Fête

4.8
1352 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Oahu's 2016 Ilima winner for Best New Restaurant in Hawaii.
Hawaii Magazine Best New Restaurant Oahu 2017!

Rooted in the local farm-to-table movement — a place where seasonality and culinary tradition are celebrated in tandem.

One part Hawaii and one part Brooklyn. The atmosphere shares a brasserie feel with a laid-back island sensibility—a celebration and homage to all of our favorite things we enjoy eating and drinking.

Crafted with brick & reclaimed wood, our urban Hawaiian farmhouse features an open kitchen, lush plant wall, brick walls, and lots of natural light in a historic Chinatown building. The bar mixes classic and modern cocktails with artisanal flare with a well-curated wine list.
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UrbanDiner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and location. The venue has an urban appeal and is quite a popular spot in Downtown Honolulu.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We loved the food and the cocktails were delicious. Would order everything again. Liked the outdoor seating option for COVID unfortunately along bus route so it is loud.

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DerrickB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service and drinks were great! Our bartender was amazing. The food was not very good. Fish was dry and the pasta was hard. I really think they had an off night.

I’d recommend sitting at the bar.

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vipihilanisf
Hawaii
100 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very interesting seating on the sidewalk for lunch as the foot traffic on Hotel St. is like no where else in the islands! I server was adorable! Food very good and the drink delightful!

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vipCUD3
Hawaii
291 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rare situation, Lunch at Fete. Unlike most restaurants on Oahu Fete is usually packed both inside and outside. Fete’s lunch menu is back to its prepandemic way. Lots to choose from. Their regular hamburger might be the best on Oahu. Freshly ground mix with a great texture( not too smooth) and an awesome taste. We also had the Korean Chicken Sandwich which is going to be my new go to special. Great coating, a truly assertive sauce on a great roll. Add a super dry French Rose and you have the best lunch on Oahu. Oh! A staff that has the true Aloha spirit.

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vipVictoriaW
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fête consistently delivers imaginative, innovative, ingenious cuisine. Chef Robynn combines French, Née American, and Hawaiian styles and flavors into her recipes. Outstanding!

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vipKimber
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Fete used to be really good, but we just went for Restaurant Week and it's really gone downhill. They served us burnt (I mean BLACK!) sourdough toast with our fete spreads. The worst part is they tried to hide it by placing the burnt side down!! Then they substituted our cannoli for 2 mini sugar doughnuts swimming in syrup...boo. I gave them 3 stars because their carbonara was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Server was very energetic and knew the menu items well. She provided good recs and since she knew it was a special occasion she gave us a little ice cream to celebrate the bday along w our restaurant week desserts with a candle.

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alnpam
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went to Fete for their special tasting menu during "Food a Go Go Hawaii restaurant week." Hands down one of the best restaurants in Hawaii. Each dish, of the 3 courses, were extremely well done - visual presentation was stunning, amount for a tasting menu was generous, and the perfectly seasoned dishes were unforgettable. the starters -the Spread still lingers in my mind - home made sour dough toast with the most flavorful caponata - wow, I would go back for that dish! Salad was peppered with colorful radishes and so fresh. The carbonara entree was so perfect, esp because it was not heavy. dessert was like malasadas perfectly light and lightly sauced. Excellent meal with the best waitstaff, Josh. Knowledgable and personable and never pushy. Hats off the chef and for supporting local farmers.

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KellyS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Great ambience. Fabulous food.

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Chowfam
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner here! Our server was so nice and made great suggestions on the menu. Wish we ordered a dozen of the deviled eggs. Our table ate the basil ceasar salad, Chaz burger, twice fried chicken and hanger steak. No leftovers.

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vipMarkD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serious flavors in a decidedly relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Drinks were on point. Would most definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent all around! Celebrated a birthday at Fete. Will definitely be back.

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john
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was amazing. Specials were very good. Incredible and well curated wine list. Hostess/ Maitre'd could have been nicer and maybe be more jovial.

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AlohaLove
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fete was nice, they were very accomodating. The bartender was fantastic. The food was good. Inside, it was very cold. Outside was alright.

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vipCorked
Hawaii
70 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an outstanding dinning experience! Bailey, Fête’s newest addition was very sweet and personable! Her suggestions were on point and her extensive knowledge of the menu was very helpful. Food was amazing as always. Cocktails and wine were delicious. Very happy as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was awesome

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vipBubs
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and excellent menu. Wide selection on the menu without going overboard. Fresh and local.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t sure about this place but very happy we (3 adults and 2 kids seven and Uber) tried it. Really loved the food and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olive oil cake was amazing!

