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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F
Hawaii
175 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this place! Each dish I have ever had is a stand-alone winner. Great flavors, execution and presentation. The waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable. The ribs were out of this world. The desserts...all great! Will be back here again and again for sure.

AD
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and we enjoyed our visit. We will visit again.

JA
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. One of our favorites!

JP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable time. Happy hour was such a great deal that we stuck around for dinner. Thanks again!

Eating House 1849 at the International Market Place
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thanks for joining us JeromePM. We started a late night happy hour as well on Monday and Wednesday from 9-10:30. Come back and see us

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c
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I went for happy hour. Small but nice local beer selection and good price at $5. Also had interesting looking cocktails at good price. Had the tofu noodle plate which was decent size and good but spicy. Was not listed as spicy. Other dishes looked decent size.

Eating House 1849 at the International Market Place
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for joining us Cynthia. We hope to see you soon!

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FF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Ordered steak with two sides. One side was inedible. The steak was rare when I ordered medium and quite tough. Disappointing for price point and reputation. The night before I ate at sister restaurant Roy’s Waikiki which was excellent.

f
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had the special kamayan family style meal. Lots of food, good menu. Good service. Kinda expensive at $65 per head. But good tastes.

M
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We wanted to love it, but unfortunately it was a disappointment. Making the reservation for a large party was no problem with Open Table, however, once we got there, it wasn’t what we were expecting.
The service was slow - but it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was crowded.
The food:
Steak: the steak was smaller than expected, considering the price. The flavor wasn’t anything special.
Lamb: huge disappointment! Almost the whole thing was fat. I wish I took a picture of how much was left on the plate.
For the price we paid we were completely dissatisfied. No one in our party wants to go back...

m
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food wasn't as good as I would have expected.. except for the Ahi. That was sublime. but the rest? meh. Prawns were dry and salad was nothing special esp for the price
One waitress was nice but the server was gruff

SL
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our family was really looking forward to dining at The Eating House. We have visited the restaurant in Kauai and loved the whole experience. I have to say that the food was delicious! The service was friendly and efficient! The ambiance and atmosphere were just ok. It was a cold and rainy evening, yet the fans were blowing full blast. The hardest part about this experience was that we were seated right in front of the live musician. He was very talented and we liked the music, but to be placed directly In front of him made it hard to carry on a conversation. We asked to move, but were not accommodated. Other than the cold temperature and the loud music, we enjoyed our experience.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A delightful meal and lovely service

a
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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!

OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Top floor of mall, nice, tropical, open air. Noodle dish on menu said with veggies, then came with pork. We pointed out to server, but we were still charged.

R
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Will be back again.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our valentines dinner with friends. Wait staff were terrific and made it fun

l
Chicago
100 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good very good great!!

GR
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
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
6 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
5 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
3 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.

NP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice but outdoor atmosphere guitar guy was kind of loud and staff seem preoccupied with the people they knew better