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Jan 8, 2009 07:44 AM

Looking for recs around Moana Surfrider (Waikiki)

We're heading to Oahu for a few days later this month and so far we've got a reservation at La Mer in the Halekulani for Sunday brunch. Other than that, I'm looking for places we can walk to preferably, from the Surfrider, and it doesn't matter if its a hole in the wall or fine dining - we like to mix it up a little! Also, we've heard good things about the poolside evening drinks/entertainment at the Surfrider, the Halekulani and the Sheraton Waikiki. Anyone have a favourite? Cheers - and Happy New Year!

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  1. The sheraton (starwood) hotels have a rotating schedule of performers at the Moana Surfrider, the Sheraton Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, and the Princess Kaiulani (you will be forgiven for referring to it as the Prnicess K). You can't beat the performance on the terrace at the Halekulani, a Hawaiian Music quartet, beautiful hula with the sun going down in the background, do try to make it before sunset.

    Below are a couple of old threads about waikiki food.

    (sunday dinner waikiki)
    (Budget Waikiki)

    1. At the Surfrider, I think that evening drinks in one of the rocking chairs would be the treat.

      Now, with La Mer in the mix, I'd add a short cab ride to King St. Yes, you *could* walk, but there is a narrow, heavily trafficed bridge, that might get in the way, plus I'd say both locations are just beyond walking, and I am a walker. Those two places, just down from each other are Chef Mavro's and Alan Wong's. It'll cost you maybe US$4.00 each way. Each is well worth the trip.

      With these three, you'll have covered most of the real high points.


      Alan Wong's Restaurant
      1857 S King St Fl 3, Honolulu, HI 96826

      Chef Mavro restaurant
      1969 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

      La Mer
      2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815