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
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful prefix menu. Large, delicious portions that filled our stomachs up. Service was EXCELLENT and they go out of their way to make sure you leave happy. Make sure u reserve ahead of time!

a
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Sorry to say, it wasn’t so amazing as I experienced five years ago.
The volume of dishes (especially fish, meat and dessert) was too much and I could not feel professional technique especially for the desert.
I will be back to you to prove I was wrong.

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although the location has never been much to write home about, once you are inside Alan Wong’s, you are transported. The service is terrific, the ambience inside the restaurant is perfect. The music is not too loud the lighting is great. There are always the old standards on the menu but he does a good job of bringing in new and fresh flavors and menu choices. We had a wonderful birthday celebration and they provided the added touch of a customized menu for my husband to take home and a delicious complimentary dessert. We had the escargot style shrimp, the RCM poke and avocado appetizers and then the Japanese style salmon and the double braised short ribs. All were delicious.

M
Central Coast
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent.

s
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here while vacationing in Honolulu and we couldn’t have been more happy we did. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were treated phenomenally. The food was delicious and the little bonus things they did simply to add to our celebrations were so thoughtful. This place is a definite must.

GT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

For some reason, the service was really slow. they comp s two drinks and dessert.

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu with wine pairings was fantastic. Outstanding food and service (as always).

BC
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and very accommodating!!!

RS
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. They don’t advise you on parking though but should when you make your reservation using open table. Don’t stress about finding parking in the crowded neighborhood. They do have valet parking in the building for a nominal $7.

BF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent but they were still on the Valentine fixed price menu the day after Valentine’s Day. We were looking forward to the regular menu especially the Coconut dessert. Open Table didn’t tell us about this when we booked.

HN
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb food on the Valentine's Day pre-fix menu! My wife had the wine pairings, and I had dinner without them. We also had a French Kiss drink which is now my all-time favorite. Amazing food, as usual.
My only food complaint was that the lobster tasted a little old. Overall, the service was excellent, except for one staff, who repeatedly removed dishes as my wife was chewing her last bite. She needs some remedial training.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

HI
Hawaii
210 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy ambiance. Love the tasting menu. Bring out-of-town friends to impress!!

K
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had better experiences at Alan Wong in the past

c
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Valentine's day dinner.

YU
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very delicious.
I felt a liitle bit expensive at the ordering but really reasonable after eating.
I wanna visit here again.

WH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to have dinner. I made the reservation the day before valentines day for my wife and myself on the recommendation of a friend. We were able to walk from our hotel to the restaurant but the location is away from Waikiki across Ala Wai Canal on King St. The building is in an older section on the 3rd floor but it gives you a nice view of the mountains as you eat. We arrived about 30 minutes early because we did walk but were given a seat in short order even though we were early.
We decided to do the 5 course meal with wine pairings. The entire meal was excellent and the service could not have been better. We totally enjoyed the entire experience. We compared this restaurant with others that we have been at and came to the conclusion that we have not been at a better one in the States and only one compared to this and that was in France.

JS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Reservation was delayed, so standing in the front door...

Enjoyed the tasting menu very much!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Alan Wong's is a class act from the front to the back of the house, the management, and of course the food. We celebrated my wife's birthday 3 times so far at AW (framed one of the custom menus), and brought an out-of-town guest (who also LOVED it). They are also very kid friendly. AW will always be one of our favorites.

g
Philadelphia
134 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very flavorful dishes presented well. Nice wine list at reasonable prices. Stellar staff!

KP
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can now die and go to heaven satisfied I’ve had one of the best meals in my life!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food and drinks was great! Just wished the service was a little bit more energetic. Troy was our server that day. Barely saw him through the night. Only for our order and when we had to pay.

EM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Enjoyed the snapper and the day boat risotto. Both were flawlessly executed as was the tuna stack appetizer.

a
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 4 of us were celebrating a birthday. Three of us ordered 3 appetizers a piece. Our birthday boy ordered the crab cakes for his appetizer and the ONAGA for his main course. All 4 of us rated the dishes OUTSTANDING!! Our favorite appetizer was the TACOS--Pure heaven!!

DR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and service. Cannot wait to return soon!

DL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious!! The taste of the food was really good. It wasnt typical but unique and I think it opened parts of my tastebuds that I nevered used before. Everyone was really nice and they did not rush you.

w
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I shared several appetizers which were all awesome. The whole tomato salad was unbelievable and I'm so happy I tried it. My steamed tilapia however was rubbery and I could only eat 2 bites before putting it aside. It was disappointing but to be honest I was so full from drinks and appetizers so it wasn't a disaster. We made a recovery with the shave ice dessert and overall it was a great dinner. Hope to return but next time I'll be more careful about the entree selection.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a treat to go to Alan Wong’s. The tasting menu and wine pairing is one of my favorites from around the world!

M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was better some years back. The menu had really changed and we miss some of his signature dishes.

SP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful; did not disappoint. First dining here over 20 years ago; so enjoyed it we bought Alan Wong's first, then second cookbooks and have been cooking some of the recipes ever since.
Have dined at other Alan Wong properties, as well.
The original Honolulu restaurant is as good as our first experience. The food was fresh, perfectly prepared, and quick from the kitchen. The wait and supporting staff was welcoming and knowledgable.
Though in an unassuming location, definitely give this a try; you'll not be disapointed.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

前菜からサラダから全部塩っぱくて、メインも半分以上残しました。
このお店がなぜ有名なのか謎です・・

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LE
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Service was excellent and unobtrusive.

OT
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan Wong’s never disappoints. The service and food are always on point. The ginger crusted fish entree, the pineapple shave ice and the chocolate crunch bar desserts are not to be missed. The tasting menu is another winner. We have much love for this place.

b
Nashville
110 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best food I’ve had on Oahu. Very busy and some delays on our order but without asking we were comped some items.

RM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. We have eaten here many times, but haven’t been there in a few years. The food is still outstanding and memorable!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was very good. Great restaurant for special occasion.

SS
Hong Kong
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was very poor. Waited more than 30min for the main course.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I loved the food and the service, it is a little small so the tables are close together and it was hard to talk to each other even though we sat across the table because it was loud.

G
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Once you go to Hawaii, you must go there to understand and enjoy the real Hawaiian Foods.

SI
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overrated. Past it’s prime. There are much more interesting and inventive restaurants in Honolulu today. Food was good but not worth the hype. This was our third visit so comments not arbitrary.