Local Style !
Nice open kitchen, exquisite menu, plating was excellent !
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was awesome
Our first time having dinner at the Pineapple Room; we had been there for lunch a few years ago and loved it, but we were surprised how amazing our dinner experience was also. We had the Early Bird Pre-Fixe menu of $40 and the five of us were very impressed with our appetizers, entree and dessert! The service was great also. We will definitely return again!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Good Service but...
...our food was great (as always). Their specials are always delicious! Service was friendly but a bit unpolished (splashed water when refilling glasses, bumped into each other. However, generally speaking our experience wonderful and delicious!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impromptu Dinner Venue
Entertained a visitor from Florida and first thought of Alan Wong's but because it was impromptu we decided to go to Pineapple Room. We were pleasantly surprised with the option of the early bird Prix Fix menu, which we both chose. My guest ordered the salad, which we thought had too much lettuce and should have had more of an assortment of greens. I had the pot stickers, which was very good. We both ordered the pork entree, which was tender and well presented. It was reminiscent of a "home style" roast...flavorful! Dessert was the strawberry tiramisu, which was light, and very nice with the crunchiness of the crust.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are a local family. We wanted a quick, light dinner before we dropped our daughter at the airport. We informed the staff of our tight timetable and they were very cooperative. Served us excellent food (loved the poke appetizer) at lightening speed on. Wednesday night.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Convenient, good food, good price.
How often can you get good food in a Macy's store? Alan Wong's Pineapple Room has great fusion (American, Asian, Polynesian, European) food at a reasonable price. I had the "express lunch" with choice of miso or curry soup, Ceasar salad, whole Kalua pork sandwhich (delicious), chocolate crunch bar for desert and iced tea for only $29.95. It was way more food than I could eat. Shared half a sandwhich and the desert which my guest. He had "Reuben sandwich" with another meat in place of pastrami. It is difficult to chose among all of the great soup, salads, sandwiches, entrees on the menu.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alan always puts the WOW in food
As always, a culinary surprise of wonderfully fresh ingredients and flavors constructed to tantilize your palate. Alan never fails to deliver a simply outstanding meal! Every bite will be a memorable one, so linger with your meal and a fine glass of wine. Start with the Stir-Fried Soy Beans (chiles, garlic, sesame seed oil = ono good!), then end with the Lilikoi Bread Pudding Brulee (filled with malasada = bust da mouth!) along with a great cup of Rising Sun (Big Island coffee). It's rare to taste something these days, and go WOW!!!!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special table next to picture window, attentive And friendly wait help and consistently delicious favorite food prepared with gourmet twist! My favorite is the mahimahi sandwich! My friends enjoyed the salmon and the kalua pig Caesar salad. The desserts were so irresistible. A complimentary Kula strawberry tiramisu and an order of chocolate crunch bars were thoroughly enjoyed! I won't wait another year and plan to return soon.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great lunch!
I flew over from Maui to have lunch with an old friend from Tokyo who was in Honolulu for 3 days.The Pineapple Room is the perfect venue for international friends: it is easy to find for all and offers an exotic, fun menu. I ordered my two favorites: Asian slaw and the Salmon Ochazuke Risotto. The slaw wastasty and refreshing. The risotto was a pleasant surprise to my Japanese friend. He said that it was an excellent lunch and would recommend the Pineapple Room to his friends. Thank you!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun menu, good service, food
Fun menu, good service, food was wonderful, only problem is ambiance. It's in Macy's.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Foot, hot sauce
The calamari salad is always great. This time however the dressing was far tooooo hot. I always order this dish and love it. But this time it was too hot. The waiter was good - he brought me the shoyu vinegrette whick was OK but did not go too well with the salad.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Located off Macy's, Ala Moana
Located off Macy's, Ala Moana Center, the ambiance and view are not what you come for. However, the food and service are second to none. A bit on the pricey side, particularly for the location, they offer prix fixe and early bird menu selections that are bargains for the quality of food preparation and wine pairings. We may not return often, but will definitely go back to try their other unique menu items in the future.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely the food
This restaurant is hidden on the third floor of Macy's in the Ala Moana Center. You would miss it unless you are prone to exploring the extremes of the apparel displays. There is no view, unlike the terraces one level up and outside in the mall. There is no real internal ambience either, as the dinner tables are nondescript wood. The bar is a tad modern and you can see some of the kitchen. Fortunately, the food makes up for the blandness, with unique regional flair. There is little for the vegetarian other than an occasional appetizer, but the chef can create a unique variation. Thie restaurant is slightly off the waikiki tourist jungle and worth the trip. Just be prepared for a hefty bill.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing Birthday Lunch
I used open table to make a reservation and in the note field indicated Happy Birthday Gloria,
This Restaurant, had a specially printed menu with Happy Birthday Gloria! and signatures from the restaurant staff. They then take this and wrap it up in a ribbon for the birthday person to take home! In addition they brought here a desert with
Happy Birthday Gloria written in chocolate and a pineapple in chocolate on the plate.
