Honolulu Food Tours: Ultimate Guide to Discount Tickets and Reviews

September 22, 2022

Fragrant gardenia blossoms, an ice-cold mai tai, and the salty spray of seawater. The smells, tastes, and sensations of Honolulu are pure island paradise. Indulge your inner epicurean when you experience the best Hawaiian cuisine in Honolulu.

Follow along as we take you through everything you need to know about Honolulu Food Tours.

From a romantic sunset dinner to a farmers' market overflowing with fresh tropical fruits, food tours on the island offer the perfect opportunity to explore Honolulu’s culture, heritage, and flavors. 

Grab a refreshing cone of Tiger’s Blood shaved ice or munch away on local favorites like spam musubi. 

Whether your palate is more primed for a three-course gourmet meal or you are dying to devour a Dole pineapple, a food tour in Honolulu will satisfy every last Aloha craving. 

Honolulu Food Tour Discount Tickets

Ready to sample Kalua pig, Haupia, and Poi? Before diving into every last island delight, you’ll need to pre-purchase your Honolulu food tour discount tickets. Make the most out of your guided tour experience when you reserve the foodie attraction of your dreams ahead of time:

Island and You Tour

Mountains of mana, spellbinding Diamond Head views, and succulent garlic shrimp await lucky Island and You Tour guests. Settle in for a cornucopia of Oahu delights as you munch your way through 9 hours of beach and foodie stops. Revel in Puaena Point and Kualoa Beach Park scenery, but don't worry about packing a snack.

Your fully inclusive tour is stuffed full of five different meals and food stops. Moan over mainstays like Poi, Kalua Pig, and Haupia at the Hawaiian Island Cafe. But save room for creamy macadamia nuts, juicy fruits, and freshly brewed coffee.

garlic shrimps

photo credit: Island and You via Facebook

Beauty and the Feast a Circle Island Experience

Dying to uncover the trademark dishes of Oahu food culture? Combine your love of eating with some sensational sightseeing on your Beauty and the Feast a Circle Island Experience. This 8-hour immersive adventure will expose you to the breathtaking Halona Blowhole Lookout, Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, the Historic Haleiwa Town, and the Dole Pineapple Plantation.

Stop at the famous Kahuku Fruit Stand, devour a traditional North Shore Shrimp lunch, or cool down with refreshing shaved ice. Begin your day with a heavenly Malasada (or Hawaiian doughnut) from Leonard’s Malasadas served at Hanauma, and end with the iconic Dole Whip.

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Curious about the cultural heritage of this Pacific paradise? Become an expert on all things Oahu when you visit any of the area’s Cultural Centers and Museums.

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Honolulu City Lights and Dinner Tour

In the mood for romance, or perhaps just a star-studded reprieve? Marvel at the majesty of the night sky, and indulge in some VIP-worthy plates with a Honolulu City Lights and Dinner Tour.

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Revel in the sparkling lights of Hawaii’s capital from the Tantalus Lookout as you raise a glass to your epic evening. Your four-hour, fully inclusive tour includes a three-course fine dining meal from the Original Roy's Restaurant.

This famed Waikiki favorite is revered for its mouthwatering menu and impeccable service. Linger over Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs, Black Tiger Shrimp, seasonal vegetables, and the creamiest Lilikoi Panna Cotta. Conclude your evening with a festive champagne toast at the Tantalus Lookout.

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Oahu Hotels

While an Oahu food tour is reason enough to head on over to the Aloha State, it would be a shame to stop your Honolulu sightseeing there. Make the most of your Hawaiian getaway when you extend your stay. Hang ten at the North Shore or treat yourself to a Waikiki Beach spa day.

Whatever your lodging preferences, Tripster delivers Oahu Hotels and Resorts for every budget. Make your reservation stress free knowing you are always guaranteed our lowest rates online. 

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Looking for even more tours in Oahu? From glass bottom boat tours to zipline thrills, our Oahu attractions have got you covered.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach ResortHonolulu Food Tour Discounts

Great food is certainly worth every penny. However, it never hurts to be a little bit thrifty! Save those precious dollars for extra Pina Coladas or second servings of Lomi Lomi Salmon when you take advantage of the following tour discounts and deals:

Honolulu Food Tours Military Discount 

Brave, honorable, and true. The men and women of the U.S. Military sacrifice so much so we can enjoy our freedoms here at home.

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With Pearl Harbor looking so close by, it's only fitting that these Honolulu food tours provide the following military discounts:

Island and You Tour - 20% off military discount 

Honolulu City Lights and Dinner Tour - 10% off military discount

Honolulu Food Tours AAA Discount 

Goodness knows driving in Hawaii isn’t for the faint of heart! Thanks to AAA, car drivers all over the island can take comfort in plenty of roadside assistance. However, at this time, no AAA member discounts are being provided.

Need additional help getting around Oahu? We've got you covered!

close up of seafood platter on table at Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USAHonolulu Food Tours Local Discount

Swaying palm trees, heart-pounding volcano hikes, and tons of Polynesian history make Honolulu an awesome place to visit whether you are an Aloha resident or not. Lucky Kama’ainia or local residents can explore the cuisine of their own backyard with the following special discounts:

Island and You Tour - 20% off local discount 

Honolulu City Lights and Dinner Tour - 10% off local discount

Not a local? No worries! You can still snag some superior savings with our Oahu Vacation Packages. Bundle your accommodations and activities for maximum savings. 

