Fodor's Expert Review Vintage Cave Honolulu

$$$$ Ala Moana Contemporary Fodor's Choice

One of Oahu's priciest and most exclusive and creative dining options is Vintage Cave, a luxurious, art-filled reinvention of what was once the brick-lined basement of Shirokyua department store. The restaurant now offers two options: the more casual Vintage Cave Café (for mere mortals) and the ultra luxe Vintage Cave Club for those looking for an over-the-top experience. The Club's prix-fixe eleven course offering features sublime specialities like "the chef's special homage to the ocean and the land" (presumably surf and turf on a new level). At the Café, pizzas, soups, salads, and mains run the gamut of American and Eurpoean specialties with a local flair at more down-to-earth prices. The space is also home to a private wine club. Chef Hide Yamamoto was named executive chef in late 2017, bringing his expertise from Washington, DC (where he feted three presidents over two decades) and Tokyo (where he presided over the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo). At the Cave Club, expensive is an understatement, but It's worth the splurge—at least once.

Contemporary Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Trendy

Quick Facts

1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96814, USA

808-441–1744

www.vintagecave.com

Known For:
  • An elaborate dining experience
  • Spectacular art
  • Pampering, decadence, and romance

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