Possibly one of the worst dining experiences of my life. And I eat out a LOT! Food was good but everything else was terrible. Service terrible, cocktails ridiculous, expensive and smallest portions I’ve ever experienced. Waiter was new so he gets a slight pass but the overall service was so bad we almost left. Thank god the food was good or I may have done something I’ve never done before and that’s refuse to pay. Won’t be going back. Too bad, it came highly recommended and it was supposed to be our one special date dinner on our Hawaii vacation.
Terrible, we had an 8pm Saturday night reservation and had to wait for 10mins to be seated and we were then sat at a table next to a lady tapping away on a laptop like it was Starbucks!! The first 2 items we chose on the menu were sold out but the waiter didn't tell us that until we wanted to order ...Outdated and tired old restaurant
One of the best meals we’ve had!!! Our server Troy was very knowledgeable and accommodating to the allergies at the table, he and Shelton the WA did an amazing job!!!
We started with the ahi sashimi and avocado stack, all the flavors blended beautifully. Then I got the lobster bisque, seafood dumplings were so fresh and delicious. He got the beet salad and said he enjoyed it. He got the short rib and said that he didn’t even need a knife it was so tender, flavor matched. I got the salmon with Asian succotash and it was one of the best salmon dishes I’ve had. It was his birthday so they printed his name on his menu, did a little dessert with his name, and rolled up the menu in a small ribbon as a keepsake. Very memorable experience, amazing service and even better food!
Wait staff not up to par. Loooong wait to check in on drinks and then to deliver
Still one of Hawaii’s star restaurants but the quantity and food ingredients have been down sized perhaps for cost reasons compared with a year ago.....
The food quality/taste and service were great. The portion sizes of the food were small compared to the high prices charged. Good experience overall...however, the overall value provided was not commensurate to the prices paid (in my opinion).
As usual a superb dining experience with excellent service. Mothers 85th birthday was met with ansigned menu, and a thoughtful desert plate. As usual the encrusted opakapaka was to die for
I had the tasting menu and it was hard to decide what to eat because everything sounded delicious. Started with ahi spring rolls which were super. Tasty fish in crispy wrapper. Followed by the short rib and goat cheese manicotti - broke da mot! The other option which I debated over was the firecracker opah - luckily for me my dining partner ordered that so I got to taste it. I would have been happy with either! Coffee and chocolate taster platter finished the evening. Yum! Oh wait! Forgot to mention the interesting Dark Vesper cocktail I sipped with my meal. Not for the faint of heart! Loved it all.
Very accommodating staff. Had to change the reservation at the last minute. Seafood dishes tasted very fresh.
Thank you Kathy and Daniel who made our anniversary dinner so special. Great food and drinks!
The twisted beef was amazing. We really appreaciated the staff which was frendly and tentative. We highly recommed it. We look forward to visit them again.
We had outstanding food, imaginative cooking and lovingly prepared meals on the plate served by always helpful and friendly waiters explaining the dishes in every detail.
I went looking forward to lamb and a nice pinot noir only to learn Alan Wong's no longer serves lamb. I shifted to Onaga which was OK but did not serve as an adequate replacement. Alan Wong's lamb was excellent in the past but I will be looking for replacement restaurant. I recommend AW's for those who like seafood since that seems to be the focus now.
Alan Wong’s never disappoints. They altered the tasting menu to fit my pescatarian diet, and with 5 courses we were more than satisfied. The service is very attentive without being disruptive. Excellent cocktails and wine selection. Incredible choice for anniversaries, birthdays or any special occasion. Creative food made with detail and care, using many local ingredients.
Outstanding food and impeccable service. It was our anniversary and they presented us with a specially signed menu with our name and occasion printed on it, along w a complimentary dessert. A memory we will cherish. Will be back next time we are in Hawaii.
Alan Wong's usually doesn't disappoint. However, my latest experience was somewhat disappointing. It seemed like the whole restaurant was "off" the evening we were there. The food delivery between courses was extremely slow and there was little to no communication from our wait staff to provide an update, etc. In fact, the wait staff didn't seem to communicate with one another on our wine service, etc. Overall, the food was very good as usual, just expected more from the front of the house.
