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Dining in Waikiki

nibs Oct 10, 2009 01:19 PM

Going to be in Waikiki for a night in a couple of weeks, and looking for a recommendation for a moderately priced beachfront restaurant. Menu needs to have American food, along with local or Asian choices.

  1. KaimukiMan Oct 12, 2009 05:07 AM

    beach front and moderately priced are for all intents and purposes mutually exclusive. if you really want to be 'on the beach' your best bets are Dukes and The Hau Tree Lanai. They are among the more reasonable for beachfront. The Halekulani is wonderful, but you are going to be paying some pretty hefty prices.

    Tiki's is across the street from the water, and it has some good views of the beach if you are along the rail, but it is not beachfront.

    1. flylice2x Oct 11, 2009 01:00 AM

      What hotel are you staying at?
      Halekulani Hotel has Orchids, House without a key.
      Princess Kaiulani has Pikake Terrace

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      1. re: flylice2x
        nibs Oct 11, 2009 02:51 PM

        We're staying at the Ilikai.

        1. re: nibs
          flylice2x Oct 12, 2009 02:20 AM

          You didn't say if you will have a car or not..
          Ilikai has a restaurant that has a great view, but haven't been there in 20 years. I think it is italian now. Finding moderately priced meals at a hotel is hard, especailly in Waikki.
          You can walk over to the Ala Moana Center., which is just down the street across from Ala Moana Beach Park. There are many places to eat.
          Ate at Tsukiji Fish Market and restaurant buffet..abt $35 per person back in August when I went to visit family. www.alamoanacenter.com/diningdirec.htm

          Wailana Coffee House on Ala Moana Boulevard has endless pancakes open 24hrs.
          No beach front view. Will get that only at the hotels.

          Ward Warehouse just before the Convention Center and Ala Moana Shopping Center has places to eat also.

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