Review: Bills Sydney Restaurant, Waikiki, Honolulu, USA


As part of my journey, I visited Bills Sydney in Waikiki Beach for a celebratory dinner after completing the United Island Hopper. This review is especially poignant as Bills Restaurant did not survive the pandemic health restrictions and closed permanently in September 2020. If there is any silver lining to this story, is that Bills operates restaurants in Sydney, Australia, throughout Japan and in Seoul Korea. Perhaps this report will inspire you to visit one of their other international locations.

This post is one chapter on our trip on the United Island Hopper and to Oahu & Kauai, Hawaii, United States. This trip was redeemed through Alaska Mileage Plan, United Airlines Mileage Plus and Marriott Bonvoy. It was further enhanced through Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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Review: Bills Sydney Restaurant, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, United States of America.

I arrived into Honolulu Hawaii on United Airlines Guam – Honolulu. After completing the United Island Hopper, which was a complete bucket list item for me, a celebration was in order. I was famished from the flight, which left pretty early. There wasn’t much on the plane itself aside from buy on board, so i was pretty hungry by the time I had arrived.

I picked up MrsWT73 from The Sheraton Waikiki and walked the five to seven minutes up to Bill’s Restaurant.

Bills Sydney’s was an Australian farm to table restaurant concept. It’s was most known for its breakfasts and ricotta pancakes as one of Waikiki’s Best Breakfast spots. It’s a place that had escaped me the last time I had visited.

Arriving to Bills Sydney at Waikiki Beach

The restaurant itself was located in the Hard Rock Café building on the second floor. The interior dining space had tall arched ceilings in a wood themed decor. On arrival, we managed to sit outside on the Veranda, which offered a limited seating space.

Bills Sydney – Waikiki Beach
Bills Sydney – Waikiki Beach

The Menu at Bill’s was full of contemporary and fresh farm to table cuisine. Almost all of it looked delectable. There was enough on the menu to satisfy a repeat visit as there were many items I would have liked to have tried.

Bills Sydney Dinner Menu – Waikiki Beach

Tonight’s dinner was Flat Iron Chicken with tomato, pomegranate and coriander along with some extra vegetables of a butter lettuce salad and avocado. The avocado was super fresh. They do much better on the produce rotation than I do at home… simply outstanding.

Flat Iron Chicken with tomato, pomegranate and coriander

MrsWT73 went light with dinner, having a Bills’ salad with add on avocado. She gave it high reports for quality, describing it as a “ A bowl of goodness”. The salad dressing was of high marks as well. The meal was paired with a McArthur Russian River Valley Pinot Gris that was very tasty.

Bills Chopped Salad
Bills Chopped Salad with Add on Avocado
MacMurray Estate Vineyards from Russian River Valley Pinot Gris

The saddest part to this story is that Bills Sydney in Waikiki Beach temporarily closed in September 2020 as a result of the pandemic restrictions. The last time I passed through Waikiki Beach, it had not re-opened.

Bills Restaurants operates several other locations around the world, including several restaurants in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kanagawa), two restaurants in Gangnam and Jamsil Seoul, South Korea) along with several locations in Sydney, Australia.

My Thoughts on Bills’ Sydney Restaurant:

Bill’s Restaurant was a great stop for dinner. The atmosphere was nice despite a late dinner (8PM to close at around 10 PM). It was simple, uncrowded and warm with excellent food. We’d easily visit again if we could. Bill’s was a great place to celebrate the end of the island hopper circuit; a bucket list complete.

If you have visited the Bills Sydney in Waikiki Beach, did you have great memories of the place ?

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