Eating House 1849 at the International Market Place

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696 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
The Eating House 1849 pays homage to Hawaii’s vibrant culinary heritage, a nod to restaurateurs like Peter Fernandez who, the story goes, opened one of the first restaurants in Hawaii, called the Eating House, back in the mid-1800s, using what was available from local farmers, ranchers, foragers and fishermen.

It’s here that award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi blends these two worlds: the easy ambiance and simple flavors of a plantation town with the dynamic modernity of haute cuisine.
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Mon 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on a Wednesday around 9:00p and it wasn’t crowded. The live musician was singing his last song for the night. Was seated promptly and ordered drinks. We had never eaten there so we asked the waitress what she recommended. We got the lamb shank and burger. Both dishes were excellent. Nice size portions too. We were too full to try any dessert. When we go back, we already have two other dishes picked out.

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Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and attentive staff! Great steaks and delicious desserts!

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EO
Hawaii
114 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu selection. Attentive service.
Roy’s high quality and presentation that’s attractive. We come here every time we’re in town.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was great & the guy singing live was an added bonus. Not to mention delicious food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food and drinks were quite good for the most part. I especially appreciated they had at least one healthy/tasty item on the kids menu that wasn’t just mac n cheese or chicken tenders. However, regarding service and noise level, I was a bit disappointed. The hostess seemed quite dismissive and was slow to arrange our table (even though we had made a reservation and the restaurant was not busy when we arrived). The live music, although pretty good, was way too loud and no one at our table of seven could hear each other. Finally, the server was passable, but he checked on us fairly intermittently and totally gave up on us once it was clear we were done ordering drinks and wouldn’t get desert.

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a
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

creative menu, great service, generous portions, delicious plates, need I say more!

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MC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed taking out of town guests to Eating House 1849! The selection of fresh fish and the preparation were fantastic and gave our friends a nice flavor of Hawaii in a comfortable setting. Eating in Waikiki can often be a hassle for us locals, but the plentiful parking at the International Marketplace as well as the relaxing environment in the restaurant makes it all very pleasant. We went on a weekday, so it was not crowded and I don't know what it feels like on a busy Saturday.

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San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent lumpia. Ramen bowl had peanut sauce that was much, much too salty. Cesar salad with ahi- salad ok, good ahi.
Located on third floor of International Market mall, covered open air venue nice enough, some noise from parking garage.
Sorry, won’t go back or recommend.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun fun fun place

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service really stood out as exceptional. From the wait staff to the water pourer- top notch and so friendly and professional.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tina the server made our night! She is amazing!

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Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was nice sitting on the patio with the tropical breeze listening to live music. I had ordered the paella. The server did tell me it wasn't the typical paella with the crunchy rice so i was expecting that. It was a very visually appealing dish. The rice was quite flavorful and good. I would say though that the dish is not a very good value. The seafood portion of the dish consisted of 4 small clams and 2 shrimp. You are basically paying for flavored rice. It was tasty but certainly now worth the price. I feel a bit deceived by the lack of seafood in the paella.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our experience at Eating House. I’m vegetarian so I was very pleased they could accommodate me. I could eat one of their main entrees substituting tofu for fish and it was fabulous! Just be sure to let them know of any diet restrictions when you make your reservation.

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LL
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to introduce my customers to Eating House ... they are here from Belmont Shores California
They left impressed and vowed to return.
I always use Open Table to book... they had my favorite table ready and of course all the staff is amazing, friendly and very accommodating.
We started off with drinks and soon followed up by and amazing appetizer via our most loved Diva.
They each enjoyed the amazing burger cooked to perfection
I had the amazing Ramen and Tempura.
Such and amazing place to bring new customers and friends for a treat that never disappoints.
Aloha and Mahalo’s
Lee Lockhart
Newt at the Royal

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PB
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Service is unbelievable . We will come back again

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DM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meh...

The restaurant is in a mall and the setting is very bland. We tried a variety of apps. The smoked ribs were really good. Otherwise the lumpia was meh. The ramen was flavorless.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall was very good except they substituted a ribeye for the advertised 22 oz Porterhouse. Would have preferred they told me that in advance I would have ordered something else.

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Boise
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!!

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K
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

For the prices they charge, portion size was disappointing, quality was so so, should teach the broiler cook how to cook steaks. Ordered it mr, got it med to mw....did not want to send it back , it would have been too long a wait.

