W Bistro at 1010
W Bistro at 1010

W Bistro at 1010

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wbistroat1010.com/
  • Phone: (808) 589-2295
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Pat Comer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)
  • Special Events: W Bistro at 1010 with it's convenient location across from the Blaisdell Concert Hall is the ideal venue for pre-show or pre-concert dining.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Victoria Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot entrance is on Young Street.
A word from W Bistro at 1010
W Bistro at 1010 is located in the heart of the Honolulu Cultural District at the Medical Arts Building (across from Blaisdell Concert Hall and the Honolulu Museum of Art School). Our vision is to bring you a delicious New American cuisine menu supporting Hawaii's local food producers in a beautiful neighborhood bistro setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
W Bistro at 1010 reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (24)great for outdoor dining (20)good for groups (15)special occasion (13)great for lunch (7)romantic (7)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Consistently satisfying
    surfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This is the third time at WBistro and it was every bit as good as the first and it appears the food and service have been improving each time. Seems like BYOB policy gets around cuz every table seemed to have brought their own liquor of choice. Food has been very consistently good. Only disappointment was they ran out of the fish special (snapper). Beet salad was awesome as usual--good and plenty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Love this place...I am returning back this week with another friend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Marielle
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great for brunch. Dinner is okay. Nice outdoor and semi-outdoor seating. BYOB. Prices are moderate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find close to Concert Hall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Very pleasant small Bistro with good menu selections and several specials. We had the the special offer of Onaga - great taste, very tender and nice presentation. (Better than any fish I've had at Roy's over the years!) Wait staff very pleasant and helpful. It's BYOB so don't forget. Perfect spot to friends to be able to have a catch-up conversation as it's quiet and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    In our reservation we requested two high chairs, but since they only had one, the owner kindly purchased one that day in order to accomdate our party. Thank you very much!!! Service was great as always and I highly recommend the beet salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Made reservations for 6:00 pm on October 31 not realizing that Halloween traffic would be atrocious after work. They kept our reservation even though my whole party was late. The waiter was so friendly and genuinely cared about our experience The food was delicious. They really bring out the flavors and goodness out of their dishes. Great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The waiters and all service staff were very friendly, efficient, and helpful. I recommend going on a weekday night (so long as there is no special event at the Blaisdell, as the waiter mentioned that it gets crazy busy prior to shows or events at the Blaisdell).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BYO!!
    Jenzer
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good, simple fresh dishes in a casual atmosphere. No corkage on the wine. Excellent place to dine after an event at the Blaisdell (across the street) or a movie. Definite👍👍
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Evening
    foodwhiners
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The entire evening was lovely. We walked over to W Bistro (reservations important ahead of time after an event) after the opera and our table was ready and waiting. We were warmly greeted by the host and server. Food was delicious and price accordingly. We knew to bring our own wine which was fine and allowed us to choose our own selection and kept our check in check. Venue is intimate which suited our ability to have a conversation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After the opera
    Shirley
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    What a great place for dinner after the opera! Close by and nice cozy atmosphere. My favorite is the scallops under the appetizer section but it's enough to be the entrée to go with the big salad. Been there several times and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LovesYummyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was excellent. My salmon and my husband's opakapaka was done just right, and the servings of vegetable and rice were just right----no leftovers. The crab cakes we ordered as an appetizer was so good, my husband said 2 orders of the crab cakes alone would have made a fine dinner. Not yet a year old, this establishment does not have a liquor license and so it's BYOB. A portion of the restaurant opens up to overlooking a small park. The only complaint is that there are tiny moths that are attracted to the light of the restaurant in the evenings and can be annoying. No, they don't come in swarms, but there were 3 or 4 that hovered above our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Pika
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great location, nice ambience, good food (priced reasonably), attentive and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently satisfying
    surfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is my third time at W Bistro and every time has been surprisingly good, as I had come to expect something less from the previous restaurant at this location. Had the onaga fish of the day and as usual it was a large portion that was tender but was slightly overcooked for my taste. Pear and beet salad was very enjoyable as usual although it seemed like they used apples instead of pears. Had a bite off the scallop appetizer which was awesome. Will be coming back again and again, especially since they allow BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Sharlee
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I was expecting more. The beet/pear and the watermelon/feta salads I thought were going to be in whole pieces not chopped up. The steak had hunks of fat on one edge and was OK. The breaded chicken was dry. The salmon was tasty but glistened with oil.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic service
    JayRod
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was great and our waiter Sky was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood Gem
    pattibee2
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my second experience and once again had a delicious meal. My guest and I were made to feel special and comfortable. The food is so fresh and the perfect amount. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First but not last time as a diner
    HnlDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food. Portions were very generous. It was a good thing we decided to share the beet salad and brownie dessert. BYOB and no corkage charge made it an even more great value for dining. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for Blaisdell shows!
    ERubio
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've come here before a show twice now and both experiences have been great. Great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A few kinks . . .