It was amazing!
So lovely.... way more than expected and the service and food was as great as always!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very impressed with the variety and quality of the food .The staff Carlos and Christy to your front host station were professional and very attentive.I highly will recommend this establisment.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This chef's reputation for
This chef's reputation for REcreating traditional local dishes has not yet ceased to delight my palate!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very good. Food
Service was very good. Food was excellent. Had breakfast and the pancakes, fried rice, sausage, and spong were all good. THe bloody Mary was outstanding.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu and food are works of art!! So many different variations of foods, all fresh and beautifully arranged. Desserts and drinks are equally creative using fresh island ingredients!! Too bad the service doesn't match up to the exceptional food---we have to keep asking for refills of water, needed utensils, etc. And the servers keep wanting to take our dishes away even when we're still eating from the plates---I assume this is to turn over the tables more frequently. Food is great, but it's not a place where you can have a long relaxing lunch---it's "eat and run".
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always very good
bruscetta is one of our favorites and never disappoints. Salmon was excellent. Slightly disappointed that they were out of the crispy salmon skin. Caesar was a little overdressed. Kalua pork blt was very good. Service is great.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining in Macy's
Hard to find in the back of the Macy's in Ala Moana but this is no mall food court experience. Exquisitely prepared meal (gyoza, salmon with risotto, etc.).. We had one early bird 3 course meal and one 5 course tasting menu. The only things were disappointing were the desserts - candy bar was difficult to eat, and strawberry tiramisu was fine, but not outstanding.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with amazing service !
Our favorite dishes were the watermelon salad and also the short ribs!
Very sweet attentive servers that were really good with kids!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really love this place. It's not luxurious restaurant, but it offers some very delicious stuff.
So if your main aim is tasty food (not interior disign ), you should go.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved it !
Thanks, too, for the complimentary dessert plate - inscribed in chocolate to honor our newly retired friend !
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best..,
This is simply the best. Eating here is always a positive experience. You get the delicious fresh flavors from Alan Wong.., In a very nice ambiance.., with excellent service.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pineapple room is a great place to take a break from shopping as well as a great place to meet friends and enjoy a great lunch, brunch or dinner. I love the salmon ochazuke.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Ahi burger ever!
Best Ahi burger! Location is a bit weird- in macy's at ala moana. Make a reservation in advance! we went for lunch.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was a hit
Who knew that a restaurant inside a Macy's would be fit for Foodies?! Alan Wong's Pineapple Room is the exception. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was outstanding!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and presentation!
Food is always superb--each course is a work-of-art and flavors so well-balanced. Servers here are a hit-or-miss here, but this time, we did have a great server (Ashley) who was always attentive and responsive. Never once had to ask for refills on our drinks or water. Highly recommend Pineapple Room for a nice lunch--your tummy will thank you!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Alan Wong's for dinner when visiting Honolulu. It was so amazing we decided to visit Pineapple Room the next night. It was my parent's 60th Birthdays. They customized the menu's wishing both of my parents a happy birthday. They also brought us a complimentary strawberry dessert cake with a fantastic crunchy layer on the bottom. The poke appetizer was terrific. Our waitress was super friendly. She offered great recommendations. Thanks for a fantastic dinner experience in Honolulu.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go out with a bang
This place is not for those who have a tight wallet. It's pricey but well with the eats since everything is made fresh, seasoned well and paired perfectly. The amount of food you get is very filling so don't be wery that this fine dining is big on price and short in food.
The watermelon and cherry tomato salad with goat cheese was a favorite because it was refreshing, sweet and light on the palete. Their butterfish is wonderfully rendered and the marinade compliments the soft butteriness of the fish.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food/service not
The local reuben sandwich was great as well as the soba salad. Caesar salad had very limited salad parts. Waitress was not really attentive, but did the minimum.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service inside a macy
Had one meal left before my flight back home, so decided on the pineapple room instead of Alan Wong's. Food was great, and service was surprisingly good. Flavours reminded me of asian dishes but not in a cheesy way... Alan Wong found a way to elevate what is normally associated with cheap asian flavours into a more refined dishes.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
If I had to give a critical
If I had to give a critical comment, the only thing would have to do with the angle which the tempura battered mahi sandwich on the lunch menu is cut. For me, personally, it was quite severe in that the ends were narrow points. This made it a bit awkward to hold and dip because the fish fell out. After the first bite of each side it was fine. Otherwise, great tasting sandwich.
