Alan Wong's Restaurant
Alan Wong's Restaurant

Alan Wong's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.alanwongs.com/
  • Phone: 8089492526x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Executive Chef: Miya Nishimura, Chef de Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Punahou Street and McCully Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Alan Wong's Restaurant
Consistently voted as one of Hawaii's best restaurants, James Beard award-winning Chef Alan Wong uses the freshest locally grown produce and the bounty of the Pacific Ocean to create local favorites with a contemporary twist. Inspired by the unique ethnic influences found in Hawaii today, his menu reflects Hawaii's cultural diversity of its people, traditions, and lifestyles. "Taste Hawaii."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
Alan Wong's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)fit for foodies (92)romantic (60)notable wine list (44)neighborhood gem (27)good for groups (25)hot spot (23)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • One of a kind experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent food, superb food, well informed wait staff. My suggestion is to go to an early dinner. We had a 5pm reservation since we had an 8 pm show to get to. It turned out to be perfect since we had ordered the chef's menu and it took us exactly 2 hours to get through our meal. We loved our entire experience and it was worth every single penny!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • juppeats5star
    juppeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Another return trip to Alan Wong's was a real treat. As always the food was the star, but on this visit the service was over the top as well. We both ordered the tasting menu, but not the accompanying wines that did not seem all that special for the extra cost. The courses on the tasting menu contain all the best dishes on the menu (in my estimation). Includes their wonderful tomato soup and grilled cheese/foie gras and pig sandwich. This is followed by the ahi and avocado stack, which I asked consist of avocado slices rather than the mash. Next came the snapper in an amazing sauce. Meat dish is their famous braised short rib. Dessert is coconut sorbet with chocolate shell to simulate a coconut, covered with beautiful fruit.Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    mauigirlVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have dined at Alan Wong's numerous times, always enjoying our evening. The food is very, very good. The ginger crusted onaga is excellent, and, dairy free. I also love the short rib. Fall apart meat, tender and flavorful. I have to mention that the service on our last visit was underwhelming and really not acceptable for a restaurant in this category. One of our meals was not hot and must have been sitting around for a while before being served. This put a big damper on our dinner as one of us had a meal to eat and the other was sent back to heat up. Our server was not attentive. We poured our own wine most of the night and had to flag him down most of the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awful service
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was ingenious and delicious. But we arrived and was told the 9 course prex fixe was unavailable, so we had the 5 course prex fix. We had to wait 45 minutes after they took away each course. We asked about when it would arrive, and with each course they apologized, but yet again, the next course took 45 minutes. In between, they said they would check with the chef, but they did not return until the course arrived. Never going back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BEST OF EVERYTHING
    luvetodineinamerica
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have been to Alain Ducasse, Heston's Diner and many more michelin starred restaurant, Alan Wong ranks number 1 on my list. I had the lobster for starter, when I opened my lid the smell of the lobster was amazing. I never knew lobster could smell like that. I had the lobster pasta for main, again, cooked entirely differently and tasted different to the starter, it was unbelievably delicious!!!The chocolate cheesecake was second to none, it was light and not too sweet, unlike most chocolate cheesecake. If you're in Honolulu, you must go there for dinner, it's absolutely amazing! We were on our honeymoon and they signed the menu for us and let us keep it. It's currently framed and hung on my wall. The waiter was friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heavenly Cuisine
    Eddiewouldgo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Every morsel was a heavenly delight! Loved everything from the appetizer, salad, entree, desserts and wine. Allan Wong', definitely the right choice for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad service and more
    Drjennjenn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was promptly seated for our reservation. Nice table with a view. Ordered the tasting menu and was told they were sold out. It was 9pm on a Friday night. Ordered alternatives which we enjoyed, though nothing was spectacular. Waited 30 min for dessert course and finally gave up to leave and settle the check. This took 3 attempts to correct for some reason. Spoke to a manager who did not comp or help alleviate our frustrations. Left feeling disappointed. After driving an hour back to our beach house, I woke up that night running to the bathroom. My husband's symptoms hit a few hours later. Thankful that I'm a physician and had an Rx for our symptoms, or the plane home would have been awful. A terrible end to an otherwise wonderful vacation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A step back
    Bac1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I've dined at AWs several times over the last year when on Oahu for work. Sadly this time it fell short. Had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation before we we seated. It took almost 45 minutes between clearing our first course and serving the second then almost as long for our entree. The resturant was busy but not that busy. Both my guest and my steak were overdone. I enjoy the creativity, and the high quality of ingredients...just disappointed in the overall experience this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but
