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May 7, 2014 07:58 AM

Oahu for business-Need help

I'm looking for a restaurant that would accommodate a group of 10, (business dinner), near downtown or Waikiki with good food and ambience, but moderately priced. I would prefer to not go to a larger chain restaurant. Any suggestions?

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  1. How familiar are you with Chinese food? If you are looking for value, a fixed price dinner for 10 (staring about $250) at either Happy Days in Kaimuki or Little Village in Chinatown would be the way to go.

    Otherwise, 12th Ave. Grill in Kaimuki has a private room or al fresco at W Bistro across from the Blaisdell Concert Hall might be a good fit. Take a look at their menus to see if the dinners fall within your price range.

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    1. re: honu2

      We havent explored Chinese food there yet. I Will take a look at your recommendations.

      I have heard good things about 12th ave. Grill. Thank you so much for the recommendations.

    2. I would suggest Vino in Waterfront Row. You would not be disappointed.

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      1. re: manomin

        I just checked the menu. It looks great! Thank you for the suggestion.

      2. Honu's suggestion for Chinese could include Kirin in Mo'ili'ili not far from either area...pleasant, quiet (usually), good food, and a small semi-private area. 12th Ave grill has a very high minimum for their private room.

        Pineapple Room at Ala Moana would be convenient and should fit the moderate requirement. Tango would too, although that can be pretty noisy in a smaller space if there is a loud table nearby.

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        1. re: macaraca

          Good call on the Pineapple room at Ala Moana..

          Roy's Waikiki is moderately priced and fantastic food/drink (not your usual Roy's on the mainland) and then you can walk across the street to House Without a Key and have drinks and listen to Aloha music and the lovely oceanfront setting.

            1. re: indelibledotink

              Is owned by Alan Wong, but more mid-range than his upscale namesake.

              Located on the 3rd floor of Macy's at Ala Moana Shopping Ctr.


              No prices posted, but would expect most entrees in the 15-30 range, athough someone who has been more recently than me could update that more accurately.

            2. re: macaraca

              Thank you for the recommendation and heads up on the private room minimum.

              We have used the Pineapple room on many occassions and it has worked out well. I was trying to change it up a little bit this time.

            3. there is a restaurant inside the inspiration furniture store near ala moana on kapiolani and piikoi.

              bringing it up because of the uniqueness. have heard mixed things regarding food, most positive. price is supposed to be moderate.

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                1. re: macaraca

                  yeah, that's it.

                  it could bring a feeling of uniqueness to your clients.

              1. I'd look at Town and Salt Kitchen in Kaimuki and Duc’s Bistro in Downtown.

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                1. re: scottca075

                  Salt has a small private room in the back upstairs that might be just right...holds about 12 max. No extra charge...just order off the menu. Not sure if they would do a set menu or not but you could inquire. Lots of nice small plates, good wines. They do their own charcuterie.