eve, 11/23/16, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm; Thanksgiving Day. 11/24/16, 9:00 am-5:30 pm. Call 808-739-8760 or email restaurants@kahalaresort.com. See menu here

 

Hau Tree Lanai- "Thanksgiving To Go"-$150, feeds 4-6. Pick up hours Thanksgiving Day 10 am-4 pm. Some re-heating required. See menu here (scroll to p.2). Call 808-921-7066 to reserve.

 

diamond head market and grill

Diamond Head Market and Grill- Located at the base of Diamond Head it's great for eating on the run or sitting outside at a picnic table. Order hot food outside or go inside to get salads, entrees or desserts all prepped for grab and go w/ a microwave available for use.

This year they're having their Thanksgiving to go feast. Don't let the casual vibe fool you because the food is just as good as any high-priced sit down restaurant.

$22 single Thanksgiving Dinner plate. 1st come 1st served or until they run out. Pre-orders recommended & pre-payment required. Call 808-732-0077 to order. See menu here

*I love this place. YUMMM!!! Perfect for singles and people who don't like to cook or need enough food to feed an army on Thanksgiving. About a 5-10 minute walk from the Honolulu zoo in Waikiki.

Whole Foods-Kahala Mall location in Honolulu & Kailua Thanksgiving 2015 choices include:

Turkey Breast Meal for 4-$79.99
Traditional Turkey Meal for 8-$109.99-$139.99.99 (depends on # lbs & preparation method chosen)
Prime Rib Meal for 6-8 $179.99
Vegan Meal for 4-$64.99
Lamb Meal for 4-$99.99
Holiday Box of Sides-$35
Individual sides-$5.99-$15.99

Store hours on Thanksgiving are 5:00am-4:00pm, 808-738-0820. Menu at a glance here; visit https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/KMO/2933 to actually order

 

Turtle Bay Resort-"Turkey To Go" feeds 6-8 people, $200, Thursday, 11/24/16, 11:00 am-2:00 pm with pick up times at either 11:00 am or 2:00 pm. More info here or call 866-475-2567

 


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Thanksgiving in Hawaii-Sporting Events

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In case you want to burn off some calories before the big feast of the day...

Honolulu Marathon Clinic's Turkey Trot-Thursday, 11/24/16, 10 miles, same day registration begins 6:30 am, $7 early bird, $8 day of. Race starts at Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Learn more here

 


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