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“great salmon”
Review of The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong - CLOSED

The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Cross street: Atkinson
Description: This popular off-shoot of local chef Alan Wong is a favorite place for a relaxing dinner, lunch or weekend get-together with friends, where you'll find Hawaii favorites prepared with the freshest island ingredients and flavors influenced by the local style we all grew up with.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

contrary to some of the reviews I see, we really enjoyed our meal. The salmon was very tasty and seasoned well (not overly done). The short ribs were okay,nothing special. They have some great fruity drinks (which you can get as virgin) which were a treat. The chocolate pudding dessert was delicious but not too sweet. The atmosphere is not great (it's in macy's) but a dinner during the weekday wasn't too crowded.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

It's what you'd expect of a restaurant in a Macy's. Service was friendly, but the menu was not very exciting. The fish was cooked (or rather, not cooked) the way we ordered it, so that was good. The jidori chicken was quite dry. They offered wine by the half glass, which was perfect for us because we had to drive back to our hotel in crazy Honolulu traffic. Plus, the wine selection isn't great, so you can try one without committing to a full glass. Other than that, we don't have much to say. It wasn't a very memorable dinner experience.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Ate at Alan Wong's many years ago on our honeymoon and it still ranks as one of our all time favorites. However, we have the kids with us on this trip so we decided against the nice restaurant and chose to try the Pineapple Room. We should have just gone to Mc Donald's because that's the rival for this experience (except we would have been served promptly at McD's.

We were right in time for our reservations. We were seated promptly. But then the waiting began.... We waited 10 minutes for our waiter to show up. We ordered drinks and then waited almost 15 minutes to get them. We ordered an appetizer to have something to do while we waited for the entrees, but our waited never brought it. The kid's meals finally arrived but then it was another 10 minutes before our entrees arrived and they brought out the appetizer with them.

I could go on. We are not the kind of people who want to eat quickly - we enjoy the European style of visiting and enjoying ourselves, but this was just slow service and very POOR service! Bringing an appetizer after all entrees have been delivered is an Applebee's move not what we expected from an Alan Womg restaurant. We lowered our expectations for this restaurant but we should have lowered them MUCH more!

My suggestion: either go to the main restaurant or expect the worst service and mediocre food quality from this place.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

What a gem of a hotel, and in a most unexpected location. The food here is a fusion of Hawaii and Asia with a distinctly modern twist. We were not overly hungry, and I vegetarian, so chose two of the more interesting starters each, with no resistance whatsoever from the waiter. The Crispy Asian Slaw and Stir-Fried Soybeans were simply out of this world, precisely the kind of food I like to eat out for that I would never cook at home. And with a bill of around $30 including wine, a bargain as well. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We arrived a few minutes before six p.m. at Alan Wong's Pineapple Room in the Ala Moana Macy's. The room was largely empty, but the staff was cordial and helpful. Our starters, the gyoza and sort of a poke napolean, were delicious--four stars. The entrees were a mixed bag. My Jidori Chicken came warm but not hot and the chicken was dry. In retrospect I should have sent it back. A friend in our party of 3 later commented that his loco moco was delicious but also only warm--and he regretted not sending his back. The salmon was good. Maybe barely three stars on two of the entrees. Desserts were again excellent, both the intense chocolate pudding and the strawberry tiramisu. Four stars again. My sense is that the wait staff was on top of things (harder than it seems in a slow house) while the kitchen was not quite up to snuff on the entrees. Still, at these prices and with all the choices in Honolulu, I would think twice about going back anytime soon.

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