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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SheelaG
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

On our babymoon

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktail omakase with mark was incredible! Great food and great drinks!

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vipHawaiifoodie
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food - incredible service! Wonderful dinner!!

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vipfoodforthought
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Of course the food was excellent. What set this visit apart was the excellent service. Mr. Shishido is an accomplished sommelier. He served a our wines with great expertise. Our waitress was also terrific. She knows the menu well and was pleasant and very efficient.

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vipSnowy
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We use to go here years ago. Back then it was amazing. Now so many restaurants around are better. Dishes and presentations are dated as is the decor. Food was fair. More hotel food.

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Geoff
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Could only afford for a very special occasion

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BrianG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for any occasion. Excellent food and service.

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MercedesYVR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner, Erin was so knowledgeable about the menu and vegan options! I hadn’t been in 5 years and it was just as excellent as I remembered!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Da Bag is really wonderful signature dish.
We order it every time when we visit,
But never get tired of .
Anyway thank you for your warm message &wonderful hospitality

We’ll surely reserve a table again.

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NaomiI
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a perfect business dinner. The service and food were impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 10th anniversary dinner. My wife is a vegetarian, so most places have one or two options for her and she chooses one and is usually disappointed. Alan Wong’s is the exact opposite of that. We both had the 5 course menu sampler, and they substituted the proteins with appropriate choices. We couldn’t believe it. Amazing! Normally when a restaurant caters to vegan or vegetarians, they flippantly create some terrible tofu dish. This was awesome (her words) EVERY course. Including the desserts. The service was second to none! Big thanks to Aaron and Jennie for the awesome experience! We’ll be back next visit for sure!Mahalo! 😊🤙🏻

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vipcalidiner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Outstanding food and service. Ambiance OK. Wish they were closer to Waikiki.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

新婚旅行で訪れて祝福いただきました。ありがとうございました

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not prepared for how delicious and rich the food was going to be! We had a great date night, and the butter tasting had me over the moon... I LOVE butter! It was a unique tasting that I would reccomend again. The staff were all very friendly, even the patrons were lovely ‐ we ran into one the following day shopping.

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NadineB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would highly recommend this restaurant. It is located in a slightly sketchy area, but pay no attention to that. The food and service is above and beyond. Plan to go again when I’m back in Honolulu.

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PaulM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! They know how to make your special day EXTRA special. It's our go to place when in Oahu. Our thanks to the staff the personalized menu will be hanging on the wall.

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sttkailua
Las Vegas
54 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promptly! Great food, service!

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MarisV
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding seafood and service. I particularly liked my wife's escargot style shrimp and my scallop risotto. We really enjoyed our evening. My one suggestion is that they should have a broader selection of Champagne and white wine in view of their excellent seafood options.

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DwightK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was entertaining out of town guest from Japan. Great food and drink. They loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food is ordinary.

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vipElyseN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very interesting menu selections! My husband and I started with steamed clams and pork. Presentation was outstanding served steaming hot in aluminum foil which is then cut open table side. The pork in the broth was out of this world! They offer a local butter tasting featuring 3 different dairies. It was a fun, novel experience. My next dish, in my opinion was a show stopper, the whole tomato salad.. it is a huge whole sliced and peeled tomato beautifully assembled in a sumptuous usual dressing. My local fish was beautifully presented and very moist also served in a very tasty broth. The shaved ice for dessert was interesting but the low light of a marvelous meal.
Our server could have been more attentive and I wish they offered gluten free bread for the interesting butter taste off. But the restaurant food is first class outstanding!

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GilT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests for Japan thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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AzlinaH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron was such a great waiter. The food was amazing, as usual. We brought our friends for their first dining experience. Half the fun was watching their reactions to the food! Mahalo nui! Keep up the good work!

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KristinC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I have been to Alan Wong's MANY times since it has opened. It's special place for special occasions. The food is always excellent. I find it's the staff who can make or break your experience. In the past, I've had service where the staff is excited you're there. They want to make sure you understand the nuances of the food and guide your journey through the menu. This past dinner, the service felt like any other restaurant.... "What do you want?" I was there with some people who had never been to the restaurant before and they unfortunately weren't able to feel the magic.

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vipFoodieinMadison
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Alan Wong’s was amazing. We decided to try the 5-course chef’s menu, which was amazing. Our waiter and the rest of the wait staff made sure we were taken care of and always had what we needed every step of the way. I can’t wait to come back.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan Wong's has not lost anything over the years. It is still one of the best restaurants in Honolulu with excellent service and food. The dining room is on the third floor which gives good views from the lanai dining area. Anyone wanting a special meal sourced from local ingredients needs to come here.

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Mike
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday - it seems like a popular spot for people to go celebrate events! I can see why. The food isn't cheap, but of high quality. Clever touches and delicious ingredients. If you like fish and seafood this is probably the best place in town. I would also recommend trying the butter tasting menu, it was yummy and such fun!

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BeiB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A such wonderful experience and absolutely delightful dinner. One of the best places to celebrate anniversary in Oahu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
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!

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alljapankt
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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 meat and dessert. In addition to the dishes, it was so disappointed that the first glasses of champagne had no bubble! (How long did it passed since you opend the bottle?)
I will be back to you to prove my comment of this time was wrong.

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MaiaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

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vipMike
Central Coast
50 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent.

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sweetondess
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
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.

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GlennT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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

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David
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBrendaChiz
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and very accommodating!!!

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RonS
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.

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BobF
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.

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HNLBill
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.