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Sarasml Sep 19, 2010 10:44 AM

Hi Everyone - I have read all of the posts and I am soo hungry! Can anyone help with a couple of recommendations - I am overwhelmed by the number of restaurants and foods!
l will be in honolulu one lunch/dinner on our way home from Kauai staying at the Hyatt at Waikiki. Many thanks from this newbie

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    UES Mayor Sep 19, 2010 12:39 PM

    Ciao Mein in your hotel is nice-Italian-Chinese fusion. A short walk on Kuhio is my fave steakhouse-Hy's which they cook in front of your in glass cage over kiawe wood! Believe it or not the Cheesecake factory on Kalaukaua is also great w local dishes on menu-great for breakfast/lunch but portions a bit much for my taste. The food court in International market Place has some great local type selection and in the evening they have entertainment.

    1. KaimukiMan Sep 19, 2010 05:33 PM

      Do you have a budget?

      Places to look into:

      House Without a Key: great food, stunning view and an every evening simple hula performance.

      Nobu's Waikiki: Arguably some of the best japanese you will find here

      Roy's Waikiki: One of the originators of pacific fusion cuisine Roy's still delivers.

      Hau Tree Lanai: Arguably the most stunning setting on all of Waikiki beach, at the base of diamond head. The food is excellent, the service friendly but slow.

      Alan Wong's: Not in Waikiki, but not far away, probably the best Honolulu has to offer.

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

      Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant
      2863 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

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      1. re: KaimukiMan
        manomin Sep 19, 2010 08:59 PM

        K-Man - you always come up with great suggestions! I'd suggest DK Steakhouse in the Marriott and savor one of his house dry aged steaks and a wonderful wine paired by the knowledgeable wine staff that would be my idea of a great meal, not a cheap one but a great one!

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          Sarasml Sep 20, 2010 01:52 PM

          Thanks everyone. How very nice. We have no budget but one amazing meal. Someon mentioned a restaurant in the hills for lunch. Anyone ever heard abou this? Thanks again.

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        Jazzaloha Sep 20, 2010 02:09 PM

        What kind of food are you looking for? Is ambiance a big deal? Price?

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          Sarasml Sep 20, 2010 05:47 PM

          We were underwhelmed by roy's on kauai. we would like a deliciously fantastic meal near to the hyatt-ish. Price we r open and ambiance would be nice. Tx you.

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            Joebob Sep 20, 2010 07:39 PM

            Then take the trip to Alan Wong's.

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

            1. re: Joebob
              Bill Hunt Sep 20, 2010 08:05 PM

              AW's has always come through for us, and is our one, "must do" restaurants on O`ahu.

              Hunt

            2. re: Sarasml
              Bill Hunt Sep 20, 2010 08:04 PM

              Actually, we have had better meals at the Roy's on the Mainland, and I realize that is heresy, but is how we have felt.

              Enjoy,

              Hunt

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