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6 Reasons Why NYE is the Best Holiday of the Year at Top of Waikiki 

top of waikiki fireworks for new year's eve

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” -William E Vaughan 


At Top of Waikiki, the champagne glass is always half full (we already drank the first half 😬), which is why any excuse to celebrate is always most festive at our restaurant. In case you’re still looking for a place to ring in 2020, let us share with you why NYE is the best holiday of the year with us!


1. Bring on the Bubbly 


NYE champagne
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Everyone knows celebration = champagne, and NYE = celebration! Which is why, if our math is right, NYE is the best excuse to indulge on champagne. NYE at Top of Waikiki rocks because we are SO ready to pop some bubbly with you to celebrate all the amazing things you did in 2019, and cheers to the even better things you’ll do in ’20!


2. New Beginnings 

#DidYouKnow we’re Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant? That makes us the #1 best place to celebrate NYE on Oahu! No, not just because you get constantly changing, ever-beautiful views of Waikiki and the Honolulu city lights. NYE is the best at Top of Waikiki because you can truly revel in the symbolism of a brand-new year! Enjoy freshly revolving sights over delicious dinner as you plan for a fresh, new chapter – the year ahead!


3. Diet Starts Tomorrow 

top of waikiki new year's eve four course menu

January 1 is a fresh start and a great day to set forth on your new resolutions for the year. December 31, though, is a great day to go out with a YUM! Did we mention we know a thing or two about Hawaii Regional Steak & Seafood? Our Executive Chef Lance Kosaka and his award-winning team have created a mouthwatering four-course prix fixe for you to enjoy.

Pan-Seared Diver Scallop with Sweet Corn Purée
Pan-seared diver scallop over local sweet corn purée, topped with a sea asparagus and sweet corn relish, chili oil, and Hale Ka’a micro greens
King Crab-Crusted Monchong
Alaskan King crab-crusted Monchong in a Laksa broth served with a mushroom and eggplant relish
Braised Short Rib with Mushroom Peanut Risotto
Vietnamese-inspired braised short rib over a mushroom peanut risotto, topped with pickled daikon, carrots, and water chestnuts
Jasmine Tea Panna Cotta
Jasmine tea panna cotta with mint-infused tapioca pearls, puffed Jasmine rice, lemon coral tuile, topped with fresh strawberries and mint

Yep, four whole courses. It’s ok, the diet starts tomorrow.


4. Eat Good, Do Good  

table set with new year's eve prix fixe and holiday cocktails

Ending 2019 on a positive note is easy at Top of Waikiki for so many reasons, but a feel-good reason is one of our faves: supporting local farms! We love using local products whenever possible, and NYE is no exception. This year we’re sporting mushrooms from Hamakua Mushrooms, featured in our Braised Short Rib with Mushroom Peanut Risotto. We’ve also got delicious eggplant from Ho Farms, which you can taste in the King Crab-Crusted Monchong. Then, you can also enjoy fresh, local asparagus from Kahuku Farms, found in the Pan-Seared Diver Scallop with Sweet Corn Puree.


Absolutely can’t join us for New Year’s Eve? You can also find local products from these vendors on our main menu. After all, you can’t have Hawaii Regional Steak & Seafood without the Hawaii products!

steamed maine lobster

5. Dress Up 

We love celebrating NYE for an excuse to get dressed up, full glitz and glam! Don’t worry, there will be plenty of photo ops throughout the night to document your efforts. Cheers to that!


6. Fireworks 

top of waikiki nye fireworks

Saving the best for last…the ultimate reason NYE is best celebrated at Top of Waikiki: fireworks! If you’ve ever wanted truly front-row, center seats to a spectacular fireworks show, Top of Waikiki is the place. Count down to the new with us, say farewell to 2019 with a bang, give your special someone a smooch, and call it a year!


Optimistic about NYE at Top of Waikiki? Be sure to reserve your table today for the best New Year’s Eve celebration!