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S
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice space and great, friendly service... we will be back!

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NN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service. Kimmie is awesome.

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J
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This is the first time we tried this restaurant. We have eaten at many of Roy’s restaurants and always found them to be great. The evening started out well, but went downhill.
The server was attentive at first, but after we ordered she was clearly preoccupied with others including e loud young man drinking shots at a table near us.
When I ordered, I specifically asked that my wine be brought with my meal. Well that did not happen. My meal was delivered, it looked like it had sat awhile under the heat lamps. I asked for my wine fro the person who dropped it off and he disappeared. Then about 5 minutes later someone came to ask me how my meal was and I said fine (despite being under a lamp, the meat was cooked to my preference so no need to be fussy) but I would really like the wine I ordered with my meal. This gentleman disappeared. Then five minutes later a bus boy arrived to fill up our water and I asked him for my wine. He apologized and said he would look for my server. He server came by and ask if everything was alright and I said NO, I am still waiting for the wine I ordered with my meal. It then took her another 5 minutes to get my wine, by this time I had consumed most of my meal. She clearly knew I was annoyed as she then became less friendly and avoiding us. I got an apology from the person who originally checked on my meal, but no offer to make me feel better. I was a server when I was young and I would have had the wine written off at a minimum or offered a dessert. That did not happen and I will never forget the poor service. I will never return to the restaurant and I cancelled my plans to eat at there other restaurant in Kauai.

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Different from Roy’s as Eating House seems more casual setting. But food is still excellent. And service was on point. Would have liked to sample all the dishes!

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s
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 4 who were trying Eating House for the first time. We started with an order of pork belly bao buns primarily because none of us had tried them before. They were excellent and are highly recommended. We tried a variety of mains - misoyaki butterfish, paella, a fillet from the separate steak menu, and because one of our party was vegan, an order of brussels and cauliflower. Each of the dishes was highly praised by the one who ordered it. For our vegan member, the restaurant ensured that her dish met her needs. Would we go back again? Emphatically "yes". In fact, my wife and I went back two nights later to try the Kiawe smoked Szechuan baby back ribs - another excellent selection. The restaurant has decent ambiance (it's not on the beach nor in an upscale hotel). The wine list is not overly extensive but more than adequate. If your looking for a place for a very pleasant dinner with great food and a wonderful staff, Eating House 1849 is the place.

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CK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The live music on Friday combined with the great food and service was amazing! We went back again!

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c
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annaversary

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JU
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I have generally always been happy at Eating House however at lunch the other day, there was only one manager-type person waiting on the entire patio area with a larger complement of bus staff. The order taking took a while and the food took even longer to come out. The staff was cordial and the food was excellent, but there is so much more to do to improve the great meal.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food quality good, but service needs to improve: took 40 minutes to serve 6 people, one of the dishes came different from the menu (Loko Moko: instead of Fried Rice, it came with normal white Rice).

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ML
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our favorite restaurant in Waikiki. We enjoyed it so much we returned for a second dinner. Wonderful food, outstanding service.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We are locals and have been to your restaurant before and brought people.
We were very disappointed at the poor quality of the food ,and the cost for what we received.

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SK
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Abdotely terrific service and execution!! Wonderful e oerience.

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M
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate a friend's bridge accomplishment and couldn't have been happier - beautiful space, delicious food and drinks and outstanding service.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was mildly disappointed with the food.

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OI
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, the ribs that we ordered was not well cooked and thus taste was bland compared to previous experience.

Not enough waiter compared to number of bus boys. Had to look around for waiter to place extra order and also to get your tab.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to the Eating house for our wedding anniversary. Our servers were so awesome. Very kind and attentive. We will definitely be back for many more special events.

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DO
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Maybe we ordered the wrong items but both the paella and the local fish dish were oily.

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D
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and varied. Our party of 4 was very impressed. We had a rose wine that perfectly complimented our fish dishes, making the evening all the more enjoyable!

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h
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was okay, nothing exceptional. There was live entertainment but it was too loud for the venue making it difficult for the four of us to talk in a normal tone of voice and hear each other. The best part of the experience was the exceptional wait staff - 6 stars for them!

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SC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & great service. When in Waikiki, we will most definitely return! Very accomodating as well!

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C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went back for a second evening because we enjoyed the food and service.

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