Fodor's Expert Review Alan Wong's Restaurant Honolulu
James Beard Award–winning Alan Wong is the undisputed king of Hawaiian regional cuisine, earning love and respect for his humble demeanor and practice as much as for his food. The "Wong Way," as it's not-so-jokingly called by his staff, includes an ingrained understanding of the aloha spirit, evident in the skilled but unstarched service and creative and playful interpretations of Islands cuisine. Try the pan-steamed opakapaka (pink snapper) with shrimp pork hash, or the keahole lobster with clams, mussels, and shrimp in a truffle garlic back pepper sauce. If you'd rather leave the decisions to the experts, indulge in the chef's tasting menu. With warm tones of koa wood and lauhala grass weaving, you'll forget you're on the third floor of an office building. There's a reason President Obama dines here whenever he's in town.
1857 S. King St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826, USA
- Well-deserved awards and accolades, which line the walls
- Island-inspired dishes, especially seafood
- Bland location (but it\'s all about the food)