    SACJ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The people at W Bistro are lovely and eager to please. There is no corkage fee and that is quite attractive. We brought champagne and red wine with us, and the tables are too small for the champagne ice bucket, the flutes, the champagne, the red wine glasses and the red wine itself. I suggest the ice bucket be on a stand instead of on the table. They also need to figure out how to shade diners' eyes from the setting sun. Umbrellas attempt to do the job, but it is not successful. The food was uneven - the artichoke feta flatbread was delicious and the house salad was bright, crisp and refreshing. The crab dip was just okay. Pasta special was just okay; my husband liked the seafood coconut curry. Has promise; needs work.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out
    Musicfan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was a great find for dinner before a concert. The onaga special was delicious. We had reservations and were there early enough to get a table that avoided the late afternoon sun. Enjoyed the meal and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to share a bottle
    Luv2BYOB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great place to share a bottle of your own favorite wine, with someone else cooking
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a neighborhood gem
    3rin3mi
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My boyfriend and I decided to go to 1010 "W Bistro" for his birthday dinner and to check out my friend's art exhibit, Island Splendor (please go see it, it's awesome). Friendly & fast service, BYOB with free corkage (Longs nearby), convenient location, parking lot and street parking, nice outdoor seating, and delicious food! He knew exactly what he wanted, the 1010 Burger. He loves his burgers and was quite satisfied with this one. It was tasty and just the right size. I ordered the Beet and Pear Salad. It was perfect. Refreshing and hearty. We will definitely go again! It's also great that they support the local artists!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Good food - remember to byob if you are so inclined
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    surfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Relaxing venue across the NBC concert hall was a pleasant surprise, as I was expecting something akin to its predecessor, La Guignol, which had gone downhill over the last year or two. Decided to give it a try. Enjoyed all that we ordered starting with the beet salad (LARGE), which was more than enough for two. Had the fish of the day and rib steak for our main dishes. Fish was very fresh and the steak was huge. Ended with sharing the chocolate cake with a delicious scoop of macadamia nut gelato. Great way to end the evening. We will definitely be back with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 50 reviews are from the W Bistro at 1010 reviews archive.
  • Good meal, good service
    debDVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Enjoyed the pear and beet salad. had the fresh fish, snapper. Nice sauce. Enjoyable meal, great spot for a pre-dinner before a Blaisdale event but small place so would need a reservation. Also BYOB
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • W Bistro
    Bernard
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    W Bistro is a charming restaurant that serves wonderful lunches and dinners. The atmosphere is subdued and somewhat intimate. I have enjoyed lunch with a group of friends and I have enjoyed dinner with a special friend. For dinner my friend and I had the Mahi Mahi that was prepared to perfection. The food and wait service is excellent. The restaurant is centrally located and within walking distance to The Museum of Art and the Neil S. Blaisdell Center.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful dining experience
    Anonymous
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We brought some out of town friends here for dinner and W Bistro did not disappoint. The food was delicious and our waiter Sky was very attentive. While I generally enjoy an outdoor table, this time we were seated very close to a large party of 8 and another party of 6. On this particular night, I felt that our table was a bit cramped. I think the outdoor dining area tends to suit the larger groups better than the smaller ones.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • W Bistro at 1010 is a winner
    PalakaWineGroup
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Chef Pat Comer has rejuvenated dining at the Medical Arts Building. This is a great spot for anyone going to a concert at the Blaisdell Concert Hall or Arena because it's right across the street. The food is delicious and there's something for everyone. You can BYOB with only a $10 charge per table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and BYOB!
    LSH76VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good food carefully prepared. Open air setting. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I'm picky
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I am very picky about food. The food here was absolutely the best you can get.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent until entree came
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had the watermelon feta salad, seared scallops, and shrimp artichoke flatbread to start off our meal. All of those dishes were excellent. We ordered the opakapaka entree. I love this fish so I was really looking forward to our entree. Unfortunately, I was terribly disappointed. The fish tasted salty without much flavor. It was crispy in some areas and the texture tasted dry. It made a great meal turn into a mediocre meal. I might try the Bistro again and try either their salmon or mahimahi fish entree the next time. I wanted to give them 5 stars but this entree was terribly disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always pleasant dinning experience
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food is consistently good and the staff is always friendly!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to my Top 5
    TheLadyoftheHiddenTower
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    On our list of likes were (1) the beet and pear salad - I would consider making this a meal next time because it's tasty AND large enough to share, (2) the BBQ grilled flatbread, (3) seared sea scallops, (4) the white chocolate and blueberry bread pudding, and (5) chocolate brownie and macadamia nut gelato. My boyfriend liked the seafood curry but at that point I think I was too full to enjoy it. We both agreed that we would probably not order the pork belly next time because it wasn't as flavorful as the other dishes. The only downside for me was 1) the flies, which occasionally bothered our eating area because we are across the street from the park and 2) don't sit facing the sun around sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ATDoc
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    A great neighborhood find. As the Kakaako version of Honk Kong rises, this gem will surpass whatever eateries come along with the new buildings. Don't get snarled in the Ward St and Kapiolani Blvd. traffic. Just drive to Young St, or the Blaisdell, and enjoy this hidden treasure.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After theater spot
    Shirley
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    A great place to have dinner before or after a concert or opera. Location is convenient and service makes it special. It was my second time and I brought friends who wanted to try it out. The scallops were yummy like I remembered. Everyone tried a different dish to try. The verdict on the food may have been more enthusiastic except for the fact that the main course was cold by the time we got to eat it. We were not quite finished with the salad and the appetizer and the main meal were served at the same time. Hopefully this will get fixed. We will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Value
    Gourmay
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The seafood curry was a little skimpy on the seafood for $33. All of the salads seemed overpriced at $12 for the amount given. The pasta special, the mahimahi, and steak was fairly valued. Preparation, presentation, and taste was very good for all dishes. With a $10 corkage for the table, I guess food prices need to be where they are.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great !
    Fatchick
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was great - tried what was recommended by others. I was not disappointed. Kawika was a great waiter.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day @ W Bistro 1010
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Delicious fixed price menu for Father's Day. All items were carefully prepared and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service!
    paniolojim
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The salads (like the Weatermelon & Feta Cheese) and the seafood are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food and right in town
    Thqtee6
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    W Bistro at 1010 was really good. It was my first time. The watermelon feta salad was very good as well as the wild salmon. I'm very particular when it comes to salmon and fish in general. I rarely eat it. But I would definitely eat the wild salmon again. Very flavorful and tasty, melts in your mouth. Plus BYOB so you can bring your own wine or Prosecco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.