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Nov 17, 2013 01:54 PM


Some time ago, I used to enjoy the French Onion soup at Friday's for a pre-concert snack. It's so convenient and reasonable. Since its closing, I am having a hard time finding a similar place closed to Blaisdell. There is the Stage café/Amuse Bar at the Design Center, but that is quite a walk before performance time. Any idea...?

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  1. I have not yet been to any of the new places on Kapiolani for a pre-show dinner yet. However last night I went to Vino like we usually do before a concert. They have a great deal where all of the food is half price from 5:30-6:30 if you sit at the bar. I did not do that yesterday. They are great for show dining because you can eat and make it in time. If you are walking however that might be a challenge. I'll post some pictures later with descriptions of what I ate.

    1. The restaurants that are within easy walking distance of Blaisdell Concert Hall would be those across Kapiolani Blvd: Greens and Vines, Chef Chai, Budnamujip, Asahi Grill.

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      1. re: honu2

        You forgot Doraku Sushi or Cafe Duck Butt for happy hour?

      2. Dew Drop Inn
        Aunty Pasto
        They are walking distance, and free metered street parking after 6.