Alan Wong's Restaurant

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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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great tasting menu!

T
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can’t say enough good things about our dining experience -we opted for the tasting menu with wines - each course was a work of art in taste and presentation! It was truly a dining experience not
Just a meal !

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dates and special occasions perfect for small parties or couples

PA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was very attentive and super nice! The food was excellent. I have food sensitivities and the chef prepared me a delicious meal to accommodate my needs. Connor, our waiter, was excellent. We were celebrating my daughters birthday and my son’s college graduation and the staff made them feel very special and even made them a delicious, personal dessert! Stellar experience! Thanks.

f
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

After too many visits to count-Never a disappointment!
Simply the best!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we set foot in Alan Wong’s already from start to end the staff there are experience and

e
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! And great service! I definitely would recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu. All the food was excellent and the wine pairings complimented the food very well. Loved the short ribs, the lobster.... We also enjoyed talking with Aaron, our server

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing attention to detail, waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although opentable only allows a maximum of a table for 10, calling the restaurant, they had all our reservation information and easily accommodated changes in our numbers up to 13 then down to 11 and also accommodated one minor substitution to the ‘fixed’ menu for our group

NS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and ambience. Looking forward to returning soon.

u
Hawaii
96 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service and food were excellent as always. However, the kitchen was slammed by a full house and lots of big groups. Reservations at 8:00 pm on a week night, seated promptly at a nice table, and drink orders taken in timely manner. We had ample time to peruse the menus, and placed our orders within a reasonable time. However, our appetizers weren't served until about 9:00 pm. We finished dinner around 11:00 pm. Our wait help was attentive and did apologize for the delays in getting the food out.

Despite the timing, our group of 9 had a great time, and we'll definitely be back!

MJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is still worthy of its outstanding reputation. Everything was perfect. The bartender even granted a special request and made our watermelon martinis.

TS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most outstanding experiences of our time service food cleanliness knowledge all in one go there

H
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely special occasion dining. The entire experience is that of local fine dining experience.
We enjoyed the exemplary service and exceptional cuisine.
My wife had a delicious Asian slaw and a perfectly prepared salmon.
I had a fantastic stacked Ahi, avocado, salsa, and wonton appetizer. My main dish was a local ginger crusted Onaga. It was absolutely perfect.
The sommelier knew his craft well. I had a delightful red flight that included a Beaujolais, a California Syrah, and a funky Lebanese Bordeaux type wine.
The restaurant is on a busy Honolulu downtown street on the third floor of a nondescript building. They have valet parking on site which proved to be very convenient as it was raining buckets the evening we went.
we sat in The indoor lanai which had a nice view of the Mountains in the distance (as well as of the neighborhood).
Overall, a highly enjoyable experience, I would try the prix fixe menu next time, but the entire table of diners must do the same.
Keep up the great work!

AK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a highlight of our Waikiki stay a dinner at this restaurant was the best choice I made! The food and service was great. The wines served by the glass, both white and red were both unique and flavorful.

JV
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service was amazing! Ordered the wine pairing dinner and could not have been more satisfied with that dinner!!!

HM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently an amazing experience! I’ve been coming for years and make sure that I am always having at least one meal during my stay in Honolulu. The staff is always very accommodating and courteous. I’m always recommending it to my guests who travel to Hawai’i.

G
Jackson Hole
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional good food and service with an understated elegance.

FE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything from appetizers to dessert, cocktails to coffee was amazing. Fantastic attentive but not intrusive service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Wonderful meticulous service. Serene ambiance. Five stars for sure! (Also, parking valet was delightful and kind.) returning next week for another divine meal.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After reading all the yelp reviews and awards this resturant has acquired I was excited to get the experience of fine dining. I was very disappointed. Our reservation was a prompt 8:30 pm. Once seated in a tight corner table with no room for proper service our waiter introduced himself and told us that the highlighted entrees where not available on the menu for the evening. Well that’s a bummer. Once we did order soon after our appetizers arrived cold tacos not so taste. From the time our appetizers arrived till our main course was a lengthy 50 minutes (served 10 pm) sure they refilled our water glasses and only once did the waiter eventually apologized for the delay. What was going on in the kitchen? Finally our entrees arrived each dish except for one was ice cold. We hesitated to order desert thinking it was going to be a long time before getting. It’s a shame that no manager in the resturant would notice this and take action.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

