Alan Wong's Restaurant

4.5
2493 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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."

Our flagship restaurant in Honolulu has been recognized by numerous awards including those for "Best Tasting Menu", "Best Wine Program", "Best Service", and "Best Desserts." The culinary team is always striving to create new dishes that speak of our Farm to Table commitment, and our staff strives to make your romantic dinner, special occasion, or visit to Honolulu a memorable one for every guest.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, impeccable service, and incredible wine list!

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We appreciate for your warmfelt hospitality❣️
Everything was just perfect‼︎‼︎‼︎

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Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an unforgettable experience! The view from our table at twilight was absolutely amazing! We ordered the ahi salsa stack for starters and together with the complimentary homemade fresh bread it was tantalizing, a great start to what was forthcoming. The plantation iced tea was subtle - the plainer the better to keep the palate clean for the tasty meals. The miso glazed salmon with black risotto rice was to die for.
The waiters were well taught and knew when to come and go. The experience was definitely worth the price but more importantly, my best friend’s birthday was immortalized!
I have traveled worldwide and the flavors of the meal were succulent, exquisite, and downright on point!
Bravo master chef Alan Wong!

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding tasting menu. Ono!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

お花も素敵でお店の雰囲気が良い
食べた事ない味のお料理がいっぱいだった
残念なのが、テーブルを片付けに来るのが、早い気がした。まだ、残ってるのに下げようとする...

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food but overpriced. Service good but alternates between a little slow and a little overbearing. A little to busy (open kitchen) and noisy to be considered a top-tier fine dining establishment, IMHO. Maybe time to move on?

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Felt the courses were rushed. We had to ask them to slow between courses.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to celebrate an anniversary!

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CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is very well presented. Service was only fair. Never asked us if we wanted more drinks.

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RR
Seattle
53 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had to try it given the storied reputation and it was very good. Menu has many of the same trademark dishes with some new creations. We had the tasting menu with wine flight and it was nicely done. The owner should consider updating the cuisine with more contemporary flavors.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

amazing food. avocado poke stack was great as was the onaga!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Not to be missed.

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous place. This is the 3rd time we've been to celebrate my birthday. And this was the big 65th one! Best Mai Tai in Hawaii. And the short ribs are awesome. Mahalo!

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A
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!

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KH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Alan wong’s every trip to Oahu.
Always great service and great food!!
Thanks for making my birthday dinner special.

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LS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. It was difficult to find fault in any of their presentations and cuisine. Well done.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

42nd Anniversary “date”. Exceptional service and food! LOVE this place!!!

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Seems like using MSG... does not think that is good restaurant to go and pay that much.

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GR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated like royalty. We received a confirmation call, & asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. I said, “It’s our wedding anniversary.” I was surprised when I opened up the menu to see to my astonishment typed in cursive at the top, “Happy Anniversary Shawntay & George” with the date. We got a free desert repeating the above greeting in a special sauce on the plate. When I asked for the check, they gave us yummy Okinawan cookies. The area is a block away from McDonald’s, and ina pretty dumpy neighborhood. It’s definitely not in the high class edition of Honolulu called Waikiki. I paid for the parking meter with no other option available but coins (quarters). Everything was pretty dumpy looking until I got to the third floor. The elevators opened, & suddenly my wife, & I were transformed into absolute luxury. Btw this tastes way better than Roy’s in Waikiki, & gives bigger servings.

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WP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Deserves its rating as Honolulu's best restaurant experience

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R
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was just ok. We had the tasting menu and the short rib was dry. The dessert crunch bars was too bitter. The saving grace was my waiter Aaron and Chelsea was great.

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S
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food perfection!

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JG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was inventive and flavors excellent. Wine pairing was spot on and we loved the sake-Parmesan-liliquoi with the “soup and sandwich”.

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TG
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meals with tremendous service. Creative, unique cuisine.

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AN
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

While our server provided exceptional service, I would describe the food at Alan Wong’s as somewhat unrefined and heavily-sauced. The oxtail soup was effectively the same beef broth in Vietnamese pho noodles, the fish was rubbery/overdone and completely covered in peppers and heavy garnishes and the short ribs were dry and doused in bbq sauce. This fusion cuisine suits patrons seeking more of a junk food experience rather than fine dining. Avoid valet if possible, it is an expensive five foot parking exercise and unnecessary.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the staff knowledge of each menu item was impressive.

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C
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here, did tasting menu. Fish course served a bit cold, but otherwise perfect food and service. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

All good but don’t get the most popular dish - the short ribs (way too dry)

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Im not a big fan of fusion food, but this place is exceptional.

This restaurant is showing the perfect combination of western and eastern style dining.

In order to create these types of dishes, I believe the chef has very deep knowledge in eastern food.

I would luv to visit this place again.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit when in Honolulu, innovative presentations & selections and first class service.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 1

I am saddened to write this about our beloved annual family tradition venue since 2007. There were two incidents of cockroaches crawling across the table. Although the restaurant apologized and offered us a complimentary coffee and extra dessert, the incidents were deeply upsetting. We will find a new venue for our milestone celebrations and reunion dinners.

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AF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Slow service with large gap between first and second course. The food was excellent and staff very accommodating, but at this price point I can’t give 5 stars unless the experience is near perfect.

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AN
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Experiencing Alan Wong's for the first time, I found it to be a very appealing restaurant. The service was first rate and equal to the professional service I have experienced at other 5 star restaurants. The flow of the staff was impressive as the room was completely booked for the first seating of the day. We went for a Shrimp base appetizer and the uniquely crafted H.R.Caesar Salad followed by the Lobster Bisque Soup. All were delicious. Main Entrees included The Ginger Crusted Onaga and the Twice Cooked Short Ribs, the Onaga was good but came out at room temperature and the Ribs were a little dry yet still tasty. Overall, we had a positive experience and will return and next time try the "Da Bag" of steamed claims!

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LC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary here..the food was portioned perfectly, so we could enjoy the appetizers our entree and dessert.

The service was great! They went the extra mile to make us feel special on our day by personalizing our menu! In addition, we were given desert to end our night!

We will definitely go back again!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overpriced for the food execution. Enclosed lenai area can become loud. Weird lighting there too.

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SS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was salty and I love salt but this was too much. Fish and oxtail soup was swimming in salt.

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KM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good food. Appetizers are huge!! Share. Main courses are normal size. Staff is lovely. You don’t need to get dressed up!!

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PC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful degustation at Alan Wong’s. Our waiter Michael was excellent, engaging and very knowledgeable.

The food was fantastic and their specialty beef dish was incredible.

We ended up doing the matching wines as the bottles of wine are very expensive.

Overall, fantastic experience.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

We were really excited to go to Alan Wong’s as it is a favorite of Barack Obama, but were immediately met with disappointment. We waited 16 minutes (and had to ask who our server was) before entering our drink order. When we asked about ordering our appetizers, the waiter insisted that we needed to enter our full order so that they could maintain one ticket. We initially thought it was personal until we realized that everyone around us was waiting a lifetime for their various courses. The food was conceptually elegant but the only item that stood out were the tacos (amazing). The overall experience was disappointing not just due to high expectations, but because dinner, at least this night, was not up to par. While probably just an off night, I hate that it had to be ours.

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JH
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Their unique “Coconut” dessert is delicious and a must-order.

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