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Sep 19, 2010 10:44 AM

Just one amazing place!

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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  1. 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. 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.

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

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

      2 Replies
      1. re: KaimukiMan

        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!

        1. re: manomin

          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.

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

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        1. re: Jazzaloha

          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.

          1. re: Sarasml

            Then take the trip to Alan Wong's.

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

            1. re: Joebob

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


            2. re: Sarasml

              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.