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Nov 5, 2013 03:21 PM

Christmas dinner in Honolulu

Any recs for Christmas dinner with great view & food in the Honolulu area.


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  1. Any of the fine dining restaurants in Waikiki should fit your bill if you can still get reservations for christmas day/evening. If you want a view I'd consider (working east to west) Michele's, Hau Tree Lanai, Azure, DK Steak, La Mer, Orchids, and Bali Steak&Seafood. Then from across the street the Top of Waikiki.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan

      The option of of hau tree sounds great. Tks

    2. Hoku's should fit the bill.
      a short drive/taxi from Waikiki past Diamond head.

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      1. re: UES Mayor

        Hoku's is a great recommendation. I forget about it for some reason. Just be sure to bring slacks!

        1. re: manomin

          The OP wants a place with a great view. Hoku's has a lot going for it, but at dinner it does not have a "great view."

      2. Aloha..
        Azure at the Royal Hawaiian
        Orchids/LA Mer/House without a Key at the lovely Halekulani
        Rumfire at the Sheraton Waikiki

        Make reservations now..
        Have a wonderful time!

        1. Aloha!, thanks everyone for the recs.
          I'm between the restaurants in the Halekulani hotel and the Hau tree Lanai. I'll check the special menus for christmas.

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          1. re: alldayfood

            It doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. Since Christmas day won't find many local residents at Waikiki beach or in Waikiki, I can see a fun day which starts with a late breakfast at Hau Tree Lanai, followed by some beach time at the adjoining beach, San Souci, and/or a walk along the Kaka`ako Waterfront Park (which has stunning views both toward Waianae and Diamond Head), followed by a later dinner at one of Halekulani's restaurants. Hau Tree Lanai is a restaurant that accepts informal dress.

          2. Hi, ADF:

            Make a friend and go to their house. No kidding.