Holidays should be about spending quality time with loved ones and – of course – the food. If you’re traveling during this time, then you might have to rely on local eateries when it comes to the holiday grub. Luckily in Hawaii, there will be plenty open on Christmas Day.

Here’s a holiday appetite breakdown for those of you planning out a celebratory meal in Hawaii:


  • Nobu Waikiki
    Christmas Eve and Day seafood buffet
    Phone: 808.237.6999
  • Side Street Inn on Da Strip

    • Christmas Day dinner buffet of fried rice, char siu, poke, misoyaki chicken and more • 808-739-3939

  • Roy’s Waikiki

    • Special five-course menu with 17 different entree options • 808-923-7697

  • The Kahala Hotel

    • Christmas Day brunch buffet at Hoku’s or the Plumeria Beach house • 808-739-8760


  • Maui Christmas Brunch Cruise

    • A two-hour cruise featuring roast chicken, steak and vegetarian dishes for brunch. •

  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel Christmas Dinner

    • A buffet brunch and dinner in the hotel’s courtyard from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • 808-667-5978

  • Grand Wailea Resort Christmas Dinner

    • Buffet dinner in grand dining room •


  • Hukilau Lanai Restaurant

    • Opened for Christmas Eve (5 to 9 p.m.) and Christmas Day (4 to 9 p.m.) • • 808-822-0600

  • Grand Hyatt Christmas Buffet

    • Lunch buffet at Ilima Terrace •


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