Is there life after dark? On Oahu, the answer is always a resounding yes — whether it's Off-Broadway tours or experimental downtown theater; Budweiser or Veuve Cliquot; cutting-edge Pacific Rim cuisine or that hole-in-the-wall with heavenly laulau or chocolate-haupia pie.
You're right in the thick of it in Waikiki: hot restaurants with every imaginable cuisine greet you on every block. Art, theater and vibrant nightlife merge in Chinatown, which will surprise you with its diversity of cuisine. Find more local-style eateries in popular towns like Kailua and the North Shore's Haleiwa.