    gourmet6796
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    we have been the first time at Alan Wongs restaurant. The food was very good. The combination in tastes very interesting. My beef was too soft and too sweet for my taste. Also the dessert was to big for our suggestion, but it was a very good taste overall. We have gone for the signature menue. Also it would be fine if it is possible to switch one course to another inside the menue, which wass not possible. The wine selection was good. I was astonished to get a german Riesling. We have great wines I know this but the they are also been offered in Hawaii was new for me.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Hawaii
    yvonne
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We loved our meal at Alan Wong's! Since it was our first experience, we ordered tasting menu and every course & wine pairing was excellent!! And very generous proportions!! Best meal in Oahu!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Well to be perfectly honest, it's overrated. So now this site wants me to write at least 50 characters...enough?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply the Best
    thatfoodguyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Don't let the location fool you. This is an outstanding restaurant! We had the tasting menu and every course was perfect and the wine pairings inspired. This is a must whenever we visit Honolulu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversery dinner
    natey123
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've been to Alan Wong's many times and they did not disappoint. We got our requested window seat, the food was delicious, and the wait staff and server were attentive and courteous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Lovely food, beautifully presented and a sensible portion size
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    boogs
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    amazing food and service. I'd say the decor does not live up to the food and service, improving decor would really set this place apart.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    toresia2114
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Appetisers came in really large portions and the staff - great attention! Tomato & watermelon salad and Tuna poke salad with avocado (with crunchy wanton skins) are stand-outs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently high quality dining
    TravellingDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my third time dining at Alan Wong's Restaurant. They continue to demonstrate with their food and service that they deserve their reputation as one of Hawaii's top dining destinations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner!!
    amaiku
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Thank you very fun time. We had alacarte, but was a very satisfactory meal. We wanted to eat the dessert, too, but We wera full and unfortunately cannot eat. I want to eat by all means on the next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good but not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Really good meal at Alan Wong's but not as good as I had hoped.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • superb food shame about the wine
    gbandjg
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Been here 4 times before and the food is always exceptional. Local produce, unique tastes and doesn't matter what you order. That said though the service wasn't as good this time with lots of waiters that were new and really some of them were not up to the standard I expect at A Wings. Wines here are an issue always though. Most of the low end by the glass wines are just chemically altered grape juices masquerading as wines when they would be better used as paint strippers. I am NOT joking. No decent Sauvignon Blanco, NOT one dry rose. For a restaurant this good their sommelier needs to radically rethink their choices. Or perhaps they do it deliberately so you must buy a bottle of over the top priced mediocre wine? Food though is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    Jjt13
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was excellent. Fish, steak apps. My favorite of the evening was "da bag" appetizer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Top Notch
    dineNwhineVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    From personalized menus, to ever changing inventive dishes, uncommon attention to detail and friendly, attentive service, Alan Wong's continues to deliver one fo the best dining experiences in Hawaii. Mostly elegant flavors of Pacific Rim, fusion cuisine. Zagat 28-23-27 may be a tad low.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Unpleasant Service.
    jackVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The foods wer flawless. No more comment needed. However, I think they offer 1 star service with 5 star food to me. Basically, waiter is too busy because he handles too many tables. I just pour my wine for myself inevitably. I drank my daughter’s water because I don’t want to call a waiter loudly. There were so many times that no one paid attention to the guest near us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is good
    Lala37
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food is very good. We made a reservation at 8pm. And we came all the way to Alan Wong's from abroad. We were waiting until 8:10. Even there were some empty tables, the receptionist still kept us waiting. Except for the reception service, the other services during dinning were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The service was amazing, the food absolutely delicious, and the coconut dessert is highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Artistic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great menu, flavors and presentation. We loved everything we ordered and the attention to detail and creativity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience!
    NYCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This has become our favorite restaurant in Honolulu, this resataurant is at the top of our list! We look forward to returning soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my favorite restaurant
    bestofoahu
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Simply this restaurant is the very best in modern Asian Hawaiian foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was outstanding! Service was impeccable! Everyone was vey friendly and it made the experience that much better!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    Lori
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was our first time at Alan Wong's. Although the food was excellent, the service was quite slow. Maybe it was a busy night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The only reason why I give this 4 stars is because of the service. The food was great! I loved every bite! The service was good all the way until waiting to pay for the bill. I waited at least 30-40 minutes from when they last checked on us, until the bill came. I think it was great to give us time to enjoy the restaurant...but could we at least pay, so that I could hang around leave when we are ready to? Rather than feel like someone forgot about us and left us waiting for the bill?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow the reviews were right!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I worry about the places that are really hyped but Alan Wong's restaurant was fantastic and well worth the time to check out! We chose the tasting menu with wine parings. Every dish was absolutely perfect! The chef integrated and highlighted local farms and growers into every dish. Each was presented beautifully! I appreciated the chef working with me to ensure that the seafood was thoroughly cooked (bad allergies). My favorite dishes were the ginger crusted pink snapper and the chocolate haupia bowl! A must try is also the passionfruit mojito! We can’t wait for a trip to Maui to try another one of Alan’s restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining on the islands
    DocGas
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Ever since we first dined at AW's it's the place we always go when we want fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TravellingDiner
    TravellingDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Five stars! Let them show you with their food and service that they deserve all their awards and accolades!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food & excellent service
    Rachandroll
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was so creative and delicious at the same time. It was refreshing to read a menu that was so innovative and did not contain the same ole items that so many restaurants (even those from celebrity chefs) are prone to have. The Kalua pork in Da Bag is memorable (the most flavorable Kalua that I have ever had). I was blown away by the entire dining experience. All the staff was super nice, friendly and knowledgeable (they walked us through the menu and knew the ingredients. They brought plates for us to share dishes (without our having to ask). I found this to be very accommodating. Wish all restaurants had this kind of customer pleasing attitude.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dessert was Awesome
    DonfromLV
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had the "Classics" Prix Fixe meal. Perfect for first timers. The course selections were great. Beautiful dessert presentation and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food excellent, but...
    SwissGourmet
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have had the smaller tasting menue for USD 125.--/ person incl. wine pairing. Food excellent - lousy service! While having the second course, the waiter already set knife and fork for the third course on the table. I had not finished my 3rd course, when the waiter took away the plate of my wife. There is absolutely no, I mean no atmosphere in the restaurant - too many tables similar to a McDonalds restaurant. We are used to eat and drink in top restaurants worldwide - but such a service and an overcrouded atmosphere never happened to us. Due to this bad service and loud and noisy restaurant we cannot recommend this to our friends, despite the fact that the food was excellent. Alan Wong, reduce the seats by 25-30!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wong's restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Superb dining with great food and friendly helpful staff
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    TffabianVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Everything about dining at Alan Wong's was excellent. The restaurant was impeccable without being too stuffy. Their staff was friendly and attentive. The food was exceptional. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings and were not disappointed. The wines were a perfect complement to the food. The dishes were imaginative and executed perfectly. An amazing experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but pricey restaurant
    OhmanVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Res : 745pm. Hostess sat us down close to our res time n server apologized tt we had to wait. Svc was gd but we ordered d romaine salad but server did not put tt in. Ord seafd cakes and lobster agedashi for appetizers. D seafd cakes were gd n my hubby liked d salsa/fennel on top, but d agedashi was plain. Also, d flavor of d bonito flakes were overwhelming tt d tofu n lobster pcs were overshadowed by d sauce n condiments around it. There were also bits of cheese baked bread which were v hard in texture. Ord d ribs n seafd stew as d main. Our boy had d grilled fish (initially ordered d tempura fish but they were all out of batter) Kid's meal was v salty. Entrees were ok. Dessert, pineapple shave ice (sour n mushy) & d coconut (gd)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.