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The 2 Best Hawaiian Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

There’s no need to leave the continent for tasty loco moco with Hawaiian restaurants like this in San Jose. We referred to millions of reviews and analyzed top local sites and these Hawaiian restaurants came out on top. Head to these tropical San Jose destinations for Hawaiian BBQ and spam musubi now!

Find the perfect Hawaiian restaurant

Sunny Island BBQ

Hawaiian, DowntownHawaiianSan Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Mahalo Hawaii BBQ & Chinese Food

Chinese, $, Blossom ValleyChinese, $San Jose, Blossom Valley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Hawaiian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across San Jose, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in . If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy lomi lomi salmon with Rosé

    For an elevated experience, pair your lomi lomi salmon with Rosé. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine resonates with the tomatoes and makes the salmon blossom.


  • The perfect complement to kalua pig


    When ordering kalua pig, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Albariño with laulau

    The flavors of laulau will be enhanced with a glass of crisp Albariño, a white wine that adds bright, refreshing qualities a luau needs.


Did you know?

  • March = Hawaiian festival

    If you are visiting Waikiki in March, don’t miss the Honolulu Festival, one of the largest events built around Hawaiian, also famous for its dancing and musicals.

Parking information

Finding parking in San Jose can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Hawaiian spot.

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