Eating House 1849 at the International Market Place

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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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Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Thea made our last evening in town wonderful with her warmth and attention. We come several times a year and try to visit Eating House each time. We will definitely ask for Thea!

R
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day here. Waitress was wonderful, food was delicious. I ordered flat iron scallops and pineapple martini, perfect!

JS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unimpressive overall, though the brussels sprouts and cauliflower dish was surprisingly good.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The servers were great! The live music was great. The atmosphere was relaxed and peaceful. The food was great, but I thought the drinks could be bigger. Making a reservation through the app was easy. The day of the reservation, the restaurant called to confirm the time. We arrived about 20mins early, and the staff was able to accommodate us. I would recommend eating here!

BS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The staff was very customer service friendly. The singer was awesome. It was a great night out. One problem. We may have missed it but I don't think so. My daughter ordered prawns. When she got them, there was meat in her pasta and she doesn't eat meat anymore. There should have been something that said her pasta would be cooked with meat.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Will be back again.

l
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my birthday & our server brought us salted Carmel cheesecake. My husband usually doesn’t like cheesecake, but said it was the best he’s ever had.

GR
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! There are SO many restaurant choices in Honolulu/Waikiki making it challenging to decide on where to go. Eating House is located in the International Marketplace which is quite commercial but uniquely Hawaiian in flavor. For one thing, it is built around a huge Banyan tree “system” which is remarkable in itself. If you like shopping, there are a myriad of shops, several high end, in this place. The Eating House 1849/Waikiki is located on a floor dedicated to restaurants and it has a portion allowing for the open air atmosphere typical of the Island experience. The menu choices all reflected Hawaiian/Asian cuisine and ours, paella and butter fish, were wonderfully delicious, well prepared and delightful. The service was great, as mentioned. Though a bit pricey, it was not any more so than any other quality restaurant or service in Hawaii. We loved it! Oh, BTW, a good bar, too.

LS
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place to make great memories with family and friends. Service, food, friendliness always impressive!

WM
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Having eaten at the Poipu/Koloa outpost of Eating House 1849, and having liked it, we made reservations at the International Marketplace location on Waikiki. I did not check the menu. BIG mistake. It was totally different than Koloa, and not in a good way. One of us had the Ora King Salmon on soba noodles. The soba noodles tasted like they just came out of the fridge, and the salmon was lukewarm. It also had a fishy taste. Our local fishmonger at home sells an Ora King that smells like the sea - briny, clean, and fresh. The skin was soggy, not crispy though supposed to be seared. We also had a chop salad (shared) that was so-so at best. My chicken leg, deboned, was just OK - but I was not a fan of the charred coconut. I think they're probably hitting a different demographic here than in Koloa. Whatever it was, I wouldn't return.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for the first time for my Dad’s birthday. We had a great meal. Service was excellent.

l
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and service was great!

DV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ordered a Martini up and it was served in a champagne glass, unacceptable to me.
Food and Service was good.

DB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was surprised to discover that Happy Hour only applied to bar seating.

Ribs were great but chicken lumpia were tasteless.

SF
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My two guests enjoyed their loco moco and ahi tataki salad. I was disappointed with my donburi with pork belly. The pork belly was very rubbery and difficult to eat. I prefer ones that is soft and tender. I like the other items in the bowl. I go to the original Roys few times a year so I generally set the standard of food based on Roys at Hawawii Kai quality.

J
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience was exceptional.

LL
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed this place! Celebrating wife’s birthday; had a great time. She enjoyed the special treat and attention to detail, and great service. Ambiance was nice energy, not to hyped! The food we all had was great! Hope to go again while here... Great wine, the Prisoner was spot on!
Mahalo!

WL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had a reservation and still had to wait, they said to set up the table. Finally we were taken to a room filled with empty tables all already set up for service, so not sure what they were talking about. Took forever to get drinks, got my second glass of wine after the meal was over. Food was OK. The chef should come eat at his establishment to find out how mediocre it is. Would not recommend and don’t understand the high rating. We enjoyed Mahina & Suns much more the night before. Go there instead if you can. House without a key was also good. Mahalo.

P
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As a local, we hardly eat in Waikiki...but our friend from Seattle wanted to sample local foods. Everything was great...the food was really delicious, although we were disappointed in the small poi (was very grainy) served with the pipikaula...didn't actually represent a good sample of poi. Other than that small item, all the dishes we ate were very good. Serve was excellent, even when we had sort of outstayed our welcome. We were there from 5 - 7:30pm, still the servers were very hospitable. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family...Good job to all...!!!

