First, thanks to everyone who posts on this board - reading all of your recommendations helped shape the first half of our upcoming trip!
We're coming from Los Angeles to celebrate our anniversary in mid-November - spending the first few nights in Waikiki and then heading to Hauula for the remainder of the trip. I think we've got Waikiki covered (though always open to feedback) with plans to hit the following places:
Hau Tree Lanai (early anniversary dinner)
Drinks at HWAK to catch the sunset
Side Street Inn
Pineapple Room or Morimotos for lunch
Others we may hit if in the area or have time: Diamond Head Grill (before/after hiking), Leonard's, Liliha Bakery, Mai Tai Bar, Duc's Bistro, Rainbow Drive-In
Though we're planning to see a lot of the island while there, Hauula will be our homebase for starting day trips or wrapping up in the evening for the second half of the trip. Looking around, I didn't see a lot of food options mentioned close to that area and would appreciate any feedback on breakfast/lunch/dinner spots nearby.
Also, our actual anniversary is while we're staying there, and though we don't need anything fancy - hence, the earlier dinner at Hau Tree Lanai - we'd love suggestions for a place where we could sit down, get good food and maybe some wine/cocktails, but doesn't require much driving. Not sure if anything fits the bill...
1188 Maunakea St, Honolulu, HI 96817
3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Side Street Inn
1225 Hopaka St, Honolulu, HI
Diamond Head Grill
2885 Kalakaua Ave Fl 2, Honolulu, HI 96815
Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant
2863 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815