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May 6, 2011 05:51 AM

Oahu & Maui

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!

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  1. For Maui, you might want to see this thread:

    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

    1. 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

        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

          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.