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For that next outing, make the view the star of the show. Here, five of our favorite spots, where the sights are as stunning as the menu.

Take in the scenery at RumFire Kauai Poipu Beach.

RumFire Kauai Poipu Beach
While a tad more low-key than the Waikīkī original, the Garden Island outpost of RumFire is gaining tons of attention on the South Shore. Here, the focus is more on cuisine, but the fire pits (and the rums) are as hot as ever. Sheraton Kauai Resort, 2440 Ho‘onani Road, Po‘ipū, Kaua‘i, 742.1661, rumfirekauai.com

Lava Lava Beach Club
Slip into the evening with a custom cocktail at one of the coolest beach bars on the Kohala Coast. Facing scenic ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay, this superb club offers spectacular sunsets, a fun atmosphere and a beautiful crowd. 69-1081 Ku‘uali‘i Place, Waikoloa, Hawai‘i Island, 769.5282, lavalavabeachclub.com

The Grove
Ease into the night by catching the sunset on the chic deck at The Modern Honolulu. Our recommendation: Grab a table underneath the canopy of bougainvillea, and order some of the bar’s luscious creations. The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Waikīkī, 943.5800, themodernhonolulu.com

ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge
Executive Chef James Babian presents a menu that’s 75 percent sourced from the island, utilizing ingredients from more than 100 local farmers and fishermen. This elegant newcomer, the replacement to Pahu‘i‘a, has been designed to inspire diners with its natural beauty (it’s set against an ocean backdrop) and fresh flavors of the Pacific. Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, 72-100 Ka‘ūpūlehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawai ‘i Island, 325.8000, fourseasons.com/hualalai/dining/restaurants/ulu_ocean_grill

Honu Seafood and Pizza
The latest endeavor from chef Mark Ellman and his wife, Judy, features 180-degree ocean views, just like its neighboring sister restaurant, Mala Ocean Tavern. With Honu, the restaurateurs focus on fresh seafood from Hawai‘i and beyond, with offerings such as grilled octopus and local uhu. 1295 Front St., Lahaina, Maui, 667.9390, honumaui.com