Having a Hawaiian Turkey Day? Here’s Where to Feast

If you’re spending your Thanksgiving holiday in Hawaii consider yourself lucky, there is a multitude of great places that are offering Thanksgiving menus. As you count your blessings this Thanksgiving Day, you can definitely count on one of these great restaurants to provide your Thanksgiving Day meal, with all the trimmings. If you prefer not to go out to eat, but still don’t feel like cooking and doing all the work there is one hotel offering take-out Hawaiian Turkey Day meals!

Turkey Day to Go

  • Ala Moana Hotel – A turkey meal to go- Today is the last day to order the meals, but for $119 you’ll be able to serve up to six people. You can pick up your meal on Turkey day at Ala Moana’s drive through pick-up. The meal will include a Herb-roasted Turkey, homemade gravy, whole-wheat rolls, country-style garlic mashed potatoes, and for a more local feel Portuguese sausage with macadamia nut stuffing, brown sugar and coconut-glazed sweet potatoes, buttery sweet corn, edamame succotash, cranberry pineapple relish, and to finish off the meal a pumpkin and cranberry pudding.

Dine-In Turkey Day

Honolulu Magazine has published a list of restaurants that will be offering traditional and local style dishes for Turkey day this year. Bring the family out for dinner, and leave the stress of preparation and clean-up to someone else.
  • In addition to its regular menu, Wolfgang’s Steakhouseis offering a traditional turkey/stuffing/mashed potato/gravy dinner that begins with Caesar salad or lobster bisque and ends with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake, $49.95. Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., reservations (808) 922-3600.
  • The three restaurants at the Hilton Hawaiian Village(808-949-4321) all have Thanksgiving special menus. The Tropics Bar & Grill offers roast tom turkey with cornbread stuffing and cranberry compote, kabocha pumpkin soup, salad and pumpkin pie with spiced ice cream for $50. Bali Steak & Seafood offers a $75 four-course prix-fixe menu with choice of entrée: Kona sea salt-brined roast tom turkey; prime rib; pan-roasted Kona kampachi fillet; and vegetable risotto with Ali‘i and oyster mushroom. The Waikiki Starlight Luau (808-941-5828) will add Thanksgiving turkey and ham to its luau offerings, $98 for adults and $49 for children.
  • In addition to their regular menu, the five Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses statewide offer a New Orleans-inspired harvest menu: corn and crab chowder or Steak House salad; traditional roasted turkey with cornbread Andouille stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, Kahuku corn and pumpkin pie or New Orleans Style pecan pie. From 4 p.m., $45 per person, $19 for children. Restaurant Row (808-599-3860), or for Waikiki Beach Walk (808-440-7910), Mauna Lani (808-887-0800), Lahaina (808- 661-8815) and Wailea (808-874-8880).
  • At the Halekulani (808-923-2311), House Without a Key is offering, in addition to its regular menu, a $38 three-course menu of pumpkin and carrot soup, roasted turkey with Portuguese sausage stuffing, and cranberry pecan tart with pumpkin ice cream. La Mer has, in addition to its regular menu, a Thanksgiving special that includes cured duck breast with shaved fennel, sunchoke soup, and quail stuffed with turkey and foie gras mousse, for $106. Orchids has a Thanksgiving brunch and dinner buffet, both of which are sold out. (Orchids Christmas brunch is also sold out. Christmas and Christmas Eve dinner not quite yet.)
  • The Willows (808-952-9200) has both a lunch and dinner buffet for Thanksgiving, $42.95 per adult and $21.50 per child (4 to 10 years old). The menu is extensive, from snow crab legs to turkey with peppered bacon and garlic stuffing, kiawe smoked roast pork, and prime rib. A whole list of desserts, including petite pumpkin crunch pies.
  • 3660 On the Rise (808-737-1177) has a Thanksgiving buffet from 3:30-7 p.m. with fresh oysters on the half shell, turkey, salmon and prime rib, plus what it calls “dessert favorites,” $42.25 adults, $18 children (3 to 10 years old).
  • The Moana Surfrider’sBeachhouse Restaurant(808-921-4600) has a Thanksgiving dinner buffet 3-8:30 p.m., with a menu that goes on for pages, from beechwood-smoked wild Atlantic salmon through prime rib, turkey and ham to two dozen desserts, adult $85, children $45.
  • For $55, the Hau Tree Lanai (808-921-7066) has a four-course prix fixe menu with traditional roast turkey, lobster risotto, salmon and goat cheese salad, and pumpkin pie.
  • The Sheraton Waikiki’s Kai Market (808-922-4422) also has a buffet that includes turkey with truffle and mushroom stuffing, Lehua honey-rubbed bone-in ham and salt-crusted prime rib, not to mention Chinese salt-and-pepper prawns. $59 for adults, $19 for keiki ages 4-12 and free for keiki 3 and under. For $10 more, adults are offered unlimited sparkling wine. Whoo hoo.
  • The Original Roy’s in Hawaii Kai is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Roy’s Waikiki (808-923-7697) and Roy’s Ko Olina (808-676-7697) are both open, menus to be announced.

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