Fodor's Expert Review Mud Hen Water

$$ Kaimuki Hawaiian
The name of this restaurant perched on busy Waialae Avenue is the English translation of Waialae (meaning a gathering spot around a watering hole). Chef Ed Kenney (of 12th Avenue Grill fame) explores modern interpretations of the Hawaiian foods he remembers from his childhood: line-caught, local seafood, roasted-beet poke with gorilla ogo (seaweed), and opah buried in coals and steamed in banana leaves with local vegetables and coconut cream. Sit at the bar, on the lanai, or in the casual, homey dining room. Spread out and talk story with your neighbor. That's what inspired Kenney to open the place, after all.
Hawaiian American Trendy Lively Dinner Brunch $$

Quick Facts

3452 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96816, USA


Known For:
  • Constantly changing menu of what's fresh, local, and available
  • Spot where locals and visitors actually mingle
  • Small plates and snacks
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch Tues.–Fri

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