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HNL: Local, upscale casual in Waikiki (maybe an alternative to Town?)


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HNL: Local, upscale casual in Waikiki (maybe an alternative to Town?)

dis1010 | Jul 27, 2011 11:26 PM

Hi all,

We'll be in Waikiki for 2 nights, but only for one dinner, in late August. This will be followed by 5 nights in Kauai and 7 nights on the Big Island. We're agonizing over our meals in HNL. Might be taking the Hawaii Food Tour, which would take care of lunch (and much of breakfast). But I wanted to focus on dinner.

We were deciding between Alan Wong and Chef Mavro, but decided we don't think we want to spend the money and would like to have drinks and appetizers at House Without a Key. So, a big fancy dinner probably doesn't make sense.

What we'd like is something upscale casual and local. Town seemed like a good option, but we will be without a car.

Any similar suggestions or other upscale casual and local (i.e. locally sourced food) establishments you'd recommend in Waikiki? We're staying at the Marriott.

Alternatively, if you think there's anything we need to eat in HNL that we simply won't find on Kauai or the Big Island, please let me know.


Alan Wong's Restaurant
1857 S King St Fl 3, Honolulu, HI 96826

Chef Mavro restaurant
1969 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

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