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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J
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Perfect place for a special occasion

h
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great very very special occasions or with special guests

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

A very enjoyable evening. Fantastic service. The culinary highlight was a surprise: the "tacos" we shared as an appetizer. Superb and highly recommended. We both enjoyed the steamed opakapaka, creatively served with pork hash, but could have done with less of the broth in which the fish were seemingly still swimming. The desserts were sinfully good.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

全て満足です。
特にサービルは最近類を見ない素晴らしさでした。

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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

Delicious meal and impeccable service! We had the menu tasting and enjoyed every course. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Wonderful course for first two dishes worst for the rest

A
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly outstanding as always! Alan Wong's remains our favorite on the island and go to spot for special occasions.

G
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and service!

MT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the seafood cake generously seasoned with lemongrass & served with a delicious remoulade sauce, it was a nice change from every restaurant's crab cake. The seabass was cooked perfectly with a lovely crisp skin. Chocolate dessert wafers and cookie completely satisfied our chocolate craving.
Engaging wait staff catered to us.

Side note...in my opinion $7 mandatory valet fee + tip, an even $10 is rather high for parking where the valets aren't required to trot very far. Compare the parking rates & distance the valets cover at the Kahala Resort.

AW
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dined at Alan Wong's with a dear family friend who lives in Maui. I have visited Alan Wong's over the past 20 or so years and it has been constantly exceptional, from the time you enter to the time you leave. Pleasant ambiance with excellent service and cuisine. We had the pre-fix dinner menu. The twice cooked kalbi-ribs was tender and tasty. The small chocolate crunch bars for dessert were yummy. This is one of my favorites, Highly Recommended!

i
London
105 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Much ado about nothing. Poor wait staff. Food average at BEST. Odd feel in restaurant. It’s time has past

RS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alan Wong’s is one of the best restaurants on Oahu. The service, food, and ambiance were perfect. The AW experience is consistent. We will go to AW when we return to Oahu.

KM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I was a big fan of the Pineapple Room and with its closing I was very excited to visit Alan Wong’s main restaurant. However I didn’t catch that it’s most recent reviews were not that good. Instead, I looked at the volume of positive ratings. Little did I know...that the restaurant is in decline. The restaurant itself is in an office building on a iffy street. Not a big deal. Dining room was ok. My husband and I ordered the tasting menu. Our server Troy was very inattentive and we had long waits between courses and our drinks were late in coming. The foie gras sandwich appetizer was light and flavorful. The cold bisque soup was too salty. The next plate, the shrimp lasagne was horrendous. The pasta wasn’t cooked through and the shrimp was gummy. The next plate was a monchong in a ginger sauce. It was overwhelming over spiced and it burned my mouth. Finally we had the short ribs which weren’t very flavorful. Desert was tons of overdone chocolate without anything to balance it out. In past menus I could see that this fish had been changed out from opa to monchong and the desert used to come with ice cream. Now the restaurant is trying to save money and live off its past accolades. Terrible waste of $300 for two.

GM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu and it was amazing

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service with very knowledgeable waiter who made great recommendations. Very nice size portions but save room for “The coconut”!

KE
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alan Wong's menu offers such amazing taste sensations, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. This is probably the best dining experience I have had in Honolulu. Very nice selection of wines by the glass. The service is courteous, attentive and professional without being intrusive. Having dined here several times in the past 4 years, I can say nothing bad about Alan Wong's. It is very much worth visiting if in Honolulu.

D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, great food.

L
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, were also very attentive about ensuring that specific dietary issues were accommodated.

OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Wonderful tastes of Hawaii, though somewhat tired dishes. Service was disappointing, the waiter insisted he knew what we liked more than we did. We had to tell him several times that my mother did not like a certain ingredient on the tasting menu before be relented. Overall I would not recommend as there are now more innovative places to dine in Honolulu.

T
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative culinary experience. Beginning with the bar selection to dinner, every offered item was classic perfection with every morsel feeding the soul as well. The closing act, the shaved pineapple ice, was a surprise beyond description. We have already referred the restaurant to other fellow travelers we have met. Well done.

