There are 126 delis in Honolulu. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.
There’s nothing we love more than a deli sandwich, whether it’s stuffed with meats, on a bagel, or paired with freshly-made soup. These delis serve up all the best in deli items and offer so much more!
THIS IS IT BAKERY & DELI
When you walk past This Is It Bakery & Deli, you won’t be able to resist the wonderful smell of freshly baked bread wafting out. Everything tastes as good as it smells, with breakfast and lunch sandwiches prepared on the notoriously delightful bread. From bagels to bialys, kaiser rolls to rye bread, it has it all. This Is It Bakery & Deli is spacious and always has ample seating—a great spot to relax and sip coffee in the morning or take a break.
We Love The: Hot Pastrami on Rye, Bagel with Cream Cheese and Lox, Blueberry Danish
When you’re craving homemade comfort food, look no further than Nana’s Deli. This family-owned and operated shop serves some of the best chicken salads and sandwiches we’ve ever had, crafted from the signature recipes of Nana herself. Nana’s also serves chicken with unique seasonings, like chipotle and sweet Thai chili, and it’s famous for their garlic-heavy options like the Tuscan Chicken Sandwich and the Pesto Pasta Salad.
We Love The: Pesto Pasta Salad, Tuscan Chicken Sandwich, Chipotle Chicken Salad
700 Bishop St
CJ’S NEW YORK DELICATESSEN & RESTAURANT
Ask the friendly servers for recommendations on the house specialties while you peruse the extensive offerings at CJ’s New York Style Delicatessen in Hilton Hawaiian Village. One of the rare spots on the island that serves Matzo Ball Soup, CJ’s brings New York flavor to Honolulu in its Waikiki location. With breakfast served all day, don’t fret if you wake up late with a hankering for eggs and bacon.
We Love The: Kalua Pig Reuben Sandwich, Haupia French Toast, Matzo Ball Soup