Best restaurants in Honolulu?

Oct 6th, 2011, 05:43 AM
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Best restaurants in Honolulu?

I'm going to Hawaii at the end of the month (October) and would love some restaurant recommendations for Honolulu and the surrounding area. I will travel for a great and unique meal!
I'd love authentic Hawaiin places and/or anything that is a stand out.
Any place with a really great atmosphere (ocean views, beautiful outdoor seating) would be great as well.
Thanks in advance!
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Oct 6th, 2011, 08:00 AM
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Oct 6th, 2011, 08:41 AM
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We really enjoyed Morimoto at The Edition Hotel. I would suggest that it is best enjoyed by those willing to experiment a bit.

It isn't cheap, so that may be of consideration.
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Oct 6th, 2011, 12:05 PM
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Hau Tree Lanai and New Otani hotel in Waikiki has ocean views and beautiful outdoor seating you request.

The restaurants at Halekulani always get good comments.

Personally I have found my very best meals at the inexpensive places like the shrimp trucks, food courts, etc. you find around.

Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood has a truck on Kuhio plus a shop in the International Marketplace. Where for $12.95 you get a huge plate of incredible fresh food (like shrimp, opakapaka,or mahimahi, with veggies, rice, salad).

ME Korean BBQ at the Royal Grove is a counter-style place with only outdoor patio seating off the sidewalk. Great fresh food for $5 at breakfast $9 lunch or dinner.
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Oct 6th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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For traditional Hawaiian food in a garden setting, and a favorite for family gathering and receptions, check out The Willows

For 'plate lunc'h Rainbow Drive-in

For traditional Hawaiian food casual setting, Ono Hawaiian at 726 Kapahulu
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Mar 8th, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Here are some best restaurants in Honolulu
Alan Wong's Restaurant
Imanas Tei Restaurant
Roy's Restaurant
Siam Garden Cafe
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I love the Poki - at Sam Choy's - a very popular locals spot just beyond Chinatown in Hono - toward the airport. It's a bit more upscale than just a neighborhood place - but still a blast.

And for Ocean Views/setting - agree that it's hard to beat the Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otami.
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And we used to get takeout from The Willows. Forget which dish now - but just loved it.
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Also - there are some good Thai places in Hono. Just ask or google away.
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Mar 12th, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Thanks all! I went on my trip in October armed with many of your great suggestions and we ate well! Alan Wong's was a true eating experience - every course was unbelievable.
All was wonderful and I hope your continued replies helps the next person planning their trip to Oahu!
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