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dining out in waikiki

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dining out in waikiki

my wife and I will be in Waikiki in July for our 35th wedding ( wow)anniversary and we are looking for a nice place to enjoy island fare without breaking the bank too badly. We will be staying at the Ohana East so would like to know what is within walking distance. Thanks in advance for your input

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11. Re: dining out in waikiki

Definately try Dukes at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach - if you time your booking right you can watch the sun set from your table. We also enjoyed a few meals at the Hula Grill again at the Outrigger. We can also highly recommend the buffet breakfasts at Dukes.

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Hands down -- Surf Room at the Royal Hawaiian. (Check out the Royal Hawaiian website.) Make reservations and they can seat you at the edge of the beach with a Diamond Head view. The Royal Hawaiian is SO gorgeous - beautiful historic hotel. The Surf Room is indoor/outdoor. Impeccable service and food. Stroll down Kalakaua Blvd to the Duke statute. Tour the Moana Surfrider. An evening to remember.

I, too, love Dukes - but it it LOUD. Always. And hot - always. Food is not as good as Surf Room. The Shorebird was in the middle of a construction zone when we were in Hawaii a few months ago.

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13. Re: dining out in waikiki

Thanks so much for the great info. The RH sounds awesome. we will definitley check it out

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14. Re: dining out in waikiki

If your looking for true island fare then you will need to leave the Waikiki strip and go up the street, Kapahulu, that runs along the park on the east side of Waikiki. You can either take the bus up the street or a cab if you don't have a rental car. Most the good restaurants in the Waikiki area are on Kapahulu.

'Ono Hawaiian Foods

Best Hole in the Wall

Look for the line on Kapahulu Avenue: They're waiting to get into 'Ono's for legendary Hawaiian grinds.

Specialties: Homemade laulau (ti-leaf wrapped meats, vegetables and fish), kalua pig (steamed pork), lomi salmon (salt salmon and tomato salad), curry, beef stew and pipikaula (Hawaiian-style beef jerky).

Ambience: Count on whiling away the wait in conversation; there's a heady mix of kama'aina and tourists waiting to dig in.

FYI: 726 Kapahulu Ave. 737-2275. 11 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. No reservations. No credit cards.

Up from Date St., Near Ala Wai Golf Course

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Mr. Ojisan

My comment: Great Wafu steak but it's $14

A tiny izakaya (Japanese tavern) with a voluminous à la carte menu, Mr. Ojisan ("Mr. Uncle") can get pricey because it's hard to avoid ordering half a dozen dishes — everything looks, smells and tastes delicious.

Specialties: Wafu steak (grilled steak flavored with a shoyu-sake marinade), ichimi 'ahi poke (ichimi is a peppery spice mixture), hand-made gyoza, two-choice combination dinner.

Drinks: Beer and wine.

FYI: Kilohana Square, 1018 Kapahulu Ave. 735-4455. Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Dinner: 5:30-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Reservations recommended. Parking in rear. VS, MC. No checks. $.

Near H1, Just past Kihel Place

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15. Re: dining out in waikiki

If you go to Duke's or the Hula Grill upstairs, you must try a Blue Hawaii drink. It was excellent.

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16. Re: dining out in waikiki

The Blue Hawaii sounds great.

Thanks to you and everyone that responded We have quite a list of places to choose from .

I will post our experience when we return.

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17. Re: dining out in waikiki

We loved Duke's and the Surf Room - we were there a few weeks ago. Friday night is seafood buffet at the Surf Room, it was great! Our favourite drink at the RH was the pink palace. Happy anniversary!

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18. Re: dining out in waikiki

Those Pink Palace drinks are wonderful! I second the motion!

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