Ward Village Restaurants 2024: Our Top Picks!

With every new project completed in Ward Village, the vision of Howard Hughes' master-planned community comes closer to fruition. At the end of this year the overall unit count of completed units in Ward Village will jump by 350 to 2,676 with the completion of Victoria Place. Howard Hughes has a further 1,573 units under construction and a further 1,216 units in the sales or planning phase. When the neighborhood is completed in what could be as early as 2030, the neighborhood will be home to 5,845 residential units. 

When buyers were pitched the promise of a master-planned community the idea of luxury living and walkable streets were top of mind. Now that we're at the halfway point with construction of the neighborhood, it's the blossoming food scene that is bringing both buyers and locals from around the island to the growing neighborhood. Below is a list of the best restaurants coming up in Ward Village. 

Straits Restaurant

Straits Restaurant has chosen Ward Village to open it's next location which serves delicious singaporean inspired cuisine. The Straits Restaurant group has restaurants in six different cities including Houston, California, Atlanta and now Hawaii. Chris Yeo named Alan Wong as one of his greatest influences. This is one I'm really excited about because we don't have many if any Singaporean restaurants in Honolulu.


Twoppul is a korean yakiniku steakhouse that will be located in the newly completed Koula condo tower. This is Twoppul's first location here in Hawaii. There's a lot of great Korean yakiniku options in Honolulu but what sets Twoppul apart is their assortment of high quality meat, seafood, stews and banchan (all those yummy side dishes).

Nori Bar Hawaii

Nori Bar Hawaii is a new sushi concept coming to the ground floor of Koula in Ward Village.  This hand roll bar concept will be open for both dine-in and take-out and will source local fresh fish. The owner's of Nori Bar Hawaii have plenty of experience when it comes to sourcing fresh fish from Hawaii's waters, their first eatery, Paradise Poke in Nuuanu, is a local favorite. This is one to look forward to, expect them to open their doors for customers in summer/fall of this year.

Planted By La Tour Cafe

Planted by La Tour Cafe is adding it's second location on island with it's new space in Ward Village. La Tour cafe is known for it's amazing soups, sandwiches, and pastries though it's Ward Village location will serve vegan and vegetarian dishes exclusively. 

WildKind Cafe and Juicery

WildKind Cafe and Juicery will be the companies first ever brick and mortar location. They plan to serve up juices, smoothies, and plant-based bowls. 


Peso will be moving into the old Piggy Smalls space across the street from Anaha. This Modern Filipino American concept will have a lumpia bar! They will also serve up yummy craft cocktails, wine, beer, and baked goods. Chef Ria Dolly Barbosa, the head chef, already has Peso adjacent concepts in LA and Las Vegas.

Okayama Kobo Bakery & Cafe

There's been a quite a few bakerys opening up in Honolulu lately. Brug is a local favorite that's been here for many years, 85°C Bakery opened at Ala Moana Center in 2022 and so far it's been a huge attraction for both locals and tourists. Coming to Ward Village in 2023 is Okayama Kobo Bakery & Cafe which is a Japanese bakery from Hokkaido in the north of Japan. They use 100% Hokkaido flour and additive/preservative free dough. 

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