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    Stop By For A Glass of Wine
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    Hau Tree Lanai: Best place to splurge on dinner !!!

    by TrvlnGrrl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Had an amazing dinner at the Hau Tree Lanai a beautiful beachfront restaurant on San Souche beach. We reserved and planned ahead as the dinner was our celebration dinner after getting married last September on Oahu. The person we worked with was completly accomidating in helping us pre select h'ors d'ouevres and champagne for our small group. We arrived and beautiful fruit platters decorated with orchids were delivered, followed by amazing sushi. Very helpful staff!! Arrive before sunset, so that you can get the full effect. Its a lanai with a big tree, surrounded by torches and lights. It is a nice place, but not overly fancy. The menu is gret with plenty of seafood, but also has a couple delicious veggitarian dishes. I have heard that their breakfasts are great too, I will be sure to try that next time.

    Favorite Dish: Loved the lobster combo, had 2 kinds of delicious lobster one garlicky and traditional but with an amazing sauce and the other katzu fried kind. Yumm! Others in our group enjoyed the steaks. View the menu at the website provided

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    Hanohano Room: Hanohano Room

    by Fun4you Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Hanohano means glorious, distinctive or in an elevated position. This aptly named restaurant sits atop the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and gives breathtaking views of Diamond Head, and Waikiki from this 30th floor restaurant. This is fine dining at its best. The cuisine is local and contemporary. There wine list has many fine Eurpoean and California Vintages. The atmosphere is fabulous. There is nightly live entertainment featuring contemporary and jazz music.

    Dinner Reservations
    5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Live Entertainment
    8:30 - 11:30 pm nightly

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    John Dominis: Mojors in Seafood

    by deannatravel Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This award winning restaurant has been operating since 1989. Overlooking Honolulu's Kewale Basin, it specializes in seafood. Great seafood!! When you walk in the door and see the large lobster tank you know what they are all about. Because of it's popularity they don't advertise and when we last checked they weren't in the Yellow Pages. Serves dinner only. This is a very busy place so be sure to make your reservations WELL in advance.

    For more Information on Hawaii go to our website for a more exstensive list of restaurants and things to do.

    http://www.deannatravel.com

    Favorite Dish: We have tried several different plates but seem to always go back to the large seafood platter. It has a variety of their fish .

    Table for Two with Waikiki on the backgroud Entrance to John Dominis
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    Sam Choy's: Local Brew matched with great seafood

    by Vikefan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Great ambiance, family eatery with a boat in the center, live music off to the side, aquariums and just a place that is enjoyable. The atmosphere was casual, the service was quick and they accomodated us to antoher table when two others joined us unexpectedly.

    Favorite Dish: The beer sampler!!!! You get about 8-9 samples, each of which are about half a beer!!!! My wife had the Ono, Blackened and she was very satisfied with. I had the ribs,..a full rack and being a rib conniseur, they were not bad at all. Not as good as mine yet, but close. the garlic mashed potatoes were to die for!!!

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    Jameson's By the Sea: North Shore Must!!

    by pamstravels Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The restaurant is on Kam Hwy in Haleiwa and sometimes is crowded and you may have to wait for a seat, but it is worth it! With views of the ocean you can watch the sunset and the surfers from your table.

    Favorite Dish: I like the tuna melt sandwich. Yum, Yum.. Bought the fudge from the gift shop to enjoy later but was not satisfied with it. I don't think it was cooked long enough, a little runny.

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    Westin Moana Surfrider: Listen to the Ocean, Have a Sip of Wine

    by VeronicaG Updated Jul 15, 2008

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    The Westin Moana Surfrider is the oldest hotel in the city (1901) and retains much of it's former grace!

    We thought this would be the ideal evening spot to enjoy the sound of the crashing waves sip a glass of wine and reminisce over our day's activities (pic #2).

    It's such a lovely place! Huge trees form a natural canopy over the outdoor patio, where small tables offer intimate seating and a winding veranda creates the perfect place for a romantic dinner.

    A few steps away the ocean stirs and the tradewinds gently cool the air around you...a special visit is guaranteed.

    A mid-day tea is available at the Moana Surfrider.

    Westin Moana Surfrider Stop By For A Glass of Wine
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  • Matteo's: Entertainment Book Bargain

    by histrionia62 Written Jun 24, 2008

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    Get an Entertainment book ahead of time (www.entertainment.com) and save! Matteo's is a dark, old-style restaurant, but was a nice change.