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vipSanseihi61
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Fete for a business lunch and had the grilled cheese sandwich, the Ono sandwich and the Korean chicken sandwich. As is usual for Fete, they did not disappoint in delivering unexpected tastes in what could have been just another good meal. Instead they surprise you with something listed on the menu as common and long-standing as a grilled cheese sandwich, and give you something that wish you could call another name because this is like no other grilled cheese sandwich that you have ever had before. Something that crispy and chewy and rich tasting at the same time should not be relegated as common a name as a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s like calling Tiger Woods a golfer or the Vatican a cathedral. They are, but they are in a class by itself and deserve their own pedestal.

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vipWayneY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can never go wrong with the fresh fish special at Fete. Tonight, the chile rubbed mahi was one of the best fish dishes I have had. And sitting outside is fun and safe.

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LocalsOnly
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal dining-in with all the proper safety precautions. Mahalo for the fantastic service!! 🤙🏽

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vipCorked
Hawaii
71 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunello available by the glass. Delicious! Ciopino, house made bread and Ono club sandwich. I love this place.

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DavidB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. We loved the use of local produce.

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vipKimo
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is consistently good and the staff is very friendly and efficient

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Let me start by saying my group and I were here celebrating my wedding weekend, so a server would have to try hard in order to bring down our spirit. And try he did. As we were seated he came up to us very angrily about an empty cup- literally empty and aggressively reached over the table to throw it out. When our food came out, he dropped some of my onion rings, and just stated “i dropped some onion rings”, since I clearly saw him, and didn’t bother offering to replace it. The food here is good, but if you’re in Hawaii, there are PLENTY of places that offer good food and also kind hospitable service. This guy wasn’t even our waiter, and to note, our waitress was actually fine. She also seemed pretty annoyed by her coworkers general attitude. I definitely would not recommend this place to family or friends.

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vipTamarS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Hi! We have been wanting to try Fete! We had a lovely time at the restaurant, just a few small adjustments & it would have been a a different experience. We had a reservation at 6pm, but we were running a few minutes behind. We called & the hostess appreciated the call & said it would be okay. When we arrived (15 minutes late) we were told we could not sit outdoors since we were late. I really wanted to sit outdoors or in the vibe of the restaurant. We were taking upstairs to a cool-ish library area. Unfortunately, the idea of being moved so far away (which we were worried about immediately) affected our service. Our waitress said hello, but it took over 30 minutes to get drinks. More than that, she went on ( in great detail) about each of the 4 specials. It was only annoying because she had 4 tables she was doing that with. Way too time consuming for a waitstaff to explain 4 specials. It should be 1-2 “specials” period. About an hour into service, it all evened out. It was a nice dinner & lovely service the second hour. I think the library is just helping for the COVID regulations, but it needs service improvements. The food was delicious. We may attempt another visit & be on time!
Hopefully it will be a 10/10.

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SkyeY
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was such a gem. She was very attentive to our needs and very informative on many selection. We had a wonderful dinner.

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renjim
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding mushroom salad and lamb entree. Friend said mahi was excellent. Robyn doesn't disappoint, consistently great results.

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JanetH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid actually helped to make restaurants enjoyable again. Less noise because we are spaced out. Clean. And service is great.

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LeeD
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food as well as creative cocktails with very friendly and attentive services.

PJ
PaulJ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Sat outside, neighborhood is economically diverse including being on the bus route. Still a very pleasant experience

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Had the 2 seafood specials, mahi and red snapper. Beautiful presentation and amazing flavors. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and food are really good. Great value as well especially compared to other Honolulu restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. The mahi was cooked to perfection and the burger is my daughters go to.

JP
JenniferP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice farm to table selections! I only eat in restaurants with sustainable food and this was a good one!

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AlKleb
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service and nice vibe. Really enjoyed appetizers but entrees were disappointing. Korean beef was very chewy and I had to leave half on the plate. My wife’s shrimp was also overdone. We were expecting better execution from this place especially since the chef was present in the kitchen. Would perhaps try again but wish it were better the first time.

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Judy
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A 77th b’day celebration. Cocktails, wine plus incredible food. As always! Fete had come to be our “go to” for celebrations if all kinds. Always have a great time, fantastic food with a superb wait staff! Robyn & Chuck, you really rock!

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CatherineJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Overpriced and undercooked burger. Fries were separate. So, I paid about $20 for a meal that I could have gotten in Kalihi for $7 with better flavor. The ketchup was made by the restaurant and was not very pleasant. When I asked for salt for my fries, they brought kosher salt, which is pretty big and not ideal on French fries. They never brought my original drink order, and I just wrote it off. I had to continually ask for water to be refilled. Pretentious place and not worth the price.

FAQs

Fête offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 369-1390.

Fête is rated 4.8 stars by 1352 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.