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    John Dominis: Great Views of the Waikiki skyline!

    by shadowmon Updated Apr 4, 2011

    John Dominis is known as a hawaii staple for fine dining. It is tucked away in the corner of kewalo basin, off of streets that you wouldnt think that a world class restaurant is at. It's an established award winning restaurant that offers spectacular views of the Honolulu Skyline. The restaurant is decorated in a tropical atmosphere with a moat ( water feature) that separates the bar and reception area from the main dining area. In the middle of the restaurant is a grotto in which they place fish on ice to show how fresh the fish is. It's got beautifly romantic atmosphere which makes it a very popular place for all everyone, from locals and tourists alike

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish here? Gosh I wouldnt even know. It changes all the time.

    The last time I went though, I did try the oyster sampler. Being the only one in my family that likes oysters, I was in heaven. They served three different types of oysters, and they were all delicious.

    The lobster here is good as well. In the past, the moat area (as described above) was the place where they stored the live lobsters, however the last few times I was there, it didnt look like they did that anymore.

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    The Pineapple Room: Gourmet in a Department Store?

    by Hopkid Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Chef Alan Wong's Pineapple Room is located in an unlikely place...on the second floor of Macy's at Ala Moana Shopping Center. The food, though, is anything but pedestrian exhibiting the creative talents of this Island chef. Food is fresh and thoughtfully prepared. Local ingredients are featured including tropical fruits, native fish, and meat are grilled not with mesquite but with kiawe (kee-AH-vay), a native hardwood.

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are on offer and all provide a number of choices that will make all members of your dining party happy. Breakfast and lunch prices are accordingly more affordable than dinner, not that dinner prices are exhorbitant for foodies like us. The menu has regular selections plus daily specials featuring items that were obtained fresh that morning. Dinner also offers a fixed-price menu with five courses for $60, quite a deal for a restaurant of this quality.

    The Pineapple Room, while at the major tourist mall in Honolulu, is more frequented by the locals who know a good thing when the taste it!

    Favorite Dish: Garlic crusted inago, kiawe grilled tenderloin, chocolate crunch dessert, lilikoi cheesecake. Everything I've ever had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner has been great. I seriously don't think you can go wrong here.

    Ginger crusted inago (local fish) Kiawe grilled tenderloin Chocolate crunch and lilikoi cheesecake Creative interior design
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    Ramen Nakamura: Noodles - Cheap Eats in Waikiki

    by Hopkid Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Fresh Japanese noodle soups are on offer here. Big bowls of steaming broth with fresh made chewy soup noodles and your choice of ingredients including fish cakes, veggies, meats, and seafood. I had the oxtail which was very tasty. My only complaint was that hte oxtail could have been cooked longer as it was a bit of a chore to get the meat off the bone. But it was very tasty nonetheless. Other dishes are also on the menu such as potstickers, fried rice, and fried noodles (kind of like a stir-fry).

    Ramen Nakamura is brightly lit and small with a U-shaped counter that seats about 15 people. But be patient as it doesn't take one very long to slurp down a bowl of noodles!

    Favorite Dish: Noodle soups

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    RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE: RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

    by Onedragon Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    THIS IS ANOTHER OF THOSE GREAT STEAKHOUSES THAT ARE OF THE RUTH'S CHRIS CHAIN. SUPER TASTY STEAK AND SOME NICE SAUCES TO MAKE EACH BITE DELICIOUS!!!!! The Honolulu steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant is also handicap accessible.

    Favorite Dish: IT HAS TO BE THE SIRLOIN WITH THAT FAMOUS SAUCE!!!

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    Roy's: Roy's in Hawaii Kai

    by Onedragon Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Great food. Maybe a little more expensive. But if you are willing the taste is worthwhile.
    Roy comes up with some cool recipes. All for the sake of his wanting to share good food with whom ever comes to his restaurant.
    He has a few in different locations, but this is home for him. In order to truly appreciate a meal at Roy's, you need to understand a little of what Executive Chef Roy Yamaguchi has accomplished. Back in the mid-eighties, even the nicer restaurants in Hawaii were serving classic but uninspired cuisine using ingredients flown in from afar. Roy Yamaguchi was one of a small handful of young chefs to shake up the status quo. They created a new class of cuisine, called "Euro-Asian," "Hawaiian Regional Cuisine" or "Hawaiian Fusion," that combined Asian dishes, French techniques and fresh, local ingredients.

    Favorite Dish: The shrimp is Ono !!!!!! Actually anything Roy Yamaguchi cooks is pretty tasty!!!!!!!

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    Olive Tree Cafe: Wonderful Greek Food!

    by geekgrrl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This tiny restaurant produces wonderfully authentic and delicious Greek food! We have watched it grow from a new-start to having to park in the nearby mall to get to the restaurant!

    Favorite Dish: I love the Souvlaki (a gyro like sandwich), spanakopita (spinach and cheese-stuffed filo), Avgolemeno soup (egg lemon soup). I never liked baklava until I had it here! They have daily specials, which are normally excellent. You can BYOB.

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    Ono Hawaiian Food: Get Authentic Hawaiian Here!

    by Hopkid Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is the best place near Waikiki to get authentic Hawaiian food. We're talking kalua pig, lau lau, poke, huli huli chicken, and, of course, poi. The food is plentiful and made to order. Wash it all down with a POG! Oh, and come hungry if you order the lau lau, kalua pig, or combo plates (see photo). Otherwise, order from the ala carte menu to get single portions which will also fill you up! And save room for haupia...best described as a coconut gelatin cube. It's much better than I've just made it sound...I promise!

