Off-Campus Dining Options

Where to Eat On and Off Campus

HPU features dining facilities with meal plans for all residents of on-campus housing, but also offers options for students, staff and faculty who live in the community and commute to campus for work and school.

For students, commuters can enroll in the Sharks Bucks program.

Faculty, staff and commuter students will be able to enroll in a commuter meal plan, or just walk over to purchase and enjoy a meal at the Waterfront Lofts dining facility (starting Fall 2018) or at the Hawaii Loa Campus Dining Commons. See price list below.

harks Bucks is the student debit meal program at HPU that launched in fall 2016. This meal program is a cash-free alternative that will allow students to use their HPU UniCard like a debit card at participating merchants listed on the website throughout the valid terms. Students must adhere to the terms and conditions noted in the HPU UniCard Agreement.

Visit the Sharks Bucks webpage for a full list of vendors and how to sign up!

The HLC Dining Commons is open to everyone visiting the Hawaii Loa Campus. For hours and menu, visit the HLC Dining Commons webpage. Commuter plans are available, contact the Dining Commons for details: 808-236-3550



Commuter Plan:

$295 for 40 meals

$70 for each additional 10 meals


Walkin Rates for non-residents:

Breakfast $6.15

Lunch $9.70

Dinner $11.70

Including tax.


Visit the Waterfront Lofts On Campus Dining webpage for hours and more information.


Opt-In Meal Plans (For students who reside off-campus):


10 meals              $150.00

25 meals              $365.00

50 meals              $700.00

75 meals              $999.00


  • Meals expire at the end of the spring 2018 semester
  • Meal plans include all items on menu (no premium upcharge for specials)
  • All you care eat meal plan
  • Food not allowed to be taken “to-go” unless meal not consumed on-site


Door Prices - Buffet (AYCTE – All You Care to Eat)


Breakfast:  $10.00 ($8 for 3 - 12 years old)

Lunch:  $15.00 ($10 for 3 - 12 years old)

Dinner:  $18.00 ($12 for 3 - 12 years old)

  • Prices not including tax
  • Food not allowed to be taken “to-go” unless meal not consumed on-site