Birthday Dinner for 8 people in Honolulu/Waikiki
I'm looking for dinner recommendations in Waikiki/Honolulu for my Wifes birthday. There wont be any kids and in total it will be around 8 people. I'd like something on the nicer side of casual, somewhere with great cocktails/decent wine and preferably locally sourced food. A hotel restaurant would be fine as well. Unfortunately I've not been back to Honolulu in quite some time so I've no idea whats good and whats not. As for price, not too sure, maybe 100 per person max? What would be kinda cool is a private-ish space/room.Thanks so much in advance!!!
BLT Steak in the Trump Hotel has a private dining room. It's a little bigger than what you're looking for but the food, wine, and cocktails never disappoint. The executive chef always tries to use locally sourced ingredients in his dishes as well! Even if you don't use the private dining room, there is outdoor seating which could be used to accommodate your party in a relatively separated location.
Yes. They serve a Japanese kaiseki dinner, so everything is prixe fixe with the menu changing monthly. The restaurant itself is great, but I don't know if would be ideal for a large group. Most of the seating is counter-seating that surrounds the chefs carefully preparing your beautiful meal in the middle. I find it entertaining and favorable to the experience. However, there are tables for larger groups off to the side. Even if you don't dine there for your party, I would recommend it for a fun dinner for yourself and your wife to enjoy!
Assume you are familiar with the usual suspects, Roy's, Alan Wongs, Mavro, Azure. Aloha attire would be fine at any of them. Also worth considering are Michele's, Hau Tree Lanai, the Bistto, 12th Avenue Grill, Duc's Bistro, Hoku's,
$100pp might be pushing it in the first group, quite doable in the second.