Absolutely fabulous. Loved the tasting menu and matching wines. Sommelier very helpful and knowledgeable in assisting with my red wine allergy and matching wines to suit. In my book this is the finest cuisine. Our second time in two years and love it.
Went for our 1st wedding anniversary and they were very accommodating. Added a few special touches and the food was amazing!
Food good, problem for us was the prixe fix menu had to be ordered by everyone on the table and only the birthday girl wanted to have the menu and we had some light eaters who didn't want the entire meal or didn't want what was on the prixe fix menu. The food was good and desserts were excellent and had wide variety.
Great experience and amazing food!
Wedding anniversary dinner was wonderful. Great food and service. I noticed a woman who was working there, is the same lady that was there that night when my husband had proposed 10 years ago. I am not sure if she was the hostess or manager but she was busy so we were not able to say hi to her. Thank you for helping us celebrate and adding on another wonderful memory 10 years later!!
Last time I been here was over 10 years ago,...had a fish dish that was the best I ever ate, but this latest visit, seemed different,...not as good as over 10 years ago,...waiter was friendly, great service, but we had to wait for the food for quite some time,...haven't waited that long for entrees to come in a very long time at a restaurant
Service was excellent. The food choices were interesting. I liked the fact that the menu being offered were different thank a steak restaurant. We enjoyed our meals.
Great birthday dinner while touring Hawaii! Best meal we have had ... hands down! Sorry I didn’t buy a cookbook!
Good for special occasions, not for every day, every month or quarter. Had a reservation at 5:30 pm on a Friday, my date and I were seated at the window, the view of Manoa was not an ocean view but it was more scenic than anticipated.
For drinks we had the white wine sampler, great value and exposure to different libations.
We has the fixed menu.
Tomatoe soup with fried cheese kalua pig sandwich was unique and very good.
Lobster and shrimp lasagna was good , a bit salty, but I like salty.
Onaga was divine, fish was very fresh and tender, great sauce!
Twice cooked short rib was a bit too lean and/or a little over cooked.
Our comp Coconut dessert was very good with great presentation and the chocolate cake was delicious too, it made our celebration that much more special!!!
We took the chocolate crunch bars to go.
Our server Jeanette (hope I remember her name correctly), majoring in engineering and working pat HECo, provided timely but not overt service.
She packed not only our leftovers but also provided us with some onolicious “lemon bar cookies”, mahalo!
They talk up their degustation menu but I found it okay but not brilliant. Service was very good and wine prices were very expensive
We’ve been going to Alan Wong’s when we’re on annual vacation to Honolulu for 20 years. My favorites are the ginger crusted Onaga and the Coconut, but everything I’ve tried is excellent.
Came with a friend to celebrate my birthday. Service and food was excellent. The sourdough rolls were delicious. Enjoyed my ginger crusted fish, salad and the coconut sorbet dessert. Great atmosphere to relax & beautiful view of mountains, what more could you ask for.
One of Oahu’s best, reservations are difficult book far ahead!
There is something a little contrived about the service. Servers are pleasant but there seems to be a tentativeness in their confidence and a superficiality in their manner. They seem to be distracted while they attend to you.
It was great.
Everything was excellent from the service to the food. We had a really great time. One of our most memorable dining experiences. looking forward to returning again.
Fixe prix menu on St Patrick Day service and view were outstanding
Always love to visit when I'm staying on Oahu. We come from Ko'Olina and it is always well worth it.
The staff was amazing and the food was delicious. We celebrated our anniversary and the staff made sure to make it special. Top job to everyone!
Alan Wong’s is one of the best places on the planet. I come here every time I am on Oahu. My only issue is that he entire table had to order the special menu she an individual couldn’t order it alone. It want the policy a few years ago and I was disappointed because some menu items are only on the special menu. The food and service is always top notch!
Extraordinary restaurant in every way. Soothing setting. Attentive service. So blown away, we returned the next night, which reconfirmed our rave review. James Beard Award winner from 1996.