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Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

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Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

Hello,

I am looking for a restaurant for a special occasion...any suggestions?

Do most restaurants in Oahu offer a vegetarian option on their menus?

Thank you! x

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1. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

Where are you staying?

Also - start scrolling down and reading the Oahu Forum, as we talk about special occassion dining all the time.

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2. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

Hey,

I'm currently planning my honeymoon..I have never been to Hawaii before and am really looking forward to the trip! We are hoping to stay at the Outrigger on the beach..I have read that this is a good location?

I am a veggie and so am hoping that it's not going to be too hard to find a vegetarian option in most restaurants?

Thank you! x

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3. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

I think you'll do fine with a vegetarian option. I often dine with a vegan ... and we did OK in Honolulu.

The Outrigger on the Beach is a very central location.

Take a look at the restaurants at Halekulani - a nearby hotel. Pull it up on-line. There are two very special occassion restaurants ... very popular ... as well as House Without a Key, more causal but wonderful.

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4. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

Thank you for your suggestions. I'll have a look now :) x

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5. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

Many restaurants offer vegetarian selections or are happy to help. It certainly isn't like Southern California where vegan restaurants are almost as prolific as McDonalds.

My vegan friend finds it more of a challenge while my vegetarian friends do fine.

I would take a moment to call the restaurants to make sure they offer the choices yo

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6. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

There are two "Outrigger on the beach", Outrigger Reef on the Beach and Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.

My ideal "restaurant for a special occasion" combo is pre-dinner cocktails at the House Without a Key followed by dinner at Orchids, both at the Halekulani Hotel.

There are other great places but none can beat the above for food, ambiance and view.

I love the video below. It has some cheesy moments, but it is very professionally done and gives you a great feel for the House Without a Key and Orchids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-1kaQGSvOQ

http://www.halekulani.com/living/dining/

www.halekulani.com/living/dining/orchids/

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7. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

I couldn't agree more with scottca75. This would be my first choice for a truly memorable and special dining experience. As a vegetarian, I had no problem finding a menu choice but found my choices somewhat limited .However , the staff at the Halekulani couldn't have been more helpful. Make sure you leave room for their Heavenly coconut cake!!! You will love it here. and you will love the Islands.

Don't worry, there plenty of great places to eat. Siam Thai is a great little place for an informal dinner, delicious food!

Have a wonderful honeymoon and safe trip.

Edited: 16 September 2012, 23:59
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8. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

Sorry, that should have read Siam Square. I must be eating to much Thai food!

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9. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

This web site lists some restaurants on Oahu with good vegetarian options on their menu:

www.vsh.org/Veg-Friendly-Businesses.htm

I also found that many other restaurants not listed on this web site had at least one or two vegetarian options in Waikiki (We didn't go to any really fine dining places though, but even if they don't have it on their menu, the chef would probably be willing to make something if you call ahead at an upscale place). For a casual restaurant, I really liked Yardhouse, which has a whole section of their menu that is vegetarian.

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10. Re: Can anyone suggest a restaurant for a special occasion?

Hands down, cocktails and appetizers at House Without a Key, then stroll over to dinner at Orchids. We do it for our Anniversary in August when we visit Oahu.

Special treatment when you reserve in advance.

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