    Favorite Dish: The risotto was very good. I had a delicious butterfish, Tom had seafood pasta, both were good.

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    Aaron's in the Ala Moana: A Restaurant with a View

    by AKtravelers Written Oct 11, 2007

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    If you're looking for a great meal with a great view, Aaorn's at the top of the Ala Moana Hotel can't be beat! Try to get there for sunset, as the well-prepared fusion cuisine and the memorable sunset. The menu is a bit pricy, but not exorbinately so. If you're on a budget, go a little later and enjoy a mai tai while overlooking the lights of Waikiki or trying to figure out the bartender's card tricks (much to my embarrassment, I've never been sober enough to quite get them. Well, at least the bathrooms are nice!).

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  • Chai's island Bistro: Upscale local food

    by dare2d4l Written Dec 12, 2006

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    Nice romantic place to sample some wonderful local cuisines with ingredients that seems to have been harvested in the garden of the restaurant. Tried the appetizer sampler (5 items) with great success. At night, they have a band in the corner, playing songs with ukelele.....quite a treat.

    Favorite Dish: The crab cake was crispy on the outside, and flavorful with each bite. Nice use of mango salsa on top to offset the strength of the crab meats.

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    Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch & Crab: Don't miss the fresh seafood!

    by kalanialoha Updated Oct 13, 2006

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    Sam Choy is one of Hawaii's most famous Pacific Fusion chefs. Whenever I land at Honolulu Airport, my first stop for great local seafood is Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch, and Crab. It's only about 15 minutes from the airport, on the way to downtown or Waikiki. The ambiance is family casual. Both locals and tourists flock to this restaurant for the fresh and tasty food. Prices are reasonable and portions are big.

    Favorite Dish: One of Sam Choy's signature dishes is his fried poke. It's my favorite because I LOVE fresh fish from the clean ocean waters of Hawaii. The fish is cubed and marinated in Asian seasonings, then seared on high heat to seal in the flavor and moisture. Don't let the word "fried" fool you...there is no breading or deep frying involved.

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  • Mariposa: Stuffy people. Great view.

    by RblWthACoz Written Aug 1, 2006

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    This restaurant is attached to Neiman Marcus, so you tend to get a particular type of person in here to eat. The food is great though and the view is pretty good too since it is on the upper level. It overlooks Ala Moana Park and the yacht club.

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  • La Mer: Hawai'i's only 5-diamond restaurant

    by RblWthACoz Updated Aug 1, 2006

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    La Mer is Hawai'i's greatest restaurant. I personally challenge anyone to prepare and present as exquisite a meal and experience as you can find here. The style of cuisine is French, but many of the ingredients are Hawai'ian as well. The setting is extremely romantic and the decor matches as well. If you have to eat cheap on your whole trip in order to save your money to come and eat here, then I say by all means do it. It will be an experience you are not likely to forget.

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  • Roy's: Where the fusion all started.

    by RblWthACoz Written Aug 1, 2006

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    Roy's is now a national chain, but it all started in Hawai'i. Roy Yamaguchi becamse famous for incorporating European styles of cooking with Pacific Rim ingredients. The portions here are good and the food is well prepared. The wine list is decent as well and the ambience fairly nice, although I seem to remember someone telling me it gets loud inside. I may be wrong on that though. When I went I sat at the outside tables that are just across the street from the beach, which made it just a little bit nicer. If you want to experience the fusion cuisine, this should be one of your top considerations.

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    Sam Choy's: Awesome Asian cuisine!

    by GlobalMatt Written Jan 17, 2004

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    Sam Choy's restaurant in Honolulu was my favorite restaurant. It was a HUGE buffet mixed with some a la carte items. Everything was gourmet on the buffet. There must have been 30 different types of food to choose from. I was stuffed after visiting this place. Yum yum!! I'll be back here if I visit Honolulu again some day.

    Sam Choy's

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  • Michel's at the Colony Surf: This is a GREAT place.

    by firsttime Written Nov 7, 2002

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    Everything was spectacular. The food, service and the view. We went on a Friday night had a window seat and watched the fireworks on Waikiki Beach.

    Favorite Dish: We had fish and steak. Both were great. The service was fantastic. Would rate this one of the best places we've been to.

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