P
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fantastic service and wait staff. We celebrated our anniversary and having our names on the menu was a nice touch. Highly recommended.

A
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Alan Wong's for a celebration for my daughter. Alan Wong's handled my special celebratory requests to perfection. The hostess and wait staff specifically congratulated my daughter, making her feel special. Mike, out waiter, was outstanding. His pleasant and polite conversational tone made for a relaxed and enjoyable evening. He inquired about food allergies and mentioned each menu item that might contain the allergens. Since our last visit to Alan Wong's a few years ago, the menu has expanded for the better. The delicious short ribs is still the favorite with our family. The food and service made it an exceptional evening for the entire family. I can't wait for the next family celebration at Alan Wong's. Maybe I should just make up an excuse to take the family there once again.

OT
San Francisco
124 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unusual location for such a wonderful restaurant- 3rd floor of a commercial building

The food is outstanding- we had the short ribs and the ginger crushed onaga - both were incredibly delicious. We split the ahi and Avacadi appetizer - also wonderful. The coconut dessert is also delicious

Wonderful wine list with a few bargains

HW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was no good at all. Quality dropped way too much. They didn’t increas price for 10 years so they cut quality

s
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10数年ぶりに行きましたが、期待を裏切らない内容でした。
お食事ももちろん美味しく美しく、サービスも良かったです。5才の子供から70台までの三世代で行ったので少し不安もありましたが、みな満足できました。
また、家族の1人が店内でパスポート紛失、という恐ろしい失態をしましたが、親切な対応で翌日無事に引き取れました。落としたのが良いお店でよかったです。
1点、10数年前とシェフはかわったのかな?お料理のalive感というかエナジーは感じられず重厚感というか落ち着きが増したように感じました。
いずれにせよ、今回も大満足でした。

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food - some of the best in Hawaii

BO
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service!

SH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I really wanted to try the chef’s taste special but it was only avail if everyone on your phone table purchased it. One of my guest does not eat meat or dairy so the rest of us could not order it. I was very disappointed. So I went with the signature fish. It was very salty - I couldn’t eat the whole dish.

TY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I just celebrated our 17th anniversary at Alan Wong's. As always, Alan Wong's delivers. Of all the different restaurants that we have been to around Hawaii, Alan Wong's consistently impresses. The signature appetizers and food are simply amazing. After dinner, I was talking with my wife and we decided that we probably won't even mess around with any other restaurants to celebrate our anniversary each year.

JK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special occasion. The tasting menu is the way to go if this is your first time especially with the wine pairing. Out waiter Michael was very attentive, even when it got busy. This will definitely be our go to place for special occasions.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, must eat when you're in Honolulu

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Honolulu!

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service was very good. Unfortunately too many young children running around screaming and bumping into my chair. It’s was not the dining experience I expected for $110pp

OC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended to us by a local friend and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Amazing food and service in an elegant setting. The wine pairing was spot on and every bite was clearly well thought out.

VM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our overall experience! What a great way to end the hectic work week and a great start to a great weekend!
Mahalo to Aaron, Mike and all for your a1 service!

m
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was great, appetizers were delicious. My main course was Opakapaka. It should have a sweet mild taste, but was fishy. This is from old fish. I put soy sauce on it to kill the fishy flavor. They took it off tap. We always seem to have a problem when we dine here. No more. Thanks

K
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have waited very long time for our ribeye steaks. They came but they were cold. Manager gave her apologies and ordered new ones.

“ALAN” name is famous, that’s why people are coming to this restaurant.

If you forget about his name; the restaurant is in an apartment floor, there is no any nice view, they are putting on a/c like freezing people, the atmosphere is so regular, the food came cold.

Sorry Alan, things are not going good in your restaurant, despite your name.

KT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just moved back to Hawaii. It was my husband & my 25th Anniversary. I was just so impressed with the customer service & food! Bravo Allen Wong on creating such an amazing experience. Your parking attendant, front host, servers and chefs were definitely on point! We walked out saying we will be back. The food was so delicious! I will highly recommend your restaurant to family & friends! I can see why the Obama’s love coming here!

RN
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Best dining experience I've had outside New Orleans ever. All aspects of it were awesome.

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