Tangö

$$ Ala Moana Eclectic

Fodor’s Expert Review

On the ground floor of a glass-sheathed condominium, Tangö's spare contemporary setting stays humming at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Finnish chef Göran Streng has a couple of nods to his heritage in unfussy dishes such as gravlax with crispy skin and mustard-dill sauce, but the menu is by and large "general bistro," running from bouillabaisse to herb-crusted rack of lamb with some Asian nods. The weekend brunch menu is a local favorite as well, with favorite standbys like eggs Benedict and pancakes as well as specialties like Jansson's Temptation—a casserole of potatoes, anchovies, and ham. Budget gourmands come here for the bargain four-course prix-fixe menus—just $36 and $45. The Scandinavian decor (there are Marimekko prints on the walls) comes in the form of blond and birch woods, earthy complements to the cloudlike hanging white lamps. Reservations are only available for dinner, and don't expect a supertouristy experience: Streng caters mostly to his discriminating city-dwelling clientele.

Eclectic Trendy Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $$ Breakfast

Quick Facts

1288 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96814, USA

808-593–7288

www.tangocafehawaii.com

Known For:
  • Celebrity-filled power breakfasts
  • Loco moco (unlike any you\'ll have elsewhere)
  • Attentive staff

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