Restaurants & Bars 42

Dining Around Honolulu

Bill Hunt | May 26, 200807:42 PM

My wife needed a few extra miles to retain her UAL Elite status, so we decided to head to Hawai`i for a short vacation. It did not hurt, that she needed some real vacation time, since she’d been in the air for about 3 months. We booked the hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and I made the restaurant reservations. We headed off, with just our appetites, and did not even pack the golf clubs.

I’d planned the dining experiences to coincide with the trip, and relied on some previous “heavy-hitter,” plus a couple of new locations. The one restaurant, that was missing in action, was the La Mer, based on the wine service on our last trip. My wife was just not ready to give them another chance, though we’ve dined there for most of the last 15 years. Amazing what bad wine service can do for a restaurant.

We took a later than normal flight from San Francisco and retrieved the rental car, prior to checking in. Since we were going to be late, in arriving, I chose a location close to the HHV resort.

I'm going to do this set of reviews, as I have done in the past. Each restaurant will be as a reply to this post, so people do not have to read one very long post, to get to the review that might be in their plans.

The rest, follows:

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