When it comes to Happy Hour in Hawaii, our friend Ryan, from Hawaii Happy Hours is an expert! We were recently invited to The Brilliant Ox to do a tasting of their revamped Happy Hour offerings. A restaurant and gastropub located in Ala Moana Center. It’s easy to find on the 3rd level Ho’okipa Terrace – with lots of free parking!

The Brilliant Ox

The Brilliant Ox kicks off their Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm daily. From 50% off select appetizers to $5 shots, beer, and house wines! With such incredible deals, it sure is a Happy Hour and a great start to the night. Here are all of the appetizers that are 50% off:

The Brilliant Ox

The Brilliant Ox

The Brilliant Ox
Okinawan Sweet Potato Croquettes with lap cheong jam, fried rosemary, and sambal mayo – It was the perfect sweet and savory dish! This is our favorite appetizer of the night. Such a steal for only $6!
The Brilliant Ox
Ox Fries with aged cheddar fondue and oxtail gravy – poutine with a twist! This is a perfect finger food and definitely was a hit. $5.50
The Brilliant Ox
Crispy Pork Belly with ohili-garlic sauce and scallions – If you like pork belly, you will love this! For $6.50, this is a steal!
The Brilliant Ox
Mushroom Arancini with mozzarella, parmesan, and spicy marinara – Wow! This blew our mind. We thought this was Mac n Cheese balls. Mushroom Arancini, we are coming back for you! $4
The Brilliant Ox
Brussel Sprouts with scallions and red onion – We love brussel sprouts and the flavor of this was perfect! $4
The Brilliant Ox
Red Hot Cauliflower with shiso ranch and chives – It’s quite spicy but still very delicious! $3.50
The Brilliant Ox
Marinated Beets with goat cheese mousse and umeboshi relish – Love the beets but we’re not a fan of goat cheese. $6.50


The Brilliant Ox
Chardonnay and 805 Blonde Ale

As for the Happy Hour drinks, The Brilliant Ox offers $5 shots of Tito’s, Jameson, and Patron / $5 house wines (red, white, and sparkling) / $5 miller lite and 805 blonde ale.





Relaxing vibe as we lounged in what could be a dance area. Sports lounge seems more appropriate than sports bar as the ambiance more fitting of a casual meet up/date night. Large seating areas found throughout make it convenient for larger parties. For more information, visit here.


We loved tasting the Happy Hour offerings at The Brilliant Ox. Also, the restaurant has such a beautiful setting that you’re able to reserve certain areas for private gatherings. Now that we are familiar with the food and drinks menu, we’ll definitely be back for more!

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1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Disclaimer: Wanderlustyle was invited to taste the Happy Hour offerings. All of our opinions are honest. Mahalo!

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