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chrissie May 6, 2011 05:51 AM

Going to Hawaii in June, been to Oahu before but not Maui. Can anyone reccommend some good restaurants to visit. We'll be staying in Waikiki and Lahaina but won't be driving, so anything close by would be good!

  1. KaimukiMan May 11, 2011 02:24 AM

    there are almost too many threads on this. look for the names Hunt, Manomin, and Joebob. They are the most prolific bloggers, but lots of good comments from a host of others. then come back and ask some more specific questions. Hunt's list above is a great start.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan
      manomin May 11, 2011 01:00 PM

      You are right K-Man, search the threads. It's like when I want to visit Chicago, I don't just ask what is good/hole in the wall/etc. I am more specific. It gets kind of wearying posting the same things over and over again on generic requests. Hunt gave a good list though of the usual suspects. A new one to try on the windward side is Heeia Pier General Store, a new little deli reopened at the famous Choy site (not Sam) recently. They serve plate lunches and a killer ahi sandwich that is $7.50 which seems high to some but if you realize they are serving fresh fish brought right to them from the boats that come into the harbor it's amazing.
      Their offerings are somewhat few but they just opened so take that into consideration. You cannot go wrong on the location and waterfront (true waterfront) setting.

      1. re: manomin
        Bill Hunt May 11, 2011 08:26 PM

        Hey! A new one to me.



        PS - trying to steal my young wife away (O`ahu only this time) in September, so might have time to actually try some new spots, but not miss any "old favs." Wish that the North Shore fine-dining had not slipped so badly, as we'll probably do 6 days (with golf) over there at one end of the trip.

    2. Bill Hunt May 10, 2011 10:43 PM

      For Maui, you might want to see this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/783216

      For O`ahu, my recs. for fine-dining are:

      Alan Wong's
      Chef Mavro's
      La Mer
      3660 on the Rise
      Hau Tree Lanai

      Great food, but lower-end:

      Nico's Pier 39
      Shorebird Grill



      PS - I have posted reviews of most of those, over the last 5 years. Just do a Search, and adjust the time frame.

      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

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

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