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HAWAIIAN

(see Hawaiian Food Glossary)

Hawaiian Cuisine Types
  • Hawaii Regional Cuisine:   Local food beautifully presented by professional chefs using the freshest Hawaiian ingredients.
  • Local Kine Grinds:   An ethnic mix of local-style comfort food.
HAWAII REGIONAL CUISINE | LOCAL KINE GRINDS



HAWAII REGIONAL CUISINE

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HONOLULU LUAU
55-370 Kamehameha Highway
Laie, Hawaii (HI) 96762
Toll-free (800) 367-7060
Email: internetrez@polynesia.com
The Polynesian Cultural Center features the best luau in Honolulu. Visitors to Hawaii will love PCC's Alii Luau complete with a Polynesian show and authentic Hawaiian food. If you're looking to attend a Honolulu luau, make sure you stop by the Polynesian Cultural Center. Photo


FRIENDS

ALAN WONG'S RESTAURANT
1857 South King Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96826
(Honolulu / McCully Area)
Tel. (808) 949-2526
Famous local chef - one of the originators of Hawaii Regional cuisine. National multi-award winning restaurant. Local awards include: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006 & 2007 Hale Aina Award for "Restaurant of the Year"; 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006 Ilima Award. (D $$$)

CANOES
Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Beach Hotel
1777 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815
(Honolulu / Waikiki Area)
Tel. (808) 949-3811
Hawaii Regional Cuisine. (BLD $$)

CHEF MAVRO
1969 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(Honolulu / McCully Area)
Tel. (808) 944-4714
A founding member of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, Chef George Mavrothalassitis employs a master's technique in melding fresh, regional ingredients with the flavors of his native Provence. A dining experience comparable to a 3-Star restaurant in France. 2003 winner of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award as the best chef in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest. Multiple Ilima and Hale Aina local award winner. (D $$$)

DIAMOND HEAD GRILL
W Honolulu Hotel
2885 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
(Honolulu / Waikiki Area)
Tel. (808) 922-3734
Offering the flavors of Hawaii - Hawaiian Regional Cuisine - at the base of Diamond Head Crater. 2002 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Culinary Arts Program
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
(Southeast Oahu)
Tel. (808) 734-9499 for reservation
Cafeteria. (BL $)
220 Grille (L $)
Ka Ikena Fine Dining (LD $$)
One of Oahu's hidden secrets: gourmet food prepared by Hawaii's future chefs. Famous alumni include Sam Choy and Alan Wong, two of the originators of Hawaii Regional cuisine. Open weekdays mid-September to December and end of January to May. (Note: Ka Ikena is open for dinner year round.) Reservations for fine dining a must - no walk-ins!


LUCY'S GRILL AND BAR
32 Aulike Street
Kailua, HI 96734
(Windard Oahu)
Tel. (808) 230-8188
One of Kailua's most popular restaurants. Terrific eclectic Hawaiian Regional Cuisine with lots of choices and giant-sized portions - awesome desserts. (D $$)

OLA
Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, HI 96731
(North Shore Oahu)
Tel. (808) 293-0801
An open-air restaurant with a view. The cuisine features an eclectic blend of Hawaiian fare with flavors from around the world. (LD $$$)

PINEAPPLE ROOM
Macy's at Ala Moana Shopping Center
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814
(Honolulu / Ala Moana Area)
Tel. (808) 945-6573
Owned by Alan Wong, one of the originators of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Soul warming comfort food with a local twist using the freshest island ingredients. (BLD $$$)

PRINCE COURT
Hawaii Prince Hotel
100 Holomoana
Honolulu, HI 96815
(Honolulu / Waikiki Area)
Tel. (808) 944-4494
Famed for Hawaii Regional Seafood Cuisine - a subtle blend of the classic culinary techniques of East and West, prepared with fresh island produce from land and sea. 2002 Hale Aina Award. (BLD $$$)

SAM CHOY'S BREAKFAST, LUNCH & CRAB
580 North Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, HI 96817
(Honolulu / Kalihi Area)
Tel. (808) 545-7979
The Choy of Cooking! Generous portions of local favorites by one of the originators of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, served in a warehouse-like atmosphere at Honolulu Harbor. (BLD $$$)

SAM CHOY'S DIAMOND HEAD RESTAURANT
449 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
(Honolulu / Kapahulu Area)
Tel. (808) 732-8645
Sumptuous award-winning local-style dishes in Sam's signature generous portions. One of the twelve chefs who originated Hawaii Regional cuisine. (D $$$)

21 DEGREES NORTH

Turtle Bay Resort
Kahuku, HI 96712
(North Shore Oahu)
Tel. (808) 293-8811
Contemporary Island cuisine with a French accent in a beautiful setting. Spectacular homemade ice creams. (BLD $$$)

THE WILLOWS
901 Hausten Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(Honolulu / Moiliili Area)
Tel. (808) 952-9200
Fabulous buffets and Sunday brunch featuring popular island cuisine. Luxurious gardens and courtyard. (LD $$)

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