MC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great spot - great food. We had a table that was on teh end and we kinda felt like we were in teh parking garage, but other than that it was great

MJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was the perfect outdoor, after work setting. The vibe was chill and relaxing and the service was excellent - professional and friendly. We were unexpectedly treated to live music that evening and the singer was fantastic! Thank you for a great experience! We will definitely be back and tell friends to go to Eating House!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress had excellent food recommendations, service was attentive and not rushed. Great Hawaiian food, would return

OT
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Average bland food and average service. Is next door to a car parking building so was quite noisy

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We stuck to appetizers and salads and had a terrific meal with the help of our server who sequenced the dishes perfectly

OT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The small plates recommended by the server were good choices: ribs, wings and calmari. He also recommended the burger and the grilled cheese. We chose otherwise, since we were in a seafood mood. The donburi with salmon and pork belly were deemed “okay” by my wife; however, the donburi included a few tasty morsels of veggies (pickled red cabbage, lentils, mushroom and others) lining the periphery of the bowl, which made the dish more interesting and tasty for me after I’d scarfed the down the delicious and crispy grilled salmon.

OT
Nagoya
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

料理はアイデアに富んで良かったです。
ただウェイトレスが特定の客と話に夢中で私達の注文を
忘れたままで、クレームを言うとやっと持って来ました。
店自体は良いのに気分が悪く、残念でした。

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L
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Porciones pequeñas. Nada extraordinario en los sabores y presentación. Mal servicio. Se tardan mucho en servir los alimentos. Muy caro para lo que es.

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JB
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've had dinner at Eating House several times and the staff is always friendly and courteous. The outdoor atmosphere, food and entertainment are very enjoyable.

N
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ordered broccoli and cauliflower app - it was very very greasy. They we out of Brie app - clams were good. Calamari was tough. Overall not impressed by what we thought was a high quality restaurant.

DC
Toledo
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Roy’s quality food and drink at a mall/market setting. We visited when the store first opened and we returned this trip. We will be back!

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

ロイヤマグチのお店ということで来店。ロイズの料理は何度か食べているので期待。調理場がガラス張りで見えるとなっていますが 手元は見えません。今流行りなんですね。メニューがきましたが少ない。ロイズの方がメニュー豊富。それほど空腹ではなかったのでポークリブとアヒサラダ フライドカラマリをオーダー。前菜扱いのポークリブですが5本ありボリューミー。柔らかく美味しい。フライドカラマリはハラペーニョがアクセント。ビールに合います。
アヒサラダは野菜がケールを使ってあり苦いかなと思いましたが優しい苦味です。ハワイのマグロは冷凍物でないのでねっとりして美味しいですね。隣席の子供連れ家族は昼間のロコモコやハンバーガーを食べたいと言っていましたが夜は無く夜は子供向きのメニューではないですね。次回はメニュー豊富なロイズに再来しようと思いました。

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c
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food took a very long time to come out. Pork hash was so tough to eat. So dense that I thought I was gonna choke on it. It was awful. Also make sure to ask about all the ingredients on food items. We ordered a bacon avocado salad and only 3 ingredients were listed however it came with all sorts of items including feta cheese. If i would if known I would of asked for it to be left off. We enjoyed it when this place first opened and feel like it has just gone downhill over the years.

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the dinner - the family style dishes were great to share with a large group. Porterhouse steak was very good, as were the scallops. Wish the portions were a little larger for the prices we paid, but overall it was a good place to dine with friends visiting from out of town.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was well intended but very slow - we had reservations and waited 15 minutes to be seated. After being seated, we waited 10 minutes for a server to welcome us and take our order. We then waited 20 minutes to get our drinks (our appetizers arrived before our drinks), and then we waited 15 minutes from when our appetizers were cleared before our entrees arrived. Plus, they forgot to bring the kids’ appetizers, so they waited almost 30 minutes from the time we ordered to
food. The waiter camp’s is our drinks, but it was a long night. Perhaps they were short staffed because it was New Year’s Day.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

行きなれたハワイで久しぶりに美味しいご飯に当たりました。

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BP
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, good menu selection, with decent sized portions

MC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. The food taste and presentation was fantastic. Would go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The staff was wonderful and made our New Year’s Eve dinner a great one!
Thank you to the staff!

JO
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delish eve, couldn't stop telling friends/family about how wonderful everything was.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

味付けは日本人好みだと思います。
サービスも良かったです。ドリンクがサーブされるのに少し時間がかかります。

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