The wow-factor for me was the wasabi potato salad. It was terrific!
As usual, service was courteous and professional.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALA MOANA GEM
Conveniently located next to Ala Moana Hotel where we always stay on our visits from Hilo. Our friends invited us for dinner on 9/27 and the food was so great that we went back on the 28th to celebrated my wife's birthday. The butterfish is to die for as is the short rib. The food is wonderful but the staff there is what makes the dining experience memorable.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pineapple Room is always a great spare of the moment dining experience. The staff was great; but they seem keep running out of scones and spongs, which was the only negatives; otherwise it would have been outstanding rated. They have a great corn beef hash breakfast dish, I suggest you try it. However prices went up allot on everything,
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a nice Sunday brunch at The Pineapple Room. It's a shame, however, that the view is of the parking lot and not of the ocean on the other side of Macy's (which has a wasted blank wall). But they do the best they can with the space, the food is good, and the service is always excellent.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice for Celebrations
We celebrated 3 birthdays in our family and it was the perfect place for us. Our group included a 3-year old, who is experienced and well-behaved in restaurants. Kids' menu nice. Service attentive but not overbearing. Didn't feel rushed and overall, a really nice dining experience.
They didn't have booster seats so if your child is too big for a high chair, they will need to eat kneeling on the adult chair.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for Breakfast, but $$$$
I enjoy pineapple room because of the strong service and good tasting food. I also enjoy shopping at Macy's right after, so Pineapple room is a great place to have breakfast to start your morning. The sort of negative aspects is prices got expensive, so not so sure I can become a regular, but the food again is good. Another bummer is that they always seem to be out of scones and spong, I think they should take it off the menu because three times, I went they didn't have either item.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reservation through open table
Reservation through open table and made a notation that it was a 30th wedding anniversary. The day being 11/12/13..when is it going to be sequential again? well, next year when it will be 12/13/14.... I thought maybe because of the numbers and being 30th anniversary, we were not even congratulated as we walked in....YOU GUYS NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THOSE DETAILS...not even a glass of wine or something... our server told me 'happy birthday' because of the lei I had on and corrected her that it was our anniversary. However, Tanya was VERY nice, attentive and just very easy to talk to.
This is not the first time dining.....
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife loves the spare ribs
My wife loves the spare ribs and the burgers are great. The aioli they serve is wonderful.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun stuff all around
Very diligent and nice workers. Water always refilled, food kept coming consistently on time. Food was boss.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good lunch, nice ambiance
Great place for lunch to have customers and colleagues. Service was great, swift, food quick and tasty.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved everything! The pineapple
Loved everything! The pineapple room is excellent and the food is onolicious!!!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch spot
I frequent this lunch almost every time I come to Ala Moana for shopping. The food and service is great. We always order a carafe of the Plantation iced tea. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. My husband and my favorite lunch entrees are the Pineapple Room Burger, Loco moco, and Kimchee Reuben samdwich. Also, recommend getting the side order of onion ring. It is not on the menu. Also, I recommend making reservations as sometimes it is a long wait if you walk on. This is especially if you come on the weekends.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even though the lunch special
Even though the lunch special bento was out since it had butterflish, the staff was able to accommodate us by making a miso butterfish which is an dinner item and not on the lunch menu. Thank you! Never a bad meal there.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
my friend and I love the kalbi
my friend and I love the kalbi (marinated short ribs) with fried rice and kim chee and never order anything else. It never fails to satisfy. With the plantation iced tea, I am in heaven. Please don't ever take the kalbi off the menu! The only thing I missed was the coconut layer cake but I didn't really need it. The service was good as always.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the chocolate!
The 70% dark Wailua chocolate pudding is smooth, rich and perfect!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find in a department store!
Make sure you have a reservation if you want to eat here! The food is very good and the service is just as good!!!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love of food
We love to eat and Pineapple Room is never a disappointment, outstanding choices for the set menu....ate everything on the plate.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Salmon Elevated to Local Palate
I had the New Zealand furikake salmon on orzo risotto which was substantial for big-and-tall me. The kick was getting green tea poured over dish making into chazuke! Total comfort food. I had a good sleep that night. Mahalo.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM