I will be coming to Honolulu for 10 days at the end of October and looking forward to visiting your beautiful island. My DH and I are so excited and want to make the most of a once in a lifetime trip. We are planning our vacation and as the glutton of the family, I'm in charge of the dining. We are staying in Waikiki but will have a rental car during our stay. We have decided to do the Hawaiian food tour; definitely the hole in the wall one but are debating doing the higher end one as well with the tasting mens. Any thoughts on this?
Also we are doing a luau...any in particular to recommend?
I have looked through the board also and have noted some places we would love to check out.: Morimoto's or Nobu, Alan Wong's vs Chef Mavro, Keo's, Nico's, Rainbow Drive-in. We are interested in fish/seafood, japanese/sushi, thai, chinese, local hawaiian and fusion hawaiian. We want to experience the classic hawaiian dishes (poke, lomi lomi, plate lunch, shave ice,...). If some restaurants were ocean front that would be a major plus. We will probably splurge a couple of times and have a moderate budget the rest of the time ($30-40 pp).
Please add any must try I may have omitted or suggest other restaurants in the categories mentionned.
Alan Wong's Restaurant
1857 S King St Fl 3, Honolulu, HI 96826
Chef Mavro restaurant
1969 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96826