マグロの海苔巻き天麩羅は、すごく美味しかった!次はアラカルトで好きなものだけオーダーしたいな〜

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service and mediocre food. Our late dinner turned into a 3 hour ordeal, most of which involved an empty table and hungry guests. Not only was the kitchen slow to turn out food but the servers and bussers would awkwardly reach over guests, splashed water and ice on the table when topping off waters, and seemed more interested to be elsewhere. The restaurant was surprisingly loud but the waiter explaining the menu and specials was very quiet, leaving some guests in the dark as to what was and was not available. The food was good but nothing amazing- other than the desserts which were fantastic (and the server who brought out the desserts was great- sadly we only saw him once). All in all, Alan Wongs is a restaurant well past it’s prime (which was highlighted as we waited to leave and we noticed their James Beard Award... from 1996). We live in the area but will not be back, nor will we recommend Alan Wongs to others. There are many better and more interesting restaurants available at this price point so do yourself (and your pocketbook) a favor and go elsewhere.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and service. Dishes were described a bit too quickly but the wine steward was attentive and knowledgeable.

SL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place for fine dining. Service was very professional.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great with food allergies and wonderful tasting menu. You're treated like royalty.

PP
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was impeccable despite sharing the dining room with a very special guest hosting his friends and family. It was an evening and experience we will never forget.

K
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the service was excellent and our waiter was informative and friendly.
We had to add an extra person to our party at the last moment and this was accommodated easily.
Another excellent dining experience at this restaurant.

M
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and amazing food. We had a throughly enjoyable experience. Our companions commented we had one of the best meals ever!

B
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

A beautiful evening at a great restaurant. The food and service were excellent but the prices are crazy. I draw the line at spending over $20 for a cup of decaf coffee. If you don’t mind spending an absurd amount of money on dinner then this is a great choice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food & service. Will be back!

m
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It’s that good. Reservations are hard to get. Book now

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

D
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the dumplings. Fresh and tasty. Thanks love the tuna with crispy wontons and avocado. The seared tuna was excellent. The chocolate wafers were good for dessert. The service was excellent. We continue to return.

RL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Booked dinner for two while vacationing w/my wife for her birthday dinner on a recommendation. We shared the seafood cakes for appetizer. Very good!! My wife had the braised short rib with shrimps and I had the ginger crusted onaga. The onaga was great...light, flaky and tasty. I wish I could have been as enthusiastic with the short rib but it was decent. Our server, Erin, was very helpful as well as the rest of the staff. Ambiance could have been better as the restaurant is in an office building. Maybe softening with fabrics. Overall a good evening was had and would recommend!!

KB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every year for the past 8 years to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We wouldn't want to celebrate it anywhere else~!

AB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Yes, I would recommend Alan Wong's to a friend but with a caveat to be careful about your entree selection. My family and my dinner experience had both highs and lows. Highs were the incredible day boat scallop risotto and the beef short rib kalbi style. The unfortunate lows were the lobster bisque (soup overwhelmed by the curry seasoning), the tomato salad (1 lonely tomato overwhelmed by the li hing mui seasoning - the tomato swam in a red sea of li hing mui sauce) and the shrimp/clam pasta entree. There were just 3 small clams and 3 whole shrimp, come on - for the price one pays, I would think 5 clams and 4 whole shrimps would be a minimum. My son (who ordered the shrimp clam dish) said it was over seasoned, so the flavor of the seafood was lost like a drowning soul.

Service was impeccable, though I must say that the water glasses did not need to be refilled constantly. It got to the point that I picked up my water glass whenever I saw the water pourer come near our table.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were both very good. We were here for our anniversary and they welcome us with a menu with our names on it. They also offered us free dessert. The food was delicious and taste was very special. It was not expensive considering the service.