Food Hotel Reviews Itinerary

A Weekend At The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki + A Foodie Itinerary for Waikiki

The Shoreline Hotel recently opened their doors for us to enjoy a weekend stay at their sleek, modern hotel, located in the Heart of Waikiki. We used this time as an opportunity to enjoy the amenities that they offered and also explore some of the nearby food attractions…and my, oh my, there are many new options to consider.

The lobby at the Shoreline was spacious and chic. The infused water bar was always a welcome treat whenever stepping foot into the lobby. Be sure to keep an eye out for the customized employee Q&A cards located at the front lobby featuring each employee’s favorite things to do around the island.


I loved our room. It was spacious, modern, and most importantly…clean and comfortable. The Shoreline offers great Kamaaina and Military rates, perfect for locals looking for a weekend getaway.

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The bottle of Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon was a pleasant surprise. And who can say no to a box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts?


Energize yourself with the Shoreline’s essential oils…luxuriously satisfying.


Shortly after unpacking our things, we stepped out of our room in search of good food (not a problem, because there’s definitely no shortage of good food in Waikiki). The Shoreline’s location is perfect for anyone with a curious appetite. The hotel is just a short distance (think 5 minutes or less) from Waikiki’s new collection of food halls, including the revamped International Marketplace and Yokocho in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. We ate our way through both during our stay.

To start…a few dishes from Herringbone, Chef Brian Malarkey’s new restaurant in the International Marketplace.


The oysters are a must try. Here are the Oahu grown Kualoa oysters and the Shigoku oysters from Japan. Herringbone offers “east” and “west” oyster options…but we opted to try them all.


The delectable dinner left us more than happy to enjoy the comfy bed and soft sheets back at the Shoreline….and then we woke up hungry. Heavenly, located on the ground floor of the Shoreline Hotel, is…very popular. That’s a line out the door, if you couldn’t tell.


Heavenly is known for their locally sourced ingredients and healthy fare. This is their open face omelette.


Aloha, you’re in Heaven…Heavenly!


And then it was pool time at the Shoreline…


And the view from the Shoreline’s rooftop pool…more of this please!


After some R&R at the Shoreline’s pool, it was time for even more food adventures. Down the street from the Shoreline is a Starbucks Reserve Bar. Don’t be mistaken, this isn’t your ordinary neighborhood Starbucks. There are only a few Starbucks Reserve Bars in the world, and so we had to try the lone one in Hawaii. I had the Nitro Cascara Cloud and then had even more coffee when I ordered from their tasting menu ….


And then it was time for a quick jaunt back to the International Market Place because…Sugarfina. They were celebrating their 5th birthday with free cupcakes and a nice selection of Sugarfina candy toppings.


The Street – A Michael Mina Social House just opened in the International Marketplace and was also worth exploring.


The one item that is a must try at The Street is the Strawberry Hibiscus Shave Ice from Aloha Ice, filled with haupia tapioca, li-hing strawberry slices, Tokachi azuki beans, strawberry yuzu sorbet, mochi ice cream, and shaved strawberry hibiscus. So refreshing!


You can’t stay in Waikiki and not enjoy Waikiki Beach…


We decided to watch the sunset.


And then off we went to the Yokocho food hall in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Didn’t I tell you this was a weekend of foodie adventures? In Yokocho you will find Kushikatsu Tanaka, a restaurant that specializes in Osaka style kushikatsu. Think a variety of fried things…including meats and vegetables. It’s all so delicious.


A bowl of ramen from Tsujita because follow-up dinners are a thing with us. Located in the “Ramen Road” section of Yokocho, Tsujita specializes in tsukemen style ramen.


You can’t leave Yokocho without enjoying the green tea soft serve at Nana’s Green Tea.


We followed up dinner the next day by taking in some early morning action at the Duke’s OceanFest.


…and then it was time for coffee, this time at Kai Coffee.


The Kouign Amman at Kona Coffee Purveyors | b. Patisserie is the in pastry at the moment…after one bite, I could understand why…flaky goodness.


We ended our weekend foodie adventure back at the International Marketplace, this time picking up a casual sushi lunch and some mochi ring donuts from MoDo, for a reasonable price, at Mitsuwa. We were sad to leave the Shoreline, but alas, we had to. Weekend staycation, complete.




The Shoreline Hotel
342 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 931-2444

2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 797-2435

342 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 923-1100

Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar
Waikiki Trade Center
349 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 237-1234

International Marketplace
2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

THE STREET – A Michael Mina Social House
International Marketplace
2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Aloha Ice
Inside of THE STREET
International Marketplace
2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Waikiki Yokocho
2250 Kalakaua Ave
Phone: (808) 923-1191

Kushikatsu Tanaka
Inside of Waikiki Yokocho
2250 Kalakaua Ave

Inside of Waikiki Yokocho
2250 Kalakaua Ave

Nana’s Green Tea
Inside of Waikiki Yokocho
2250 Kalakaua Ave

Kai Coffee
2424 Kalakaua Ave #129, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 923-1700

Kona Coffee Purveyors | b. Patisserie
Inside of the International Marketplace
2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Mitskwa Marketplace
Inside of the International Marketplace
2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

MoDo Hawaii
Inside of Mitskwa
Inside of the International Marketplace
2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Mahalo to the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki for hosting a wonderful stay.

By Coty

Founder of Exploration: Hawaii. Adventure, Minimalism, Vinyl, Typography, and Coffee + Matcha. A single space after a period, please.