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Jun 17, 2014 02:27 PM

Oahu with a big group

Heading to Oahu with a large group incl,. kids (the youngest being 8). Looking for great kid-friendly places that take reservations. Staying near Ala Moana

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    1. have you done robot sushi? sushi on plates goes around the restaurant on a conveyor belt. price is per plate. there are several genki sushi places near ala moana. no reservations iirc, but you should double check.

      there is makitti in waikiki, a buffet with foods from around the world with a hello kitty theme. just get the buffet and not the extra "prime rib."

      1. These recs are more if the "great" refers to 'kid-friendly' and not to cuisine:

        CPK, Bubba Gump's, or Romano's Macaroni Grill at Ala Moana Shopping Center
        Ryans at Ward Center (outdoor terrace)
        Dave and Buster's at Ward Theatre complex

        1. The Cheesecake Factory
          Hula Grill @ the Outrigger
          Macaroni Grill


          7 Replies
          1. re: Beach Chick

            cheesecake factory doesn't take reservations and there is always a wait.

            big city diner is pretty good.

            1. re: indelibledotink

              So many times walking by that 2+ hour wait in Waikiki to Roy's and shake my head since I see the same people waiting after I've dined eating and drinking with Diva and still have time to catch some music and a mai tai at House without a Key and there still there..
              We stayed at the Royal Hawaiian last year and we made a game out of it..
              With so much fab food on da island, the Cheesecake Factory hours long wait ranks up there with Bigfoot and the mystery of Untersberg.

              ; )

            2. re: Beach Chick

              beach chick is right on the money. If you choose Cheesecake Factory just reserve table an hour or so w hostess then walk around mall at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center to kill time.

              1. re: UES Mayor

                I so want to party with you Mayor..
                The Aloha spirit comes through with each and every post.

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  Beach Chick-I be there Dec 18-Jan 8th! can't wait!

                  1. re: UES Mayor

                    What a nice amount of time! What are your eating plans so far?

            3. So AHPDX-what did you end up doing?