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Honolulu Food Tours Senior Discount 

Senior citizens love the Gathering Place's warm climate and laid-back island vibes. While Honolulu food tours are ideal for gourmands of all ages, currently, there are no 65+ discounts being offered. 

Looking down at a white table full of different dishes at 53 By The Sea in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

photo credit: 53 By The Sea via Facebook

Honolulu Food Tours Group Discount

Double the pleasure, double the fun! Spread the tastiness of a food tour far and wide when you round up a bunch of your nearest and dearest to devour all the delights of Oahu. While we think Honolulu food tours make an excellent addition to any group vacation, family reunion, or corporate retreat, no group discounts are being publicized at this moment. 

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Honolulu Attractions

Don’t limit your Big Pineapple tour to just ‘ono grinds (delicious food). Discover even more of Oahu and Honolulu when you take to the sea for an enchanting sunset dinner, or get up close and personal with Flipper at Sea Life Park.

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No matter if you want to appreciate golden hour on a catamaran boat tour or burn that core with a stand-up paddleboard rental, Tripster has a multitude of options for Honolulu attractions:

Can’t get enough history? Pay homage to the U.S.’s bloody entree into WWII with a stirring Pearl Harbor Memorial Tour

photo credit: Star of Honolulu via Facebook

Go Oahu All-Inclusive Pass

A heart-pounding bike tour through the Oahu jungle, a Waikiki Turtle Canyon Cruise, and a moving tour through the USS Arizona. Your Go Oahu All-Inclusive Pass is your ticket to oodles of nonstop adventure in Oahu. Cover every inch of the Gathering Place when you select a 1-7 Day Pass.

Save 65% off typical retail prices and see as many sights as you can handle when you go wild with Go Oahu. From private surf lessons to snorkeling rentals, your Oahu pass will let you tackle everything from outdoor adventure to culturally rich museum visits. Check out our In-Depth Guide on How to Save Big With a Go City Pass.

photo credit: Battleship Missouri Memorial via Facebook

Waikiki Sunset Cruise - Swim & Sail

Glorious sunsets of red, orange, and pink, plus a refreshing evening dip. Is there anything better than a Hawaiian boat tour? Have that swimsuit ready as you’ll be dying to cannonball off the iconic ‘Pink Sails’ catamaran deck. Your Waikiki Sunset Cruise - Swim and Sail is a 2-hour H20-soaked experience.

Prefer to stay dry? Lounge comfortably on the spacious deck as you soak in the vivid hues of Waikiki’s changing sky. Hydrate with some onboard refreshments, and then whip out that camera to document the dazzling sunset colors.

*Refreshments are not included and must be purchased on deck. 

photo credit: Ocean and You via Facebook

Fireworks Dinner Cruise Waikiki

A bountiful buffet of tantalizing Hawaiian, Asia-Pacific, and Continental-inspired dishes, yes, please! Cue up Katy Perry because you’ll be belting ‘Firework’ after this vibrant ocean affair. Step aboard your beautiful catamaran for an unforgettable night of pyrotechnics, tasty cocktails, and sublime scenery.

Wander barefoot around the boat as you eat your fill of a tapas-style dinner with the Fireworks Dinner Cruise Waikiki. Tuck into hearty helpings of sauteed Mahi Mahi with ginger butter sauce, sweet chili chicken, and penne pasta with macadamia nut pesto. Raise a glass with your two free bar drink tickets, and get comfy for the sizzling Hilton fireworks display.  

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Honolulu Food Tour Tips

What to Bring

Don’t let a nasty sunburn or drained phone battery ruin your day of sunshine, roadside coconut ice cream, and smoky Kalua Pua’a. Pack a fully stocked day bag and enjoy every second of your Honolulu food tour:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Rain gear
  • Phone/camera
  • Rechargeable phone battery
  • Extra cash for tipping and/or extra treats
  • Light Jacket for evening tours

Need even more expert Honolulu tips? Check out our 10 Top Things to do in Honolulu, Hawaii

photo credit: Star of Honolulu

About Hawaii Food Tours

Wondering just what makes our Honolulu food tours so special? The magic of traditional Hawaiian fare is in its varied influences. Local island food is a melting pot of flavors, tastes, and ingredients from China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Portugal.

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Due to Honolulu’s multi-cultural touchstones and lush agricultural environment, you can expect to chow down on everything from buttery macadamia nuts to fresh bowls of ahi poke. Feast on food truck delights, or treat yourself to a luxurious dinner of short ribs and wasabi butter-soaked rolls.

Psst…solely got those golden orbs on your mind? For fruit-forward fiends, you can’t go wrong with a North Shore Dole Pineapple Farm Tour.

photo credit: I Love Hawaii via Facebook

Honolulu Food Tour Reviews

Still debating which fabulous Honolulu food tour you should book? Don’t just take our word for it; read real reviews from fellow food-obsessed travelers right here, here, and here!

Soft black sand beaches, curious hanu swimming in Hanauma Bay, and the majesty of Iolani Palace. Visitors to the Big Pineapple could easily spend days discovering Honolulu's revered tropical sights and attractions.

After hours of sunning, swimming, and snorkeling, why not refuel yourself with some of the island’s most famous local delicacies?

Honolulu food tours are a satisfying and educational way to learn about Hawaii’s fascinating history, geography, and culture.

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Spoil yourself with a decadent fine dining supper, complete with white tablecloths and a moody ambiance, or make your way through Oahu’s impressive food truck scene.

From comforting Loco Moco to custard-filled Malasadas, the regional treats, meals, and snacks of the Aloha state are nothing short of amazing.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your Honolulu food tour today!

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Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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