    Officially they're only open until 7:45pm but if there is a line outside they will seat everyone before closing up. I once got in the line at 8:00 and they still served me!

    Favorite Dish: Ev'ryteen is broke da mout' ono!

    Come real hungry if you order the combo plate
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    Keoni's: Cheap breakfast and good Thai

    by Tourtech Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Keoni's is also run by Keo. It is his sister's restaurant.

    The Thai food is quite good, the North American food is good and cheap, but the breakfast is very good and cheap.

    Service is quite fast, and the people are friendly. Not as upscale as Keo's it is still a great kitchen and a great place to eat.

    Favorite Dish: We ate breakfast there a few times. Jennifer really liked the french toast. It came with an egg and some bacon too, but it was great with the Coconut syrup that they provided. They had maple syrup too, but you can get that anywhere, so you should try local.

    I had the late riser breakfast. Bacon, eggs and pancakes without potatoes. I also ate the coconut syrup, what a nice change of pace.

    They also got us in and out quite fast, no dallying!

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    ORDER THROUGH CABLE TV OR ON-LINE: http://www.anytimegrind.com

    by thinking Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a new website which allows you to order food on line or through Oceanic Cable TV.

    Favorite Dish: You should check out the website http://anytimegrind.com.
    It is Hawaii's Only Interactive Online Restaurant Guide where you can find all the information you need such as menus, daily specials, coupons, promotional events, and more, all for FREE! You can also win free gift certificates and dinners!

    This is the perfect place to go when you don't know where or what you feel like eating, or have to plan a company party, or maybe have to go out on a date.

    anytimegrinds.com
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    Oceanarium Restaurant: Great Food, Amazing setting

    by percy961 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    What an amazing place to eat .

    Located in the Pacific Beach Hotel, 26 feet below the surface of the ocean, this restaurant has a view like no other. It features a 280,000-gallon, three-story aquarium with acrylic windows that are four to seven inches thick. While dining you will see everything from Hawaiian stingrays to the state fish, the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a.

    While we were eating a young female diver went into the tank to feed the fish, she looked just like a mermaid as the fish followed her around.

    Favorite Dish: We had the open Buffet and it was wonderful.

    Oceanarium Restaurant

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    Mai Tai Bar at The Royal Hawaiian: The Best view of Waikiki

    by percy961 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A charming symbol of grandeur for over sixty years, the legendary "Pink Palace of the Pacific," built in 1927, is the landmark hotel on Waikiki Beach

    Offering a breathtaking view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head is the Mai Tai Bar. Circular in shape, the bar seats 20 with additional seating provided on the Terrace

    Favorite Dish: The Pupu (finger food) menu is perfect for watching the sunset over the sea.

    Mai Tai Bar at The Royal Hawaiian

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    Moana Surfrider Beach Bar, Waikiki: SUNSET AT THE BEACH BAR

    by travelgourmet Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is about the outdoor beach bar at the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort. Located inside the Banyan Court, fronting the ocean in Waikiki, it has one of the most spectacular views of the sunset in O'ahu. The bartenders are all topnotch, and very friendly.

    The PUU-PUU'S that are available to purchase, are great creations that go well with the many different tropical drinks. It really can mellow one out. After 8 PM the Hawaiian music and dancers are on stage. Never want to leave. Aloha.

    Favorite Dish: Crab wontons are divine. The crispness of the wonton is the secret, but the crab is the reward. Yum! Be careful, because the ambience can drive you to order more than one serving, as well as one more Mai-Tai.

    Father & Son, the good life.
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    Tropics Bar & Grill: Casual Dining at Waikiki Beach!

    by Marisola Updated Jun 22, 2010

    Great location for casual dining at the beachfront. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evenings, listen to live Hawaiian music while dining at the beach for an authentic Hawaiian time. Atmosphere is fabulous.

    Favorite Dish: They have all of the classic grill items here: burgers and BBQ pork, ribs, steak, fish, shrimp, salads, etc., and they also have some nice tropical drinks and smoothies, too. Everything we had here was good.

    Tropics Grill Mary and Andrew at Tropics BBQ Pork & Fries BBQ Ribs & Andrew
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    Glazer's Coffee: Not Starbucks!

    by ryliecoyote Updated Apr 28, 2010

    Ok, so it's not Dunkin' Donuts, but I really like this place!

    Glazer's Coffee is a little hole in the wall on King Street near the University of Hawaii. Of course, being a coffee shop near UH, it is always filled with students so it's often difficult to find an empty to table to sit at if you just want to sit and hang out. However, the coffee is very good, there's a lot of neat art on the walls and they play great music; often a mix of Latin and jazz (-- love love love jazz and music in general!). The drink menu is pretty typical for a coffee shop, consisting of plain or flavored coffees and teas.

    I usually just drink my coffee black, but I have a soft spot for caramel flavored coffees, and Glazer's caramel latte is actually pretty good. ^_^

    love the piano border! my friend, chris some cool music art on the wall

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    Ala Moana Food Court: Eat and Shop

    by Rixie Updated Apr 19, 2010

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    The food court at Ala Moana Shopping Center is a great place to eat. There's the usual mall food -- pizza, burgers, ice cream -- as well as ethnic specialties -- Korean barbecue, Japanese noodles, Chinese stir-fry, and Hawaiian plate lunches.

    Favorite Dish: I'm especially fond of the plate lunch at the Hawaiian food concession: either lau lau (white fish and pork steamed with spinach-like greens) or kalua pig (tender shredded pork), rice, and macaroni salad.

    Tip for those with small appetites: order your food to go, even if you plan to eat in the court. That way you'll have a container and bag for your leftovers.

    Food Court, Ala Moana
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