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Hello. I live in the east coast and I am planning to travel to Oahu next month with my girl. I'm looking for a place on the beach were we can watch the sunset as we dine, a place with maybe hurricane lamps and tiki torches that serves good upscale food to make a romantic dinner really memorable. Romantic Hawaiian melodies are a plus. I'm sure you get the picture of what is it I'm looking for. It doesn't have to be in Waikiki; as a matter of fact I'd prefer it not to be. If it's worth it I'd be willing to drive a while for it. I guess I'm looking to find something like the Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant, but more upscale...

If you have any ideas, PLEASE let me know. Thank you so much.

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  1. Orchids at the Halekulani.... ask for the closest patio table to the beach bar for the romantic hawaiian melodies.

    http://www.halekulani.com/dining/orch...

    Food is good... not Chowhound Earth Shattering... but good. Beware the Chinese style steamed fish is a lame fillet and not a whole fish... most of the regular diners at these establisments aren't cool or sophisticated enough to appreciate a whole fish.

    1. The Moana Hotel serves a nice dinner on thier porch-make reservations. It overlooks Waikiki beach and the huge banyan tree under which they perform nightly Hawaiian music complete w a dancer. I dont know name of restaurant but am sure if u google hotel u will find.

      1. i love hau tree! we got dressed up and it was so romantic.

        like above, i hear the steakhouse at the moana is good too. i haven't eaten there though. but the restaurant is the old grand salon iirc.

        i did get married on the terrance next to the salon a late last year and the spot is just so beautiful.

        have you checked any restaurants at the ihilani? i've never looked into that myself though... hmmmm....