Honolulu family lunch and dinner for 15 people
Help- Need some suggestions for places that can accommodate around 12-15 people in and around the Honolulu area (we are probably staying at the Ala Moana Hotel). This is a family trip w/ kids aged from 2-17. Looking for good food and someplace that can accommodate the size of our group easily. Normally, when I go to Oahu, its pretty easy to navigate for only 2 people but this may require a little more logistics. As always, thanks for your help.
You can start in your hotel at Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant. Good dim-sum and they can handle a large group. Most of the good/better restaurants in Honolulu would probably be able to accommodate your group with some advance warning, especially important if you want to eat right at noon.
I absolutely second Royal Garden. I mostly go for lunch (dim sum), so I can't vouch for dinner. The kids will love seeing the carts (and food) go by and picking what they want. (jellyfish! duck! chicken!)
AW's Pineapple Room is another one of my favs. The last time I was there with a large party for lunch, we had to pre-order our meals. But for dinner we just ordered off the menu. And they're great with kids. The waitress brought out a plate of fries for my nephew (age 2) to munch on while we waited for our food.
I do not know the Royal Garden, but if KaimukiMan recommends it, it's bound to be good.
At the Ala Moana Center, I'd suggest that you look into Alan Wong's Pineapple Room. The tables would be easy to configure for your group. I *would* call ahead, so they would know that you were coming. Lunch is laid-back, and they should be able to handle your party, without reservations (not the "reservations" that you make by phone, but problems on their end).
Pineapple Room By Alan Wong
1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI
Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant
410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814